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Whip Up Delicious and Heart-Healthy Walnut and Banana Oatmeal: A Recipe for Success

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Oatmeal – the breakfast of champions. But champions deserve a delicious and nutritious upgrade, right? Enter this heart-healthy recipe featuring the dynamic duo of walnuts and bananas. Packed with fiber, healthy fats, and potassium, this oatmeal will fuel your mornings and keep your taste buds happy.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups water or milk (plant-based milk works too!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)


  1. Bring the base to a boil: In a saucepan, combine the oats, water or milk, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
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  1. Simmer and soften: Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the oats are softened and creamy. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
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  1. Mashed banana bonanza: Remove the pan from heat and stir in the mashed banana. The heat will help to warm the banana and incorporate it into the oatmeal.
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  1. Top it off: Now comes the fun part! Divide the oatmeal into bowls and top with the chopped walnuts, honey or maple syrup (if using), ground cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg (if using).
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Tips for a perfect bowl:

  • Ripe is right: For the best sweetness and flavor, use a ripe banana. The riper the banana, the sweeter and easier it will be to mash.
  • Spice it up: Feeling adventurous? Add a pinch of ginger, cardamom, or cloves to the oatmeal for a warm and inviting flavor profile.
  • Nutty alternatives: Don’t have walnuts? Almonds, pecans, or even chia seeds make excellent substitutes.
  • Make it creamy: For an extra touch of creaminess, stir in a tablespoon of nut butter or a splash of cream before serving.
  • Overnight oats: Want a grab-and-go breakfast option? Combine all the ingredients (except the toppings) in a jar the night before and refrigerate. In the morning, simply grab the jar, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

With these simple steps and helpful tips, you’ll be whipping up heart-healthy and delicious walnut and banana oatmeal in no time. So ditch the bland breakfast routine and embrace this flavor-packed and nutritious meal!

Ann Shrott

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