Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Banana Split Growing Oatmeal

Per Serving (entire recipe): 8 Points+
285 calories, 7.5g fat, 338mg sodium, 51.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 7g protein

The recipe: "300 under 300", page 32
or http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/1386

I have found that several of the "growing oatmeal" Hungry Girl recipes are kind of like dessert.  The Major Mocha Cappuccino Oatmeal is another example of an oatmeal recipe I have reviewed that is more like dessert.  Since there is no dessert section in the "300 under 300" book, this makes up for it just a little.  

This oatmeal bowl has the words "banana split" in the title, so I knew it would be a good one to satisfy my sweet tooth.  It is a little high in points, so it might not be the best points bargain.  The weird thing is that the above link to the recipe states it is 7 Points+, while the website for the book states it is 8 Points+.  When I plug it into the WW calculator, however, it comes up as 8 Points+, so I would go with that.

The only thing that I don't like about the growing oatmeal concept is that you have to be very patient cooking the oatmeal.  I am used to oatmeal being a quick and easy breakfast, but when you make it the Hungry Girl way, it takes about 12 - 15 minutes of cooking time.  But, as long as you have the time to sit and stir the oatmeal, it's not really that big of a deal.

This oatmeal bowl was delicious.  The only thing I changed was that I used Cool Whip Free instead of Fat Free Reddi Wip, since that is what I had at home.  I don't think that changed the flavor of it much, though.

I had accidentally erased my pictures of this recipe the first time I made it, so I had to make it a second time.  I didn't mind at all, though, since it was so good.  I ate it for dessert the second time, and it definitely satisfied my sweet cravings.  If you like banana splits, then you will like this oatmeal.


  1. Yes, the words "Banana Split" caught my attention as well. Yum! :)

  2. I've subscribed to Hungry Girl's daily newsletter for years but rarely try her recipes. I have done the "big bowl of oatmeal" but only used cinnamon, canned pumpkin and almond milk to make it. Got to eat for a long time. I like that she keeps us updated on new products and some of those horrible choices at restaurants. :)