I learned a few tricks from Chocolate Covered Katie:
- Expanded oatmeal - for a new consistency & taste to oatmeal
- Caramelized banana -for a healthy sweetener
I was a little skeptical that this was going to be some bland weight-loss trick. I'm not into that. While it was a little bit more like porridge mush than full-on oatmeal, I did actually like it- the consistency was new and different. Usually I've found plain oats to taste really boring, but something about adding the extra liquid brings on a new texture that tastes better. Microwaving the banana and using it as a sweetener, too, IS a good trick! Very flavorful & caramel-y.
My tips: I'm going to omit the salt or use only a pinch next time- it tasted too salty for me. While I didn't mind eating the oatmeal cold, next time I think I'll warm it up after adding the banana, since I think it will taste better that way.
A nice change from the usual instant oatmeal! Katie also has some other great oatmeal ideas I'm looking forward to trying.