Easy Healthy Banana Oatmeal – 2 Ingredient

A Healthy Banana Oatmeal or porridge makes the best breakfast for babies with its smooth creamy texture and naturally sweetened with a banana. The best part is it takes hardly 5 minutes to make this healthy & delicious meal. Honestly, this is my go-to recipe when my picky eater rejects everything. Both my kids survived on oatmeal with different fruits in them for breakfast.

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Banana Oats

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Porridge is an ideal first food for a baby as they are soft and easy to swallow. And also aids digestion as they are easy to digest while transitioning to solids. Oatmeal is rich in fibre and easy to make with minimal ingredients. You can choose your favourite fruits and adding them to oatmeal is the best way to introduce new foods for the baby.

My kids love this healthy banana oatmeal. With bananas, oats and a pinch of butter or peanut butter make this recipe is tasty and healthy for babies and toddlers. Do not forget to try other healthy traditional porridge – Rice porridge, Ragi Porridge, Apple Oatmeal porridge and more.

What do you need to make Banana Oat Recipe?

All you need to make this simple healthy oatmeal is:

  • Banana – Banana is great for babies and toddlers. Naturally sweetening, easy to digest and packed with vitamins & minerals. I have used half a banana mashed in this recipe.
  • Oats – Oats are ideal first food rich in fibre and carbohydrates making babies tummy full. I have used 2-3 spoons of roasted and powdered rolled oats in this recipe.
  • Water – You can choose to add milk if you are making for toddlers above 12 months+. I have used half cup of water to make this banana oats.
  • Butter – One tbsp of butter adds fat to the recipe making it tasty. You can replace butter with peanut butter if there are no allergies.

Instructions to make this healthy banana oatmeal

Here are simple steps to make this healthy banana oatmeal:

  • Mash half a banana until it is mushy.
  • Use a tbsp of butter to roast the mashed banana for a few seconds.
  • Add half a cup of water to the banana and let it come to a boil.
  • Add 2-3 tbsps of oats (roasted & powdered) and mix well.
  • Cook the oats for 2-3 minutes until its cooked well.
  • Cooldown and feed it warm to babies.
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Tips Banana Oats

  • Dry roast oats, powder them and store them in an airtight container. Makes it easy to use while making porridge or banana pancakes.
  • Using milk or cream makes it richer and creamier for toddlers.
  • You can use nuts powdered as an option if there are no nut allergies.
  • Replace butter with almond butter for vegan version.
  • Use fruits like apple, pear, pineapple, dates or other fruits to make this oatmeal.
  • Optionally you can also add a pinch of homemade dates syrup to make this healthier.

FAQs Banana Oat Recipe

1. Is oatmeal and banana healthy?

Both banana and oats are rich in fibre and it is highly recommended to consume for breakfast as they help with easy digestion. They make perfect first foods for babies.

2. What to put in oatmeal to make it healthy?

Adding nut butter or peanut butter adds protein; making oatmeal healthier. It is always a great idea to pack your breakfast with fibre, protein and carbohydrates for a healthy start to your day.

3. Is Quaker oatmeal good for you?

Oats are healthy packed with fibre and nutrition in them. Organic Quaker oatmeal is one of the healthiest choices you can choose for a quick breakfast.

4. Is oatmeal good for babies?

Oatmeal makes a perfect meal for babies with no added sugar or salt. Easy to make if seconds and packed with nutrition; they are easy to swallow and easy to digest for little tummies who are starting solids.

5. At what age can babies eat Quaker oatmeal?

Oatmeal can be introduced to babies as early as 6 months as they are very easy to digest for babies. You can choose to mix breastmilk with oatmeal while giving it to babies younger than 12 months.

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Healthy Banana Oatmeal

Rashmi Madhwaraj
A Healthy Banana Oatmeal or porridge makes the best breakfast for babies with its smooth creamy texture and naturally sweetened with a banana. The best part is it takes hardly 5 minutes to make this healthy & delicious meal.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 2-3 tbsp Oats
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Butter/ Peanut Butter/ Nut butter

Instructions
 

  • Mash half a banana until it is mushy.
  • Use a tbsp of butter to roast the mashed banana for a few seconds.
  • Add half a cup of water to the banana and let it come to a boil.
  • Add 2-3 tbsps of oats (roasted & powdered) and mix well.
  • Cook the oats for 2-3 minutes until its cooked well.
  • Cooldown and feed it warm to babies.

Notes

  • Dry roast oats, powder them and store them in an airtight container. Makes it easy to use while making porridge or banana pancakes.
  • Using milk or cream makes it richer and creamier for toddlers.
  • You can use nuts powdered as an option if there are no nut allergies.
  • Replace butter with almond butter for vegan version.
  • Use fruits like apple, pear, pineapple, dates or other fruits to make this oatmeal.
  • Optionally you can also add a pinch of homemade dates syrup to make this healthier.
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