Banana and Cream Oatmeal


Three weeks ago I broke down and bought some raw coconut butter because I heard people raving about how delicious it was. It’s not cheap though. If I had a blender that was worth any salt I would have just bought some unsweetened coconut flakes and whizzed it up. Instead, I have to buy the $15 stuff which does taste AMAZING and is WORTH EVERY PENNY.

Anyhow, if you’ve bought raw coconut butter you know that the stuff is hard as a rock. You ‘ll have to soften it with warm water so you can mix the butter and the oils together and get coconut creaminess. The Little is a banana eating fiend and one day I threw together ripe bananas, coconut butter, a pinch of salt and cinnamon. I was blown away by how much it reminded me of soaked oatmeal. Banana and Cream oatmeal was born and I had created my first paleo breakfast recipe.

Seriously there are two things I miss from my grain eating days and soaked oatmeal ranks at the top. I quickly killed my jar of coconut butter and am eagerly awaiting my case from my food buying club.

First, this is not low carb. Shock! Two, this is vegan! I know your mind is spinning. Paleo and Vegan in the same recipe and the world did not explode. Three, I cheat and warm my coconut butter up in a sauce pan until it’s nice and runny. This really helps with the creaminess and oatmeal-like flavor. You can jazz up the Banana and Cream Oatmeal with berries and nuts.


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Banana and Cream "Oatmeal"
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Serves: 1
  1. Mash your banana and add the Celtic sea salt and cinnamon.
  2. Warm the coconut manna/butter in sauce pan over low heat.
  3. When it's runny and warm remove from the heat and scoop it into the banana mixture.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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  1. says

    I love coconut, and oatmeal. I hate bananas (with the exception of banana nut bread, which, I love). :) My hubby & son loves bananas, though. So I’ll give it a try!

  2. Mazzy says

    I eat a similar thing as dessert or for breakfast, depending on how many carbs I want to consume. I take a whole banana, nuke it up, mash it until it’s creamy. Add cinnamon and chopped pecans on top. Then I heat some full fat coconut milk (for fat content) and almond milk (for sweetness) together and pour over it the same way that I would for oatmeal. Sometimes I’ll add a couple of warmed up raisins (warming them bloats them and improves the flavor/juicyness). All this for someone who never liked bananas!

    The next thing I want to try is grinding up the nuts and mixing them with the banana to make it more meal-y.

    I like the idea of mixing in coconut butter. I think coconut oil would probably work, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Deborah Norris says

    Sounds yummy!! How do you make your own coconut butter? Also, Im interested in your food buying club. What is that exactly?

    • says

      Hi Deborah :) You buy coconut shreds and process them in your blender until you have a coconut paste. I tried this is my weaker blender/food processor and it did not work. I now have a Blendtec and it can do the job. I did see someone with a Ninja Blender who was also able to make it. On Thursdays I share frugal tips and one my upcoming post will be about how to create a food buying club.

  4. says

    I have a *Vitamix* and my attempt at homemade coconut butter was a major fail. It seems to be hit-or-miss for people, judging from Chocolate-Covered Katie’s post, and I’m not sure why.

  5. says

    I should be able to give this 10 stars. For real. This stuff should be illegal. I didn’t have coconut butter (ordered but it hasn’t arrived yet), so I used almond butter. ROCKIN’! I can’t wait to try the coconut butter…and maybe cashew butter. YEAH! :-)

  6. Steffanie says

    Just made this after finding a link on another site for AIP friendly breakfast ideas. This was just delicious and wonderful. I’ve been missing oatmeal and love both bananas and coconut so it’s perfect. Thank you so much for figuring this out and writing it down!

  7. Rachel says

    Thanks, this looks wonderful! Coconut butter is so expensive but I found something called creamed coconut (not the same thing as coconut cream) and it is EXACTLY the same thing as coconut butter only it was WAY cheaper!!! I found it next to the canned coconut milk. It comes in a small cardboard box. It’s called creamed coconut and the brand was “Let’s Do Organic” You can probably find it on amazon and it’ll save you a ton! I googled the difference between coconut butter and creamed coconut and it’s the same thing, also can be called coconut manna. :)

  8. Allyson says

    Can I use coconut oil and get the same results? I don’t have any coconut butter or flakes at the moment. I saw in the comments that someone used almond butter. Which do you think would be better substitute, coconut oil or almond butter?

    Thank you so very much for all your recipes!

  9. Maria says

    It’s as good as it looks but I used half of the called for amount of coconut butter simply because it’s ridiculously expensive. My new favorite breakfast.

  10. says

    I just made my own coconut butter in the vitamix and it took a while but it finally worked! This recipe was delicious – I added blueberries, cinnamon and a couple chopped pecans. WONDERFUL!


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