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Hot Breakfast…Cold Morning

Yesterday morning the temperature was 28 degrees, but it felt like 16 with the wind chill.  It was freezing! 

It also happened to be my son’s first soccer game.  He is 6 years old, so even though I knew I would be feeling miserably cold I also knew it would be one of the cutest things ever.  And I was right!

He looks really cold!

Before we went to the game I wanted to start him off right with a solid breakfast,so I made him my favorite breakfast.


Oatmeal is so simple, yet so good for you.  I love it on cold mornings with a cup of coffee.  You may be thinking that everyone knows how to make oatmeal…which is what I thought too.  But, you can actually take oatmeal to the next level.

That’s right people!  The next level.

I used to think oatmeal was good, but kind of boring.  I had not learned how to add things to change-up the flavor and texture.

So, yesterday morning I made peanut butter, pumpkin butter, and banana oatmeal.

For one serving:  it starts with 1/3 cup of Quaker Oatmeal (not the 1-min oatmeal)

Add to a saucepan, along with 1/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of almond milk.

Heat over med-hi heat and add 1/2 sliced banana

Stir while the mixture is heating and the bananas will become kind of whipped.  It only takes about 5 minutes or less for the oats to cook.  When they are done, turn off the heat and I stir in 1 Tbsp. of chia seeds.

Pour into a bowl and then add your favorite toppings.  I added 1 Tbsp of pumpkin butter (so yummy) and 1 Tbsp of peanut butter.  As a final touch I added 1 Tbsp of pumpkin seeds (I like having something crunchy in my oatmeal.)  My little guy also wanted a few walnuts on his.

Yummy oatmeal and a happy soccer player!

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