Banana-Nut Bread Oatmeal

by Kelli H. on April 21, 2011

True Fact: In the past I was never a big breakfast fan.  I think it’s because I used to eat cold cereal or my mom recently reminded me that when I was in high school I used to eat buttered toast with sugar and cinnamon. How nutritious. In recent months I’ve started to love breakfast. After a year of reading food blogs and  David eating oatmeal every morning I’ve learned to love it.   Now, I actually crave oatmeal in the morning.  There’s so many different toppings and variations.  My normal weekday toppings consists of sliced almonds, coconut shreds, and chai seeds. Though on the weekends, I like to fancy it up a bit.

Banana-Nut Bread Oatmeal 
serves 2 
1 c oats
1 c milk (any preferred liquid)
1/2 t vanilla
1 ripe banana, mashed 

Toppings are, but not limited to, brown sugar and walnuts.

Combine first 2 ingredients in a medium pot on medium heat.  Let cook for 3-5 minutes. You may need to add more liquid depending on the consistency you prefer.  Pour in vanilla and banana.  Mix thoroughly.  Remove pot from heat. Top with chopped walnuts and 2 t brown sugar. 

This oatmeal literally tastes like banana-nut bread – which I love but it’s also very rich.  I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
Do you like oatmeal?

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Mom April 22, 2011 at 3:22 am

I agree with you that there are so many toppings that go well with oatmeal. I tried the banana along with raisins, chopped walnuts and a little brown sugar and thought it was great.

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Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) April 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Mmm banana nut anything is SO good- I’ll bet this is a delicious combo 🙂

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