Servings: 1-4Prep Time: 1 to 5 minutes
1 ripe banana, mashed (the riper the better!)
1/3 cup oatmeal (Uncooked)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup milk (almond, cow, goat, coconut.. etc)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon jam
In a bowl or quart canning jar mix banana, oats, chia, vanilla and milk. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, put some in your bowl. Add some jam and peanut butter. Mix well or just keep on top.
We have found that this recipe will feed 1 to 4 people depending on serving size. This makes 1.5 to 2 cups of oatmeal. This recipe easily doubles, triples and more! Just use the right sized bowl. For the bananas, make sure they are VERY ripe, lots of brown spots on them. This will make a better oatmeal. I have even used black bananas for an excellent flavor.
Chia seeds can now be found almost everywhere. These are an excellent source of vitamins! Being gluten and dairy free in our house, we use certified gluten free oatmeal, and a mix of milks other than cow. My favorite is coconut milk.
The jam and peanut butter are not needed! But wow does it taste good. I have also used almond butter. Tahini didn’t work for me, but it might for someone else.
Submitted by: razzintaz on January 23, 2014