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Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of oatmeal on a cold morning? Oatmeal is so versatile. It can be sweetened or kept savory. It is the ultimate comfort food in the winter months.
My favorite flavor of oatmeal is banana. We always seem to have bananas in the house. And when it comes to making oatmeal, I want no other flavor than warm banana bread.
We are ditching that instant packaged stuff and making banana nut bread oatmeal from scratch. Packed with nutrients, this recipe just might become your morning favorite too.
Creamy homemade banana nut bread oatmeal is the perfect comfort food for chilly winter mornings. It will fill you up and keep you satisfied till lunchtime. Made with real bananas, old fashioned rolled oats, and pecans it has just the perfect balance of sweetness. Made in as little as 10 minutes, this just might become your favorite weekday breakfast.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 small banana ripe
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp pecans or walnuts chopped
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of salt (if desired)
In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork.
Add 1 tbsp of butter to small saucepan. Heat on low-medium heat until melted.
Add mashed banana to melted butter. Stir to combine.
Add in cinnamon and brown sugar. Cook for 2 minutes to allow sugar to melt.
Add milk, water, oats, and a dash of salt. Stir to combine. Turn the heat to medium until the oats begin to simmer.
After simmering, reduce the heat to low-medium and cook for 5 minutes stirring occassionally.
I’m obsessed with oversized breakfast bowls like these. They are perfect for everything. I use this little teal bowl for cereal, oatmeal, soup, even ice cream. The only regret that I have is that I didn’t buy more of them when I purchased one. Back then, I had no idea how often I would use it but I’ve found over the years I use it for breakfast, lunch, and dessert mostly.
This recipe is perfect for one person. All you need is a small saucepan and your favorite breakfast bowl. The entire recipe can be made in about 10 minutes. So this is perfect for any morning routine.
Don’t Let Those Bananas Go To Waste
This is a perfect recipe to make when bananas are starting to get a bit too ripe. Just like traditional banana bread, this recipe is great when made with ripe bananas but not overripe.
You want to see brown spots on your bananas because this is when they have the most nutritional value. You do not want to use bananas that are a solid dark color. If your bananas are too ripe, they may be a lot sweeter than ripe bananas, so sugar might not even be necessary when recreating this recipe.
If you notice your bananas are starting to get overly ripe before you have a chance to use them, I would suggest peeling then freezing them in a freezer-safe bag. Just allow the banana to thaw before using in this recipe.