Power packing breakfast

Let me start by saying….Cristine & Fallon are my kinda girls.  :)  They are both breakfast girls and both oatmeal girls!  Whenever I want to know what to make for breakfast I can always go to their sites and find something yummy.  While I am not a BIG breakfast person (I really, really am not big on eggs and prefer tofu!), I am big on cooked cereal and muffins, scones, rolls…. :)  
In one of the Jan/Feb issue of Cooking Light magazine I came across this recipe for Banana, Wheat Germ, and Oats recipe.  I am always thinking of ways to get the most nutrition in our food and lately Grumpy has been doing the same :)  I love that there is wheat germ in the recipe – packing this full of Vitamin E. While I offered to make Grumpy cereal this morning, he opted out, so I had to adjust the recipe for one.  
I know it looks like a lot of sugar but its just the one tablespoon!  
The heat from the oatmeal melted the sugar and made it look like a lot more than it was!
Oatmeal for One (Power packed)
Recipe from Cooking Light adapted for 1 person
1 cup water
1/2 cup whole oats
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
dash salt
1/2 banana
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Cook the 1st four ingredients until thickened.  Pour into bowl.  Top first with butter, second with sugar and last with bananas.  Enjoy!
For some more oatmeal recipes click the link to Cristine and Fallon’s site!


  1. says

    I have oatmeal every day for breakfast..I know borring huh! But..I add the best stuff to my oatmeal! My fav. is slivered almonds, Flax sees, blueberries and milk!
    This oatmeal looks like something I would gobble u pin 2 seconds flat!
    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!

  2. says

    i would be snacking all if i didn't have my bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon, wheat germ, and almond butter. it holds me well until 2pm.

  3. says

    I love oatmeal and this looks soooo good. It is a good way to jumpstart the day.
    I have been in a bit of a slump myself lately. I have been extremely busy at work and don't want to so spend time at the computer. I'll get over it now that the weather is turning nicer and be back to posting soon. Hoep all is well!

  4. says

    Love when the sugar melts on top of the oatmeal like that! I like it better that way then when I mix it in the oatmeal and you can't taste it!

    I actually have raw wheat germ that I could toast. I usually use flaxseed meal but the wheat germ would be a nice change!

  5. says

    Oatmeal and brown sugar. Is there any other way to eat it? There should be, but I recall my entire winter childhood with a spoon stuck in this and the oatmeal sticking to my ribs. YUM. Great idea.

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