Banana oatmeal with almond milk and brown sugar

snowy walk to school
Walking to school this morning.

Woke up this morning to Winter – what a shock! It always comes as a shock the first time I look out the window to see everything coated in white and hear the sound of the neighbours’ shovels scraping against their driveways as they clear the snow. So when I asked the kids what they wanted for breakfast and my son said oatmeal, yup – that sounded just right.

Oatmeal is great for school days because it only takes a few minutes to throw together and they always finish their breakfast quickly when I make it. This morning, I added a very ripe banana, almond milk, brown sugar and a splash of vanilla to the oatmeal and water.

banana oatmeal with almond milk and brown sugar
“How did you get the walnut to stay on the top of the oatmeal?” my son asked. “Mommy magic.”

I had barely sat down to my breakfast when the kids were done theirs. So I sent them outside to shovel the driveway. When they came in, I had to feed them again! PB and J with hot apple cider. There’s nothing like playing in the snow to get the metabolism running!

Kids playing in the snow
Very little shovelling was accomplished by the kids.

I guess they’re too young to be expected to shovel the driveway. My daughter has been waiting for the first snow for months. So I threw on my winter gear and got it done. By the time they had their second breakfast and their winter clothes back on, we had to make a beeline for the school with very little time for detours. That didn’t stop them from running through their “secret passages” and sliding down hills.

snowy walk to school
Walking to school this morning.

What a beautiful morning. The sun sparkled on the freshly fallen snow – my daughter couldn’t help but sing Christmas carols. The school ground was a cacophony of excitement. The two snow piles the snowplow made clearing the courtyard were covered in kids like ants on an ant hill. I feel blessed to have been able to enjoy early morning with the kids after the first snowfall of the season.

2 thoughts on “Banana oatmeal with almond milk and brown sugar

  1. We got snow today, too, not that much tho! Bananas – I hate them – I wish I liked them – but – I don’t – regardless this looks good! I’m trying to force myself into liking bananas! This might do the trick! Just might try it!!!! lol

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    1. Don’t force it – if you don’t like bananas, you could use apple sauce or any frozen fruit you have. I think we eat too many bananas. They have a huge footprint to travel all the way up here – it would be better to eat something more local rather than putting bananas in everything! I just bought a ton of pairs – they’d go well in oatmeal!

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