Breakfast is one of those meals where I usually stick to the same thing. I love smoothies, and tend to have one every day of the week (and make them while my darling boyfriend is trying to sleep). It’s a habit.

Now don’t get me wrong, I looooove breakfast foods, I just don’t seem to make enough of them. My bookmark list of breakfast items is exploding and I have decided that from today on, I’m going to try new and exciting breakfasts a few times a week. Starting with this oatmeal. It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s something that makes me want to start a new breakfast habit of only oatmeal…but I won’t. I WILL be making this again though. It’s so scrumptious, and I know you’ll like it too!

To make this, mash up your banana.

Then place water, milk, banana, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar (or maple syrup) in a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Stir in oats.

Simmer over medium heat for 8 minutes or until desired thickness. Stir in walnuts just before serving.

Enjoy!

Banana Walnut Oatmeal
Recipe taken from Kitchen Simplicity
Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
1 banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
pinch salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar (or maple syrup)
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Extra brown sugar for topping

Directions:
Place water, milk, banana, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar (or maple syrup) in a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Stir in oats. Simmer over medium heat for 8 minutes or until desired thickness. Stir in walnuts just before serving.

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21 Responses to Banana Walnut Oatmeal

  1. WIsh I had made THIS for breakfast!!

  2. I love unique oatmeal…it’s the only way that I will eat it. I like lots of bananas in mine!

  3. Tracey says:

    I tend to get into breakfast ruts too but for me it’s granola and yogurt with fruit. This oatmeal looks wonderful, like pure comfort!

  4. Wish I had that in my bowl right now. Happy Monday!

  5. Kathryn says:

    I definitely feel like I’m in a breakfast rut, this is a great alternative.

  6. Ooh yum, this looks gloriously thick and delicious. Perfect comfort food for the chiller spring mornings :-)

  7. anjig says:

    Mmmm, delicious! That’s the kind of oatmeal I’ll make next time

  8. I love oatmeal, but definitely need to start making it more often. I am so guilty of stopping at Starbuck’s a few days a week for theirs. This flavor combination sounds outstanding.

  9. I don’t care that it’s like 9 o’clock where I am…I totally want a bow of this RIGHT now…probably because I still haven’t had supper! :)

  10. Eileen says:

    I have the perfect banana for this recipe just chilling on top of my refrigerator. I think I know what I’m making for breakfast tomorrow!

  11. This is such a great combination. I think I’ll try it for breakfast tomorrow. :)

  12. Deborah says:

    We have breakfast for dinner more than breakfast for breakfast! :) I’m not normally huge oatmeal fan, but I think I’d actually like this!

  13. Joanne says:

    I am SUCH a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast also! But for me it’s PB+J on an english muffin. :P I tend to experiment more with breakfast for dinner and this will certainly be going on the menu!

  14. katerina says:

    Hey Katrina! Glad to stumbled on your blog..I really really love it!
    Your photos and your recipes looks amazing…
    I’m totally your new daily reader :)
    Congrats–very good job!
    xxxFiC.

  15. Definitely sold on a sweet oat breakfast like this one… banana and walnut is always a delicious combo!

  16. Meg says:

    I love how flexible oatmeal is! You can do so much with it.. you should try them savoury.. its very different.

  17. What a great recipe for breakfast or a midday snack! This looks so warm and comforting, Katrina!

  18. I love oatmeal very much, I always keep some at my office desk and have it as an afetrnoon snack!

  19. This makes me wanna eat oatmeal for breakfast (which I don’t)…. what a perfect combination! yummm…..

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