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Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

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Have your fruit and a little luxury too with this kid-friendly healthy chocolate and banana oatmeal recipe. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation.

Servings

1 serving

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2small banana, sliced
  • 1tablespoon chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Bring water and a pinch of regular salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with banana, chocolate spread and flaky salt.

Tips

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Overnight oats variation, combine 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings, as desired. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.

Steel-cut oats variation, bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 1/3 cup steel-cut oats, reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 1 serving)

Calories 295kcal
Carbohydrate Total 50g
Total Sugars 17g
Added Sugars 9g
Fiber 6g
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 6g
Mono Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 231mg
Protein 7g
Potassium 402mg
Calcium 30mg
Folate 32mcg
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 1mg