Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal Recipe
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Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal Recipe

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Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast food, quick, easy and filling. I came up with this version by using some of the same ingredients from my favorite breakfast smoothie. Add bran cereal for a heartier taste and more fiber. A brown sugar substitute and soy milk also blend in well. —Jessi Rizzi, Odenton, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 large ripe banana, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional fat-free milk or ground cinnamon, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without additional milk): 215 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil; stir in oats. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the banana, brown sugar, honey and cinnamon. Serve with additional milk and cinnamon if desired. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal in Taste of Home February/March 2012, p44

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Phatballz User ID: 8945867 254927
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"What is a good substitute for the cinnamon"

tippy1028 User ID: 8851529 247865
Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"This is exactly what I was hoping for. I have made it 3 mornings in a row. It is so good! I topped it with dried cranberries and pecan pieces."

bruhforlife20 User ID: 8591353 235812
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"very good but i used water instead of milk(because im vegan) and it still turned out good"

jades64 User ID: 8205922 217433
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"It wasn't bad, but wasn't good. I am only 12 and I might have messed up the ingredients but it's still ok ;)"

SadieKane User ID: 7884045 212464
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"So delish! I like a few less bananas, though. Almost doesn't need extra sweetener."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 177953
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Very quick and easy. My family loved it. I didn't have bananas So I used 1/2 cup applesauce. Although we love bananas So next time I'll use that."

jbug827 User ID: 1013132 132552
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"My kids really liked this and scraped their bowls clean!! I often turn to instant oatmeal packets for quick breakfasts before school, but this is very "do-able" on a weekday morning and I feel better about feeding it to my kids. Keeper!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 116792
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Delicious and easy to make."

momax2 User ID: 1024666 116766
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"Very easy . . .uses on-hand ingredients. Delicious and nutritious! I make this regularly for my kiddos instead of the instant oatmeal packets. It's so much better for them."

Slongtin User ID: 5197422 132550
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"This is a great recipe to, I think the extra ingredients add just the right amount of sweetness without adding too much sugary items. I also like switching out banana for blueberries, or adding both!"

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