Monday, March 8, 2010

Banana, Wheat Germ and Oats

Homemade oatmeal doesn't always have the flavor of the instant stuff, but it's much better for you. I think this one was pretty tasty. This recipe from Cooking Light magazine combines wheat germ with oats and makes it much creamier than regular oatmeal. The bananas are good, but you could use blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, apples etc. Or add cinnamon or sliced almonds. There are many possiblities. And it's good for your heart and cholesterol.

Banana, Wheat Germ and Oats

3 3/4 cups water

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sliced banana (about 2)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 6 minutes or until thick and thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Divide cereal evenly among 3 bowls. Top each serving with 1/2 cup banana, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon butter.

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