Creamy Oats with Cinnamon and Banana



  • 1 cup (250 ml) uncooked oats
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) water
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) low-fat milk
  • ¼ tsp (1,2 ml) salt
  • 1-2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • Place oats, water, milk and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once it starts to simmer, stir constantly to prevent lumps. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until cooked.
  • Serve oats with banana and cinnamon.


Oats for one: ¼ cup (60 ml) uncooked oats with ¾ cup (180 ml) water (or half water and half low-fat milk) and a small pinch of salt. Prepare as explained, or mix in a big enough glass bowl and microwave for 3-5 minutes, depending on your microwave. Stir often and make sure it does not boil over.

Pumpkin or sunflower seeds are delicious with oats and fruit. Try chopped raw, unsalted almonds – use 30 ml (2 tbsp) per portion of oats.

If you are used to sugar on your oats, try this version – the fruit adds a natural sweetness and you won’t miss the sugar. If you struggle at first, gradually reduce the sugar until you don’t need it at all anymore.