This oatmeal is warm, sweet, and lusciously filling, and it leaves me satisfied for hours! It is also incredibly versatile. Switch out any of the ingredients for whatever you fancy. I find it works well with some vanilla extract instead of almond and topped with crunchy peanut butter and a drizzle of honey! If you like your oatmeal just a bit thicker, use a little less milk or cook for a little longer.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mash half the banana in a saucepan. Whisk almond milk, honey, almond extract, cinnamon, and salt with the mashed banana until smooth; bring to a boil and stir oats into the mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at a simmer until the oats are tender and the moisture has been absorbed to your desired consistency, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer oatmeal to a bowl.

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  • Dice remaining banana half. Top oatmeal with banana and more cinnamon, as desired.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 7.6g 15% DV; carbohydrates 76.8g 25% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 319.3mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
This definitely is just as the submitter states "warm sweet and lusciously filling"! I love the combination of flavors and it's a great way to use up that last little banana - lol. I did opt to do a microwave version of this to cut back on time and to add a little protein I added a dollup of almond butter over top! Perfect with a glass of OJ! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2015
way too much almond extract.. It gave the banana an artificial flavor. Also i didn't enjoy the cinnamon with the banana either.. I always make oatmeal for my daughter and myself but we just couldn't eat this. i might try it again minus the cinnamon and almond extract. Read More
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
This definitely is just as the submitter states "warm sweet and lusciously filling"! I love the combination of flavors and it's a great way to use up that last little banana - lol. I did opt to do a microwave version of this to cut back on time and to add a little protein I added a dollup of almond butter over top! Perfect with a glass of OJ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2013
This can also be made with cow's milk and be cooked in the microwave. Just combine the ingredients and cook in the microwave for four minutes. Let it sit a minute or two and thicken. Most of the time I use a ripe banana because it makes it sweeter and then I can omit the honey or any other additional sweetener. This is one of my most favorite breakfasts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2014
My two year old and I love this oatmeal recipe - she asks for MORE(!!!). We always seem to have an overripe banana laying around and this is a great way to use it. This oatmeal is warm delicious and easy. I've found the almond extract is a bit much so have cut back on that but otherwise make as is (with cow's milk though) and add in almond butter at the end for extra protein and creaminess. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2016
This oatmeal was super yummy and filling. It is also the first time I tried almond milk (yum). I reduced the almond extract to 1/4 tsp. and that was just right I thought. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2016
I was looking for a hot oats equivalent for my morning oats that I typically eat and this was the closest I could find. No regrets! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk to tone down the sugar and added in ginger and ground cloves. Also instead of using almond abstract I used a tablespoon of creamy natural peanut butter which gave it the perfect nutty flavor to compliment the banana. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2018
Incredibly good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
I never liked oatmeal until now. I followed the recipe exactly. Super yummy! Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2018
I made it with Fairlife skim milk (the BEST skim milk on the planet!) and vanilla extract in place of almond. My kitchen smelled marvelous while it was cooking and it tastes great! I will try this again with other fruity substitutions. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2019
I made it with steel cut oats and used vanilla extract instead of almond because I didn't have any almond extract. It was very good. Both my husband and I liked it and will make it again for a larger crowd. With the steel cut oats, you have to cook it longer, but good flavor and a little more healthy. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2015
way too much almond extract.. It gave the banana an artificial flavor. Also i didn't enjoy the cinnamon with the banana either.. I always make oatmeal for my daughter and myself but we just couldn't eat this. i might try it again minus the cinnamon and almond extract. Read More