Banana Blueberry Oatmeal

Dr. Fuhrman calls this Quick Banana-Oat Breakfast-to-go. Quick-ish would be better, only because it takes me some time to chop the walnuts and get the ingredients together. I just really need to prep the nuts and seeds ahead and have them waiting in little foil packets in the freezer so I can throw it together in the morning. I love this recipe, another from Dr. Fuhrman. Who doesn’t love oatmeal with lots of fruit!

It looks really purplish after it cooks and the bananas are hot and soft, but so good!

oatmeal

So weirdly purple but soooo good!

This recipe makes 1 serving. His normal recipe makes two, but Chris won’t eat this with me.  🙂

1 cup frozen blueberries (I like wild Maine blueberries, of course)

1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/6 cup pomegranate juice (I just use the 1/3 cup measure and fill half way)

1 tbsp chopped walnuts

1/2 tbsp raw sunflower seeds

1/2 banana, sliced

 

Directions

In a cereal bowl, combine all ingredients. Heat in the microwave for 2.5 minutes.

Note: On the go, combine all ingredients in a sealed container to eat later, either hot or cold.

Bittman’s banana bread

Chris and I have made this recipe a million times… I thought I should finally put it on the blog, especially since this time I used the new How to Cook Everything app to make it! I love this app… iPads are great in the kitchen. I can’t wait to use it with messy recipes once the screen protector arrives! Bittman’s banana bread is excellent. Sometimes, when I run out of whole wheat flour I just use all AP flour. This recipe is super flexible. I have made it with nuts, plain, and with chocolate chips (Chris’ favorite). I’d love to try it with coconut but Chris doesn’t like that. 🙂

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 stick unsalted butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 bananas

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter loaf pan. Mash bananas and mix with all other ingredients. Make sure butter is softened before you mix it all. You can mix in 1/2 cup coconut flakes or chocolate chips or walnuts. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes until toothpick comes out clean and top of bread is golden and split open. If you use a clear glass loaf pan you’ll see that the sides and bottom get very dark. It’s much more flavorful the next day if you can wait.