1 1/2 cups oatmeal
quick or old fashioned ~ uncooked
ripe, mashed with fork until creamy **, see update below
1/3 cup raisins
or to taste,, optional ~ you can add in some dried cranberries, replacing some of the raisins if you include the use of dried cranberries in your diet. Trader Joe's makes a really good one.
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
toasted, or regular, if you prefer ***, see update below