Can I talk about how obsessed I am with oatmeal lately?
I have had oatmeal every morning for a month. And this is not an exaggeration, I accepted a challenge from someone to see if I could last. They thought the lack of variety would kill me,
Seriously? No way. Over the course of this month, I will be posting some of my most favorite oatmeal recipes that I have been making, and show you that oatmeal is not some boring last minute breakfast.
Not saying that it can't be a last minute breakfast. Case in point, this oatmeal.
This is my favorite microwave oatmeal. Ever. Say goodbye to those Quaker packets. Say hello to the next best thing in quick and easy breakfast ideas.
As you can see, I am slowly easing my way into the pumpkin season. You see? You see the seeds? I was thinking of making this oatmeal pumpkin flavored, but decided against it. I was too lazy to find my can opener, and plus, why complicate a good thing?
This is also one of my favorite recipes because it's a "one ripe banana" recipe. How often do you have one ripe banana, and don't know what to do with it? For me, almost every week. I have found my solution. And it is in the form of oatmeal.
Coconut, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Microwave Oatmeal
What you'll need:
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds
- 2 teaspoons dried cranberries
- 2 teaspoons sweetened coconut
- In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the banana, oats, milk, cinnamon and vanilla until fully combined.
- Microwave for 3 minutes, stiring halfway through.
- Add the pumpkin seeds, cranberries and coconut. Mix in and enjoy!