Ingredients for Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal (for one)
1 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 whole banana, mashed
1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp brown sugar
a hearty dash or two of cinnamon
1/4 of a chopped apple
a few raisins
a few chocolate chips
a few sunflower seeds
Mash the banana and chop up the apple-bit. Bring the water to a boil, and add the oats, following the directions on your oats-package. When the oatmeal has set, mix in the apple, cinnamon, banana, sugar, milk, and raisins. Cook on low until the whole thing is warmed through. Top it with a few chocolate chips, some sunflower seeds, and another dash of cinnamon. I also like to add a little bit more almond milk.
So easy. So delicious. So nutritious, so ambitious. Well...not that ambitious, but it is all the other things. And its filling. A perfect morning meal an hour before a run. And even more perfect as a post-run breakfast.
I added another outfit to the what-am-I-wearing page. In case you are my sister, and like that sort of thing.
Tomorrow I am getting my very own real piano. It will look perfect--beyond perfect-- in our little living room. And I cannot wait to fill the house with Christmas carols.