Food and Drinks

Apple Banana Crumble Oatmeal 

January 6, 2018
apple banana oatmeal

With some mornings during the week crazy hectic, I like to take my time getting the day started on the weekends. A big wholesome breakfast is my first step! (Well, after I have had my coffee, of course). Slowing down and having breakfast with the family is my favorite way to be present and enjoy those cozy winter mornings.

I have revamped my apple banana oatmeal and wanted to share with you all my delicious oatmeal recipe! Perfect for cold winter mornings, this hearty breakfast will fill you up and make your kitchen smell amazing.

My favorite oats are the Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats. TIP: Using a browned banana works best, the softer it is, the easier it is to mash into the oats

Add the almond milk and water to a medium size pan.

While the milk and water are being heated on medium, cut up half an apple (or more) into tiny pieces

 

Once the water and milk have come to a boil you can add the oats, apple pieces and the banana to the pan.

Mash the banana into the mixture and stir well.

Let that simmer on medium-low about 20-25 minutes or so (less time if you want your oatmeal more watery).

Now you can start making the crumble while the oats mixture cooks.

 

Add the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon into a separate bowl and stir to combine.

Melt the butter in a small glass bowl in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. (Be careful when taking that bowl out of the microwave!)

Drizzle the melted butter over the flour mixture and using a whisk or fork, combine the mixture.

The crumble will be chunky and start to clump together. You can break it up into finer pieces with the whisk or keep the clumps larger. 

Once your oats are done cooking, you can scoop a generous amount of the oats into a small bowl and pile on that crumble topping.

I like to add a couple thin slices of apple on top and sometimes an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.

 

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Apple Banana Crumble Oatmeal

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 C Water
  • 1 C Almond milk
  • 1 Apple
  • 1/2 C Rolled oats

For the crumble topping

  • 1 C Flour
  • 1/4 C Brown sugar
  • 4 Tbs Butter
  • 1/2-1 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add the milk and water to a medium size pan

  2. While the milk and water are being heated on medium, cut up half an apple (or more) into tiny pieces
  3. Once the water and milk have come to a light boil you can add the oats, apple pieces and the banana.

  4. Mash the banana into the mixture and stir well
  5. Let that simmer on medium-low about 20-25 minutes or so (less time if you want your oatmeal more watery)
  6. While those oats are cooking you can prep that delicious crumble

For the crumble topping

  1. In a separate bowl, add the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon

  2. Melt the butter in the microwave in a small glass bowl (I do 20-30 seconds at a time and stir until it is almost completely melted)

  3. Add the butter to the flour mixture and using a fork or whisk mix together

The warm oatmeal with the cool crisp apple slices is the perfect combo! 

 

This makes enough oatmeal for me and my son to share plus there is always extra of the crumble topping so I usually just cover the bowl of topping with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and throw it into the fridge for the next day! This crumble is great on top of yogurt too! It keeps for a few days in the fridge.

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Do you have a favorite way to cook oatmeal?

Let me know in the comments !

Thank you for reading. If you liked this recipe, you may like my Banana Bread with Chia Seeds Recipe

Have a beautiful day!

– Nat

 

  1. I love that you used the browning banana. Once my banana starts getting brown, I start thinking of throwing it away. With your recipe, I have found a new way to use it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Oh, mine does 😂 if I don’t have time to make this recipe I’ll just make the Crumble and add it to the top of instant oatmeal and maybe a few apple slices on top 😁

  2. The crumble is always my favorite part. It doesn’t matter if it’s on top of a cobbler, on ice cream, or on oats, its the hint of crunch that makes food so tasty. I cannot wait to make this recipe over the weekend.

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