This tastes like an oatmeal cookie in a bowl... only this is much healthier for you! From Ellie Krieger and the food network. You can make this in advanced and store in individual containers in the refrigerator and then pull them out and microwave as needed. (Just make sure to store walnuts separately.
This recipe came from the Barefoot Contessa and I have made it several times. It's very creamy and satisfying. If you are going to make it with the fresh banana slices, you must eat it the same day. I always use 1% milk, because I never have whole milk on hand. The stir-ins, fruits, nuts, are flexible, whatever you like, and whatever you have on hand.
I found this in a Diane Mott Davidson mystery book. It is SO easy and flavorful, put it together the night before then cook it on the stove top in the morning. Never a big fan of porridge or oatmeal, this one changed my mind. I use all sorts of different fruit depending on mood and what is at hand. Apples, blueberries, or banana along with the mentioned dried cherries work perfectly. As do raisins and nuts.
The sitting overnight lets the fruit flavor permeate the oats and milk and you end up with ambrosia. hmm coconut would be good to try it with as well. lemon or lime zest? the combinations to taste are endless. *runs for my pantry*
Another entry in my collection of oatmeal combinations. This one is a little bit odd but the results are surprsingly good. I have presented it here to match my own desired consistency, but you should adjust to your own tastes.
I tried this one morning when I was out of blueberries (my usual favorite) and it is surprisingly good! I am posting it because, like me, I am sure not too many people would think to put strawberries in oatmeal, but it actually has become one of my favorite ways to eat oatmeal (a daily staple for me!) Also, fruit measurements are estimates, as I usually just use whatever I have.