Clean Eating Banana Bread Oatmeal Recipe

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If you love banana bread, this clean eating banana bread oatmeal recipe should definitely be in your morning breakfast rotation!!

Want to know what happens when a clean eater uses quick oats instead of steel cut oats?

The clean eater in question ends up with Banana Bread Oatmeal. That’s what.

A bowl of this Clean Eating Banana Bread Oatmeal sits on a wooden table top with two unpeeled bananas next to it. The oatmeal has a few slices of fresh banana on top.

I admit it. Sometimes I use quick oats ~gasp!~ Typically, I use steel cut oats the most often and will also use traditional rolled oats to create oatmeal bakes. But sometimes, I realize that I have been caught completely off my oatmeal guard and that’s when quick oats step up to the plate.

I know some clean eaters feel very strongly about their oats. And they have very reason to feel that way. But here’s the way I see it. If I eat steel cut oats 80% of the time, then I’m still within the clean eating 80% rule. Right?

The good news is, you can use any type of oats to make this recipe. So go forth and enjoy those oats! Those ripe bananas are waiting…

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CLEAN EATING BANANA BREAD OATMEAL RECIPE:

Clean Eating Banana Bread Oatmeal Recipe

Clean Eating Banana Bread Oatmeal

The spices here were used with quick cooking oats and are a mild flavor reminiscent of traditional banana bread. If you prefer a stronger flavor or find that using longer cooking oats don't end up with much flavor, feel free to double up on the banana, spices and honey. You can stir them in at the end to intensify the flavor to your liking.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 241kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 cup traditional oats (dry)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. honey (or to taste at serving)
  • 1 medium banana (brown, OR 2 yellow bananas)
  • milk (as needed - I used unsweetened almond milk)

Instructions

  • Begin cooking oats to package directions using milk instead of water. (Use the same amount of milk that the package calls for in water)
  • To the cooking oats add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
  • When the oats are done, mash the banana into the oats and stir in the honey.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not included the milk.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

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48 Comments

  1. Megan Miron says:

    My favorite way to make my morning treat πŸ™‚ Can it be called breakfast when it’s soooo nummy?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Megan – Yes it can!! Healthy food is SUPPOSED to taste nummy!

  2. if I want quick oats, I just grind up steel cut oats in my processor. my kids prefer the creamier texture. Plus I can hide it in cookie batter.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Shannonc – Great tip! Thanks!

  3. graciouspantry says:

    Nicole – Let me know how you like it!

  4. graciouspantry says:

    Sue – I did the same thing! So good!

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Cassandra – Did he like it?

  6. graciouspantry says:

    Sjl030 – Let me know how you like it!

  7. graciouspantry says:

    Jessie – Oatmeal can be an acquired taste for some. But once you find a recipe you like, it will go a long way in helping you like other recipes. So keep trying different things. Congrats on the weight loss! That’s wonderful!

  8. graciouspantry says:

    Linsmalls – Yes, the processing. Steel cut oats or rolled oats are less processed.

  9. graciouspantry says:

    Michaelatopalov – I hope you enjoy it!

  10. graciouspantry says:

    Ldyhyker – Sounds wonderful!

  11. graciouspantry says:

    Isinger17 – It’s just that quick oats are more processed. Clean eating avoids processed foods.

  12. graciouspantry says:

    Michelle – Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  13. graciouspantry says:

    Kristyn – I hope you enjoy it!

  14. Thank you for this recipe, Tiffany! I will be eating this for breakfast tomorrow! (and the day after that, and the day after that…) πŸ™‚

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Amanda – Hahaha!!! Enjoy!

  15. arlene franks says:

    What’s your view on ‘stevia’?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Arlene – I don’t use it for the simple reason that I get a really bad aftertaste. I know clean eaters who use it, but I’m not a fan.

  16. graciouspantry says:

    Guest – I don’t see why not.

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  19. LOVE THIS !!! What is your thoughts on Organic Agave Nectar ?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Vicki – From everything I’ve been reading, agave is very processed and not clean.

  20. graciouspantry says:

    Candi-Lee – I’m not sure, but it’s worth a shot! The flavor would still be very yummy. It’s just the texture that would be different.

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  22. graciouspantry says:

    My pleasure! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

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  24. graciouspantry says:

    Haha! That’s a good thing! It’s healthy for them!

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  26. Sounds yummy! Can’t wait to make it!

  27. I’ve been using your recipes for my toddler (including this gem) and he loves them! Thank you for the delicious and healthy choices πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      My pleasure! πŸ™‚

  28. Made this for breakfast this morning! I don’t usually care for oatmeal just plain, so this was really nice πŸ™‚ Kids liked it too. Yay!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lori – Fantastic! So glad you enjoyed it!

  29. Will this recipe save in the friday for a couple of days, with the bananas added? Or is it best to add the banana right before eating?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tara – I’m not sure about Friday. Maybe if you made it tomorrow (wed), it would be okay.

  30. I tried this for breakfast this morning & it was amazing! I chopped a few walnuts and sprinkled the top. I am a newbie at clean eating & I think your blog will be very helpful to me in my journey to a more healthy me. Thanks for providing me with some much needed information!!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Denaya – My pleasure! I’m so glad you enjoyed the oatmeal! πŸ˜€

  31. Kisha Lestagez says:

    Hello today is my first day of clean eating and I fell upon your website trying to find a recipe for my very bland oatmeal this morning. This was recipe was awesome. My kids and I lapped it up without hesitation! Thank you so much!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kisha – That’s fantastic! Welcome to clean eating! πŸ˜€

  32. Wow! This was fantastic! Definitely my new favorite oatmeal recipe. Love your website. I have been eating clean for about 2 months now and your website has been a great source of knowledge and has some of the most delicious recipes I’ve been making, recently. I still allow for the occasional treat once a week, but I will never go back to eating processed crap again. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ashley – My pleasure! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes! πŸ˜€

  33. Debbie McDaniel says:

    This oatmeal is so delicious. I look forward to having it for breakfast!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Debbie – Fantastic!!! I’m so happy you like it! πŸ˜€

  34. Would this be a good diabetic option? I am new to eating that way. I want to eat clean.

    1. Deb – I’m not a dietitian, so I can’t give you that type of advice. I am pre-diabetic though and I can tell you that in my experience, bananas seem to really spike my blood sugar. So you’d want to ask somebody or closely monitor your blood sugar. The oats are high in carbs as well, but they have lots of fiber too. I would be cautious with this one.

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