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Quick Banana Oatmeal with Flax

    Banana oatmeal with flax seed is a hearty and nutritious five-ingredient breakfast recipe that is naturally gluten free. Prepared in less than 5 minutes!

    Quick Banana Oatmeal with Flax Seed

    My kids ask for oatmeal almost every morning. Naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and full of whole grain oats, I couldn’t be happier to comply with their request. 

    Oatmeal with Bananas and Flax Recipe

    While you certainly could make this over the stove top, I always make it in the microwave to avoid dirtying a pan. Then, I remove half for my youngest and the oldest eats out of the bigger bowl.

    Banana Flax Oatmeal Breakfast Recipe

    We often add in frozen blueberries to cool down the oatmeal before serving but fresh berries or no berries is fine too. Chopped walnuts add great texture and more healthy fats but you’ll get those from the flax seed meal as well.

    Oatmeal with Banana and Flax Recipe Gluten Free

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    Banana Oatmeal Recipe with Flax

    Quick Banana Oatmeal with Flax

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    Banana oatmeal with flax seed is a hearty and nutritious five-ingredient breakfast recipe that is naturally gluten free. Prepared in less than 5 minutes!
    PREP: 1 min
    COOK: 3 mins
    TOTAL: 4 mins
    Servings: 2


    • 1 cup oats (old fashioned )
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • ½ cup water
    • 1 large banana (sliced)
    • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    • pinch salt
    • chopped walnuts (optional garnish)


    • Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Microwave for 3 minutes then stir once again before serving.


    Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 11gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 607mgFiber: 8gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 240IUVitamin C: 5.9mgCalcium: 177mgIron: 2.3mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

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    1. Yummy, Liz! Made it with coconut milk and topped it with some walnuts and blueberries. But there is no way I can eat the whole bowl if the 1 serving meal. Thanks for sharing!

    2. Hi Liz, I noticed the link to the flax seed meal ingredient takes one to for Bob’s Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal. The only flax seed meal I have in my pantry is Bob’s Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal. Will this recipe work with Whole Ground flax seed meal? TIA

    3. I just buyed flax seed and i was curious on ways to use and since im a big fan of oats and milk+bananas i use all these into one big bowl.I have added little agave nectar on top of all.Thanks.

    4. Love the sweetness that the banana adds! I had never tried adding that before cooking my oatmeal .Thanks, Liz, this was quick, easy and tasty!

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