This banana oatmeal will fuel you up for the day. Mashed bananas add sweetness, and the warm spices and maple syrup complete this quick and comforting breakfast.

Liz Mervosh
EatingWell.com, July 2021

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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

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active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Peel and slice 1 banana; reserve for serving. Using a fork, mash the remaining 3 bananas in a large saucepan. Add milk and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, scraping the bottom of the pan often with a wooden spoon. Stir in oats, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, scraping the bottom of the pan often with the spoon, until the mixture is thick and creamy, about 5 minutes. Divide the oatmeal evenly among 4 bowls; top evenly with the reserved banana slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired, and serve immediately.

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Tips

Tip: 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

364 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 156mg; carbohydrates 71g; dietary fiber 7g; protein 12g; sugars 32g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 427IU; potassium 837mg.
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