Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A delicious breakfast recipe from the people at Quaker Oats! The toasted pecans make it a real treat, and it can be dairy-free if soy milk is used (and soy yogurt, if desired).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, bring milk (or soy milk), brown sugar, spices and salt to a gentle boil (watch carefully); stir in oats.
  2. Return to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
  3. Cook 1 minute for quick oats, 5 minutes for old fashioned oats, or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove oatmeal from heat.
  5. Stir in mashed bananas and pecans.
  6. Spoon oatmeal into six cereal bowls.
  7. Top with yogurt (or soy yogurt), sliced bananas and pecan halves, if desired.
  8. Tip: To toast pecans, spread evenly in shallow baking pan.
  9. Bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown.
  10. Or, spread nuts evenly on microwave-safe plate.
  11. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; stir.
  12. Continue to microwave on HIGH, checking every 30 seconds, until nuts are fragrant and brown.
Most Helpful

Delicious, A very good change from regular oatmeal with raisins. DH & I really enjoyed the flavor served it with fat free cream. So easy to make plus satisfying. Thank you Kree.

Barb Gertz September 22, 2003

This is delicious! The only change I made was using walnuts instead of pecans (I didn't toast them either just to save a few minutes, but I'll try them toasted next time).

Sherri35 November 17, 2003

This is delicious! I made it this morning for my college-age daughter and myself. She said it was like licking the batter for my banana nut muffins. We both loved it!

The science lady November 04, 2003