Banana, Chocolate, and Almond Breakfast Oatmeal

Banana, Chocolate, and Almond Breakfast Oatmeal

*~Lissa~* 67

"Banana, almonds, and cocoa powder turn plain quick oats into a tasty breakfast."

Ingredients 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 366 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.4g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk the milk, cocoa powder, turbinado sugar, and almond extract together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the sugar has dissolved; bring the mixture to a simmer.
  2. Stir the mashed banana and oatmeal into the milk mixture; cook at a simmer until the oatmeal is thickened and the banana has broken up slightly, about 5 minutes. Fold the slivered almonds into the oatmeal to serve.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • The size and sweetness of the fruit will effect the banana flavor, so taste and adjust accordingly.
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  1. 19 Ratings

Sarah Jo

Instead of turbanado sugar, I used honey in it's place. I also used old fashioned oats only because that was what I had on hand. I shared this with my oldest son--we both thought this was very good. My banana was quite ripe so the honey might not even be necessary next time I make this.


Chocolate for breakfast - what could be better? This not only tastes delicious, but happens to be good for you too! Since I didn't have any almonds on hand I subbed walnuts and vanilla extract which proved to be a nice flavor combination. I cut back on the sugar a bit (personal preference). I topped this with a little sliced banana, toasted walnuts, and coconut. Thanks for a great recipe *~Lissa~*!


I would make a few changes to this recipe as I found it quite rich and sweet. The almond flavoring also put it a bit over the top. I'd replace that with vanilla extract and reduce the sugar (how much you use depends on the ripeness of your banana) and cocoa. I would also use toasted almonds. This could possibly be a good way to get oatmeal into my kids, so I'll try it out on them. Thanks for the recipe!