Bowl of banana oatmeal topped with peanut butter.

Simple Creamy Banana Oatmeal

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free

This simple creamy oatmeal is made with just a few wholesome ingredients and is ready in just 10 minutes. Dig into this filling and nourishing bowl of oats anytime you want a warm and cozy breakfast to start your day.



  • 1 ripe, spotty banana (110 g)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (50 g, use GF-certified if needed)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (12 g) or ground flax (7 g)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other plant milk of choice)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small pot stovetop.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring and mashing the banana with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  3. Cook for 8-10 minutes until thick and creamy, stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn. I like to remove the pot from the heat after 8-10 minutes and let sit for a few more minutes to thicken a little more. If you want it a little creamier, stir in a little additional almond milk, light coconut milk or other plant milk of choice to reach desired consistency.
  4. Scoop into a bowl and add any desired toppings (chopped walnuts, blueberries or almond butter are delicious) and enjoy.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 345
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64 g
  • Fiber: 13 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: easy, quick, healthy, sugar-free