Last week a friend asked me what recipes I like to make with oat bran. I’ve used it in muffins and breads, but her question inspired me to come up with something that was super simple, nutritious and perfect for both babies AND adults (not always an easy thing to accomplish).
This creamy hot oat bran cereal is so yummy, its even got me to switch over from my usual morning bowl of oatmeal to this hearty dish. Oat bran is the outer husk of the oat grain which contains the bulk of its dietary fiber. When mixed with water and milk it becomes creamy like a porridge. I especially love adding bananas to this recipe because they’re packed with vitamins B6 and C and potassium, and bananas’ natural sweetness is beneficial because you don’t need to add tons of sugar for sweetness. They also give the oat bran extra body. This is a great recipe to try when you feel like switching up your morning food routine or just need a good bowl of comfort food.
Creamy Hot Oat Bran Cereal
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 Cup Water (you could replace 1/2 the water with rice, almond, soy or cows milk)
- 1/4 Cup oat bran
- 1 Tsp Honey or Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon (optional)