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Best Banana Bread Oatmeal served in a white bowl and topped with blueberries

Best Banana Bread Oatmeal

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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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword best banana bread oatmeal, easy banana oatmeal
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 9 mins
Servings 1 large bowl of oatmeal
Calories 280
Author Kim Lee


  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free, if needed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk*
  • 1 large banana, 1/2 mashed + 1/2 sliced for topping**
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 packet stevia, if needed (use whatever preferred sweetener you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon imitation butter extract (optional, but recommended)
  • Optional toppings - peanut butter or almond butter, berries, chopped nuts, chocolate chips


  • Add all of the ingredients except vanilla and butter extract to a small pot on the stovetop.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring and mashing the banana with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes until thick and creamy, stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn. I like to remove the pot from the heat after 8-10 minutes and let sit for a few more minutes to thicken a little more. Add vanilla and butter extract, if using. If you want it a little creamier, stir in a little additional almond milk to reach desired consistency.
  • Scoop into a bowl and add any desired toppings and enjoy.


*Use any milk variety and any combination of water and milk that equals 1 cup.
**For the sliced banana topping, I caramelized the slices in small skillet that was sprayed with coconut oil spray on medium heat for a couple of minutes.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION does not include toppings.


Serving: 1large bowl of oats | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg