Nutella Fixes Most Things

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.

Rating: This is an easy 4 out of 5 glasses of unsweetened iced coffee, because it’s sweet enough on its own.

Banana and Nutella Oatmeal
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Author: Manda
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 3 mins
Total time: 4 mins
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of quick cook oatmeal
  • 1 cup of water
  • A splash of milk
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp of Nutella
Directions
  1. Combine the water and oatmeal, then cook for 2 1/2 minutes in the microwave.
  2. Remove oatmeal, add a splash of milk, stir.
  3. Add banana and Nutella.
  4. Eat.
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2 Responses to Nutella Fixes Most Things

  1. Erin says:

    I remember when we first discovered Nutella in high school! It was the best!! YAY for summer!!

  2. josephine levy says:

    Yum. I enjoy Nutella straight from the jar. If I am feeling formal, I use a spoon.

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