Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

This warm bowl of Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal makes the perfect cozy breakfast. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and high in fiber. To make this simple recipe, all you need are oats, a banana, sliced almonds, flaxseed or chia seed, cinnamon, and honey. This nutritious breakfast can be made in less than five minutes! Go ahead and give it a try.

If you love this recipe, be sure to also checkout my Banana Chocolate Oatmeal recipe.

banana cinnamon oatmeal

What You’ll Need to Make Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal:

Gluten-Free Oats: You can use either rolled oats or quick oats in this recipe. Steel cut oats will not work as they need to be cooked on the stove top. Opt for gluten-free oats if you need to make this recipe gluten-free.

Banana: A ripe banana will naturally sweeten this recipe. I highly recommend putting the banana in the bowl before microwaving. It sounds crazy, but the banana will “melt” into the bowl – it smells and tastes incredible!

Raw Almonds: Almonds add a dose of healthy fat to this recipe and give it a little crunch. Use raw almonds and chop them yourself or purchase chopped almonds.

Flax or Chia Seeds: Flaxseed or chia seeds will help thicken the oats and add a boost of fiber and other nutrients to this bowl.

Water: Use filtered water to cook the oats. You can use a plant-based milk if you’d prefer, but it’s not necessary.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds a natural sweet flavor to this bowl.

Honey: Add a little honey to give this bowl some extra sweetness.

How to Make Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal:

  1. Add oats, water, and flaxseed or chia seeds to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave oats for approximately 1 minute until they are slightly softened.
  2. Slice 1 banana and add to the bowl. Microwave for 1-2 additional minutes or until the oats have turned to oatmeal and are no longer watery. The banana will soften and slightly melt until the oats.
  3. Top with cinnamon, honey, and almonds.
banana cinnamon oatmeal

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you give it a try, please leave a comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!

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Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

This simple and delicious bowl of Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal makes the perfect nutritious breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 bowl

Equipment

  • Microwave

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • handful Raw Almonds
  • 1 tbsp Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds
  • ~3/4 cup Filtered Water
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Honey

Instructions
 

  • Add oats, water, and flaxseed or chia seeds to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave oats for approximately 1 minute until they are slightly softened.
  • Slice 1 banana and add to the bowl. Microwave for 1-2 additional minutes or until the oats have turned to oatmeal and are no longer watery. The banana will soften and slightly melt until the oats.
  • Top with cinnamon, honey, and almonds.

Notes

Tip: heat the banana in the microwave with the oatmeal and it melts into the bowl. Sounds weird but smells and tastes soo good!
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Oatmeal

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