Hi friends! Since I’m kind of sleep deprived and as a result woke up this morning feeling like I was hit by an 18 wheeler, I’m cheating on this week’s WIAW and reposting an old favorite that I made for the first time in many, many months (like…9?) today.


I used to love this banana oatmeal with peanut butter-last year I would have it many times a week. However, since I discovered I can no longer eat nuts, I’ve been too depressed to make it again without peanut butter. But I guess something about this weather brought the craving back! Go figure. And it’s not too shabby with sunflower seed butter. 


I kind of screwed this up though-I seem to have forgotten that when you make oatmeal, you actually need a sizable amount of  liquid for the oats to absorb. Oops. So follow the recipe, unlike me! It’s clearly been too long. This morning I split it into 2 halves and ate the second half post-Crossfit.




Banana Oatmeal:


1 ripe banana

1 packet of plain instant oats (I used quaker)

2/3 c vanilla unsweetened almond milk, or other milk of choice ( I usually eyeball it, less dishes!)

2 egg whites (once again, this is an estimate)



First, mash up the banana in a microwave safe bowl.

Add other ingredients and stir.

ImageMicrowave on high for 1.5 minutes (I recommend putting the bowl on a plate and covering in case it overflows)

Stir, and microwave an additional 1.5 minutes.



I always top mine with a dollop of peanut butter.


This is my go-to oatmeal recipe. As in, the only oatmeal I will ever make or eat!
Sorry for the craziness of this post-I promise I’ll come up with something good for tomorrow! Here are some bonus food pictures:





Do you ever wake up feeling like you were hit by an 18 wheeler? Is this quarter over yet?

6 comments on “WIAW-Oatmeal!

  1. Amee @ didsomeonesaychocolate.com

    Hi Aurora, I wandered over from Jenn’s link party. I wanted to say hi and I hope you get to feeling better. I totally understand your take on Sun Butter. It took some getting used to for me but I love the stuff now. What is your favorite flavor of Synergy? I’ve only tried a couple and not the grape or raspberry you pictured.

    1. Aurora

      Thank you for stopping by! I love sunbutter now too, but in some things it’s just not the same! I’ve only had a couple of flavors of the Synergy, but I really like the grape chia!

  2. Matt @ Runner Savvy

    I’ve been all about the oats for breakfast too!

    1. Aurora

      It’s this weather! When it’s cold all I want is something warm!

  3. jessielovestorun

    I can definitely relate to you on being sleep deprived. It completely stinks and really makes for a miserable day :-X Since your not allowed to have nuts and only sunflower, have you thought about adding in some jelly for extra flavor w/ the sunbutter? 🙂

    1. Aurora

      That’s a great idea! My aunt sends us the most amazing homemade jam!

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