Banana Smash Oatmeal

3.88 from 8 votes

Here is a easy and creative recipe with a kick of flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Breakfast is the one meal of the day when you can enjoy sweet, decadent dishes and not feel guilty! Although, just because you have that privilege doesn’t mean you have to pile your plate with sugar. Banana Smash Oatmeal is the perfect balance for a sweet, yet wholesome breakfast. It will make your taste buds happy, and your body even happier! Plus, this recipe uses banana as a sweetener in the most unique way.

If you haven’t heard of Roasted Banana Smash before, it is a tasty topping that pairs well with just about anything. To make it, simply put a smashed, ripe banana in the oven for about 12 minutes. That’s it! Once you have this key ingredient, you can add it to your oatmeal, which can be served just the way you like it with a dash of cinnamon to top it off. Tell us that doesn’t sound easy and delicious? Enjoy!

3.88 from 8 votes

Banana Smash Oatmeal

This balanced breakfast is a quick and easy solution on a busy morning.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 1 person
Serving Size 1 serving
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 recipe Roasted Banana Smash


  • In the meantime, add the first 3 ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low boil and cook 5 minutes, or follow the instructions on the oats. Remove from heat and stir in the roasted banana smash, being sure to add all the sweet juices. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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  1. I’m so glad I found this website. There are some recipes that look really good. I’m allergic to peanut butter (when I’ve eaten it before it has hurt my stomach so I stay away from it.) I can’t eat yogurt ( it dries up my throat, causes my nose to get stuffy.) Do you know of any substitutes for those items that I can put in when making food.
    I think I’ve gotten myself burnt out of eating oatmeal because I was told oatmeal tastes better with milk instead of water, but when I get ready to eat it, it seems to get kind of stiff and gummy. What can I do to make it better?

    1. Crystal, We’re glad you found Skinny Ms. too. 🙂 Perhaps almond butter or cashew butter…my favorite is pecan butter. YUM! To sub for yogurt, Kefir is delicious in smoothies.

      Here’s my personal oatmeal recipe:
      1/4 cup old fashioned oats (gluten-free)
      1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
      1/4 cup water
      1 recipe for Roasted Banana Smash (when in a hurry, I smash the banana w/o roasting)
      1/4 cup blueberries
      1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
      2 tablespoons goji berries
      1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

      Cook the oatmeal, almond milk, and water for a few minutes (about 4) then add the remaining ingredients and stir. Allow to cook about 1 minute. Delicious!

  2. i dont like cooked oats – can i do the same without cooking – I usually make the oats soak in the milk for awhile. but this recipe loos good and easy to prepare – so here goes

    1. Georgia, Definitely! Sometimes I put my oatmeal recipe in a jar and leave in the fridge overnight. The next morning, I stir in my banana smash. YUM!

  3. I cooked oatmeal in the crock pot overnight. I put almond milk, turmeric, honey (sometimes) and the oats in a small crock pot. I cook it on slow overnight 6-8 hours. It’s ready in the morning. I store the leftover in a mason jar and eat of it for a week. I look for ways to do things smart, not hard…lol.

  4. I use Steel Cut oats you have to cook longer, and supposed to be better. Also I’ve made this with buckwheat. Really crunchy texture and good. Kathy

    1. Kathy, Steel Cut oats are higher in fiber than rolled and quick and have a lower glycemic index. Thank you for your comment. 🙂

  5. I feel that this recipe is amazing! This gives me a way to be healthy and eat something that is actually good, instead of eating eggs everyday.

  6. I don’t know why someone gave this a one-star rating; it’s oatmeal and bananas… some people’s kids haha
    Anyway, thanks for sharing, and here’s a five-star rating to balance it out.5 stars

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