Banana, Chocolate, and Almond Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe -
Banana, Chocolate, and Almond Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Banana, Chocolate, and Almond Breakfast Oatmeal

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"Banana, almonds, and cocoa powder turn plain quick oats into a tasty breakfast."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Whisk the milk, cocoa powder, turbinado sugar, and almond extract together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the sugar has dissolved; bring the mixture to a simmer.
  2. Stir the mashed banana and oatmeal into the milk mixture; cook at a simmer until the oatmeal is thickened and the banana has broken up slightly, about 5 minutes. Fold the slivered almonds into the oatmeal to serve.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • The size and sweetness of the fruit will effect the banana flavor, so taste and adjust accordingly.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 27, 2012

Instead of turbanado sugar, I used honey in it's place. I also used old fashioned oats only because that was what I had on hand. I shared this with my oldest son--we both thought this was very good. My banana was quite ripe so the honey might not even be necessary next time I make this.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 23, 2012

I would make a few changes to this recipe as I found it quite rich and sweet. The almond flavoring also put it a bit over the top. I'd replace that with vanilla extract and reduce the sugar (how much you use depends on the ripeness of your banana) and cocoa. I would also use toasted almonds. This could possibly be a good way to get oatmeal into my kids, so I'll try it out on them. Thanks for the recipe!


19 Ratings

Jan 24, 2012

Chocolate for breakfast - what could be better? This not only tastes delicious, but happens to be good for you too! Since I didn't have any almonds on hand I subbed walnuts and vanilla extract which proved to be a nice flavor combination. I cut back on the sugar a bit (personal preference). I topped this with a little sliced banana, toasted walnuts, and coconut. Thanks for a great recipe *~Lissa~*!

Jan 22, 2012

Loved the combination of flavors. I used steel cut oats so I had to modify the cooking times slightly but it came out great. Hubby stirred in some peanut butter in his bowl.

Jan 15, 2012

I enjoyed this. I've been trying to eat breakfast more often and I'm a fan of the hot cereal. Was looking for a new idea when I came across this one. Mmm chocolate and bananas in oatmeal? Fantastic idea. I used old fashioned oat because that is what I prefer and made mine a little thicker since I like to pour a little cold cream over my hot oatmeal, real healthy right? I will make this again! Thanks for the recipe Lissa!

Dec 24, 2012

This was an awesome recipe, but my mom thought it was too rich. I'm 11, and I would have given it 5 stars. We didn't have turbinado sugar so we used white sugar instead. We also didn't have almonds so we used pecans. I'm guessing you could use any nut. This was the best oatmeal I've ever had.

Jun 24, 2012

I am a chocolholic, and this recipie is FANTASTIC!!!! I made it for my kids for a special SUnday breakfast, and even my picky son ate a whole bowl of this. It IS really rich, but if you like rich, then it is perfect! Tastes like warm chocolate pudding. Would even be a good dessert.

Mar 14, 2012

This is a really good recipe, but I also found it rather rich for breakfast. I do love all the flavors but I think I'd cut back on the sugar and use less almond extract (or maybe just use vanilla instead). The cocoa powder is also a bit too much for me in the morning so I'll cut back on that as well. This is definitely a great recipe, I'll just tweak it for my personal tastes. Thanks a lot for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 8.6 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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