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Breakfast Bowl O’Goodness: Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

October 6, 2010 2 comments

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Or also titled: How a Stoner from Wisconsin Brought our Family Closer.  I’ll get to that in a minute.

This recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal was born in my bedroom. This past weekend all three kids piled into my bed and found a surprise visitor…my husband.   He was supposed to have been fishing in Wisconsin for the weekend, but when the guys arrived at the cabin late at night they found the grandson of the cabin’s owner having his own personal pot party.  Needless to say even though the trip was a bust(should have been a drug bust instead), the kids and I enjoyed the new-found time with Daddy. 

As all five of us cuddled in bed, we talked about what we should make for breakfast.  We are a big oatmeal family, eating it a few times a week.  I make a big batch in the morning as it is cheap, fast and you can make it at least 73 tasty different ways.   My son said we should make banana oatmeal, a kind I have made before.  But then my oldest daughter upped the ante…”Banana oatmeal with chocolate chips.”  I think we all ran downstairs, faster than I have moved in a while for anything.  I made this one up on the spot and it will now be a part of our oatmeal routine.

This is a great recipe for a breakfast treat, as it is quite sweet.

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Serves 5

3 cups oats – not quick cooking kind or instant
2 cups almond milk (you can use plain milk too)
3 cups water
3 Tbs dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 bananas – really mashed
1/4 cup or more chocolate chips

Pour oats, milk and water into a large pot and heat on medium.  Bring to a boil and stir moderately.  When it starts to thicken and it’s not so watery add the bananas, sugar and salt.  Cook until oatmeal looks, well done and looks like oatmeal.  Serve in bowls and top each serving with a few (or a ton) of chocolate chips.

*Best way to eat is to wait a few minutes after putting chips on top, then stir to blend.

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