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Banana Oatmeal Recipe

5 from 41 votes

This healthy banana oatmeal recipe is one of the easiest and most delicious breakfasts you will ever make!

banana oatmeal

I get so many comments and emails from people saying they’d love to eat healthier… if only it weren’t so time-consuming or expensive.

And truthfully, in contrast to this simple banana oatmeal, such a large number of the healthy recipes out there really do make it seem like you need to splurge on specialty flours, superfood powders, and $10 bottles of green juice if you want to be healthy.

But healthy eating doesn’t need to be so complicated, and the goal on my blog has always been to make this lifestyle as simple and do-able for as many people as possible.

Also Try These Easy Cinnamon Rolls

banana oatmeal recipe

❤ I love how the milk splashed in the shape of a heart.

I try to ensure most of my recipes call for ingredients you can easily find in regular grocery stores, because I know it’s not always feasible or desirable to jet off to Whole Foods every time you just want to make breakfast.

This basic banana oatmeal proves it is not only possible, but also completely delicious, to have a healthy breakfast without all the bells and whistles.

Any grocery store worth its salt will carry all of the necessary ingredients, and you can even make it ahead the night before if you’re really short on time.

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The recipe requires just FOUR main ingredients, and you can dress it up however you’d like. I often will add peanut butter or almond butter, or I’ll throw in some mini chocolate chips at the last minute, so they get all melty and amazing.

With this bowl, I decided to add in a spoonful of my Healthy Nutella, and I probably don’t need to tell you how that went, right?

Banana + Nutella = Pretty much the perfect breakfast.

Above – watch the video of how to make banana oatmeal

What are some of your favorite easy and healthy breakfast recipes to make?

Please feel free to leave links to your favorite breakfast recipes in the comments, to give breakfast inspiration to other readers.

And if you need more oatmeal inspiration, here’s a link to more Healthy Oatmeal Recipes.

Super Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bowls

Adapted from 5 Minute Chocolate Oatmeal

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Banana Oatmeal Recipe

A healthy banana oatmeal recipe to make for a delicious and wholesome breakfast.
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 1 - 2 servings
5 from 41 votes


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup water or additional milk of choice
  • 1 large very overripe banana, mashed
  • optional 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • optional crushed walnuts, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, etc.
  • sweetener of choice, if needed


  • Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, stir only occasionally to prevent sticking or boiling over.  It will eventually thicken. Sweeten as desired. Add your favorite toppings. I like peanut butter, mini chocolate chips, or the healthy nutella recipe linked earlier in this post. Serve hot, or refrigerate overnight and serve either hot or cold the next day.
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Published on February 15, 2018

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  1. Natasha @ Thoughts of Tradition says

    Every time I click on the video, it just reloads the page. Could you please fix it?
    Looks delicious regardless.

  2. Cassie Thuvan Tran says

    Yummy yummy! Bananas are the perfect pairing with oatmeal. This breakfast is so classic and so easy to make–it’s perfect for meal prep as well! You can pretty much combine other toppings of all kinds with this base too! But you can’t go wrong with healthy Nutella and more bananas and almond milk, of course!

  3. natalie says

    I love your outlandish recipes (hello Unicorn Dip!) but the ones I actually try and the ones I keep going back to are the simple recipes like your three ingredient granola bars or the vegan peanut butter cookies. I’m definitely trying this one!

  4. Emily says

    This is making my mouth water! Oatmeal has been my go to breakfast or really any time recipe for years and I still crave it. I love your version! I’m not a huge banana fan, but love adding in pumpkin instead as well as PB2 for topping.

  5. Aimee B. says

    I’ve been eating my oatmeal like this for years now. The only difference is I make myself a half serving, but I use a whole small banana, a tablespoon of chia, and extra cinnamon. I always top it with additional fruit like blueberries. It’s my go to. In the warmer months I make refrigerator oats. My family laughs at me because I eat oats nearly every day and actually prefer them over other things, including pancakes, lol!

  6. Kelsey says

    Banana oatmeal is my go-to for breakfast in the cold months. I usually prep it all in a microwave safe bowl at night and take it to work and toss it in the microwave. I think I need to start adding chocolate chips to it though because that sounds delicious!

  7. Sara says

    I am deceived this week to see an oatmeal recipe. I don’t need a recipe to make oatmeal and I doubt that a lot of other people do.

    I am looking forward to new recipes from you, hopefully one of a cheesecake without store-bought vegan cream cheese or yogurt, and made from scratch.

    I am wishing you a nice weekend, Katie.


    • Barb says

      Please take your entitledness somewhere else. This is a free blog with recipes you have paid nothing for. Unless you are paying something for the recipes Katie puts out on her blog then your comments are uncalled for, and not appreciated by other readers. This is Katie’s blog and therefore she can post what she wants. And there are also other readers here besides you, many of us appreciate the simpler recipes because they are the ones we’ll really make instead of just oogling over the photos.

  8. Barb says

    The banana oatmeal looks great Katie. I’m wondering, if I want to make it in the microwave have you tried that? If you have, do you have a preference one over the other? I normally cook my oatmeal in the microwave so I was just curious.

  9. Andrea says

    I for one could never get tired of the oatmeal recipes. I was so excited to see this post because I feel like you used to do a lot of oatmeal recipes but hadn’t really done any in awhile. I eat oatmeal every day and would love to see more flavors on the blog!

  10. Kristen says

    Made this today for lunch…it was delicious and very filling (I ate the whole bowl)! Loved how quick and easy the recipe was 🙂

  11. The Curious Frugal says

    I love the milk heart! 🙂 Definitely simple recipes are important over here during the weekdays. One of my favorite easy breakfasts is a bowl of plain high-fat yogurt or greek yogurt with berries and a drizzle of maple syrup. Mmm…

  12. Christina says

    This was one of the best bowls of oatmeal I ever had. It was so creamy! I topped the oatmeal with walnuts and shredded coconut, which was delicious, but I also want to experiment with other toppings. Thanks for the great recipe!

  13. Barbara Brazes says

    I love Blue Diamnd Almond Milk! I use it often for morning oatmel! I have also used it to add to cream soup. I would love to win a years supply please and thank you!!

  14. Barbara Brazes says

    I love Blue Diamond Almond Milk!! I use it often for morning oatmeal. I also add it to cream soups. I would love to win a years supply please and thank you!
    (Other comment had incorrect email, so I posted again)

  15. Ann Marie says

    Yummy! I doubled the recipe and it turned out great! I topped it with walnuts and shredded coconut. It was so creamy and didn’t need any sweetener. Thanks, Kate! I love your recipes!

  16. Jess says

    Hey Katie,
    Long time lurking and first time commenting. I’ve been making your banana oatmeal pancakes for ages and they’re my absolute favourite. But today I decided to try something different and gave the oatmeal a go. Holy moly! Best oatmeal I’ve ever had! Followed the recipe to a T and then topped with a tsp honey. Perfect for this cold winter morning 🙂 Thanks you!

  17. Kristen says

    Such a tasty recipe! I used unsweetened almond milk and quick oats (even faster in the mornings since you can just use the microwave), and after cooking the ingredients I threw in cinnamon and walnuts. Tastes like banana bread, so good!

    Thanks for the recipe, Katie!

  18. oatmeal_lovin_gal says

    Thanks for the recipe! This is really awesome.
    I like to make oatmeal in the microwave for less cleaning, but it still turns out great. I use a few modifications though. I mix the banana, oats and the salt in a bowl with 3/4 cup of water. Microwave for 1 minute. I like to stir in 2 tbsp chia seeds + a dash of cinnamon and microwave for another minute, and eat topped with 2 tbsp peanut butter. I could eat this every morning!

  19. Heather says

    I’ll admit, I am lazy. So, I sliced the bananas thin and mashed them after cooking easily with my spoon. I also used the microwave. I added a spot of honey as a sweetner and a bananas foster taste. Yum!

  20. Katrina says

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! I’ve never heard of bananas in oatmeal before and wow, it’s delicious! I only had steel cut oats and they worked perfectly in your recipe. Thank you.

  21. Miriam says

    5 stars
    I have a question about the suze of banana for thus recipe. Could you tell me what the weight in grams would be unpeeled? Or the measurement in cups the banana after it was mashed?

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi! It can really be any size banana – so the grams will not matter if one banana is a bit bigger than another. In general, a peeled banana weighs around 120 grams.

  22. Judi C. says

    5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious and is now my go to oatmeal. I have raisins in mine in addition to the banana. I make up a container of oatmeal with raisins in it ahead of time, it’s ready to go whenever I want a serving of oatmeal. With the added banana it just takes it up to another level. I do not need any added sweetener as the banana and raisins make it naturally sweet.

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