Add oats, water or milk, salt, cinnamon and vanilla (if using) to a pot or saucepan over medium/high heat.
Bring mixture to a low boil, reduce heat to a low simmer and continue to cook for about 5-7 minutes; stirring occasionally. Oatmeal is ready when the oats have soaked up most of the liquid and are creamy.
Transfer to a bowl and add top oats with banana slices, toasted walnuts, peanut butter and chia seeds. You can also add the banana slices during the cooking process. The banana will add a ton of flavor and a bit of sweetness to the oatmeal.
Serving: 1bowl made with water (no toppings)Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 157mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1g