Banana Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

I know, I know, another gosh darn oatmeal post from a healthy living blogger but just hear me out…

A.  Oatmeal keeps you fuller longer

B.  You can make these oats in advance and eat them all week

C.  This oatmeal is awesome

I first shared this recipe for Banana Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats back in 2011 but thought it was time to pull it out of the archives for those new to Coffee Cake and Cardio.

Banana Steel Cut Oats


– 2 cups steel cut oats

– 4 cups unsweetened almond milk

– 3 ripe bananas

– ground cinnamon


Begin by combining the steel cut oats and almond milk in large pot. Slowly bring the oats to a boil, stirring occasionally. When the oats begin boiling, turn the burner down to low and cook the oats for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Test oats occasionally, checking their chewiness. Cooked oats will be slightly firm, yet chewy.

**Note, you may need to add more almond milk if the oats absorbed the liquid too quickly and are not cook all the way through.

Banana Steel Cut Oats

While the oats cook, peel the bananas and smash them thoroughly with potato masher or fork.

Banana Steel Cut Oats

When the oats are done, turn off the burner and add the smashed bananas and cinnamon (to taste- I used 1/2 TBSP).

Banana Steel Cut Oats

Once the oats have cooled a bit, transfer them to reusable containers and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Banana Steel Cut Oats

In the morning, just reheat the oats for 2 minutes, adding a little extra almond milk to thin them out.  These oats are absolutely delicious and are a great make ahead dish.

Banana steel Cut Oats

So there you go, my obligitory oatmeal post… at least it wasn’t OIAJ (Oats In A Jar).


  1. Margo says

    I am considering buying the Advocare 24 cleansing and have been looking through your Instagram pictures and love all your food that you post. It has inspired me to eat healthier and make some changes. I haven’t started yet but am trying to put a list together on some things I need to buy at the store. Do you shop at a whole food store or do you find your things at a regular grocery store. For example I have never seen the oatmeal. Where did you find it?

  2. Carol B says

    I have also made them in the crock pot and then froze them. I am not sure how long they would last, however, I left them in about 2.5 months and they tasted great!

  3. says

    I was never a fan of oatmeal, but since my summer internship has free oatmeal (and fruit!) at work, I’ve been eating it some mornings. I find it a lot more tasty if I prepare it with milk instead of water. It just makes all the difference!

  4. says

    we can never get enough of healthy foods post! i think we always need reinforcement on what we should be eating and creative ways to make sure you are getting your nutrients (or at least I do!) haha

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