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Creamy Morning Oatmeal with yogurt and Fried Banana

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creamy oatmeal with fried banana in a white bowl with bananas, berries, and hemp seeds surrounding it

Today I’m sharing how I make my creamy morning oatmeal. It’s high in protein, superfoods, and even healthy fats (thanks to the coconut oil), so it will give you loads of energy.

I eat this oatmeal once or twice a week if I’m feeling really hungry in the morning. Otherwise I stick to my green smoothie for breakfast.

However, I wanted to share this method with you because it’s SO EASY and tastes SO GOOD! Another great recipe you may enjoy are my six healthy overnight oat recipes.

ingredients in bowls on white counter

The first and most important thing is the actual oats… guys, stick to the whole rolled oats and not the quick oats. Why? The texture is soo different, and produces less mushy oats.

My oats are made fast and simple by using the microwave. For me I use about 1 cup oats and 3/4 milk or water. Usually I just eyeball it to see how much water I need. This is just my personal preference and the oats you’re purchasing will probably have a different ratio on the package. I don’t like my oats runny, so I use as little of water/milk as possible.

Next, I want to mention flavorings… I always add a spoonful of coconut oil to my oats for added healthy fats, and I use a lot of cinnamon and sea salt.

I don’t add any sweetener at all. I know some people like to add honey or maple syrup. But in the recipe below we’re using mashed banana and cinnamon to naturally sweeten the oatmeal.

I also love to sprinkle superfoods and seeds on my oatmeal. Hemp seeds, chia seeds, and shredded coconut are my main go-to’s for an added protein boost.

P.S. That’s greek yogurt in the center of my bowl. I realize it looks like a poached egg or something.

creamy morning oatmeal in white bowl with spoon and fried banana. Beige napkin in foreground.

Let’s talk about fried bananas for a quick sec…

If you have 5 minutes to spare in the morning, then I promise you that these are worth it. They add another flavor depth that just makes this oatmeal that much more enjoyable.

However, if you’re rushing out the door to get the kids to school or to go to an appointment, then save these fried bananas for another day.

They are really easy to make. Add coconut oil and cinnamon to a frying pan and let it heat up a bit. Then add the sliced bananas and fry them up for 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to remove them and add to your oatmeal.

so fun.

close up detail of oatmeal on spoon

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Creamy Morning Oatmeal with Fried Banana

This creamy morning oatmeal is high in protein, superfoods, and even healthy fats (thanks to the coconut oil), so it will give you loads of energy for the day. The fried banana is a real treat!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 495kcal


  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats - not quick oats
  • ¾ cup coconut milk or water - or milk of your choice
  • ½ Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ ripe banana - mashed

Fried Banana:


  • Microwave instructions: In a bowl, combine rolled oats, milk (or water) and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in coconut oil, cinnamon, sea salt. Mixed together then add the mashed banana.
  • Fried Banana Instructions: Heat the frying pan with coconut oil and cinnamon over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, place the sliced banana in, mixing with oil and cinnamon. Cook on each side for about 30-60 seconds.
  • Add your favorite toppings including chia seeds, hemp seeds, shredded coconut and berries.
Serving: 2g | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition Info Note: The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes and the size and number of what you make. The nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands you choose and the ingredients you use.

If you’re looking for more specific details (for example, to track your macros) then I recommend adding specific brand ingredients and this recipe to a food tracker app on your phone.

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