Banana Bread Oatmeal

3  cups fat-free milk
3  tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
3/4  teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4  teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4  teaspoon ground nutmeg
2  cups quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
1  cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
2  tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted pecans
  Plain or vanilla nonfat yogurt (optional)
  Banana slices (optional)
  Pecan halves (optional)


In medium saucepan, bring milk, sugar, salt, oats and spices to gentle boil, stirring constantly . Return to boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook 1 minute for quick oats, 5 minutes for old fashioned oats or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
Remove oatmeal from heat. Stir in mashed bananas and pecans. Spoon oatmeal into six cereal bowls. Top with yogurt, sliced bananas and pecan halves, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time Time: 01 hours 05 min

Cook’s Notes

To toast pecans, spread evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown. Or, spread nuts evenly on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; stir. Continue to microwave on HIGH, checking every 30 seconds, until nuts are fragrant and brown.



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