Rise and shine for the most irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you’ve ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!

Rise and shine for the irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!

HOW TO GET THAT BANANA BREAD FLAVOR

I have two secret tips that make this easy, healthier banana oatmeal recipe the absolutely BEST banana bread oatmeal. Keep reading to find out what gives this oatmeal that classic banana bread flavor we all know and so adore.

Rise and shine for the irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!

There’s nothing difficult or time-consuming about this recipe. It will only take you about 10 minutes from start to finish, with only about 3 minutes hands-on time.

Rise and shine for the irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!

Start off by cooking 1/2 cup of oats (one serving) according to package instructions. I like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats and the one from Trader Joe’s is also a favorite – add the 1/2 cup of oats to 1 cup boiling water, on the stove. Lower burner heat to a low setting and set your timer for 9 minutes. Stir oats every now and then.

Rise and shine for the irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!

Once the timer reads between 4-6 minutes of cooking time left, add 1/2 of a banana that has been mashed with a fork. Stir it into the oats with about 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and a packet of stevia, if you like your oats a little more on the sweet side. Of course you could also sweeten your oats with a little honey, maple syrup or brown sugar. Let oats continue to cook until timer goes off, stirring occasionally.

Rise and shine for the irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!

Okay, now turn off the burner and remove the pot of oats from the heat. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon imitation butter flavored extract. This can be found in the baking aisle near other spices and extracts. It gives the oatmeal such a lovely buttery banana bread taste.

Rise and shine for the irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!

TIPS TO COOKING UP THE BEST BANANA BREAD OATMEAL

  • Add 1/2 a banana, mashed, to oats while cooking.
  • Add 1/8-1/4 teaspoon imitation butter flavored extract to oats after they have cooked.

I can’t wait for you guys to give this recipe a try! There’s nothing like waking up to healthy whole foods that are satisfying and hearty. I topped my bowl of the best banana bread oatmeal with the other half of the banana that went into the cooking oats, sliced, chopped pecans, shredded unsweetened coconut, crunchy peanut butter and a handful of blueberries for good measure.

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Rise and shine for the irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!
Rise and shine for the irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! This gluten free, vegan, nutritious morning meal is sweetened naturally with banana and loaded with banana bread yumminess!
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Nutrition Facts
Best Banana Bread Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving (1 large bowl of oats)
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 21g
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:1 large bowl of oatmeal
Best Banana Bread Oatmeal

Rise and shine for the most irresistibly delicious Best Banana Bread Oatmeal you've ever tasted! Learn my tips for getting the perfect banana bread flavor.

Ingredients
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free, if needed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large banana, 1/2 mashed + 1/2 sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 packet stevia (use whatever preferred sweetener you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon imitation butter extract (optional, but recommended)
  • Optional toppings- 1/2 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tablespoon chopped pecans and shredded unsweetened coconut
Instructions
  1. Bring 1 cup water to boil in a small-medium pot. Once water is boiling; add in oats and turn heat down to simmer.
  2. Set your timer for 9 minutes.
  3. Halfway through the cooking process (when timer reads 4-6 minutes) add in mashed banana, cinnamon and sweetener of choice.
  4. Vigorously whip these ingredients into the oats with a fork. As you whip the oats, you'll notice that the oats will get fluffy and the banana will pretty much dissolve into the oats. You don't have to whip for the entire cooking time, just about a minute.
  5. Once your timer has went off, remove oats from heat and stir in vanilla and butter extract. Transfer oats to cereal bowl and enjoy with your favorite toppings.
Recipe Notes

FOR BANANA BREAD FLAVOR: 

  • Add 1/2 a banana, mashed, to oats while cooking.
  • Add 1/8-1/4 teaspoon imitation butter flavored extract to oats after they have cooked.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION includes all of the toppings listed in the ingredients and what you see pictured. My banana was large and weighed 152 grams.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best banana bread oatmeal, easy banana bread oatmeal

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