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Elvis Oatmeal

My son, Gary, is a creative cook. He’s a writer for Entertainment Weekly, so he knows all there is to know about Elvis.

Gary says, “I call this Elvis Oatmeal because of the peanut butter and bananas. I adapted the recipe from a peanut butter-less banana oatmeal I discovered at a diner in Somerville, Mass., several years ago. The bananas, peanut butter, and sugar can be adjusted to taste.”

2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/3 cup water
1-2 bananas
2 to 4 Tbs. peanut butter
2 to 4 Tbs. dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of salt

Bring oats and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes or until cooked, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, peel bananas and mash with a fork. Add bananas, peanut butter, sugar, cinnamon, and salt to oatmeal and stir until cooked through.

Serves 2.

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