5 Minute Banana Split Oatmeal

April 19, 2012

in Gluten Free, Healthy Breakfast, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Vegetarian


Banana splits. Remember those?  I remember them from Dairy Queen.  The vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, fudge, and banana, oh and don’t forget the crushed pineapple.  All that deliciousness fit snugly between the 2 bananas.  Doesn’t get much better than that.  Not sure what got me thinking about it that day.  But it was on my mind.  So that’s how I turned my morning oatmeal into a 5-minute banana split oatmeal. The only thing I forgot was the crushed pineapple, but I’ll use some of that next time for sure!


5 Minute Banana Split Oatmeal
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Breakfast that tasted like a banana split! Done in 5 minutes!
Yield: 1 serving
  • ⅓ cup quick oats
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ¼ cup banana, chopped
  • ¼ cup strawberry, chopped
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1 scoop whey protein, chocolate
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • unsweetened almond milk (or milk or choice)
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add the oats, water, strawberries, bananas and stevia packets. Microwave for 2½ minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add protein powder, unsweetened cocoa powder and add a small amount of milk and stir to make a paste. Gradually add more milk and stir continuously to prevent lumps and get it to a syrup consistency.
  3. When oatmeal is finished, pour the chocolate sauce over-top. Garnish with a couple fresh pieces of strawberry & banana if desired.
  4. Nutrition
  5. (entire recipe) Calories: 296 Fat: 5 g Carbs: 37 g Fiber: 5.6 g Sugars: 7.9 g Sodium: 183 mg Protein: 27 g
If dairy free or don't use protein, a great 'alternative' chocolate sauce would be
Barlens Chocolate Raspberry Omega Swirl.
Serving size: 1 serving (entire recipe) Calories: 296 Fat: 5 g Carbs: 37 g Sugar: 7.9g Sodium: 183 mg Fiber: 5.6 g Protein: 27 g

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  • http://katshealthcorner.wordpress.com/ Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    I absolutely melted when I saw how easy this was. YUM! What a delicious recipe! <3

  • http://www.nordictrackcoupons.com Jentry Nielsen

    Yummy! This would be an amazing dessert! 

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    Ah I love the idea of a banana split oatmeal! PS I made your lemon meringue protein bars last night (was going to make your no-bake but was out of oats – horror! and wasn’t sure how no bake would turn out with raw flours. I used half almond and half coconut instead of the oat flour in the meringue bars). They were fabuloso! Thanks lady!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Oh awesome! So glad to know that combo of coconut flour and almond flour worked! I’m going to post that tip for ppl that want a grain free version.

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