Creamy Oatmeal with Banana Nut Topping

Made with nutritious steel-cut oats, this Creamy Oatmeal with Banana Nut Topping is the perfect way to start your day!


Creamy Oatmeal
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup water
2 cups milk
Pinch salt
2 tbsp. maple syrup, or to taste
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, freshly grated
2 bananas, mashed
1 cup yogurt, for topping oatmeal

Banana-Nut Topping
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
3 tbsp. crushed banana chips
2 to 3 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. melted butter


Creamy Oatmeal
Bring water to a boil over medium high heat. Add milk. When mixture comes to a simmer, add oats and salt. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally. If you like your oatmeal with a little texture, simmer for 15 minutes. If you like it creamier, simmer for 20 minutes. Let stand covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg and mashed banana. Transfer oatmeal to 4 serving dishes. Top with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of Banana-Nut Topping.

Banana-Nut Topping
Combine slivered almonds, crushed banana chips, brown sugar and melted butter.

Yield: 4 servings.