1/2 cup skim milk (or your favorite milk substitute)
1/2 cup water
pinch of salt
1/2 medium banana, sliced into thin pieces
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp wheat germ
1 tsp stevia
1 tbsp mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup raspberries, separated
In a medium size pan, heat the oats, milk, water, and salt over medium heat. Once the mixture begins to simmer, approximately 5-6 minutes, stir in the sliced banana.
Continue to stir, almost whipping, until the banana breaks down and the mixture thickens and becomes creamy, about another 3-4 minutes.
Add the vanilla, wheat germ, 1/2 of the raspberries, and stevia, and stir until incorporated. Immediately before you pour the oatmeal into the bowl, stir in the mascarpone cheese. I like to just stir it a little, leaving swirls of mascarpone.
Pour into a serving bowl and top with the rest of the raspberries and granola.