Jan 11

Creamy Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter & Cinnamon Sugar


creamy banana oatmeal with almond butter and cinnamon sugar |

Or, more accurately, this is my favorite oatmeal this hot minute.

I shared a photo of it on instagram a couple weeks ago, but then I was like, I like this oatmeal so much that I’m gonna share it again.

So here we are.

If you’re thinking, oh mah gah why doesn’t she ever share anything original?! Well I just wanted to REALLY make sure that you made this.  So here’s my plan.  I’m gonna share this recipe over and over again until every single one of you makes it.  So leave me a comment once you’ve made this so I can know to move on.  LMK.

creamy banana oatmeal with almond butter and cinnamon sugar |

You see, I was starting to worry about myself and was a couple days away from staging an intervention (for myself), because I wasn’t enjoying eating creamy bowls of oatmeal in the morning.  I was like, what is happening to me?!

But good news! My oatmeal loving self is back with vengeance.  Well that’s a bit dramatic, but the oatmeal is back with almond butter and cinnamon sugar.

For this bowl of delish, you use a whisk to whip a sliced banana into the oatmeal.  The whole idea of whipped banana oats was not my idea.  It was Kath’s.  But it’s such a brilliant idea that I’ve been doing it ever since she told us about it because it makes the oatmeal so fluffy.  And I like fluffy.

Then on top goes a spoonful of almond butter and a couple dashes of cinnamon sugar.  My mom used to make me cinnamon-sugar toast growing up and this is like cinnamon-sugar toast in oatmeal form.  It’s a dream.

creamy banana oatmeal with almond butter and cinnamon sugar |

Creamy Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter & Cinnamon Sugar

Yield: serves 1

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 cup milk
1 bag Celestial sugar cookie tea (optional)
1/2 cup oats
1/2 ripe banana, thinly sliced
1-2 tablespoons almond butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
scant 1/4 teaspoon sugar
pinch salt


Add milk and the tea bag into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until boiling.  Remove tea bag and stir in oats, thinly sliced banana, vanilla and salt.  Reduce to a simmer.  Use a whisk to whisk/mash together the oats + bananas.  Continue to whisk vigorously until thickened.  Pour into a bowl and top with cinnamon sugar and almond butter.  It's SO delish.

19 Responses to “Creamy Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter & Cinnamon Sugar”

  1. Dietitian Jess — January 11, 2016 @ 6:59 am (#)

    LOVE the idea of using tea infused milk! I will make this but I will need to sub applesauce with the banana. Since you’re a fellow chai fan, here’s something I tried recently- steep a chai tea bag, let cool, add chocolate milk- chocolately chai tea- sooo good!

    • Kylie — January 11, 2016 @ 1:13 pm (#)

      Chocolate. YES. Milk. Yes. Chai. YESSSSSS!

  2. Bethany @ athletic avocado — January 11, 2016 @ 7:17 am (#)

    sugar cookie tea and whipped banana in a delightful bowl of oatmeal?  Don’t mind if I do!

    • Kylie — January 11, 2016 @ 1:13 pm (#)

      Gangs all here!<3<3<3

  3. Katie | Honestly Nourished — January 11, 2016 @ 8:52 am (#)

    Everything about this sounds perfect. Cinnamon Toast Crunch was (will always secretly be?) my all-time favorite cereal and cinnamon anything makes my heart swell. I could eat the entire box of that cereal in one sitting so this grown up cinnamon sugar oat bowl sounds like my soul mate in breakfast form. I’ve also wanted to try Kath’s whipped banana in oats for years but have never done it. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration! XX

    • Kylie — January 11, 2016 @ 1:12 pm (#)

      Katie! You need to get on with making Kath’s whipped banana oats! You’ll never go back to making oats any other way:))

  4. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves — January 11, 2016 @ 10:02 am (#)

    This is everything good in a bowl. CINNAMON SUGAR! Ever since I discovered Kath’s whipped banana oatmeal, I’ve made oatmeal that way every single time. 

    • Kylie — January 11, 2016 @ 1:11 pm (#)

      It’s really THE BEST way to make oatmeal. So delish. Oh, that Kath;))

  5. sassygirl711 — January 11, 2016 @ 11:44 am (#)

    Kath’s oatmeal recipe is fantastic.
    ditch the sugar: haven’t you been
    reading everywhere…2016 is the year
    of zero white/brown/refined/gross
    sugar?? :(
    sooo unhealthy.
    add more cinnamon and try it with
    unsweetened (yes, you got that right)
    almond milk or coconut milk.
    so much yummier.

    • Kylie — January 11, 2016 @ 1:10 pm (#)

      Hey! Thanks for the comment! I can see where you’re coming from saying that the media bombards us with messages that we are supposed to fear sugar (hello, Dr. Oz!). However, I don’t think having such a black and white approach to nutrition (i.e. sugar = unhealthy) allows for a healthy relationship with food. With my clients I find that dieting and restrictive eating patterns lead to increased stress and eating disorders. Stress has been shown to increase cortisol in the body and leads to inflammation/disease. I choose to live a life free of food restrictions and instead enjoy balance and variety, which sometimes involves sugar if it’s what I’m craving. I agree that this oatmeal would be tasty with or without the sugar, but I felt like adding sugar today:)

  6. Amanda F — January 11, 2016 @ 11:46 am (#)

    I LOVE whipped banana oatmeal… BUT I have never thought about using a tea bag. That my friend is genius.

    • Kylie — January 11, 2016 @ 1:11 pm (#)

      It’s wonderful AND you can do it with ANY TEA! (hands up emoji!)

  7. Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday — January 11, 2016 @ 1:54 pm (#)

    I’ve never done the banana oats thing, but it sounds PERFECT, so I have no idea why. Also, that tea is incredible and imagining it with oats… Okay, I have to do this ASAP. :)

  8. Alissa — January 11, 2016 @ 5:17 pm (#)

    I’m commenting to let you know that I HAVEN’T made this, but by the glorious look of it I can see why you want all of us readers to try it! YUM. The tea-infused milk sounds amazing!

    I always look forward to reading your posts! Your writing voice is so fun :D

  9. Kate @mindfoodly — January 11, 2016 @ 6:01 pm (#)

    I have just saved this recipe, I feel like come winter time over here this will be a new favourite. Can’t wait to try it

  10. Whitney Carney — January 12, 2016 @ 8:29 pm (#)

    Thank you for always coming up with THE BEST oatmeal recipes. <3

    • Kylie — January 12, 2016 @ 9:13 pm (#)


  11. Heidi — January 14, 2016 @ 12:29 pm (#)

    I love your positive outlook on food Kylie!     I know you are a registered dietitian but I also see you as a person who  is a friend and someone that can help others with their food issues   Not just being all clinical!   I have struggled for over three years on not feeling guilty over food or my food choices it is a constant battle but I keep reminding myself that I cannot be perfect that life is too short and that I must enjoy it even if that means  sprinkling a little bit of sugar on top of my oatmeal. Best idea ever!   I get inspiration from you every time I read your blog. You are a wonderful person. Thank you for being who you are.  PS my niece is named Kylie also.but her name is spelled Kiley :) either way it’s a great name!

    Heidi <3

  12. Kaitlin — February 9, 2016 @ 9:20 am (#)

    Just so you know I made this with almond milk this morning and I DIED. So good.

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