Saturday, January 19, 2013

Banana Split Oatmeal

Cookbook Recipe #32

Lisa Lillien is one smart lady. Especially this day in age when everyone is trying to eat healthier. She has found a way to make everyday dishes that are usually full of calories, much healthier. Now you know me, I am not a health nut by any stretch of the imagination. But Phil is usually trying to eat better so I do try to make things that are not way over the top bad for you and try to do stuff that is more middle of the road. What I like about Lisa's recipes is that you do not really feel like you are eating something healthy. She does use a few ingredients that scare me a little bit, like egg substitute and tofu noodles. But for the most part everything is just using low fat and sugar free ingredients, and flavor is not compromised.

This is the first recipe I have made from Lisa's cookbook of over 650 recipes and it did not dissapoint. It tasted very similar to a banana split! The original recipe called to use sugar free preserves but I did not have preserves but a sugar free strawberry spread. I think next time I will make sure that I have preserves because I think the strawberry pieces would have been a nice addition to the oatmeal but it was still very good. This dish was also extremely satisfying, which is another thing that you do not expect with a healthier dish.

Banana Split Oatmeal
Adapted from Lisa Lillien's Hungry Girl to the Max

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
Dash salt
1 cup water
1 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze
2 tablespoons sugar-free strawberry jam or preserves
1/2 banana sliced thin
2 tablespoons fat free whipped cream
1 teaspoon mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Combine oats and salt in a medium saucepan. Add Almond Breeze and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 12-15 minutes.

Transfer oatmeal to a medium bowl to let cool slightly. Add jam. Top with bananas, whipped cream and chocolate chips.

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  1. Sounds like a great cookbook. thanks for sharing the oatmeal recipe with us on foodie friday.

  2. This looks like a great way to start the day!