Banana Bread Oatmeal
Your favorite flavors from banana bread, mixed into a healthy bowl of oatmeal.
- 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