Strawberry Banana Oatmeal

This morning, I had full intentions of making my Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal. As I started heating up the almond milk on the stove, however, I had a sudden change of heart. I wanted something different. Something without chocolate. I’ve done the chocolate thing too much lately.

How have I not tried the strawberry-banana combo yet with oatmeal? It’s so obvious; it has to be one of the most classic flavor combinations out there!


I decided to use the strawberries as toppings instead of mixing them in/cooking them along with the oatmeal. After all, what’s the point of having fresh strawberries if I’m just going to cook them up and turn them into mush? What have I been thinking?

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • handful of fresh strawberries

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium.
  2. Mash up the banana and add to the oatmeal. Stir. (You could also mash half and slice the other half as a topping, if your banana isn't too ripe!)
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, a tiny pinch of salt, and 1/8 tsp of cinnamon. Stir.
  4. If you'd like to add any additional ingredients (coconut oil, raisins, sunflower seeds), do so now.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Top with 4-6 diced strawberries and serve with another splash of your milk of choice and any additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).


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.

5 Responses to Strawberry Banana Oatmeal

  1. Charlotte says:

    Keep going! One day you can make an epic breakfast cookbook full of Food Porn Pictures about oatmeal and smoothies.

  2. Continue being out of control – in Norway i find it very useful in early mornings with time to make something new and tasty 🙂

  3. Adella says:

    This was the first recipe I tried, and I am hooked. I honestly thought the oats wouldn’t absorb all of the liquids, but after I put in the banana mixture (I mashed a whole banana, 1 heaping tbs of sunflower butter, 1 1/2 tbs flax meal, and 1tbs cinnamon) they did! Unfortunately, I forgot about the vanilla and chose to not add any salt, but even then it tasted amazing. I topped it all off with some cut up strawberries and I am loving the recipe. Will definitely try others!

  4. Christine says:

    This is delicious! Your basic banana oatmeal is one of my breakfast staples. This recipe is basically another variation on it using less cinnamon and adding strawberries.

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