You guys, this is so good, and lately I’ve been eating this EVERY DAY. If you make it the night before a busy day, it’s good cold from the fridge (Lala thinks that’s gross but I LIKE it that way). If you make it in the morning, it’s good warm. It’s really sweet but has no sugar except that from the fruit. And it’s FAST (although I let it sit a while, so I make it first, have a cup of coffee, and then eat).
Start a cup of water to boil in your microwave or electric tea kettle (faster). In a cereal bowl, mash up half the overripe banana you’ve been thinking about making into banana bread but in reality probably never will. Then bang into the bowl: a bunch of cinnamon (I give the bottle four or five good whacks – I like a LOT of cinnamon), a scant sprinkle of cayenne (scant! but trust me on this), 2 tbsp chia seeds (I eyeball this, it’s a good amount), and a half cup of oatmeal (what kind? I’ve used everything except steel-cut, from quick to not-quick, from thick to thin). Then dump in 1/2 – 1 cup of boiling water and stir it all up. (Thinner, quicker oats will require the full cup of water, thicker oats less — play around with this part.) Let it sit for ten minutes or so (or put it in the fridge overnight) to let the chia seed and oatmeal absorb the water. Top with seasonal fruit of choice! Currently, we’re in the strawberry boom, which is really good, but I also love blueberries (I keep a big bag of frozen ones for when I’m out of fresh fruit).
THIS IS SO GOOD. Let me know if you make it!