Simple and Quick Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins

When I am not eating my "Cottage Cheese Banana Breakfast Delite", I am eating this for breakfast. I NEVER miss breakfast, and when I know I may have to go a long time before lunch, this one is sure to hold me over. The secret is in the extract, and in not overcooking the oats. They remain a bit coarse, and not all mushy. However, if you prefer mushy, go ahead and add a few minutes to the cooking time. This is especially good with VERY ripe bananas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place water, salt, and almond extract in medium size pot.
  2. Heat to boiling.
  3. Add oats and banana.
  4. Heat, stirring, ONLY until mixture comes back to a boil.
  5. Turn off heat, cover and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add sweetener and cinnamon; stir to combine.
  7. Pour into bowl and ENJOY!


Most Helpful

Manda- you rock! I'm trying to be better about eating breakfast and so was searching Zaar for some low cal possibilities. First came across your banana-peanutbutter-blast (very good), now this- wonderful! I love oatmeal, but get tired of eating it the same way, this was a delightful alternative. Next, your Cottage Cheese Banana Breakfast Delite...

BothFex December 11, 2002

I had this for breakfast this morning and it was delicious. I will definately make this one again. I didn't add any sweetener to mine and served it with a dash of skim milk on top. Had a lovely banana almondy flavour.

dale! October 20, 2002

Well, the secret might have been in the extract, but even after a substitution with vanilla extract, this was absolutely wonderful! I'm not usually a big fan of oats, but I loved this dish... I think I like oats coarse too! I used 1 tablespoon of sugar. I think I might buy some almond extract just for this! The directions of this recipe are perfect, and I love that it's a 1-serving recipe. Somehow cook times always have to be altered while scaling recipes, and I do a LOT of that. Thanks Manda, this one's for keeps!

Anu October 05, 2002

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