Last week I came across a recipe for oatmeal, without oats. I was intrigued, so I decided to try it.
Here's the original recipe for "oatmeal" minus the oats, posted by Tina @ Carrots 'n' Cake.
I made a few changes (as usual), mostly because I'm not afraid of whole eggs...the yolk is the best part (and the most nutritious)!
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1-2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup milk (use whatever type of milk you have, I used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Place banana, eggs, and milk in a blender and blend will. Stir in remaining ingredients by hand, mixing well.
Place mixture in a saucepan and warm over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches the desired consistency (~ 5 mins)
Add desired toppings - berries, more nuts, yogurt, peanut butter...whatever you want!
I decided to use the blender because my original "oatmeal" had chunks of mashed banana in it...and I am not a banana person. The flavor was fine, I just dislked the chunks. My magic bullet solved the problem beautifully!
I only used one egg and my "oats" had a softer texture. Use more eggs if you want your oats to be thicker.