I found this recipe at "Eating Birdfood" hosted by Brittany. I always recommend checking out an original recipe for all kinds of nutritional information and other great recipes. The link can be found if you click here.
Greek Yogurt Oatmeal - serves 1
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 banana, sliced (optional)*
pinch of sea salt
1 1/4 cup water, milk or a blend of both
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt + more if you’d like
Add oats, banana slices and sea salt to a pot. Add water/milk and stir to combine. Add cinnamon and vanilla, if using. Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Be sure to stir the oats several times while cooking to make sure the banana slices melt into the oats. You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy.
Remove oats from the heat and stir in Greek yogurt. Start with 1/4 cup and add more if you’d like. Transfer oats to a bowl and top with your favorite oatmeal toppings. I used banana slices, blueberries, granola and peanut butter.
"You don’t have to cook the oats with a banana, but I like the sweetness it adds. Instead of the banana, you could add another to sweeten the oats. Some options: maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar or even stevia."
What I did differently:
I used my usual old-fashioned oatmeal and cooked it according to the directions on the container; boil 1 cup of water, then add 1/2 cup of oats and stir a little. Turn down the heat and cook for five minutes.
I added the Greek yogurt when I sat down to eat, mixing it into the oats. Then I added a tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts, 3 Medjool dates, which I chopped, and the sliced half a banana. On top of everything I added 1/2 cup of oat milk. I have tried other non-dairy milks but this suits my taste better. I find myself becoming allergic to regular milk, which I have enjoyed all my life. Go figure!
If I had any blueberries in the fridge I would have added those because they are a favorite of mine. You can use any of your favorite fruits.
I am going to start adding the link to the recipe at the end, until I forget! You can just cut and paste into your address line.
Thanks for looking and have a great week!