Three Minute Microwave Banana Oatmeal

Happy Halloween! It’s going to be a bit chilly for trick-or-treaters tonight. Since this is our first Halloween in our new house, I’m not sure how many kids to expect, but hopefully we get a few!

Until this morning’s blast of coldness, the weather has been pretty perfect here lately – crisp mornings and beautiful cool afternoons. The trees are getting closer to peaking and I’ve been going on as many hikes and runs as possible!

Pilot Mountain NC

Pilot Mountain

9 mile run

Fall in NC

Salem Lake

Fall in NC

I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to these beautiful fall colors!

As the chilly mornings are becoming routine, I wanted to share my staple fall and winter breakfast with y’all: Three Minute Microwave Banana Oatmeal.

3 minute microwave banana oatmeal

It’s not the prettiest breakfast, but it’s healthy and delicious! I first read about microwaving old-fashioned oats to make amazing oatmeal over on Fannetastic Food. The concept is extremely simple. All you do is mash up a very ripe banana, add equal parts old-fashioned oats and milk of your choice, and microwave for three minutes, stirring half-way through. Then you add whatever you want to customize your oats. My favorite combination is adding a couple tablespoons of pumpkin butter and yogurt, a teaspoon of chia seeds, and a few dashes of cinnamon. Other great toppings and mix-ins are nut butters, fruit, raisins, honey, nuts, seeds, or even nutella or cocoa powder if you’re in a chocolate mood. The possibilities are endless! And these oats are truly so easy and quick to make – there’s no excuse not to have a healthy breakfast!

Three Minute Microwave Banana Oatmeal
Serves 1.

Ingredients:
• 1 ripe banana (the riper, the better!)
• ½ cup old-fashioned oats
• ½ cup of milk of your choice (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
• Toppings & mix-ins of your choice! (mine is 2 tbsp. pumpkin butter, 2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt, 1 tsp chia seeds, a couple dashes of cinnamon)

Directions:
1) Slice your banana into small pieces. Place in a microwave safe bowl and mash it as much as you can.
2) Add the old-fashioned oats on top of the banana.
3) Add the milk on top of the oats.
4) Microwave for three minutes, stirring halfway through.
5) Stir in the toppings & mix-ins of your choice and enjoy!

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One Response to Three Minute Microwave Banana Oatmeal

  1. Rachel @NLF says:

    Looks yummy! Oats, fresh fruits and milk are already perfect for me. Never tried cooking through microwave but gonna try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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