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 (trace 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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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."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

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

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 ;)"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

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

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."

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