“Never skip breakfast”–yeah right. As college students, it can be difficult to find time for that first meal of the day, however it’s crucial for surviving those morning classes. This five minute oatmeal recipe is perfect for a filling, on-the-go breakfast fix. I use Trader Joes’ Ancient Super Seed and Grain Oatmeal, bananas, almond milk, raisins, chia seeds and coconut flakes to create a flavorful and nutritional breakfast that holds me over until lunch time.

Loaded Banana Oatmeal

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/3 cup Trader Joes Ancient Grain and Super Seed Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 pinch unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 pinch chia seeds
  • 1 pinch raisins
Photo by Maddie Harlow
  • Step 1

    Combine oats, almond milk, and banana in a microwave-safe bowl.

    #SpoonTip: Use vanilla almond milk if you prefer sweeter oatmeal. 

    Photo by Maddie Harlow
  • Step 2

    Microwave oats for two minutes.

    Photo by Maddie Harlow
  • Step 3

    Add chia seeds, coconut flakes, and raisins to oats. Stir to combine.

    #SpoonTip: Add a teaspoon of nut butter to add some protein to this meal. 

    Photo by Maddie Harlow
  • Step 4

    Enjoy this sweet and savory combination that will keep you full all morning.

    Photo by Maddie Harlow