Bananas and Cream Oatmeal

This Bananas and Cream Oatmeal is the perfect quick and easy way to change up your usual breakfast routine. It’s creamy and sweet, and is guaranteed to become a new favorite of the whole family.

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WHY THIS BANANAS AND CREAM OATMEAL RECIPE IS SO GOOD

  • This Bananas and Cream Oatmeal is SUPER customizable! Want more protein? Add in some protein powder, top with peanut butter or chopped pecans! Toss some berries into the oatmeal! The options are endless.
  • It makes great leftovers, make a double batch to keep breakfast easy all week long. Making this ahead you may find some discoloration with the banana, but the taste is still amazingly delicious!
  • This is a great way to use up bananas that have gotten a little too ripe. We love banana bread, but this is so much easier. The mashed bananas get added into the oatmeal so no one will know the difference! Just leave off the sliced bananas on top.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING BANANA AND CREAM OATMEAL

  • Use old-fashioned oats for this recipe. Quick oats tend to get too mushy when cooked for too long. 
  • If you are gluten-free, make sure your oats are gluten-free certified, or better yet, purity protocol oats.
  • You’ll use two bananas in this recipe, one will be mashed and combined with the oats. The other is sliced and used as a topping. 
  • If you don’t want to use brown sugar, you can use granulated sugar, coconut sugar, or pure maple syrup for this recipe. 
  • To make this recipe dairy-free, use unsweetened almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk in the oats. Then, drizzle non-dairy milk over the top of your oatmeal before serving. 
  • If you like your oatmeal to be thicker, cook for the full 8 minutes until thick. If you like your oatmeal on the runnier side, start checking around 5 minutes. You can also add an additional ½ cup of milk to the mixture if you prefer it looser. 
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Bananas and Cream Oatmeal

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Bananas and Cream Oatmeal is the perfect quick and easy way to change up your usual breakfast routine. It's creamy and sweet, and is guaranteed to become a new favorite of the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk dairy or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon plus additional for topping
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats gluten-free if needed
  • 2 bananas 1 mashed and 1 sliced for serving
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream If dairy free can use the thick coconut cream from the top of a can of full fat coconut milk

Instructions

    1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together water, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a boil.Top view photo of a saucepan with water, milk , brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt, ready to boil.
    2. Add the oats and mashed banana. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 6-8 minutes, until thickened to your liking.Top view photo of oats and mashed bananas in a saucepan, ready to simmer with the milk mixture.
    3. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.Top view photo of oats that have been cooked with all the ingredients. Vanilla extract has been added to the oats.
    4. Divide between two bowls. Top with heavy cream, remaining sliced banana, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon before serving.Top view photo of two bowls of Banana and Cream Oatmeal, with cream on top and ready for sliced bananas.

Notes

  • Use old-fashioned oats for this recipe. Quick oats tend to get too mushy when cooked for too long. 
  • If you are gluten-free, make sure your oats are gluten-free certified, or better yet, purity protocol oats.
  • You’ll use two bananas in this recipe, one will be mashed and combined with the oats. The other is sliced and used as a topping. 
  • If you don’t want to use brown sugar, you can use granulated sugar, coconut sugar, or pure maple syrup for this recipe. 
  • To make this recipe dairy-free, use unsweetened almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk in the oats. Then, drizzle non-dairy milk over the top of your oatmeal before serving. 
  • If you like your oatmeal to be thicker, cook for the full 8 minutes until thick. If you like your oatmeal on the runnier side, start checking around 5 minutes. You can also add an additional ½ cup of milk to the mixture if you prefer it looser. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 926Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 46gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 742mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 8gSugar: 49gProtein: 19g

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6 Comments

  1. The ingredients in this reminds me so much of bananas fosters, and I am into it. Thanks for the easy recipe.

  2. I LOVE this recipe. I could eat bananas everyday but I am trying to find recipes that have bananas, so I don’t eat them just plain. It gets boring. Man this recipe was awesome

    1. This is a popular recipe today! So glad you love it and yes, it is good to take your fav food and then put it into a variety of dishes!

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