When I am not eating my "Cottage Cheese Banana Breakfast Delite", I am eating this for breakfast. I NEVER miss breakfast, and when I know I may have to go a long time before lunch, this one is sure to hold me over. The secret is in the extract, and in not overcooking the oats. They remain a bit coarse, and not all mushy. However, if you prefer mushy, go ahead and add a few minutes to the cooking time. This is especially good with VERY ripe bananas.