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EZ Oatmeal with Bananas and Cherries

August 10, 2019
Author Notes

This is our morning routine breakfast prepared for my two kids, Abby (4) and Brody (18 months). It takes only about 5 minutes total time and is healthy, nutritious and keeps them going all morning. I cook everything in a large Duralex Picardie Bistro tumbler, so clean up is also easy-peasy. Kids love it because it's a little sweet from the bananas and the cherries break up the monotony of the oatmeal. If you don't have bananas, a drizzle of honey is also good and dried cranberries can be used instead of cherries. You can easily sub out the milk for non-dairy milk (e.g., almond, cashew) and the fruits for whatever is easy to mash up with a spoon. —Wayne Pan

  • Prep time 3 minutes
  • Cook time 2 minutes
  • Serves 2 kids (1 adult)
  • 1 cup rolled, organic oats
  • 2 cups whole organic milk
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 handful frozen organic sweet dark cherries
In This Recipe
  1. The evening before, add the oats and milk to a tall glass tumbler so that the oats and milk take up about a quarter of the volume. Refrigerate covered overnight.
  2. In the morning, put the tumbler in the microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes. Watch while cooking the first time in case the mixture bubbles up too vigorously.
  3. Add one sliced banana into the hot oatmeal and mush everything together with a tablespoon (about 1 minute). Add a handful of frozen cherries and stir until well mixed (about 1 minute). By the time the cherries are incorporated, the oatmeal will be at room temperature and ready to eat.

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