Recipe: “Hot Chocolate” Banana-Nut Oatmeal


Recipe "Hot Chocolate" Banana-Nut Oatmeal

Time to warm up those cold fall mornings with something that is full of energy and packs a ton of flavor. This “Hot Chocolate” Banana-Nut Oatmeal is a fantastic combination of fruit and protein to begin the day.

“Hot Chocolate” Banana-Nut Oatmeal

Serves 4


  • 2 cups plain almond milk
  • 2 fully-ripened large bananas (1 1/2 diced and 1/2 thinly sliced crosswise)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Bring the almond milk, 1 3/4 cups water, the diced bananas, almond and vanilla extracts and pinch of salt to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat
  2. Stir in the oats, cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of the honey and reduce the heat to medium
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are fully cooked to desired consistency, 6 to 7 minutes
  4. Transfer to 4 bowls, top with the sliced bananas, walnuts, the remaining 1 tablespoon honey, cinnamon and chocolate chips and serve

Food Network notes: Soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk or oat milk are also good substitutes.

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Source: Food Network

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