Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Breakfast: "Hot Chocolate" Banana-Nut Oatmeal from the Food Network


2 cups plain almond/skimmed milk
2 fully-ripened large bananas (1 1/2 diced and 1/2 thinly sliced crosswise)
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Kosher salt
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (Milo, Ovaltine etc)
2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
1/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts/almonds
Pinch ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips(optional)


  • Bring the almond milk, 1 3/4 cups water, the diced bananas, almond and vanilla extracts and pinch of salt to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat.
  • Stir in the oats, cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of the honey and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are fully cooked to desired consistency, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Transfer to 4 bowls, top with the sliced bananas, walnuts, the remaining 1 tablespoon honey, cinnamon and chocolate chips and serve.
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