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Stove Top Banana Bread Oatmeal with Bigelow Tea!

February 5, 2015
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The perfect sick day breakfast - stovetop oatmeal with bananas, brown sugar, and walnuts with a cup of Bigelow tea. Feel better!

Luckily in our family, we've escaped major sicknesses this season so far. Can you hear that? I'm knocking on my solid wood kitchen table right now as I type this! Usually at some point during the year a bout of the stomach flu hits us one by one in addition to one good nasty sinus/congestion filled virus. Oh it's just one of the joys of having germ-loving little boys in the house! Our normal day to day issues during the winter, though?

Just gross stuffy noses that don't ever seem to unclog. You know, the kind that just gets worse when you lay down at night. Not enough to completely lay you up for a few days, just a touch of fatigue, sinus headache, and the post-nasal drip. I have to say, it completely ruins my appetite because my favorite things usually don't taste the same with my senses all out of whack. Blessing in disguise maybe?

This Banana Bread Oatmeal and a cup of Bigelow's I Love Lemon tea is one of my favorites for this time of year! 

I always remember having oatmeal as a staple in my house growing up, it was like comfort food for me. And I always liked super lemony tea, especially when you can barely taste anything else because of congestion. It's amazing to me how much the sense of smell plays into how well you can taste! That citrusy lemon flavor cuts through and it's so incredibly soothing. It's an herbal tea, so naturally caffeine free, which is especially useful when it's hard to sleep. There have been a few occasions when I've given a warm cup to the boys when they weren't feeling well. They call it their "medicine," haha! Adorbs.

Even when I'm feeling particularly icky, I can always go for a bowl of hot oatmeal. Adjust the sweetness to your liking as well with additional banana slices or an extra drizzle of maple syrup. 

Stove Top Banana Bread Oatmeal

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat milk in small saucepan over medium high heat, stirring to be sure it doesn't burn.
  2. When milk just starts to boil, stir in oats and cook an additional 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and banana slices.
  3. Top with a few extra banana slices and walnuts. Serve with a hot cup of Bigelow tea.

*Makes 3 servings.

Warm. Comforting. Just what you need when you're feeling under the weather! Bigelow is 100% American made by and American family and available at Walmart in the tea & coffee aisle. 

Bigelow's Charleston Tea Plantation is America's largest tea garden and is actually open for weddings, tours, and music festivals. On my travel bucket list, for sure! Bigelow also supports our well deserving troops by sending almost 4 million bags of tea over seas with Bigelow's Tea for Troops program - what an awesome way to give it forward! Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter as well for more tea updates.

Visit our Bigelow Tea Pinterest Board for more tea stories and inspiration!

Here are some more of my favorite "sick day" recipes:

Cranberry Pecan Pie Sugar Cookie Cups

Skinny Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

I've shared my favorite sick day breakfast. What's yours? Share it with us in the comments below!

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2 comments on "Stove Top Banana Bread Oatmeal with Bigelow Tea!"
  1. is it only 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for all that flour? I saw a similar recipe that calls for 1 TBSP of cinnamon

  2. I'm totally with you on buying the Walmart box Valentine's! ;) Love the fun spin you put on the Snack Packs to make them feel special while keeping them super easy-peasy to make! #client