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Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

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.


1 serving

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes


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


  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.


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 295.03kcal
Carbohydrate Total 50.03g
Total Sugars 17.18g
Added Sugars 9g
Fiber 6.31g
Total Fat 8.67g
Saturated Fat 5.81g
Mono Saturated Fat 1.02g
Cholesterol 0.05mg
Sodium 280.54mg
Protein 6.55g
Potassium 408.48mg
Calcium 49.7mg
Chromium 0.4mcg
Folate 12.69mcg
Iron 2.38mg
Magnesium 67.85mg
Trans Fatty Acid 0g
Vitamin A 32.87IU
Vitamin D 0IU
Vitamin B12 0mcg
Vitamin C 4.39mg
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 0.27mg
Phosphorus 189.23mg
Vitamin B3 0.57mg

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