Here, mashed banana lends both sweetness and potassium, while walnuts add omega-3 fatty acids along with an appealing crunch to oatmeal. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1996

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  • Combine milk, water and salt in a medium saucepan; heat until almost boiling. Add oats and cook, stirring, until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in mashed banana and maple syrup. Divide between 2 bowls, sprinkle with walnuts and serve.



Walnuts add omega-3 fatty acids along with an appealing crunch.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; 6.8 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 132 mg sodium. 576 mg potassium; 53.8 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g fiber; 20 g sugar; 10.3 g protein; 278 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 41 mcg folate; 173 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 146 mg magnesium; 6 g added sugar;

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Some of the best oatmeal I've ever had! Read More
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banana oatmeal walnut cookie Need more info to finalize the recipe. Pros: sounds delish Cons: the recipe doesn't tell what to do ie to bake for how many minutes and size of cookie. Read More