Banana Cream Oatmeal
So, my mom isn’t a huge fan of a lot of meat or veggies at breakfast so she was mainly just loading up on carbs and the occasional egg in the morning. I was trying to think of a good way to help her get some extra protein into her morning meals when I saw a recipe for oatmeal with vanilla protein powder. This is a modified version of the original recipe. You could add more protein powder to up the protein more. My mom didn’t like it with more, because it does sweeten it up, so I kept it low. If you are used to that packaged flavored oatmeal though, it is probably still less sweet than that. :) Once again, I haven’t gotten to test this myself, but my mom does like it after the modifications I made. If you like thinner oatmeal you can always up the milk.
3/4 cup 1% milk (or milk of choice)
1/4 cup Coconut milk
1/2 cup Old fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons water
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (~12 grams)
1 teaspoon butter (optional)
1/2 banana, sliced
In a small pot bring milk, coconut milk, and a pinch of salt to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add the oats, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 7 minutes, or until milk is absorbed (you can check the directions on your oats for cooking time too if 7 doesn’t seem right).
While oats are cooking combine water with protein powder and mix until smooth.
Once oats look about done, pour protein powder mix into oats and stir for about 30 seconds to a minute to heat through.
Mix butter into oatmeal (optional), top with banana and serve.
Calories: 439 Carbs: 50 Fat: 17 Protein 24