Here, mashed banana lends both sweetness and potassium, while walnuts add omega-3 fatty acids along with an appealing crunch to oatmeal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1996


Recipe Summary

10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 10.3g 21% DV; carbohydrates 53.8g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 20.4g; fat 6.8g 10% DV; saturated fat 1.6g 8% DV; cholesterol 6.1mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 277.6IU 6% DV; vitamin c 5.2mg 9% DV; folate 41mcg 10% DV; calcium 172.8mg 17% DV; iron 2.1mg 12% DV; magnesium 146.4mg 52% DV; potassium 575.9mg 16% DV; sodium 131.8mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 28% DV; added sugar 6g.

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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