I know, I'm know. I'm out of control. This is my ten billionth post about oatmeal in a row.
But I really like it, okay?
This morning, I had full intentions of making my Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal. As I started heating up the almond milk on the stove, however, I had a sudden change of heart. I wanted something different. Something without chocolate. I've done the chocolate thing too much lately.
How have I not tried the strawberry-banana combo yet with oatmeal? It's so obvious; it has to be one of the most classic flavor combinations out there!
I decided to use the strawberries as toppings instead of mixing them in/cooking them along with the oatmeal. After all, what's the point of having fresh strawberries if I'm just going to cook them up and turn them into mush? What have I been thinking?
How I did it:
- Cook the oatmeal as you normally would. As I've said many times before, I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water to cook my oats. I also cook mine with a spoonful of flax.
- Next, mash a banana well, and stir that in.
- Once more of the liquid has dissolved, add a splash of vanilla extract, a tiny pinch of salt, and a modest shake of cinnamon (don't you love my measurements?). Stir.
- Transfer to a bowl and top with diced strawberries (I used four). Other toppings include nuts, dried fruit, and coconut. I served mine with coconut, sliced almonds, and another splash of almond milk. Nummy!