Easy Banana Nut Oatmeal

Breakfast, Healthy Options

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Old-fashioned oats are pulled together with bananas, walnuts and spices in just one bowl. And the best part: it tastes just like banana bread!

Old-fashioned oats are pulled together with bananas, walnuts and spices in just one bowl. And the best part: it tastes just like banana bread!

A handful of my favorite things join forces today on this cold, dreary day. Quaker® Oats, bananas, brown sugar, almond milk and spices are usually apart of my morning breakfast routine, but typically not combined into one. But when I was given the opportunity to work with Quaker® Oats on their “Bring Your Best Bowl” promotion, I immediately knew what I wanted to make.

I’m going to get personal here for a minute. I’ve been on a life-changing journey these past couple months. We’re looking to expand our family in the near future and I was recently told it’d be nearly impossible to have children. For someone who wants a BIG family, I instantly went into a depression. I didn’t even want to talk about it, I was so upset. I knew I needed to change, not just to have children, but for me. I came across an Orange Theory Fitness opening up right around the corner and I instantly fell in love it it. IT’S SO AMAZING — sorry to yell, but it is. It has changed my life. I’ve lost 42lbs and overall, just a healthier person in every aspect.

Being on this journey, one of the most important things that I’ve learned is you have to eat breakfast. Enough with claiming that you don’t have time in the morning. Take five minutes each morning to pull together this oatmeal that tastes just like banana bread!

Old-fashioned oats are pulled together with bananas, walnuts and spices in just one bowl. And the best part: it tastes just like banana bread!

This bowl requires simple ingredients that you can find at your local Kroger or you may have them already in the pantry. I’m at Kroger at least twice a week, walking through the aisles, brainstorming on how to make new innovative breakfast options.

There’s only 3 easy steps: combine main ingredients, microwave, add toppings.

The pictures pretty much write the recipe for me.↓ ↓ 

Old-fashioned oats are pulled together with bananas, walnuts and spices in just one bowl. And the best part: it tastes just like banana bread!

Readers! Just for you: you can join Quaker® Oats “Bring Your Best Bowl” contest and enter to win $250,000. Top recipes will be created and sold in stores in Fall 2016! *Only on Quaker® Instant Oat SKUs (Original and Maple Brown Sugar) Quaker® Standard Oatmeal Canisters (Old Fashioned and Quick One Minute.)

Easy as pie… or… oats. Your spoon is waiting.

Easy Banana Nut Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 1 bowl

Old-fashioned oats are pulled together with bananas, walnuts and spices in just one bowl. And the best part: it tastes just like banana bread!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned Quaker® Oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk*
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • optional for garnish, chopped walnuts and banana slices

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, or mason jar add (in this order) the oats, milk, mashed banana, brown sugar and cinnamon. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and stir. Add optional toppings of choice: chopped walnuts and/or banana slices.

Notes

*While any type of milk will work, I prefer to use unsweetened almond milk. It provides no extra sweetness, but adds a vanilla flavor to the oatmeal. If using regular milk, add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

*Bonus! This can be made the night before: in a mason jar, add the oatmeal, milk and cinnamon. The morning of, add the mashed banana and brown sugar. Microwave for 2 minutes and stir together. Add optional toppings.

More breakfast recipes here.

Find Quaker® Oats at your local Kroger in the cereal aisle.

Old-fashioned oats are pulled together with bananas, walnuts and spices in just one bowl. And the best part: it tastes just like banana bread!

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