Banana Oatmeal with Cinnamon

I loooove bananas and oats together and this banana oatmeal is super delicious, especially with the added flavor of the coconut oil.  When I was a child, I absolutely hated oatmeal.  The mushy texture of it just didn’t work well so I avoided it altogether.  As I grew older, I tried to find ways to enjoy it because it is a known superfood with wonderful health benefits including keeping you satisfied until lunch!

I realized that in order for me to really enjoy oatmeal I had to add texture to it.  Meaning, I had to put chunks of fruit or nuts in order to resolve my issue with the mushy texture.   I also don’t cook my oatmeal to death, which really makes it mushy in my opinion, I cook the oats until they are slightly soft.  The good news about this banana oatmeal recipe is that you can cook your oats as short or long as you want, it will still come out delicious!

You can certainly make this for your toddler!  For younger babies you will need to ensure the consistency is very soft and get the thumbs up from your doctor before introducing new foods.

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Banana Oatmeal
Banana Oatmeal Recipe
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Serving
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Serving
Ingredients
Banana Oatmeal Recipe
Instructions
  1. Mash 1/2 the banana with a fork until creamy. Add lemon juice. Slice the remaining half and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan add the oats, wheat germ, cinnamon, salt, and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add the mashed banana, coconut oil, and heavy cream (if using). Stir until combined and coconut oil is melted. Pour the mixture into your favorite bowl and top with the remaining banana slices. Enjoy it while it's hot!
Recipe Notes
  • You can add brown sugar or other sweetener if you like (not if making for babies/toddlers), but remember the added sugar may affect blood sugar levels and increase the overall carb count if you are on a LCHF diet. Use Stevia if you must.
  • Add 1 more teaspoon of coconut oil if you are on a LCHF diet.  This will help slow down the carb digestion.
  • Enjoy this meal along with a small serving of plant or animal based protein for a well balanced meal.
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