I put the banana in the bowl and mash it up well. This time I reserved a couple slices for the top, you can do that if you like. It looks nice, why not? :D To the well mashed banana I add the cocoa, coffee, vanilla and milk and mix it well. Then you can either mix in the hot oatmeal(if you've just cooked it) or mix in the cold oatmeal that's been refrigerated. You can put it in a pot and heat it on the stove for a couple minutes or you can put it in the microwave for a minute or two. Serve with strawberries on top. We used frozen which was really nice with the hot oatmeal, but it really doesn't matter.