Banana Bread Oatmeal

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on February 7, 2011

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.

Directions

  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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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

happywhennothungry February 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm

This sounds amazing!! Perfect way to start your morning out right!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater March 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

Exactly! After a breakfast like this I feel energized and ready to start my day ๐Ÿ™‚

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Allie July 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I can’t find the “save the recipe”?:(

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 24, 2013 at 7:15 am

It should be there now! Sorry for the slight delay in getting this recipe updated, but it should be all set! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Belinda @zomppa February 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I love my oatmeal every morning, and this is a great way to make it even more fun!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thanks Belinda – hope you enjoy the recipe!

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Jenny February 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

You can never get bored of oats ๐Ÿ˜€

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

My thoughts exactly!

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Jeanette February 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I love nuts and fruit combinations in hot breakfast cereals, and this one sounds really kid friendly too.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 8, 2011 at 11:36 am

Me too! Oatmeal is such a great base for all kinds of creative toppings ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your kids love this!

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Ms. Joy February 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

Aw yay! I’m sure your daughter will love it!

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healthfulpursuit February 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Oh my… with the milk over top? It looks soooo good! The perfect combination of toppings makes or breaks oatmeal for me. You’ve done a fantastic job. mmm

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

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!

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Kita February 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

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.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

Hope this inspired you to eat breakfast more often Kita!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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amelia February 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm

This sounds really good! I could eat oatmeal for breakfast every day.:)

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

Sounds like we’re a lot alike! I do eat oatmeal for breakfast pretty much every day ๐Ÿ™‚

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Brit February 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

That is one of my favorite breakfasts! Yum!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 9, 2011 at 11:40 am

Thanks Brit! ๐Ÿ™‚

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tiffany February 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm

This is my kinda oatmeal! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

Woohoo! I’m sure you’ll love it!

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samara March 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm

How many calories is this

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater March 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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!

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Lilly Leana May 1, 2015 at 1:26 pm

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

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater May 1, 2015 at 1:28 pm

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!

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Kay Miley January 4, 2016 at 4:20 am

This recipe looks delicious but since I like my oatmeal like cold cereal I would like to try this recipe without cooking the oats. I bet It will still be yum.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

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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Kay Miley January 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for the tip!

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Kendra February 11, 2016 at 5:32 am

This recipe incorporates my two favorite foods of all time! Awesome!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Thanks so much Kendra! I’m sure you will love this recipe – it’s one of my favs for breakfast!

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