Banana Bread Oatmeal: Vegan, WFPB, Gluten-Free Recipe

This quick, healthy oatmeal combines the flavors of banana bread for a naturally-sweetened, plant-based start to your day.  Oats are a good source of whole grain protein and gluten-free fiber.  This vegan recipe is easy enough for the microwave, an essential for your morning routine.

EASY       Servings: 1      Ready In: 5 minutes


½ cup rolled oats
1 banana
2 dates
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup water
1 Tbs walnuts

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Banana Bread Oatmeal

Gather ingredients
To make the oatmeal: Cut the banana into bite-sized pieces. Tear the dates into small pieces. 
Combine the oats, banana, dates, cinnamon and water in a small pot. 
Cover and simmer 3-4 minutes, till oats are creamy. 
Top with walnuts and serve. 

Chef's Tips: You can also microwave this for 2-3 minutes. To avoid boiling over, stir every 20-30 seconds.


Yield: 1 serving, about 2 cups

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1

Calories 352.49
Calories From Fat (19%) 68.42
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.11g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.05g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10.1mg <1%
Potassium 715.58mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 68.75g 23%
Fiber 9.35g 37%
Sugar 25.74g
Protein 8.37g 17%
Calcium 10.48mg 1%
Iron 58.66mg 326%
Vitamin A 82.52IU 2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg <1%

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