Oatmeal Recipes Healthy: Banana Walnut Oatmeal

White Bowl with healthy banana oatmeal topped with walnuts. Spoon on right side of bowl.

Looking for oatmeal recipes that are healthy? Banana walnut oatmeal is absolutely delicious!  It actually changed the way I thought about oatmeal.  Instead of individual cardboard like flakes this oatmeal is a creamy delightful texture.  I think that cooking it on the stove for a couple of minutes, using milk and a mashed banana gives it that wonderful smooth and light texture.  Oatmeal and walnuts are heart healthy, too!  Try this winning combination today!

Oatmeal Recipes Healthy: How to Make Banana Walnut Oatmeal

You will need 1 cup quick cooking oats, 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, a dash of salt, 1 mashed ripe banana, a tablespoon of maple syrup and a few spoonfuls of chopped walnuts.

Combine the water, milk, and dash of salt in a boiler on the stove and turn it on high.  I like to use my non-stick boiler for extra easy cleanup, but any boiler will work.  After the liquid starts to steam and get hot, add the oatmeal.  Stir constantly for 2 minutes.  I keep it on high until it starts to splatter a little, then turn it down to medium high.  Be sure to stir it constantly and it won’t stick to the bottom of the pan.  After 2 minutes (or maybe a little before) the oatmeal is thicker and creamier.  Remove it from the heat and stir in the mashed banana and tablespoon of maple syrup.  If the banana is really ripe, you can omit the maple syrup.  Spoon into serving bowls and top with walnuts.

Variations for Banana Walnut Oatmeal

You can also top with fresh blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.  Instead of walnuts, you can use pecans.  Any way you top it, it is delicious.  Enjoy!

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Banana Walnut Oatmeal

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Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 2 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 Mashed Very Ripe Banana
  • 1 tablespoon of Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of Chopped Walnuts

Instructions

1

Combine the water, milk, and dash of salt in a boiler on the stove and turn it on high. 

2

After the liquid starts to steam and get hot, add the oatmeal.  Stir constantly for 2 minutes until thick and creamy.

3

Remove boiler from the heat.

4

Stir in the mashed banana and tablespoon of maple syrup. 

5

Spoon into individual serving bowls and top with chopped walnuts.

6

Serve immediately.

Notes

You can also top with fresh blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.  Instead of walnuts, you can use pecans. I have made the oatmeal the night before and refrigerated it. Just cover it well with plastic wrap to keep the bananas from turning dark. You can reheat it in the microwave and then top with walnuts.

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