As you may already know, I love my oatmeal. A lot. And you know when you have total bran loyalty to a product? That’s how I am with Quaker. I cannot bear buying oats that aren’t Quaker Oats. I’m sure it has something to do with my childhood. When I was at the grocery store last night, I was disappointed they only had super huge containers of it. Then I thought about it and realized I had no problem getting 2 lbs. of Quaker Oats because I’m obviously going to eat them all.
Generally I eat my oatmeal with a little bit of cinnamon in it. Sometimes I put in a splash of maple syrup for some added sweetness. And occasionally I throw in a spoonful of peanut butter. But this morning, since it’s Friday, I wanted something more fun. And so in honor of Boston’s Strawberry Dessert Festival, I decided to make strawberry banana oatmeal. Super quick and easy, which is all I can handle in the morning!
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal:
- 1/2 C Quaker Oats
- A couple pinches dark brown sugar
All I did was make a simple bowl of oatmeal in the microwave (1/2 C oats, 1 C water, heat for 1:40).
Then I threw in a couple pinches of dark brown sugar, a handful of sliced strawberries, and a handful of sliced bananas. I mixed it all together so the flavors blended, and then I topped it with some more fruit.
I wouldn’t usually put brown sugar in my oatmeal first thing in the morning, but it’s Friday and the extra sweetness was perfect for a gross, rainy day. I ended up sprinkling a little cinnamon on top too (because I LOVE cinnamon). I paired it with a cup of black coffee- the only way I like my coffee and the perfect way to wake up.
This was the perfect breakfast, but to be honest, I enjoy oatmeal any time of the day. And even for dessert. And this is one oatmeal I will definitely be making again. Now, if only the rain would stop, this would be the perfect Friday!
What’s in your perfect oatmeal?