The Best Banana Pecan Oatmeal

The BEST Banana Pecan Oatmeal | Mama.Papa.Bubba.

It’s certainly not one of the prettiest breakfasts, but this banana pecan oatmeal is a definite favourite in our house.  And for good reason!  By recommendation of a friend, I started making this when Miss G was a newborn and I was a constantly starving nursing mama. It was quick and easy to throw together, it satisfied my raging hunger come morning, and was delicious too – sort of like dessert for breakfast.  I’m pretty sure I ate it most mornings for months, and it’s no surprise that Miss G now loves it too.

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To make it, we simply start with old-fashioned oats…

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Then add in some water, a couple of ripe bananas, some toasted pecans, a little almond butter, some vanilla, and cinnamon.

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We cook everything over medium heat until all of the water is absorbed and the oatmeal looks thick and creamy…


Then serve with milk, an extra sprinkling of cinnamon, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup {though the bananas truly make it sweet enough without}.  That’s it.  A yummy, filling breakfast in no time at all.


Banana Pecan Oatmeal

  • 2 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 2 1/3 cups of water
  • 2 small ripe bananas, cut
  • 1/2 cup of {preferably toasted} pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • milk of your choice
  • pure maple syrup {optional}

Place the first set of ingredients into a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring regularly.  Remove from heat when the water is absorbed and the oatmeal reaches your desired consistency.  Serve with milk and a drizzle of pure maple syrup if desired.



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2 thoughts on “The Best Banana Pecan Oatmeal

  1. We like ours cooked with milk instead of water and the pecans sound great! I think I’d like them better sprinkled on top rather than cooked in. Yum!

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