Rating: 4.07 stars
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

A warm, filling breakfast cereal with a fruity twist. When my bananas begin to get overly ripe, I peel them and put them in plastic freezer bags. This is a great recipe for using frozen bananas, but you can also use ripe bananas.

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
7 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 bowl of oatmeal
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Combine the oats, milk, flax seeds, walnuts, honey, and banana in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in microwave on High for 2 minutes. Mash the banana with a fork and stir into the mixture. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

532 calories; protein 11.2g; carbohydrates 101.7g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 2.5mg; sodium 57.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (40)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2010
Delicious and great for breakfast! I used wheat germ instead of flax seeds and maple syup instead of honey plus added a little cinnamon and nutmeg. I added a few additional slices of banana on top. Nice recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/05/2010
I would love to give this 5 stars for everything else but made as written it is exceedingly sweet too much even for this sweet tooth. I could only eat half the bowl. I will make this again but cut the honey way down or use a bit of maple syrup instead. Ripe bananas are pretty sweet to begin with so 3 tbs of honey takes it too far. Also use ground flax instead of flax seeds as the nutrition benefits of flax are only released when the seeds are ground. Steel cut oats can be adapted to this recipe. Keep a parcooked container of steel cuts in the refrigerator to use in place of the quick oats. Still cook as directed and they will turn out great. I love the combination of banana and walnuts in this recipe. Flavor and crunch! Thanks for sharing Sunshine7! Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
03/05/2010
I would love to give this 5 stars for everything else but made as written it is exceedingly sweet too much even for this sweet tooth. I could only eat half the bowl. I will make this again but cut the honey way down or use a bit of maple syrup instead. Ripe bananas are pretty sweet to begin with so 3 tbs of honey takes it too far. Also use ground flax instead of flax seeds as the nutrition benefits of flax are only released when the seeds are ground. Steel cut oats can be adapted to this recipe. Keep a parcooked container of steel cuts in the refrigerator to use in place of the quick oats. Still cook as directed and they will turn out great. I love the combination of banana and walnuts in this recipe. Flavor and crunch! Thanks for sharing Sunshine7! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
Delicious and great for breakfast! I used wheat germ instead of flax seeds and maple syup instead of honey plus added a little cinnamon and nutmeg. I added a few additional slices of banana on top. Nice recipe! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2011
Please note the only way to receive the benefits of flax seed is for them to be finely ground or use flax seed oil. The body can't break down flax seed in it's whole form. Therefore there's no benefit to eating flax seed whole. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2011
What better way than to start off my morning with a warm oatmeal with bananas and walnuts! This morning I used steel cut oatmeals instead of quick cooking oats and very little skim milk. I used wheat germ instead of flax seeds and brown sugar in place of honey. I also added a few additional slices of bananas on top. This was satisfying healthy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2009
Surprisingly good! This is a quick healthy breakfast and even my 5 year old really liked it. I didn't have honey so I used some brown sugar. I will definitely do this again. The oatmeal was a little chewy so I'll add a little more milk next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2010
This was great - I used wheat germ instead of the flax - but will just eliminate it next time and use all oats. I tried pecans instead of walnuts - think either would be good. I did add a bit of brown sugar - maybe next time I'll add a dab of peanut butter to go with that banana!!! This was easy and quick and I knew exactly what I put in it - as opposed to all those packet-mix oatmeals!!! You could even do bettter than those packets - you could use this as a base (minus the banana) and add your own peaches and cream, maple and brown sugar, or apples and cinnamon!!!! Thanks for the great recipe and recipe base!!!!!!!!! Ten stars!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/11/2011
I reduced the honey to one tablespoon and it was still WAY too sweet. Won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2011
A bit too sweet but realize that flax not only needs to be ground but it also looses its nutritional value when it is heated - so don't waste your money on the flax seed (or any other product that is cooked with flax seeds/oil). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2011
I used 1 TBS wheat germ and only 1 TBS honey. Turned out yummy. Read More
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