Banana Oatmeal Recipe

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Banana Oatmeal Recipe


Having a bowl of a warm and freshly cooked banana oatmeal recipe is a great way to add beneficial nutrients and fiber to your diet!

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Recipe


Studies have shown that eating whole grains (that contain high amounts of dietary fiber), like oats, reduces the risk of heart disease, colorectal cancer, and type 2 diabetes. It also helps with weight loss.

There are many ways to include oats in your diet if you don’t like to eat it plain. You can add it whole, or ground up into oat flour, in your cookies, muffins, scones, biscuits, bread or make granola. Try my Sweet Potato Oatmeal With Pecans And Cranberries or Banana Split Oatmeal.

Have you ever wondered about how rolled oats are processed and how they came about with the different kinds of oats? I recently bought steel cut oat groats (Irish or pinhead), which I had kept putting off buying because I thought it was difficult to prepare. Although it took around 30 minutes to prepare, after soaking overnight, it was worth the experience. I also wanted to add some to my oatmeal soap for its exfoliating properties.

Different types of oats:

1. Whole oat groats are harvested grains which have the inedible hulls removed, they take the longest to cook (45- 60 minutes).

2. Steel Cut Oats, also known as Irish or pinhead oats, are oat groats that are cut into 2 or 3 pieces using a sharp steel blade, allowing them to cook quicker than whole oat groats (around 20-40 minutes). Here are some benefits of steel-cut oats.

3. Scottish Oats are made using a stone to grind the whole groats in smaller pieces of different sizes when cooked it is believed to make a creamier porridge than steel-cut.

4. Rolled Oats or Old-Fashioned Oats are made by steaming whole oat groats, then rolling them into flakes and drying them. The flakes have a greater surface area and therefore cook a lot faster (around 10 minutes). They tend to have a chewier texture in baked goods.

5. Quick or Instant Oats are rolled oats that are pressed thinner than rolled oats. They cook even faster than rolled oats and are mushier than rolled oats. I tend to prefer rolled oats over quick oats and find that rolled oats can be used in place of quick oats in most recipes.

Easy Banana Oatmeal Recipe

Is Oatmeal Gluten-Free?

Yes, it is gluten-free. Oatmeal doesn’t contain gluten, however, most commercial oatmeal is processed in plants that also process wheat, barley, and rye causing cross-contamination. Purchasing certified gluten-free oatmeal is best in this case.

There are some people who react negatively to the protein avenin found in oatmeal, the same way they react to gluten, the protein found in wheat. It is best if these folks avoid oatmeal altogether.

How To Make Banana Oatmeal Recipe With Old Fashioned Oats

Old fashioned oats are also called rolled oats, they are oats that have been steamed and rolled.

To prepare Banana Oatmeal Recipe:

  • Combine almond milk, water, and rolled oats in a saucepan and bring to boil on medium heat.
  • Stir and reduce heat to simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, cover and allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in mashed banana, maple syrup, almond slices, and blueberries.

Other Vegan Breakfast Recipes To Try

  1. Banana Porridge
  2. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl With Berries
  3. Gluten-Free Granola
  4. Instant Pot Brown Rice Pudding
  5. Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 191 kcal / 798 kJ
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 37 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
For: 2 Servings



  1. Combine oats, water, and milk, and bring to boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 5- 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in flax seeds, banana, and maple syrup. Serve with almonds and blueberries on top.


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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Maureen
    November 22, 2019

    I’ve made and rated this oatmeal recipe before, but I’m eating it right now and just had to review again. It is the creamiest oatmeal ever! I don’t add sliced almonds but I do add almond butter – always. This batch was topped with frozen wild blueberries (my granddaughter’s favorite) and almond butter. The banana flavor isn’t overpowering at all. This is such a quick and easy oatmeal recipe – warm, comforting. and so satisfying. Ok, I’ve finished this review and my yummy bowl of deliciousness. 👍👍

    Thank you again Michelle ❤️

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      November 22, 2019

      Maureen that’s so sweet of you, thank you for reviewing it and I’m so excited that your granddaughter loves it too. Honestly, with your description, I want oatmeal for supper plus I have some ripe bananas.

  2. Maureen
    May 15, 2019

    Just made this for my granddaughter and I. It’s delicious! I doubled the recipe but only used one banana. Just before serving I added blueberries, diced up strawberries, hemp seeds and a scoop of almond butter. Yummy! Thank you Michelle for a wonderful oatmeal recipe!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 15, 2019

      Maureen, I’m so happy you and your granddaughter enjoyed it and I love all the delicious fruits and protein you added. Thank you for your feedback.

  3. Anosa
    January 25, 2016

    I didn’t realise there was so many different types of oats! This looks very simple to make and worth it.

  4. rika
    January 23, 2016

    Oatmeal is a great breakfast item! It helps stabilize our blood sugar

  5. Chanelle
    January 22, 2016

    I love oatmeal in the morning with blueberries. :)

  6. Victoria Sconion
    January 20, 2016

    Oatmeal is a huge staple in our house. This would go great for a Saturday Morning

  7. Erica Brooks
    January 20, 2016

    Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast meals. I’ll have to give this recipe a try to spruce up my normal routine.

  8. Danielle Des
    January 20, 2016

    I just had oatmeal this morning. Very hearty and yummy!

  9. Shaylee @ Data Nerds
    January 20, 2016

    yum! I eat oatmeal almost everyday and I’m always looking for new recipes to try. This one looks great!

  10. OurFamilyWorld
    January 20, 2016

    This looks yummy. I’ve never had steel cut oats before, but I will look for this.

  11. Claudette Esterine
    January 19, 2016

    Not a big fan of blueberry but love oatmeal!

  12. michelle
    January 19, 2016

    i think i am finally ready to start incorporating oatmeal into my morning routines as it sounds like it will be a great addition for my health

  13. Elizabeth O.
    January 19, 2016

    I love oatmeal, especially with fresh fruits. This is such a lovely recipe!

  14. Maddie
    January 19, 2016

    Looks yummy! I’ve actually recently been thinking of becoming a vegetarian.

  15. Shannon Peterson
    January 19, 2016

    This is one of my favorite breakfasts ever! Soothing and filling :)

  16. Sara
    January 19, 2016

    My dad is the oatmeal eater in our family. When he makes it and I just happen to wander over in the morning it’s the only time I’ll eat it. It’s just raisins and a little milk for us! Yum!

  17. Jennifer Rollins
    January 19, 2016

    Oatmeal is my favorite thing to have for Breakfast! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  18. Terri Beavers
    January 19, 2016

    I love oatmeal served any which way. I try to mix it up for the kids so I’ll be sure to try your recipe.

  19. Rocio Chavez
    January 19, 2016

    Looks delicious and nutritious.

  20. Patrice M Foster
    January 19, 2016

    Love banana in my oatmeal with peanut butter. I have try steel cut oats take longer to cook. So I get the other kind roll oats. Your recipe is on point.

  21. Julie Syl Kalungi
    January 19, 2016

    I love my oats creamy, and not chewy.Some oats are so chewy you would think you are eating an old goat lol. I love blueberries in my oatmeal and I should try almonds in there too!

  22. Elizabeth Towns
    January 19, 2016

    I love steel cut oats – but I usually purchase them pre-made. I’m wondering now if I should attempt them for myself.

  23. Carmen Gomez (Lilly)
    January 19, 2016

    Thank you for sharing will be saving this for later!

  24. Ana De- Jesus
    January 19, 2016

    I love blueberries and oatmeal sounds like a delicious recipe for the morning.

  25. tara pittman
    January 19, 2016

    The nice thing about oats is the varieties all have the same nutrition. So choose based on what form you like.

  26. Barbee
    January 18, 2016

    This a good way to start off my workday mornings

  27. R. Shelton
    January 18, 2016

    Bananas and blueberries, this is definitely something my kids will love for breakfast.