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Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Stir in the banana, brown sugar, honey and cinnamon. Serve with additional milk and cinnamon if desired.
Nutrition 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.

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  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Sep 28, 2020

    I forgot the honey and my kids still loved this. I'll be adding it to our breakfast rotation- quick and delicious!

  • funkybluerooster
    May 20, 2020

    Tried it this morning and I loved it. I like a little more than sweet

  • Shawnise
    Nov 19, 2019

    It’s worth a try. I think it’s a little too sweet. I think the honey OR brown sugar would be sufficient. I omitted cinnamon. Overall a tasty, fairly healthy recipe.

  • danielleylee
    Apr 16, 2018

    I made this on Saturday. I used unsweetened almond milk instead of cow's milk. I also added a tablespoon of peanut butter for some added flare. I omitted the sugar and honey and just used maple syrup. I also used regular old fashioned oats. Winner winner!

  • Phatballz
    Oct 2, 2016

    What is a good substitute for the cinnamon

  • tippy1028
    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
    Oct 28, 2015

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

  • jades64
    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
    Aug 30, 2014

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

  • Angel182009
    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.