Banana and Chia Stovetop Oats

Sliced banana for banana and chia stovetop oats

There are few things in this world that The Babe loves more than bananas. Combine it with oatmeal and she doesn’t know what to do with herself.

So the combination of bananas, chia seeds, and oatmeal was a bit of a no-brainer.

Which is a good thing, because breakfast tends to happen on the early side over here (think 5 or 6AM). So any complicated attempts at food would make my brain hurt.

banana and chia stovetop oats

We had one super spotted brown banana left in the fruit bowl that hadn’t made its way into The Babe’s mouth, despite her best efforts.

It looked a bit too brown to eat on it’s own, so I opted to put it in her oatmeal.

It was a good choice on my part, as she literally licked the bowl clean when all was said and done.


Not only was this toddler friendly, it was also Mommy and Daddy friendly.

I’m secretly willing another banana (or two) to go brown so that I can make this again without feeling like I was wasting a perfectly delicious banana.

I prefer my bananas on the juuuuuust turning ripe side of yellow with a hint of green still on the peel. Once it goes all yellow, I have zero interest. (Hence why there are still ten thousand bananas in my freezer.)


I’m not sure that will do me any good though.

Pretty sure The Babe will give me the side eye and say, “Whadya doin’ ma?! That’s MY oatmeal.”

Whadya mean I can't just eat the banana?

And, seriously. Who could argue with a face like that?!

Not I, my friend. Not I.


I guess I could just make my own batch of oatmeal.

But that kind of takes the fun out of it all.

Who am I to take away the joy it brings her to feed me?


Sliced banana for banana and chia stovetop oats

Banana and Chia Stovetop Oats

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1
Author Emily Levenson |


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk we used almond
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 very ripe banana mashed
  • 1 tbs chia seeds


  1. Place water and milk into a small pot and heat over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add oats and reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Simmer for 60-90 seconds and then add mashed banana and chia seeds.
  4. Cook until liquid has been absorbed and oats are the consistency you like; 5-7 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl, grab a spoon, and hunker down for an amazingly good breakfast.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, soy free, corn free, and egg free.
*The gluten and wheat free status of this recipe is dependent upon your choice of oats. If you cannot have gluten or wheat, please make sure to select certified gluten free oats.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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