Place oats, water, milk and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat.
Once it starts to simmer, stir constantly to prevent lumps. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until cooked.
Serve oats with banana and cinnamon.
Oats for one: ¼ cup (60 ml) uncooked oats with ¾ cup (180 ml) water (or half water and half low-fat milk) and a small pinch of salt. Prepare as explained, or mix in a big enough glass bowl and microwave for 3-5 minutes, depending on your microwave. Stir often and make sure it does not boil over.
Pumpkin or sunflower seeds are delicious with oats and fruit. Try chopped raw, unsalted almonds – use 30 ml (2 tbsp) per portion of oats.
If you are used to sugar on your oats, try this version – the fruit adds a natural sweetness and you won’t miss the sugar. If you struggle at first, gradually reduce the sugar until you don’t need it at all anymore.