Recipe: Banana Nut Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is one of those mundane breakfast options that is highly underrated for all the health benefits it provides. We eat it when we’re sick to help boost our immune system, but it’s a great way to start every morning. Paired with banana for fiber and vitamins, walnuts for those hard-to-find omega-3 fatty acids and almond milk for additional antioxidants, this oatmeal recipe will get your day started right and will keep you full and satisfied for those early mornings at work or school.

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 serving(s)


  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/8 heaping teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1/2 cup organic steel-cut oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of ground flax seed
  • 1/2 of a ripe banana, diced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A drizzle of almond milk
  • Optional
  • 1 tbsp walnuts, toasted and chopped, for garnish (optional)
  • Extra banana coins, for garnish (optional)


  1. Add water, salt and almond extract in a medium pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add oats, flax and banana.
  3. Stir over heat until mixture comes back to a boil. Then turn off heat and cover pot.
  4. Let sit, covered, for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add maple syrup and cinnamon and stir in.
  6. Transfer oatmeal to a bowl and drizzle with almond milk. If desired, add chopped, toasted walnuts and additional banana coins.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1

Calories: 211

Protein: 4 gram(s)

Fat: 4 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 37 gram(s)

Fiber: 5 gram(s)

Sugar: 13 gram(s)

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1 Comment

on March 17, 2015 at 9:28 AM Reply

This is my new favorite breakfast. I've simplified it a bit though. Just steel-cut oats, flax, and banana. At the end I stir in a scoop of vanilla protein powder. I also let it cook a lot longer - 20 minutes. I like it creamy.

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