Prior to having a child, when I would wake up, I immediately thought about two things: my workout and then what I was going to make myself for breakfast and which tea I would indulge myself in that day.
These days when I wake up it goes like this: Aiden eats, gets his diaper changed, gets dressed. Then Otis is usually crying at me by this point because he wants to get going on our walk. At this point, I throw some clothes on, brush my teeth and we are off. Notice – there is not even a thought about my breakfast! I wouldn’t change it for the world – love my little kids (Otis included).
However, one very special day this week, we were up earlier than normal with some time to spare before I had to teach mommy and me yoga, so the whole breakfast thought did cross my mind and I found this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs and decided to modify it a little bit.
I put Aiden in his exersaucer and made my way into the kitchen for some sweet gooey goodness.
First, add 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk), and 1 thinly sliced banana to a pot on the stove and let it heat up to bubbling. During this process, mash up the banana in the oatmeal. The banana in the oatmeal while it’s cooking is the key to it tasting like cookie dough. After it’s cooked and looks like the consistency of oatmeal (about 4 minutes), add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (or natural cane sugar) and then I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and nut flavoring. You can add just vanilla or almond flavoring too.
After this is finished, I cut up peaches and put them in there and topped with a sprinkling of chia seeds. You can get as creative as you want with your toppings – use different fruit, add nuts, flaxseed – whatever your little heart desires.
I really like to each my peaches cut up bigger!
I’m telling you this is a delicious, filling breakfast and it doesn’t take long at all! Maybe, just maybe, I’m going to start making myself breakfast in the morning before our walks instead of slamming cereal down right after and then having to eat an hour after that because we all know cereal does nothing to curb the hunger.