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Quick & Easy Banana Nutella Oatmeal

Quick & Easy Banana Nutella Oatmeal

I dreamt of this oatmeal last night. And woke up from my dream and couldn’t stop thinking about it. Seriously, what kind of weirdo dreams about OATMEAL? Me, I guess. Because when I have a flash of foodie inspiration, it won’t leave me alone. It nags at me and churns around in my mind until I MAKE it.

So I had to have this for breakfast. Which is quite handy, because I have several bananas starting to get spotty on my counter. Not to mention that it’s chocolate. and quick. and healthy. and quite yummy. I totally love this oatmeal.

Quick & Easy Banana Nutella Oatmeal

Banana Nutella Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving for a small person like me. If you’re a big person with a hefty appetite, you probably want to double this recipe.

  • 1 over-ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used 1% … substitute whatever milk you like. I bet almond or coconut milk would be good in this!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon dark cocoa powder
  • a pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Take the bowl out and stir everything up again.
  3. Microwave for another minute. Take it out and stir. If the oatmeal is done, eat it. If it’s not quite done, put it back in there and microwave for another 30 seconds or so.

Quick & Easy Banana Nutella Oatmeal

This recipe was shared at Melt in your Mouth Mondays, Old Fashioned Recipe ExchangeCast Party Wednesday, Midweek Fiesta, and Thursday’s Treasures.

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6 responses

  1. Looks yummy! I can’t wait to try this. I just recently started buying Nutella (literally for the first time ever) a few months ago, and my 15yo son is OBSESSED with it. He likes to eat it by the spoonful right out of the jar! (Ok, I like to do that too.) We just finished the jar but when I get more I definitely want to try this! Thanks for sharing your recipe! ;)

    February 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

    • Ann

      Thank YOU Becka! I agree, Nutella is SO yummy. My daughter is the totally obsessed Nutella-fiend in our family.

      February 20, 2012 at 11:11 am

  2. OMG, I may be making this tomorrow.

    March 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  3. Pingback: Chocolate Almond Banana Oatmeal and “Gateway Foods” | Cupcakes & Kale Chips

  4. sunny

    You do know that this oatmeal contains over 500 calories…that’s like an entire dinner…

    November 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    • Ann

      According to the About.com Calorie Count calculator, it has 323 calories. Maybe you should recheck your calculations?

      February 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

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