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Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal

This Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal is a simple way to make a quick and hearty breakfast on the stovetop in 7 minutes.

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I am always looking for something quick but healthy in the morning for breakfast. As a busy working mom with kids to get off to school, I don’t have a lot of time to prepare something big.

Liz with Apple Banana Oatmeal

I’ve developed super popular recipes like my Orange Carrot Smoothie, Ham and Cheese Egg Cups, and Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins to be ready to grab and go.

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And then there’s oatmeal. Oatmeal is the perfect food, I’m sure of it. The varieties are endless and it is ready in just minutes. 

Liz cutting bananas

Today I used apples and bananas for this delicious and hearty Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal, but this recipe works with just about anything you have in the house. 

Liz cutting apples

I recommend using in-season produce for your oatmeal toppings for convenience, better flavor, nutrients, and cost savings. You can easily find which items are in season for you by looking at this super cute chart.

Oatmeal pouring milk into pot

Here is my key formula to follow when making a healthy oatmeal breakfast: Oats (whole grain/fiber) + Milk (protein/calcium) + Fruit (vitamins) + Nuts (protein/healthy fat) + Flaxseed (omega-3’s) = Happy Breakfast

Oatmeal Pouring Oats Stove

Oats are naturally a gluten-free whole grain. They’re an excellent source of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and antioxidants. They have a large range of health benefits such as weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and a reduced risk of heart disease.

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Feel free to try some of my other oatmeal favorites like Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal, 90 Second Microwave Oatmeal, Baked Oatmeal with Berries, and Oatmeal Blueberry Smoothie.

Liz pouring milk into oatmeal

Your spoon is waiting.

Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal bowl

Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal

5 stars average
A simple way to make oatmeal for yourself or your kids that is ready on the stove top in 7 minutes. 
PREP: 2 mins
COOK: 5 mins
TOTAL: 7 mins
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Servings: 2



  • In a pot over medium heat, wisk together milk, water, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt.
  • Bring to a boil gradually and add in oats, banana and apple.
  • Heat mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir frequently and add flax and walnuts during the last minute.
  • Serve when oatmeal has reached desired consistency.


Good source iron, calcium and Vitamin C


Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 12gFat: 10.7gSaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 65mgFiber: 9.9g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.


  1. I don’t eat oatmeal bur today i decided to try it and it’s amazing and btw do you have an app ?hope you reply have a good day .i am a 11 years old and i am in love with you’re recepies

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