I’m starting to get desperate. My life without oatmeal, not just any oatmeal but oatmeal made with big chewy rolled oats, is sad.
Okay, I’m being dramatic, but I do miss oatmeal. Last night, I was trying to figure out what to do with a very ripe banana. Normally, when I’m at home, super ripe bananas are exciting because they mean extra sweet oatmeal or smoothies. Here, without oats or a blender, I was sort of at a loss.
Then I had an idea, it cooked in my brain overnight at this morning I tried it.
Polenta for breakfast, which for me means something sweet.
It’s pretty tasty and pretty easy to make! Worth a try, right?
Banana Breakfast Polenta for One
1/4 cup cornmeal (aka polenta)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (or more if you’d like)
1 ripe banana, thinly sliced
garnishes such as fresh or dried fruit, nuts, maple syrup, etc.
In a small sauce pan, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, once it’s boiling lower the heat to low. Stir constantly for about 5-10 minutes. Put in a bowl of plate, garnish and serve.
Not the same as oatmeal, but sometimes we all should try something new. Fun new way to start your day!
Have a good one and Happy Mother’s Day!