Have your fruit and a little luxury too with this kid-friendly healthy chocolate and banana oatmeal recipe. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015


Recipe Summary

10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water and a pinch of regular salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with banana, chocolate spread and flaky salt.



Overnight oats variation
Combine 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl or jar. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.

Steel-cut oats variation
Bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 1/3 cup steel-cut oats, reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 1 cup.

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

295 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 50g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 6.3g 25% DV; sugars 17.2g; fat 8.7g 13% DV; saturated fat 5.8g 29% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 32.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 4.4mg 7% DV; folate 32.2mcg 8% DV; calcium 29.7mg 3% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 135.8mg 49% DV; potassium 401.7mg 11% DV; sodium 230.5mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 25% DV; added sugar 9g.

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This is my new favorite breakfast decided to try it after a hard day at the gym and it hit the spot!! Read More