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Banana Oatmeal

This banana oatmeal recipe is made with mashed bananas, gluten free rolled oats, cinnamon and walnuts. Quick and easy to make for the perfect easy and comforting breakfast for busy mornings.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread oatmeal, banana oatmeal, breakfast, gluten free, oatmeal recipe, rolled oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 267 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats , use gluten free as needed
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk , or use your favorite milk
  • 1/16 teaspoon fine sea salt (a tiny pinch), optional
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice , optional - coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, SWERVE, stevia or monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/2 well ripened banana , mashed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter , peanut butter or date caramel for topping, optional
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut , optional for topping



  1. Combine oats and milk in a medium pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and a gentle simmer. Do not leave unattended.

  2. Add in the mashed banana and continue simmering until thickened and desired creaminess, about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping along the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir in cinnamon and sweetener if using.

  4. Divide into bowls and top each with more banana slices, nuts or any other toppings, if desired.


  1. To avoid sticking, lightly coat the inner pot of your Instant Pot with coconut oil or cooking spray.

    Add oats into the Instant Pot followed by milk. Stir in the bananas. Secure the lid and close the vent.

  2. Press the MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOKER for newer Instant Pot models) button and set to 4 minutes.

    After the oats finish cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally (about 10-15 minutes).

  3. After the pressure releases, open the lid and give the oatmeal a good stir. Any extra liquid will absorb as it cools. Stir in the cinnamon and sweetener if desired.

    Divide into bowls and top each with more banana slices, nuts, milk and other toppings, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.