One of my favorite ways to sweeten oatmeal naturally is to add banana. In fact, the riper the banana, the better, so this is a great recipe to use up overly ripe banoonoos. As you stir in the banana, you’ll be amazed at how quickly and easily they dissolve into the oatmeal mixture adding extra creaminess and texture. This banana trick is one of my favorite ways to avoid artificial, processed sweeteners. Added bonus? Bananas are loaded in vitamins, minerals and are a great source of energy.
Feel free to top your oats with any fruit you have on hand. By using fresh, ripe fruit you won’t need to rely on added sugar or artificial sweeteners. This recipe also works very well with raspberries, apples, blackberries or peaches.
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Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries and Walnuts
- 1 c steel cut oats (such as McCann’s)
- 1 c skim milk
- 1 c water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tbs cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 banana (thinly sliced)
- 1 c blueberries
- ¼ c walnuts (chopped)
- ¼ c flax seed meal
- In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, whisk together milk, water, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- When mixture starts to come to a boil, add steel cut oats and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
- About 2 minutes prior to the end of the cooking time, add in banana, blueberries, walnuts and flax. Stir well and serve.
The recipe was tasty, healthy and filling. Thanks so much for sharing this. It’s a keeper!
So happy you enjoyed!
Hi! Do you happen to know the gms of sugar per serving as prepared?
I’m sorry I dont
Hearty oatmeL bowls ! Packed with flavor great for the whole food for the whole family
They’re so good!
Way too much sugar. Not enough good fat. Lose the non-fat milk, substitute decent Greek yogurt.
Keep the berries, lose the starchy banana.
Good suggestion on cinnamon and nutmeg. Never tried vanilla, might be interesting.
McCann takes way too long. Get Bob’s Red Mill, takes only 10 – 20 mins.
Funny you should mention that – we discovered Bob’s a couple years and and haven’t bought McCanns since!
This was delicious! Unfortunately, I did not have vanilla or walnuts. I used cardamom and a mix of nuts instead. I appreciate a healthy oatmeal for breakfast. Thank you fir posting this. I will make this again❤️!
Oh that sounds amazing Marie!!