Upgrade your morning oatmeal in less than 15 minutes! Cinnamon, nutmeg, bananas and pecans – everything you love about banana bread – make delicious additions to this classic breakfast staple. And with just 241 calories per serving, you can happily indulge all winter long without breaking any New Year’s resolutions. 

Servings: 6


  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups uncooked oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • Plain or vanilla non-fat yogurt, optional
  • Banana slices, optional
  • Pecan halves, optional

Step 1: In a medium saucepan, bring the milk, sugar, salt and spices to a gentle boil, and stir in the oats. Return to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium.

Step 2: Cook 1 minute for quick oats, 5 minutes for old fashioned oats or until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Remove the oatmeal from the heat, and stir in the mashed bananas and chopped, toasted pecans.

Step 4: Spoon the oatmeal into cereal bowls, and top with yogurt, sliced bananas and pecan halves, if desired. Serve immediately.

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