After a pretty good (only up 3 times) night last night, we had a fun family breakfast. Usually for breakfast we have three different meals going on. I make some sort of oat mixture (cookie dough oats, oatmeal, oatbran – all involving nut butter), we make Anna some baby cereal with applesauce or yogurt, and Brady has a smoothie. He likes having the same thing every day – if it’s not broken, why fix it. Then we all eat our different dishes together.
Well today was another story. Here is what happened:
Me: What do you want for breakfast? We have eggs?
Brady: Do you want eggs, I’ll make them if you do?
Me: No, not really. What do you want?
Brady: I’ll have oatmeal.
Me: WHAAAT? In over 9 years, I don’t remember you ever saying that.
Then I thought, I need to make some good oatmeal so he likes it and we can have oatmeal mornings more often. Since it was a special occasion, I decided to give Anna some too! Why make 3 breakfasts when we could make 1. So I made a batch of Kath’s whipped banana oatmeal. It did not disappoint.
- 1 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of skim milk
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 small banana sliced thin
- splash of vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 1 scoop of Mila, chia seed
- Mix rolled oats, water, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Slice a banana into thin pieces, into the pot.
- Once it begins to bubble, stir vigorously at times to “whip” the banana into the oats.
- The oats will absorb the liquid and thicken up!
- Top with your choice of toppings
Brady’s bowl: with brown sugar and berries
Anna’s bowl: no toppings…yet!
My bowl was topped with berries and almond butter! It was a great way to start the day. Then I went for a 5 mile run with Ticia! Luckily we beat the sleet/rain/snow mix we are getting right now.