Banana Oatmeal

to share with kids

Ingredients

– 6 cups water – 3 cups rolled oats – 1 teaspoon cinnamon – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 1 cup mashed banana (from about 2 medium very ripe bananas) – Milk, granola, finely chopped pecans or walnuts, and/or honey or maple syrup (optional)

Step 1.

Mash banana.

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Step 2.

Stir oats, cinnamon, and vanilla into a medium pot of boiling water.

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Reduce the heat to medium and simmer uncovered for 8 minutes.

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Step 3.

Stir in the banana and simmer for 2 additional minutes.

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Step 4.

Turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for 2 minutes.

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Step 5.

Serve with milk, granola (without nuts for kids under age 4), finely chopped walnuts or pecans, sliced bananas, and/or honey.

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Step 6.