Saturday, February 05, 2011

World Nutella Day! Nutella Banana Oatmeal and Don’t Forget The Cookies!

Oh my goodness—I just made what might be some of my favorite oats for breakfast.   I’ve never made them before and just made it up as I went along.  Lucky for you, I wrote down what I did. ;)  I did this in celebration of World Nutella Day!  What a way to start my day.  Well, actually, I’ve already worked out on the treadmill for an hour and now I feel like I should go do another hour.  But it was worth every bite.


While I think that oatmeal isn’t the best photographed food, it’s what is in this one that is just SO good!  If you like oats for breakfast and if you consider yourself any kind of Nutella liker/lover/respecter, whatever, you need to try this oatmeal.

DSCF3619 Nutella Banana Oatmeal, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

1 cup quick oats (you can also use old fashioned oats)

1  3/4 cup skim milk

pinch salt

1 small banana, chopped

2 tablespoons Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread

hazelnuts, chopped (optional topping)

banana, sliced (optional topping)

More Nutella for swirling on top (not optional) ;)

Over medium heat in a small saucepan, combine oats, salt, milk, chopped banana and 2 tablespoons Nutella.  Whisk together.  Stir occasionally.  As it comes to a boil, stir constantly for 1-2 minutes until thickened. 

Spoon out about 3/4 cup (eyeball it) of oats into serving bowl.  Add Nutella swirl on top (it’s easier to swirl if you soften it in the microwave for a few seconds).  Sprinkle with sliced banana and chopped nuts.  Pour a little extra milk around the sides.  Stir and eat! (Makes 2-3 servings.)

DSCF3618Try this for breakfast.  If oatmeal isn’t your thing—then try the Nutella Truffle Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies (recipe included on that link) I posted a few days ago.  Heavenly!


Thanks to Sara at Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle at Bleeding Espresso for starting such a yummy thing.  Check out the Nutella cakes they posted on their blogs. 


Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Oh god both of these look fantastic, but those cookies...oh those cookies...amazing!

Anonymous said...

At my house we like to just put a handful of chocolate chips in after cooking, so you get pockets of chocolate. Topped with banana and milk--YUM! But I'll have to give nutella a try!!

Unknown said...

Happy Nutella Day Katrina! Both the oatmeal and the cookies look like the perfect way to celebrate :)

Amanda said...

i am not an oatmeal girl, but it actually looks really good! Happy Nut daym errrr Nutella Day. heehee

Unknown said...

Brilliant idea adding Nutella to oatmeal Katrina! Love the touch with the bananas and nuts too! YUMMY!

Flourchild said...

You did it up right..two of my most fav. things oatmeal and cookies!

Cindy D said...

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scrambledhenfruit said...

Yum- Nutella would be a great way to start the day! :)

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Am glad to find u thru Nutella day!
Those cookies are fantastic !
Truly so!

Shelby said...

This oatmeal looks and SOUNDS amazing!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Nutella is good by itself, but you make it look 10 times better in your bowl of oatmeal! :-)

BuyWoWAccounts said...

Agree to that, I could just have Nutella alone. But what you did is simply amazing, that looks delicious too.

Leslie said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That is amazing! I would have no problem living on your nutella banana oatmeal for the rest of my life

The Daily Smash said...

Sounds and looks so yummy cant wait to try it :)

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Eliana said...

Hmmmm - you are one smart cookie. I would have never thought of adding Nutella to my oatmeal but what a wonderful idea. No one would ever want to skip a breakfast like that.