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Banana Bread Oatmeal

Your favorite flavors from banana bread, mixed into a healthy bowl of oatmeal.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, oatmeal
Servings: 2
Calories: 478kcal
Author: Beth Chen


  • 1/4 cup Walnuts roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Milk or non-dairy milk plus additional for serving
  • 2-3 Bananas 1/2 cup mashed, the remainder sliced for serving
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar plus additional for servings (optional)


  • To toast the walnuts, heat walnuts in a dry, heavy but small skillet over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. You must stir constantly to ensure even toasting and prevent burning.
  • Remove the walnuts from the pan and set aside to cool in a plate or bowl.
  • To make the oatmeal, add the water, milk and mashed banana to a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, and then add the oats and spices.
  • Cook the oats for 3-5 minutes while stirring occasionally. It will be a little soupy but that’s ok. It will firm up as it cools.
  • Add the brown sugar, if using, and then stir to combine. You could also add the brown sugar as a topping when you are ready to serve.
  • Divide the oatmeal into two serving bowls.
  • Top with the remaining banana and walnuts, if using.
  • Serve hot with a drizzle of milk and an extra sprinkle of brown sugar.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 2mg