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Banana oatmeal

Easy Banana Oatmeal

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings 1x


This banana oatmeal is creamy and lightly sweet, with the best banana flavor! It’s a healthy breakfast that’s fast and easy to whip up.


  • 1 tablespoon salted butter or coconut oil
  • 2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats (do not use instant oats or steel cut oats)
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas (or save half of one banana for topping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves or 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water
  • Milk, oat milk or almond milk, for serving (optional)
  • Maple syrup or honey, for serving (optional)


  1. Melt the butter or coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oats and toast for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant.
  2. Add the salt and cinnamon and cloves. Turn the heat to low and carefully pour in the water, milk, vanilla and banana, stirring. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until tender, then remove from the heat. Taste and add 2 more pinches salt. Serve immediately for a chunky texture, or stir in 1/2 cup milk for a creamier body. The texture is intentionally chewy (not gloppy or soggy!). You can also stir in 1 tablespoon maple syrup to the pot for a slightly sweeter flavor, or simply add a drizzle on top. Top with desired toppings and serve. 
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Oatmeal
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Banana oatmeal