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Banana Nut Muffin Oatmeal

Banana Nut Muffin Oatmeal

Serves: 1

Category: Breakfast
Author: Barbara Vindiola

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Enjoy the flavors of a banana nut muffin without the guilt. Start your day with this quick and easy oatmeal.

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2/3 cup water
1/3 cup old fashioned or steel cut oats (see note)
1-2 dates, chopped or 1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 banana, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/4 cup unsweetened soy, almond or hemp milk


Place water, oats, and dates in a small saucepan on medium heat and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring gently as needed to prevent sticking, until oats are tender. Place in bowl. Add ground flax and stir. Top with banana chunks, walnuts, and milk. Stir in gently.

Note: If using steel cut oats, increase water to 1 1/3 cups and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.

Calories 325; Protein 7 g; Carbohydrates 59 g; Sugars 24 g; Total Fat 9.4 g; Saturated Fat 1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 56 mg; Fiber 9.1 g; Beta-Carotene 32 ug; Vitamin C 10 mg; Calcium 168 mg; Iron 7.9 mg; Folate 38 ug; Magnesium 79 mg; Potassium 595 mg; Zinc 0.7 mg; Selenium 3.6 ug

Comments (12):



11/06/2012 11:11 AM

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It's ok a lil fresh to me but I add raisins to mines for a lil sweetness.
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02/10/2013 03:54 PM

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04/06/2013 09:48 AM

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This tasted wonderful and very filling! Better than any package oatmeal.


05/08/2013 11:17 AM

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Simple, quick, and delicious! When I just want a fairly plain breakfast without much fruit, this is the recipe I use. This is also a good travel recipe. You can place the water, oats, and dates(or raisins) in a thermos overnight. In the morning place the soaked ingredients in a bowl and add the other ingredients. No cooking needed. Yum! Yum!


04/05/2014 09:11 AM

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I love, love, love this recipe! It's quick, nutritious and delicious! Very comforting. I make this at least once a week. It is definitely a "go-to" recipe for me. Only change - I use steel cut oats.


11/23/2015 05:01 PM

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These were wonderfully delicious, but I did add some frozen blueberries. I will definitely make them again!


01/26/2016 04:36 PM

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That's a lot of carbs though 62?

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01/05/2018 02:12 PM

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Carbs are not bad, in and of themselves.  It's which ones you eat that can be a problem.


01/27/2016 08:54 AM

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We eat this at least every other day! We add blueberries, too. Or substitute apple for banana.
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12/17/2016 01:44 PM

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I like to add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Reminds me of banana nut bread.


04/26/2017 04:21 PM

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Fantastic!  I didn't miss my usual butter and brown sugar topping to my SAD version of oatmeal.  Love it!


04/15/2019 09:53 AM

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LOVE this breakfast!! I add cinnamon when cooking the oats and dates. It is so simple and very delicious--definitely one of our top picks. We have this at least once per week. 

This comment was last edited on 04/15/2019 09:53 AM


06/21/2019 02:08 PM

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Yummy simple recipe. I used almond milk instead of water for creaminess and I couldn’t help but add a small scoop of almond butter on top. 

Edit: just noticed the recipe called for water AND milk. No wonder I had to keep adding more milk lol. Reading is fundamental friends. :D

This comment was last edited on 06/22/2019 10:15 AM