Why do I give you this long story about running on a food blog? Well because it ties in well with my ticker friendly breakfast that I whipped up the other morning before a good ole sweaty sesh at the gym.
We all have em in our houses but how often do these babies go forgotten in your cabinet?
Feel free to call me old fashioned, but I care about what I put into my body ( well most days, not today today included indulging in the newest Cheesecake Factory Toasted Marshmellow S'mores Galore Cheesecake, but we aren't talking about today we are talking about yesterday when sanity was with me. )
Anyways no longer let busy mornings stand between you and a delicious breakfast or perhaps a guilt free dessert. I made this in under five minutes with inspiration from one of my favorite food blogs Iowagirleats.com
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
1/3 c. oats
1/3 c. lowfat milk
1/2 banana ( okay don't waste half a banana eat it while you are cooking, or that is what I did anyhow)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
dash pumpkin pie spice
1 T. chunk low sodium natural peanut butter.
Okay combine the oats and the milk in a small sauce pan and cook uncovered for about 2 minutes. Stirring constantly. Add in chunks of banana, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice.
I like my oats a little chunky, feel free to add more milk or cook them longer for a softer creamier texture, you could even stir in the peanut butter while you cook but I prefer mine to be on top so I can choose which bites have that decadent peanut butter taste!
So even if you aren't as enthusiastic about running as I hype myself up to being these days perhaps you will do your heart a little favor and indulge in this once in a while. Seriously it is so good you won't even feel like you are eating a 'healthy' breakfast! As always ENJOY! :)