Recipe: Banana Nut Oatmeal

Breakfast Recipes, Pre + Post Workout Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT


Oatmeal is one of those mundane breakfast options that is highly underrated for all the health benefits it provides. But this banana nut oatmeal takes the mundane out and instead gives you a deliciously seemingly indulgent breakfast that also happens to be super healthy!

Oatmeal is also great for boosting the immune system making it 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.



Ingredients in Banana Nut Oatmeal

This recipe for banana nut oatmeal uses less than 10 ingredients, most of which you already have in your pantry/fridge. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 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: 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract

How To Make Banana Nut Oatmeal

Oatmeal is very easy to make, making it a great option for breakfast! Here is how you make our banana nut oatmeal in 4 easy steps:

  1. Bring water and (optional) salt and almond extract to a boil in a medium pot.
  2. Add oats, flax, banana, cinnamon and stir. Return to a boil; then turn off heat.
  3. Let sit, covered, for about 5 minutes.
  4. Scoop into a bowl and add optional maple syrup, almond milk, toasted walnuts and additional banana coins.

Other Oatmeal Recipes

While we love our banana nut oatmeal recipe, we would be remiss if we didn’t share some other oatmeal favorites:



Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 serving(s)

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional
  • A drizzle of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp walnuts, toasted and chopped, for garnish (optional)
  • Extra banana coins, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Bring water and (optional) salt and almond extract to a boil in a medium pot.
  2. Add oats, flax, banana, cinnamon and stir. Return to a boil; then turn off heat.
  3. Let sit, covered, for about 5 minutes.
  4. Scoop into a bowl and add optional maple syrup, almond milk, 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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