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This tahini oatmeal porridge is made with mashed bananas, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and maple! It’s such a delicious, warming, and nutritious breakfast to start your day. Recipe can easily be made gluten-free and vegan.

Closeup photo of a bowl of banana tahini oatmeal.

When I first started sharing recipes on Instagram back in 2015, I was obsessed with mashing bananas directly into my oatmeal porridges during the cooking process. It helps to make the oats so thick, creamy, and naturally-sweetened.

This tahini oatmeal porridge combines the wonders of mashed bananas with one of my other favourite ingredients: tahini! It’s so flavourful and the perfect mixture of sweet, nutty, and earthy, with a touch of warming spices.

As a dietitian, I love starting my day with cozy oatmeal bowls. This one is packed with fiber-rich carbs, healthy fats, and plant-based protein for a nutritionally-balanced breakfast. If you want to learn more about the unique nutrition benefits of some key ingredients, I’ve shared those below as well!

Want more inspiration for cooking with oats? Check out my roundup of 25+ easy, healthy recipes using oats for more ideas!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this easy oatmeal recipe are 9 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Swaps

  1. Feel free to make this with another type of oatmeal, such as quick oats or steel cut oats! Simply adjust the ratio of liquid to oats and cook for the amount of time indicated on the package.
  2. If you don’t have tahini on hand or want to switch things up, you can swap it with another nut butter, like peanut, almond, or cashew.
  3. Instead of maple syrup, you could use honey or brown sugar as a sweetener.

Tahini Oatmeal Topping Ideas

  1. A dollop of plain Greek yogurt or a vegan alternative
  2. A sprinkle of nuts or seeds – I love hemp, chia, pumpkin seeds, or pecans
  3. A sprinkle of cacao nibs, or even some dark chocolate chips 😉
  4. Other fresh fruit – I think berries (e.g. blueberries or raspberries) would be delicious!
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Oatmeal Nutrition Benefits

Oats are a whole grain, complex carbohydrate that’s high in soluble fiber.

Soluble fiber is known to help slow digestion, increase satiety, improve cholesterol levels and glycemic control, promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, and regulate bowel movements.

Rolled oats are also a source of many micronutrients, like:

  • B-vitamins (folate, thiamin + pantothenic acid)
  • manganese
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • copper
  • iron
  • zinc

They’re also a source of plant-based protein, at about 6 grams per half-cup serving!

Tahini Nutrition Benefits

Tahini is a great source of:

  • heart-healthy unsaturated fats
  • plant-based protein
  • essential minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium

Banana Nutrition Benefits

Bananas are a great source of fibre – one medium banana provides 3g of fibre

They’re also a good source of micronutrients like:

  • potassium
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin B6
  • magnesium
Closeup photo of a banana tahini oatmeal porridge stirred together.

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Get the Recipe: Mashed Banana Tahini Oatmeal Porridge

This tahini oatmeal porridge is made with mashed bananas, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and maple! It's such a delicious, warming, and nutritious breakfast to start your day. Recipe can easily be made gluten-free and vegan.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine oats, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt in a saucepan.
  • Add in almond milk, vanilla extract, and sliced banana.
  • Bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently, until desired consistency is reached. TIP: Feel free to mash the banana down a little with the back of your spoon!
  • Divide oatmeal between bowls and top with tahini, maple syrup, and other toppings of choice. Stir together and enjoy hot!

Notes

*LEFTOVERS: 
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Simply reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • As the oats may absorb more liquid as they sit, feel free to add a splash more milk or water and give it a stir before reheating!
 
*TOPPING IDEAS:
  • A dollop of plain Greek yogurt or a vegan alternative
  • A sprinkle of nuts or seeds – I love hemp, chia, pumpkin seeds, or pecans
  • A sprinkle of cacao nibs, or even some dark chocolate chips 😉
  • More banana slices or other fresh fruit – I think berries (e.g. blueberries or raspberries) would be delicious!
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • Feel free to make this with another type of oatmeal, such as quick oats or steel cut oats! Simply adjust the ratio of liquid to oats and cook for the amount of time indicated on the package.
  • If you follow a gluten-free diet, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
  • If you don’t have tahini on hand or want to switch things up, you can swap it with another nut butter, like peanut, almond, or cashew.
  • Instead of maple syrup, you could use honey or brown sugar as a sweetener.

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Let me know by leaving a recipe rating below, or by tagging @walderwellness on Instagram. I love seeing your beautiful creations!

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