Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Copycat Starbucks Oatmeal



I am a huge oatmeal fan. I never had this at Starbucks and wanted to try it mainly because I liked the idea of the banana being incorporated into the oatmeal.

I adapted the recipe using almond milk and caramel extract so it's not a true copycat from Iowa Girl Eats.



Ingredients:

1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not instant or quick-cooking)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1 banana, sliced and divided
1 Tablespoon brown sugar (or more or less)
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract ( uses Watkins Caramel Extract)
1 Tablespoon each pecans, walnuts, sliced almonds (or whatever you have on hand)
2 teaspoons each dried cherries, dried blueberries, dried cranberries (or whatever you have on hand

Directions:

In a medium size saucepan combine the oats, water, milk and half of the banana.

Cook on medium heat until bubbling.

Stir and cook until creamy and the oats have adsorbed all the liquid which should take about 5 minutes.

Use a spatula to mash the banana.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the brown sugar, flaxseed  meal and the caramel extract.

Add to your bowl and top with remainder of the banana and the raisins and nuts.


Featured on Five Friday Finds April 10,2015 ( which BTW was our 39th wedding anniversary)

49 comments:

  1. That looks delicious, Linda.....I've never cooked the banana in with the oatmeal-just sliced it over top. I bet Bob would really like this one too......he doesn't care for just plain oatmeal which is why I make the baked one so often with fruit,

    Gonna have to give this a try the next time I have bananas in the house-all the other ingredients I always have on hand. :)

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    1. It was so nice and creamy- let me know if Bob likes it!

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  2. I am not an hot oatmeal eater, but this recipe looks very good. I am going to pass it on.

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  3. Well this looks delicious! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  4. I found that if I have a good breakfast & decent lunch, I'm not hungry in the evening. It stops the munching. I love a good Oatmeal recipe. Thanks Linda. Morning ladies

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    1. This is so filling that I'm sure it would get rid of any munching ( smile)

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  5. I'm new to eating oatmeal since I went to boarding school and they served wallpaper paste! GAG. Your recipe looks delicious, Linda. Would be a nice change from my applesauce, milk & raisin daily version. Thanks.

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    1. This is so good Angela! I hope you like it

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  6. I love oatmeal in the morning and love all the additions in this recipe. A must try tomorrow morning! Pinned!

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  7. i grew up having to have oatmeal every morning. It's not so bad.. Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. I'll be back for sure! Thanks for stopping by

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  8. I would love this, I'm a huge oatmeal fan and this looks delicious! Visiting from the Wednesday Round Up! Pinning and thanks for sharing!

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    1. See you next week on Wednesday Round Up!

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  9. I will share this recipe with my daughter. She LOVES fun oatmeal combinations :) Thank you for linking up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

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    1. This is so good! Hope she enjoys it.

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  10. I grew up eating Hot Cereal and this I would love to try.

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    1. Dottie- this is a good one for you.

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  11. This looks so good! I will have to try it one day. Thanks for linking up with Idea Box!

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    1. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by

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  12. YUM! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. Thanks for the pin!

      I never miss a party. See you next week.

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  13. It's lovely when healthy is delicious too! Your Copycat Starbucks Oatmeal looks wonderful - what a fantastic breakfast! Pinning to my Breakfasts board on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. Thanks for the pin. It's a good healthy breakfast and it's good!

      See you at the party next week

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  14. I like bananas with cereals. Never tried Starbucks breakfasts.
    Have Happy Easter!
    Karren

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    1. You know what Karren I never had one either. I saw the recipe and it looked good.

      Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

      Linda

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  15. I adore oatmeal too, it's my favourite breakfast food. This looks really good. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. I like having oatmeal in the morning also- I'll be back this week with something else that I hope you enjoy.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  16. I'm pretty sure you managed to incorporate most of my favorite breakfast ingredients into this yummy looking oatmeal! I want breakfast at your house!
    Be sure to link up again next Thursday night at #Purebloglove Link party. I can't wait top see more of your ideas! I'm hosting over at www.homemadefoodjunkie.com

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    1. I just made a little note to remind me about posting on homemadefoodjunkie! See you Thursday.

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  17. finding an oatmeal that will sustain my diabetic husband through morning is a challenge, I will be giving this one a try! Thanks for sharing it! I'd love for you to come post it over at Country Fair Blog Party which is a monthly link up! We'd love to have you! (Come share a few recipes or posts!) http://www.thetipgarden.com/2015/04/country-fair-blog-hop-april-15.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite Jan. I have another oatmeal recipe coming up that your husband might also enjoy.

      Thank you so much for stopping by.

      Linda

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  18. The Oatmeal looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  19. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. DId you see me Kim? I was there holding a plate of Salisbury steak meatballs? DId you get one?

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  20. That is a beautiful picture! It looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday, I've pinned this great recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board.

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    1. Thanks Ashley- hope you stop by again.

      Thanks also for the pin!!

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  21. Will be making this this weekend. I love oatmeal also and it sounds super yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Jann.

      Thanks for stopping by

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  22. This sounds delicious! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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    1. It is really good, hope you enjoy it.

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  23. I used to get this oatmeal when travelling for work all the time! Loved the fruit and nut mix. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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    1. Hey CJ- left you a note on your blog to thank you.

      Your little boy is so cute- give him a hug for me.

      Thanks again for the feature,

      Linda

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  24. This looks totally lish! Will have to try this for breakfast, maybe tomorrow! Thanks!
    --G
    gingerwroot.com

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  25. I love a good bowl of oatmeal (and have eaten Starbucks version when I've been away on holidays) it has such a wholesome and satisfying feeling that comes when you eat it. thanks for sharing on our #OTM link up ~ Leanne :)

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