1 Cup Rolled Oats 1 Banana 3/4 Cup Yogurt, plain, low fat 1 Apple 1 Pear 1 Tbs Raisins 1 Tbs. Flax Seed, whole or meal
Place banana into a large mixing bowl.
Mash banana with a wire whisk.
Mix in yogurt and blend well.
Dice apple and pear.
Add all ingredients to bowl w/ banana-yogurt.
Mix well and serve.
Recipe serves two.
New Taste Thinking:
You can add and subtract all sorts of different ingredients to this basic recipe. Lots of other grains like rye and quinoa can be purchased rolled or in flakes. Fresh fruits in season such as peaches or berries are a great option as well as dried fiuits like apricots and dates. Various nuts and seeds can include almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds and so on. I like to add a big scoop of fruit cocktail.
If you have questions about eating oats that are not cooked you should know that all rolled oats are actually cooked before they are rolled. The oats are steamed so that they will not sprout in the box. Speaking about the box, this is one recipe where I prefer to buy packaged oats vs. bulk bin oats. My reason is that if I am not going to cook the oats I want to make sure they have minimal exposure to germs and bacteria.