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Hearty Oatmeal

I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning, assuming we haven’t run out of any of the ingredients. This breakfast is quick to prepare, delicious to eat, and easy on your colon. Come summer, I might rethink my breakfast, but for now, I make hot oatmeal.


  • 1 cup Gluten-free oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats)
  • 1 3/4 cup water (or a bit less)
  • 1/3 apple (about)
  • Egg white (or whole egg, if you can) (not for taste, just for protein. you can use more than one!)
  • Half or whole banana
  • Cinnamon


Pour the water into a small saucepan and put the lid on. Turn the heat on, and while the water is heating up, cut the apple into tiny tiny pieces.

I should have something next to these apple slices for size reference.

When the water is boiling, pour in the oatmeal and apple pieces. Stir right away, and bring to a simmer. While the oats are cooking, slice the banana length-wise, cut both pieces length-wise again but just through the banana and not the skin, then cut across into bite-size pieces. Remove the skin once you’re done with this; it keeps your counter/cutting board clean. (Apples just leaves juice, but bananas leave stickiness.)

When there’s still water to be soaked up by the oatmeal but not a layer of water on top, it’s time to drop in the egg white. Crack the egg open and transfer the yolk back and forth between the half-shells to drop in the white. Or just drop the whole egg in and then pick out the yolk with a spoon. Stir the white in.

Using the skin as a cutting board

When the water is pretty much gone and the oats are cooked, turn off the heat, sprinkle cinnamon in, and drop in the banana slices. Stir everything together and transfer to a bowl with sunflowers on it. Bon appetit!

Of course, the bananas and cinnamon are on top just to make this meal look more appealing for this photo-op. I mixed both in before eating.


3 comments on “Hearty Oatmeal

  1. J Meuse
    April 26, 2012

    If it includes bananas it has to be good.

  2. Claire
    January 4, 2013

    So what do you do with the extra egg yolks? Any recipes?

    • Rox
      January 4, 2013

      Unfortunately, I just threw them out. But I recently added yolks into my diet (which I probably could/should have done awhile ago), so now I put the whole egg in.

      Actually, now I poach the egg first, in the water needed for the oatmeal, then I add in the oatmeal. This way, the egg gets broken into pieces and the meal is not just one texture. (My roommate back at school thinks the egg+oatmeal combo is gross, but I really like it!)

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