So I came to the oatmeal game later in life.  Never ate it growing up.  Also, I am not a fan of the quick oats or anything like that.  I like the old fashioned oats or rolled oats.

I start with 3/4 of a cup of the oats and put them in a rather large microwave bowl.  From here, I add roughly 11 ounces of water and a pinch of salt.  Without the salt, you’ll see how bland it can be.  I microwave on two minutes, stir, then maybe about a minute more.  Keep an eye on it because it can bubble up.


So, this doesn’t seem to appealing at the moment.   Let’s add some blackberries and raspberries!


Let’s now dress it up with some cinnamon for spice…


Let’s also add about a tsp of honey to give it some sweetness…

IMG_1401Lastly…we add the banana to get the finished product…



Below, I did the nutrition for you.  Obviously you can switch in the fruit with not a huge difference with  nutritional value.


The only thing that bothers me is that there seems to be a bit too many carbs for a meal here.  A nutritionist once told me to aim for no more than 80 carbs for a meal.  So, feel free to dial back the banana, honey, or go to 1/2 a cup of rolled oats as opposed to 3/4th.

Some interesting notes:

  1. 10g of fiber!!
  2. 10g of protein!!
  3. Low fat content….
  4. Low calories for such a large and filling meal.
  5. No dairy for those of you who have problems with that
  6. You can use a variety of fruits here…I used raspberries/blackberries because I’d have to rob a local liquor store to pay the price they want for fresh blueberries at the moment.
  7. Oatmeal is pretty heart healthy and works on scrubbing out cholesterol from  your body to keep those numbers down.