RECIPE: Banana and Nutella Oatmeal
The 2011-2012 school year is officially over. I know Elizabeth isn’t happy about this, but I exclaim OMFGHOORAY!! I wish I could say something like I’m sad for this year to end, but everyone who really knows me would tell you that’s a lie. This hasn’t been the greatest year of my professional life (a whopping understatement), but I have hope that things are going to be better next year. On the other hand, there are a handful of kids who I’m incredibly sad to see go, but those ones already know how fiercely I love them and will miss them. Graduation was last night and all was well. Summer school starts next Tuesday, so I’m going to enjoy my finite time off.
I love Nutella and you should too. It is quite possibly the most delicious substance on earth. My family never ate Nutella when I was growing up, but one of my best friends when I was a kid, who lived down the street, always had it at her house.
When I went to college and became in charge of buying my own groceries, I always had a jar of Nutella in the pantry. And since I became a teacher, there is nearly always a jar in my desk in the English office. On really bad days, my co-workers and I “talk to some pretzels dipped in Nutella about it”. In a way, we’re all secretly Liz Lemon.
One food we always had in the house when I was a kid was oatmeal. I love oatmeal. During the winter it’s my breakfast nearly every day. A bit of cinnamon, some raisins, and chopped walnuts, and you have a healthy and delicious breakfast! No, I don’t work for the Oatmeal Growers of America. No, that’s not really a thing, instead it’s called the North American Millers’ Association. Oh the things you can learn on the internet.
One of the first delicious food pictures I saw on Pinterest (I swear they should just rename that site “Here, Save Some Photos That are Tantamount to Food Porn”) was a photo of oatmeal, bananas, and Nutella. And of course I immediately made that. I mean, obvi.
This is a delicious combination, but a meal that I can eat like once a month, and usually only for dinner. I don’t like sweet foods for breakfast. I enjoy French toast on occasion, but this is a bit much to have with my morning coffee.
|Banana and Nutella Oatmeal|
- 1/2 cup of quick cook oatmeal
- 1 cup of water
- A splash of milk
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1-2 tbsp of Nutella
- Combine the water and oatmeal, then cook for 2 1/2 minutes in the microwave.
- Remove oatmeal, add a splash of milk, stir.
- Add banana and Nutella.