Nutella Oatmeal with Sliced Bananas

What do YOU do with the last of your Nutella? Do you eat it right off the spatula? Spread it on a graham cracker and top it with sprinkles?… or maybe you just clean the inside of the jar with an apple wedge? Actually all three are excellent options, trust me {especially the second one, just sayin’}.

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BUT have you ever had it in your oatmeal?

On the days I have to work at the hospital, I try to have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. It’s quick to whip up and I like that because I only have a few minutes to spare, and I’m full for like ever… okay so like 3-4 hours… but still. It’s great.


This oatmeal happened by accident, I was cleaning out my pantry and saw a jar of Nutella that only had about a tablespoon left in it. So instead of throwing it away… I put it in my oatmeal. Bingo-bango.


Don’t have Nutella? Try peanut butter! Have both? Oh gosh… I see peanut butter-Nutella oatmeal is in my future. High-five!


Start by pouring a cup of milk into a small sauce pan.


Sprinkle in a pinch of salt.


Bring to a small boil.


Reduce the heat and stir in the oats… stir, stir, stirrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


Keep stirring, remove from the heat every now-and-again to keep it from boiling over.


Once it’s thick and the oats have absorbed most of the milk kill the heat and remove it from the burner.


Add a teaspoon of dark brown sugar.


A tablespoon of Nutella.


Guess what?…. stir some more!


Pour it into another bowl and top with as many banana slices as you could possibly want.


If this was a beauty pageant, this oatmeal could get a 4 maybe 5 out of 10. But luckily it’s a food blog… and you reader’s know that sometimes delicious food just isn’t that pretty. But this IS a wonderful way to start the day!


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Nutella Oatmeal with Sliced Bananas

Nutella meets oatmeal for a yummy and filling breakfast!

Yield: serves one, but easy doubled

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup Whole Milk

1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats

1 tablespoon Nutella

1 teaspoon Dark Brown Sugar

A pinch of Kosher Salt

Sliced Banana

Directions:

Heat the milk in a small sauce pan until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-high and stir in oats. Keep stirring, and removing from the heat to stop it from over boiling until the oats have absorbed most of the milk. Remove from the burner and stir in the brown sugar and Nutella. Pour into a separate bowl and top with sliced bananas.

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34 Responses to “Nutella Oatmeal with Sliced Bananas”

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    omg. must buy Nutella STAT!

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    Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family — January 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Laurie–a spatula is the way I roll when consumming the last of the Nutella. If the bottle wasn't shaped funny a finger would work as well :)
    What a great idea for oats!

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — January 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    What a creamy and comforting looking bowl of oatmeal! It is rare that I have a jar of Nutella with only a tablespoon left in it. I usually open it, can't keep my fingers out of it, and throw it away, DEEP in the trash, after I have gone through half of it.

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    movita beaucoup — January 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Genius!! (Seriously. Best idea ever.)

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    Living The Sweet Life — January 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I should have made this recipe, this morning. I felt for something chocolatey with banana's but warm and hearty – - instead I made a smoothie :( this would have been SO MUCH better!!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — January 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my goodness I LOVE this recipe! This is definitely on my list to try! Fabulous idea!

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    Danelle — January 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I eat oatmeal most mornings! How have I never thought of Nutella? Genius! :)

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    Choc Chip Uru — January 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Lets be honest – its oatmeal and has bananas therefore one of the healthiest recipes imaginable – a tad of nutella never hurt so therefore, I figure it's fine to eat two or three bowls… :D
    Lovely blog my friend!!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Hexa-Chocolate Muffins

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    Emily Malloy — January 27, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Yes, please!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    These sound delightful!

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    Sprinkled with Flour — January 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    This is definitely going on my to try list! I love oatmeal in the morning, and it's my sons favorite. Add then nutella is genius. :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — January 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I am obsessed with Nutella, but not a fan of Oatmeal. I always wish I would like it, because it is so good for you. Maybe this is the answer!

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    Sayali — January 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Thats a smart idea to use left over nutella..thanks for sharing

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    CulinaryCache — January 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I make large batches of oatmeal to eat for breakfast during the week, and this looks heavenly!

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    Emily — January 28, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Its OK for me that this is not a ten. It sounds delicious. Starting any morning with this would bring about a good day.

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    Aarthi — January 28, 2012 at 4:12 am

    i would lick right off from the bottle..But this recipe looks worth trying..will do it

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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    Anonymous — January 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Yum! Can't wait to try; I don't love Nutella because I am not a hazelnut fan but I recently saw a super simple recipe for "peanutella" on dinnerwithjulie.com so I can't wait to try your recipe with some peanutella. Thank you!

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    Isabelle @ Crumb — January 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Love this recipe! So glad you decided to put that last spoonful of Nutella to such good use. (I admit, I'd probably have just scooped it up and eaten it straight off the spoon)
    I've been looking for tasty ways to get more fiber into my diet lately, and this looks like a definite winner.

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    Momma Jorje — January 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I generally just scrape the jar clean with a spoon and EAT it! However, I was making oatmeal and found myself wondering if Nutella in Oatmeal was a bad idea. So… I Googled it, of course! Found your recipe, thank you! I made it with brown sugar & Nutella, per your recipe.

    I was still nervous that it would suck (steel cut oats, so they took half an hour to cook), but its not bad.

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    Tiffany — January 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    This is the perfect breakfast (in my not so humble opinion)! I can't wait to eat Nutella again!!!

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    German Mama — January 30, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I recently started to eat oatmeal with banana for breakfast several times a week. I really enjoy it and LOVE the idea of adding some Nutella. A good reason to go and buy a jar instead of forcing myself to pass by and let them sit on the shelf.

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    RavieNomNoms — January 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    This is the best idea ever!!!! I am totally going to have some Nutella oatmeal, and soon! Delicious!

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    Emmanuelle — March 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Such a good idea to change from traditional porridge (which I love too!). Many thanks, will try it tomorrow morning, I think!

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    Hannah — April 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I had the peanut butter version this morning but I definitely have to try it with nutella tomorrow. Definitely a good reason to actually get out of bed. Thanks!

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    Hannah — April 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Yup, had it for breakfast and it was amazing!

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — March 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

    The way to my heart? Nutella! Yummo.

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