This is one of the creative ways I enjoy my oatmeal here in California. It tastes like a delicious tropical dessert. Usually I use old fashioned oats but sometimes will use steel cut oats, but I like it either way. To add protein and extra nutrients, I sprinkle a tablespoon of Chia Seed on top after it's cooked. It makes a lovely bowl of oatmeal.
2Stir in oats, chopped date and cinnamon, Bring to a boil.
3Lower heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. When finished cooking, take off stove, stir in coconut oil so it melts and cover.
4Slice the half banana, peel and cube fresh mango,
5Serve oatmeal in bowl and top with banana slices and mango cubes
6OPTIONAL: Add a little almond or coconut milk if desired or if you want it sweeter, add a little organic maple syrup or agave sweetener but not necessary as the date, banana and mango make it plenty sweet. You could add protein powder or chia seed to make it a complete breakfast.