I found the original version of this recipe for this in magazine I was reading while waiting for an appointment... unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the magazine. I jotted down a few notes and then and tried it out at home - I don't usually like oatmeal, but I like this a lot!! This is supposed to be two servings, but I've found that I can get two breakfasts out of it. Yummy AND healthy food! :)
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 1-2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2/3 cups milk or milk substitute (e.g., soya milk)
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp. nuts or seeds, optional (chopped almonds or walnuts are both nice)
Put the oatmeal, chia seeds, maple syrup, and milk into a bowl and mix well. Break up the banana into chunks, drop them into the oatmeal, and mush them up with a fork until they're nicely smushed to your preference (or hit the banana with an immersion blender if you prefer a smoother texture). Cover and place the oatmeal into the fridge overnight. Before serving, mix in your preferred nuts or seeds.