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Hello! Iโ€™m Anjali. Iโ€™m a board certified health coach, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Ann Arbor, MI!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Banana Bread Oatmeal

This morning, I was really craving banana bread for some reason. It was really random – I don’t usually crave baked goods in the morning but I suppose today was just one of those days. And of course, I wasn’t going to make banana bread before I left for work – I had about 20 minutes for breakfast today! So, I decided to try to recreate the “essence” of banana bread using one of my morning breakfast staples: oatmeal.

I have to say, it turned out to be AMAZING. It totally tasted just like banana bread! And it was the perfect way to start off my morning.

The Ingredients

The ingredients here are pretty simple:

  • 1/2 cup Whole rolled oats (although I like to use the multi grain oats from Trader Joe’s because it has oats, barley, rye and wheat – and has a great nutty flavor!)
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • 4-5 walnuts chopped
  • Unsweetened almond breeze (use up to 1 cup)
  • Organic soy milk (use up to 1/3 cup)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Stevia, agave, honey – or your natural sweetener of choice. I use about 1-2 tsp max.

Directions

Cook the oats according to package directions (I cooked mine in the microwave with 1 & 1/4 cup water). The thing I love about the multi-grain oats is that they cook just like regular oatmeal but have a nice variety of grains.

Top with bananas, walnuts, cinnamon and stevia/honey/agave and stir to combine

Pour the almond milk & soy milk over the oats until they have reached the consistency you want (for thicker oats, use less milk)

Stir to combine. Breakfast is served!


Banana Bread Oatmeal

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 bowl of oatmeal

Calories per serving: 350

Fat per serving: 17g

Nutritional Info Per Serving (assuming you use 5 whole walnuts, chopped and 1 tsp honey): 350 Calories, 17g Fat, 190mg Sodium, 45g Carbs, 8.7g Fiber, 12g Sugar, 11.6g Protein

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Whole rolled oats (although I like to use the multi grain oats from Trader Joe's because it has oats, barley, rye and wheat - and has a great nutty flavor!)
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • 4-5 walnuts chopped
  • Unsweetened almond breeze (use up to 1 cup)
  • Organic soy milk (use up to 1/3 cup)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Stevia, agave, honey - or your natural sweetener of choice. I use about 1-2 tsp max.

Instructions

  1. Cook the oats according to package directions (I cooked mine in the microwave with 1 & 1/4 cup water). The thing I love about the multi-grain oats is that they cook just like regular oatmeal but have a nice variety of grains.
  2. Top with bananas, walnuts, cinnamon and stevia and stir to combine
  3. Pour the almond milk & soy milk over the oats until they have reached the consistency you want (for thicker oats, use less milk)
  4. Stir to combine.
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33 responses to “Banana Bread Oatmeal”

  1. I’m pretty sure I’ll make my daughter’s whole day when I make this for her in the morning. She is an oatmeal junkie and adding bananas will just send her right over. Great recipe, I love your innovation!

    • Hehe thank you so much!! And yes – pouring the milk over might be my favorite part – because that’s when it really starts to come together, and it’s the last step before devouring it!

  2. This really sounds like it would be awesome for breakfast (and honestly, I rarely want anything for breakfast). Waking up to this would be a delight.

    • It depends on how much almond/soy milk, nuts and banana you use, but with these proportions: 1/2 cup oats (150 calories), 1/2 banana (50 calories), 1 Tbsp walnuts (50 calories), 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (40 calories), and 1/3 cup soy milk (30 calories) – you end up with: ~320 calories!

  3. Hi Anjali! You have so many inspiring recipes, and have already tried several ones out ๐Ÿ˜€ I have started a food blog on my own and would be so happy if you wouldยดve taken a few minutes to just check it out! -Lilly Leana <3

    • Hi Lilly! Aw thank you so much!! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my recipes. I just checked out your blog and I love it! Your photos are great and some of your recipes look absolutely delicious! Keep writing and stay in touch!

    • Hi Kay! If you make this recipe without cooking the oats, I’d recommend you don’t use any water, and that you soak it overnight in milk or yogurt (so it’ll have the consistency of muesli in the morning) because otherwise the oats will taste really strange. Alternatively, you could cook the oatmeal and keep it in the fridge overnight, and then just mix in the toppings in the morning and it’ll be cold oatmeal. Hope that helps!

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