Banana Bread Oatmeal

Submitted by BRC member Carolyn Frail

I love oatmeal, but man, does it become a little boring day after day after day. My latest addiction is Banana Bread Oatmeal, and OMG it is delicious. Thank you Quaker Oats for making my mornings a little more cheery. Here is the recipe:
3 cups fat-free milk
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted pecans
Plain or vanilla nonfat yogurt (optional)
Banana slices (optional)
Pecan halves (optional)
. .Preparation
In medium saucepan, bring milk, sugar, salt and spices to gentle boil (watch carefully); stir in oats. Return to boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook 1 minute for quick oats, 5 minutes for old fashioned oats or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
Remove oatmeal from heat. Stir in mashed bananas and pecans. Spoon oatmeal into six cereal bowls. Top with yogurt, sliced bananas and pecan halves, if desired.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time Time: 01 hours 05 min
Cook’s Notes
To toast pecans, spread evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown. Or, spread nuts evenly on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; stir. Continue to microwave on HIGH, checking every 30 seconds, until nuts are fragrant and brown.