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.
1 cup quick oats (you can also use old fashioned oats)
1 3/4 cup skim milk
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.)
Try 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!