Banana, Pineapple, and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Whenever I considered trying out this recipe, I would look at the name and wonder, “Why in the world would I combine those three ingredients?” Then, I would remember that it’s much like a banana split (sans strawberries, which you could obviously include!).

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Banana and pineapple are great together. Banana and chocolate are delicious. Pineapple and chocolate are surprisingly tasty. Obviously the three of them together have to work, right?

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Right. The first time I made this, I made the mistake of trying to include a spice like cinnamon or allspice, but it just wasn’t necessary. I don’t add spices to my Pina Colada Oatmeal, so why would I add a spice to this? Some oatmeals (especially tropical-esque ones) just don’t need it. There is so much incredible flavor in this porridge that additional flavors would be sloppy. Instead, I went big on toppings: shredded coconut AND almonds (in addition to the chocolate chips).

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Boy, was I a happy lady (until I commuted all the way into Manhattan and realized I had forgotten my keys to get into work, but that’s another story).

Banana, Pineapple, and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/2 a banana, or mashed (it's fine to use the entire banana, too)
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple (I use frozen)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Stir in banana and pineapple (one at a time, not both at once).
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract and salt. Stir.
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, chocolate chips, and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).
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About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Banana, Pineapple, and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

  1. Jaime Hahn says:

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your Oatmeal’s and your blog. You are one of the reasons I have decided to write my own blog as well with my own life posts and recipes. Do you mind if I mention your blog in some of my posts to link to some of your recipes I like?

  2. sanam arzoo says:

    Yes! you probably did have to be compelled to sign for the package! I nearly incomprehensible that box as a result of the mail guy did not walk to our actual apt door- simply left a note voice communication he was there- at our community mail area. quite weird. Sorry you guys did not get it!
    So glad you liked the packaging!
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  3. Eleanor says:

    I didn’t think I’d like this as much as I did! It’s probably because it’s the first time I ever made steel-cut oatmeal the RIGHT way haha. And also probably because pineapple and chocolate are the bomb diggity best together!

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