banana oatmeal in a bowl topped with nuts and cinnamon

Why I love banana bread oatmeal

  • easy to make
  • hearty, filling breakfast
  • family-friendly
ingredients to make banana oatmeal

I love banana bread. Instead of baking a loaf and eating that for breakfast, I decided to opt for whole grain oatmeal that would keep me fuller longer.

In this recipe, you’ll notice that I cook my oatmeal on the stove.

That is totally a personal preference. You do not have to do that.

You can cook yours in the microwave if that floats your boat. I personally just prefer my oatmeal cooked on the stovetop because then it isn’t gummy.

I really love for my oatmeal to be light, fluffy, and separated. To me, the perfect oatmeal lets you see individual grains, rather than one big gloop of mush.

banana oatmeal in a bowl topped with cinnamon and nuts

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Banana Bread Oatmeal

5 from 1 vote
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 banana mashed
  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • toppings: banana slices pecans, cinnamon, milk, etc.


  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Once water begins to boil, add in oats.
  • Lightly stir to get all oats covered in water.
  • Cover the pan. DO NOT OPEN OR STIR ANYMORE.
  • Turn heat down to low and allow the oats to gently simmer until there is no water left in the pan and the oats are light, fluffy, and separated.
  • Remove oats from heat.
  • Stir in mashed banana, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  • Pour into bowl and top with your favorite toppings!


WW Freestyle Points: 7


Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 5mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    Much better way to make oatmeal than the packets! I’m not a huge oatmeal fan but I’m trying new things. One thing I learned is a little banana goes a long way! LOVED that the nutmeg and cinnamon made my home smell like autumn!!! My favorite season! Loved the addition of pecans!