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banana bread oatmeal

Banana Bread Oatmeal

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan


This banana bread oatmeal is made with cinnamon and walnuts to give you all the flavors of banana bread in one easy bowl! This quick breakfast is perfect for busy mornings!


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana, sliced and divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice (optional)


1. Add the oats and water to a large microwave-safe bowl

2. Microwave for 2 1/2-3 minutes on 70% power. You may need to adjust slightly based on your microwave. By not cooking at full power, you can avoid the oatmeal boiling over

3. After 2 1/2 minutes, carefully remove the oats from the microwave (the bowl will be very hot!) and stir vigorously. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes to thicken.

4. While the oatmeal is cooking, cut the banana in half. Mash half the banana, and slice the remaining half.

5. Once the oatmeal is cooked, stir the mashed banana into the oatmeal.

6. Top the oatmeal with remaining banana slices, cinnamon, walnuts. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup, if desired.

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