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Banana nut steel-cut oats on a gray napkin

Banana Nut Steel-Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: Leannda
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: About 4 1/2 cups 1x


Steel-cut oats, overripe bananas and walnuts come together for a healthy, hearty breakfast that tastes like it just came out of grandma’s oven.


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 2 slightly overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or other milk of your choice
  • Optional for serving: sliced bananas, walnuts, more cinnamon, milk of your choice


  1. Bring 5 cups water to a boil.
  2. In a Dutch oven or other large pot, brown the butter over medium heat.
  3. Pour in the oats and stir until they begin to absorb the butter.
  4. Pour in the boiling water reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered for about 25 minutes, stirring frequently so the oats don’t stick to the bottom.
  5. Stir in all remaining ingredients until smooth and serve warm topped with sliced bananas, cinnamon and milk.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: oatmeal, steel-cut oats, banana nut, overripe bananas, oats, porridge, pinhead oats, irish oats, coarse oatmeal, banana nut oatmeal