Gluten-free, vegan banana bread oatmeal that tastes like the real deal and is super simple to whip up. Add some caramelized bananas and toasted walnuts on top for a gourmet breakfast!
I am a hugeoatmeal fan and will eat oatmeal just about any way… baked, on the stovetop, as muffins, cold as overnight oats… you name it, if it has the world oatmeal in it, count me in! So, needless to say, I love coming up with new oatmeal recipes for you.
Why I Love Oatmeal
Oats are an amazing grain. They’re naturally gluten-free and provide a good amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber and even antioxidants. Oats have been shown to help lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar fluctuations, help improve skin concerns and even help with weight loss. They are basically a “super grain.” Oats can be used in a variety of ways – oatmeal (duh!), energy balls, muffins and other baked goods.
Banana Bread Turned Into Oatmeal
I love warming up a slice of banana bread and topping it with coconut oil or a nut butter — it’s a simple breakfast, a delicious snack or, let’s be real, a bomb dessert too. So when I was brainstorming new oatmeal recipes, “banana bread” popped in my head and I knew it was going to be a hit.
Ingredients in Banana Bread Oatmeal
rolled oats (gluten-free if needed) – old fashioned rolled oats are best for this recipe. If you have steel cut oats, try my recipe for steel cut oatmeal.
water or dairy-free milk
maple syrup (plus more for serving)
Customize Your Banana Bread Oatmeal
Toppings – This oatmeal has a delicious base recipe that you can build your own flavors on. I chose to top it with caramelized bananas (yum) and toasted walnuts (double yum), but feel free to make this recipe your own!
If you make this banana bread oatmeal please be sure to leave a comment and star rating letting me know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for me and other EBF readers who are thinking about trying the recipe!