Fluffy Banana Stovetop Oatmeal

Our fluffy banana stovetop oatmeal is a morning favorite! It’s made with rolled oats, mashed banana, chia seeds, and a little bit of maple syrup.

If you ask me, this amazing oatmeal tastes just like banana bread, but in oatmeal form! I can’t wait for you to make this and love it.

banana stovetop oatmeal with sliced banana

The Secret to Fluffy Oatmeal

You’re all I ever wanted.

You’re all I ever needed.

Yeah.

That’s what I sang the entire time I ate this oatmeal. This recipe reminds me of college when I first fell in love with oatmeal for breakfast. Banana stovetop oatmeal was my go-to because I knew it would keep me full all day and I could get so much volume out of one serving (thank you chia seeds and extra almond milk).

Do you know what the secret to extra fluffy stovetop oatmeal is? Double whipping it with extra almond milk. Once you think it’s done cooking, add a little bit more milk and then keep on stirring! It becomes super voluminous and delicious.

ingredients for stovetop oatmeal in pot

What you Need

This recipe calls for rolled oats as opposed to any other kind of oats (steel cut, quick cooking, etc.). Feel free to double or triple this recipe. You may need a little bit extra liquid, but other than that it should be pretty true to the recipe. Here’s what else you’ll need:

We topped ours with some walnuts, freshly sliced banana, and some banana bread chunks. YAS PLEASE. If you’re a nut butter lover, we highly recommend almond butter for this.

Why Stovetop Oats?

Why make stovetop oats when you can just make them in the microwave? I know it takes longer to make, but once you make oats on the stove, you’re never going to use the microwave again! Stovetop oats have the best texture. They’re so fluffy and satisfying and they pretty much melt in your mouth with every bite.

bowl of banana oatmeal with bananas and cinnamon

Topping suggestions

Because every bowl of oats needs toppings. Here are our suggestions for this amazing recipe.

  • sliced bananas
  • walnuts
  • ground cinnamon

You’ll also note that we had some extra homemade banana bread that we topped our bowls with. Banana bread on top of banana bread oats? YES.

More Oatmeal Recipes

Recipe

Fluffy Banana Stovetop Oatmeal

Our fluffy banana stovetop oatmeal is a morning favorite! It’s made with rolled oats, mashed banana, chia seeds, and a little bit of maple syrup.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 2 1x
Category: Breakfast
Method: Stovetop
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients (minus 1/2 cup almond milk) into a medium sauce pan. Turn to high medium/high heat, mix, and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn heat down to low/medium and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring consistently until oatmeal thickens.
  3. Add 1/2 cup more almond milk and mix again. Let simmer for 1-2 more minutes. We call this double whipped.
  4. Top with walnuts, bananas, and chunks of banana bread.

Notes

*start with 2 cups and add more by the 1/4 cup.
-Nutrition information does not include toppings.
-Option to double or triple this recipe.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 328
  • Sugar: 20
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 60
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 8
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