My bananas aren’t ripe 😦
I’m a banana fan as I’ve mentioned in the past. I usually have at least one per day sliced up in my oats or on toast or in a smoothie. The riper the better! Today my bananas are just yellow. While I could have enjoyed it on a piece of toast, I really wanted oatmeal but I try to use really ripe bananas in my oats. I guess because of the sugar breakdown as they ripen, they’re sweeter when riper?
Point being… my bananas were not quite ready for oats. Then I remembered Christie‘s Carrot Cake Oat Bran I read about yesterday and decided to recreate my own!
My combo contained:
1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill 8 Grain Hot Cereal (or oats or oat bran)
1 carrot, finely grated
lots of cinnamon
dash of allspice
squirt of vanilla extract
topped with plain greek yogurt, agave nectar and a few pieces of walnuts
Pretty delicious! Interesting way to get a veggie in!
Still… nothing beats the creamy sweetness my sliced banana adds to my oats! I’m going to try this again but next time with a banana as a sweetener instead of agaven nectar!
Thanks for the inspiration, Christie!
Today is another busy day! Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! But something fun…Tonight I’m baking for a faculty/student mixer! I’m a little concerned because it was advertised as such: “Come mingle with faculty! Enjoy tea and coffee! Savor Karla’s delicious baked goods!” … just a little pressure to make sure it’s great!
See you tonight for some baking!!
12 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Oatmeal”
Glad you liked the oats!
So delicious! I saw Christie’s recipe and really wanted to try it, so glad you give it a good review!
My dear bloggie twin Karla: I completely understand your misery. And I just realized that I haven’t had a banana today. Le shock!!
Your banana-less oats look great though! I’ve meant to try carrots in oatmeal for ages and keep forgetting about it.
Wow, hello pressure! You’ll do fine. I’ve looked at some of the yummy things you’ve made and they all look great! Mmmmm oats with banana. I too hate it when they aren’t ripe enough yet. Riper is so so much better! That carrot cake oatmeal looks tempting though 🙂
Nothing worse than an un-ripe banana. I like mine practically brown– my husband is always trying to throw them out, and it makes me so mad!
Carrot cake oats will soon take over the world! Aren’t they fantastic? 😛
I’m a banana fiend too. I feel out of place if I don’t have at least one a day! I think it’s sad that they get a bad rap among serious dieters – like on the biggest loser and such. I mean c’mon. [generally speaking] I think the benefits of bananas far outweigh the fact that they’re higher in caloric value & sugars. end of rant, lol.
those oats look so baller! i agree, TGTIF! hope you make it through today 😉 xo
just thought i’d let you know what happened to me after i left my comment. I went to make my banana oats and the banana looked perfect so i put it in my oatmeal…. turns out it wasnt ripe enough 😦 Super disappointing. Unripe bananas suck!
I have to have ripe bananas too! I like them half brown 🙂 I found this picture – I like them at #7 😉
Have fun at the mixer tonight!
I actually like bananas when they’re less ripe… like borderline right after they only taste like chalk. 🙂
Don’t worry about the pressure! (That was not me on the poster btw :)) They will be great. Looking forward to it!
mmmmm…..looks really good. I think adding some coconut will make it even better 😉
oooh coconut is a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion!