Easy Bananas & Cream Oatmeal {Sugar-Free}

Bananas & Cream Oatmeal

If you’ve been following my Breakfast Out of the Box posts, you know that I’ve been making an attempt to feed my family something other than cereal for breakfast. Some days it’s easy. Other days it would be much easier to default to the box.

One of my quick go-to breakfasts has become oatmeal. Since we’re also trying to cut down on the amount of refined sugar that we’re eating, I’ve decided to ditch the little packets of instant oatmeal and try my hand at making it from scratch using old-fashioned oats. After a few so-so attempts, I think I’ve landed on a great recipe for Bananas & Cream Oatmeal that has no sugar other than what’s natural in the bananas. I’ve discovered that it keeps us full longer than the quick oats used to. And it’s oh-so yummy!

This recipe made plenty for me, my husband, and my seven-year-old.

I think part of the trick to the sweetness is using really ripe bananas. I’ve been buying a few extras each week and just letting them sit. When they start to get little spots on them, I either use them for a recipe or freeze them. That way I’ve always got ripe bananas to work with.

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Comments

  1. Natalie says:

    yum, yum, yum!

  2. did you know you can make this without cooking the oats?? just mash bananas and mix with oatmeal – and a bit of cocoa powder and let it sit overnight -
    delish!

  3. Just wondering, did you try not cooking it and doing the overnight method? Did it work? I wasn’t sure if Lib meant to still put all the ingredients in still and then put it in the fridge?

  4. I have to say that is really good oatmeal. I have never cooked it in all milk before. Very different texture. Thanks for the recipe. Seems like you could use it with other fruit also.

    • Glad you liked it! We’ve done it with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries too, but it’s not as sweet as it was with the bananas. I have done other fruit and still added a little banana for the sweetness though. That seems to do the trick!

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