Easy Weekday Oat Bran

Weekday mornings can be so hectic in my house.  Breakfast usually consists of a protein bar or piece of toast on the run.  No problem, until 9:30 when I’m ravenous again.  My friend’s nutritionist recently recommend that she start eating oat bran for breakfast.  She’s been singing it’s praises ever since.  I finally tried it and I’m glad I did.  It’s easy, tasty, nutritious and keeps me full for hours.  Best part, it doesn’t take much longer than toasting a piece of bread.  

Ingredients for 1 Serving: 
1/4 cup oat bran
1 cup cold water
1/8tsp salt (optional)
1 banana, sliced
chopped nuts
1 tbsp honey (or more if you have a sweet tooth like my husband)
a sprinkle of cinnamon 


1. Place water, salt, and Oat Bran in a saucepan.

2. Bring to a boil over high heat.

3. Reduce heat and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

4. Pour in to a bowl and top with sliced banana, chopped nuts, honey, and cinnamon. 

Note:  You could make this in the microwave by placing the first three ingredients in a bowl.  Microwave for 1-2 minutes, stir and microwave again for 1-2 minutes.   I prefer the stovetop version because like oatmeal, the oat bran always bubbles over and dirties my whole microwave.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to your smart tip, I started having oatmeal in the morning and I fell great, full of energy and I don't get into lunch time starving anymore!