Banana Apple Oatmeal

We love Oatmeal for breakfast, especially when it’s loaded up with lots of fresh fruit.  We used to add fruit at the table, to each of our bowls individually, until I tried adding fruit while the oatmeal is cooking…  The result is AMAZING!!  The flavor and natural sweetness from the fruit is absorbed into the oats as they cook, making every bite absolutely delicious!


Prep time: 10 min

Serves: 6

Cook time: 30 – 40 min


– 9 cups of water

– 6 bananas, sliced

– 3 apples, diced

– 2 tbsp. cinnamon

– 2 cups of steel cut oats (not rolled oats)


Put water, sliced bananas, diced apples, and cinnamon into a large pot and bring to a boil.  Let it boil for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it starts to break down the fruit.  Once the bananas are swollen and very mushy add the oats and bring back to a boil.  Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes or so, stirring occasionally, until it reaches the desired consistency.

Add to bowls, top with nuts, cinnamon, or more fruit, and enjoy your delicious breakfast!

Experiment a little!

The recipe also works great with frozen blueberries, peaches, pineapple, or strawberries.  Add whatever fruit you like, and if it works well add a comment so I can give it a try too!

Bananas in
Apples in
The fruit is cooked.  It’s time to add the oats!
It’s ready!