Banana Smash Oatmeal

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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!

Banana Smash Oatmeal

Banana Smash Oatmeal

Yields: 1 serving | Calories: 217 | Total Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 98mg | Carbohydrates: 46g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Protein: 5g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8


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


  1. Make the Roasted Banana Smash recipe.
  2. 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 oat's. Remove from heat and stir in the roasted banana smash, being sure to add all the sweet juices. Enjoy!

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10 Comments on "Banana Smash Oatmeal"

  1. Crystal Shaver  April 4, 2017

    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?

    • Gale Compton  April 4, 2017

      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. Georgia  January 21, 2018

    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

    • Gale Compton  January 22, 2018

      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. Lolly  August 31, 2019

    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.

    • Erin Milller  August 31, 2019

      Sounds fantastic, Lolly! 😀

  4. Kathy  February 13, 2020

    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

    • Gale Compton  February 14, 2020

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

  5. Josselin  June 12, 2020

    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.

    • Nichole Furlong  June 13, 2020

      Thank you, Josselin! We hope you love the recipe!


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