This recipe for microwave banana oatmeal is your guide to the perfect bowl of oats.
(Without even need dirtying a single pot or pan!)
Plus, it’s crazy easy.
In addition to the photos, check out the video in this post showing you just how easy it is to make this microwave banana oatmeal recipe!
How to Make Microwave Banana Oatmeal
If you think you don’t like oatmeal, please give this recipe a try. I have a feeling you’ll change your mind!
The banana is the key – as is using milk instead of water, which makes it much creamier and more delicious.
I promise you’ll love it! I’m also a big fan of having less dirty dishes to wash, and you can make this recipe with just one mug or bowl.
(Pssst: see also how to make oatmeal more filling and satisfying!)
I hope you love it, too. Let me know what topping combinations you come up with!
Banana Oatmeal Topping Ideas
Some topping combinations I love:
- berries + nuts or seeds (slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc!)
- berries + 1/2 C cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt (see this post for more details: My Favorite Breakfast)
- fresh sliced peach + walnuts or pecans
- 1 Tbsp. nut butter
- Shredded coconut + walnuts or pecans
- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (click for recipe)
- High protein oatmeal (click for recipe)
- (Pssst: see also how to make oatmeal more filling and satisfying!)
Want even more oatmeal recipes to try? Check these out:
- Simple Baked Oatmeal (great for a crowd!)
- Savory Oatmeal Recipe
- Overnight Oatmeal 6 Ways
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana
- Almond Milk Overnight Oats with Berries
- Healthy Oatmeal Recipes Roundup
Here’s the full recipe.
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 C rolled oats (or 1/3 C if you want to add a lot of toppings)
- 1/2 C milk (or dairy substitute - again, use 1/3 C if you want to add a lot of toppings)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Toppings as desired (berries, ground flaxseed, nuts/seeds, coconut, nut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. - see below for ideas)
- Mash a ripe banana into a microwave safe bowl. The super ripe banana is the key to oatmeal — it makes it nice and sweet (the riper the banana, the sweeter it is!) and gives it a fun texture!
- Top the banana with the oats, milk, and cinnamon. I never make my oatmeal using water. Milk makes it much tastier/creamier and will keep you full longer, too, due to the extra protein!
- Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes. If applicable, stir in any frozen berries at the halfway point. Fresh fruit can be added once the oatmeal is finished cooking.
- Add desired toppings and enjoy!