Banana Walnut Oatmeal

This heart-healthy recipe is high in fiber and low in cholesterol. A great way to start your day!

⅔ cup milk (nonfat, dry)
1 pinch salt
2¾ cups water
2 cups oats (quick cooking)
2 bananas (very ripe, mashed)
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 Tbsp. walnuts (chopped)
Optional: Substitute 2 cups water or 2 cups skim milk for the reconstituted nonfat dry milk.


  • In a small saucepan, combine reconstituted nonfat dry milk, salt and water.
  • Heat over medium heat until steaming hot, but not boiling.
  • Add oats and cook, stirring until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from heat and stir in mashed banana and maple syrup.
  • Divide between four bowls, garnish with walnuts and serve.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 340 calories, 6g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 60g carbohydrates, 6g dietary fiber, 25g sugar, 14g protein.

Recipe courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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