This Almond Butter Banana Oatmeal is the yummiest way to start any day. Creamy almond butter, crunchy granola and walnuts, and perfectly sweet bananas. Satisfying whole foods ingredients that make this beloved breakfast staple more delicious than ever!
Sometimes I have serious breakfast ruts. I want something satisfying & healthy, but I also want it to taste good. After all, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day – so I want to enjoy it. Now I know oatmeal has had it’s boring moments. But this banana oatmeal is a great way to add more whole foods ingredients to your diet, and enjoy a simple breakfast staple in an exciting and yummy way!
Creamy almond butter, sweet banana slices, and crunchy granola over a warm bowl of oatmeal. It’s a breakfast that tastes ahhhmazing, is satisfying, and packed with healthy ingredients. So it’s kinda the best of both worlds.
Ingredients – Everything You Need
You’ll only need a handful of pantry staples to make this breakfast happen. Here’s everything you need:
Oatmeal: can use quick oats are whole rolled oats – I like a 50/50 mix!
Cinnamon: I love using cinnamon in the cooking process of the oatmeal and as a topping.
Vanilla extract: this is a great way to add flavor while cooking the oatmeal.
Granola: you can use a homemade recipe or a favorite store-bought granola.
Walnuts: you can use any nuts as a topping, but I personally love chopped walnuts.
Almond butter: we love using almond butter for protein and taste, you can also swap for peanut or cashew butter.
Sweetener: you can sweeten your oatmeal with agave, maple syrup, or coconut sugar.
Banana: we LOVE bananas on top of oatmeal. You can also add extra fruit like berries and apple slices.
Chia seeds: you can also swap for hemp or flax seeds as well.
How to Cook Oatmeal (3 ways)
Kettle method: if you have an electric kettle for teas or hot drinks, we love using this as a simple way to cook oatmeal. Boil the water until the kettle is finished, pour water in with oats in bowl, cover with a plate and let sit for 3-5 minutes until oatmeal is cooked. No pot to clean, no mess, and quick results!
Stovetop: cooking oatmeal on your stovetop will give you the most control over the final results. Bring water to a boil, then add oats and other flavorings, lower to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes – stir occasionally.
Microwave: This will be your fastest method. Measure water and oats and add to a microwave safe bowl. Then cook for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes (will depend on type of oats you have). Easy peasy!
More Oatmeal Breakfasts to Try
If you are like me and love yourself a good oatmeal breakfast, I think you’ll be a big fan of these recipes as well. For more oatmeal “bowl” recipes, try out our Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bowl or Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bowl.
If you wanna still keep breakfast healthy but switch things up from straight up oats, try out our Oatmeal Banana Pancakes or Healthy Oatmeal Banana Coffee Cake – SO delicious and packed with hearty oats.
Almond Butter Banana Oatmeal
- Bring a pot of 1 cup water to a boil on stove top. Stir in 1/2 cup oats, pinch of salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stir occasionally.
- Serve in a bowl - arrange with banana slices, granola, nuts & seeds, and maple syrup.