Hot Banana Nut Oatmeal

Hot n Hearty Maple Banana Nut Oatmeal

Hot n Hearty Maple Banana Nut Oatmeal

WOW, seriously, I may need help!  I had good intentions of baking some sourdough banana nut muffins so I didn’t let my over ripe bananas go to waste.  I really hate waste. I mean REALLY REALLY.  Like oft times with good intentions it didn’t pan out and I fell asleep. It wasn’t a restful sleep but a sleep filled with bananas scolding me for being so wasteful. (no drugs involved here people).  As the dream progressed, time (or the lack of it) became my enemy.  The tic toc of the clock slowly became deafening. What to do? WHAT TO DO?? I know oatmeal is quick! Really Quick!! I WONDER???????

So guess what was for breakfast this morning. Maple Banana Nut Oatmeal.  It was fast, hearty, healthy and delish!  Although when my hubby came into the kitchen and watched me measuring the pure maple syrup into the oatmeal, he commented, “Hey take it easy with that stuff, maple syrup doesn’t grow on trees”… LOL.  He’s a hoot.

Hot Banana Nut Oatmeal
Hot Banana Nut Oatmeal (not my picture)


1  cup 2% organic milk

1 cup non-chlorinated water

1 cup rolled oats

¼ cup real pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon organic vanilla

½ cup chopped walnuts

2 over ripe bananas peeled mashed and set aside


Put all ingredients except the mashed bananas into a medium sauce pan and cook until oatmeal is done.  Stir in mashed bananas.  Garnish with sliced banana or strawberries if desired. Serve warm.

Makes about 4 – one cup servings.

 Enjoy!  Here is one of my favorite quotes to start your day!!

“Peace is not the absence of turmoil but the presence of God”






Hot Banana Nut Oatmeal (not my picture)

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Welcome to my blog. I’m Donna and I’m from a small town in the Upper Midwest. I’ve gone from farm girl to city life and back, and here I’ll share my experiences and the discoveries I make, as I move toward a simpler time! I hope you’ll join me!!

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