A cozy bowl of banana custard oatmeal is the perfect complete breakfast to start the day! You get everything in one delicious bowl – carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The sweet banana balances out the egg that cooks into the creamy oatmeal. A kid favorite and soon to be your new favorite!
What is custard oatmeal?
Are you familiar with custard oatmeal? There’s a chance I made up that name… maybe?
I’ve been making this game changer oatmeal for more than a decade and need you to know about it too!
Custard oatmeal is the perfect way to describe the egg cooked into oatmeal deliciousness.
It offers up creamy goodness you just can’t get with regular oatmeal.
The behind-the-scenes of custard oats is that you cook your oatmeal (on the stovetop) until it’s just about done, then add the eggs into the oatmeal and whisk away as it cooks. Whisking is important so that you aren’t left with scrambled eggs in your oatmeal, just fluffy and creamy goodness.
The banana adds sweetness and masks the egg flavor if you don’t want to taste the eggs. I always add peanut butter, nut butter, or any of the favorite toppings listed fourth down. It just takes it over the top!
The kids love it, and even my hubby does!
I hope this breakfast adds a new twist to your typical breakfast oatmeal bowl! If it’s your first time trying it out, I’d love to hear what you think!
What you need for banana custard oats
Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions
How to make this easy recipe
- Into a medium saucepan add the rolled oats, water, banana, sea salt, and vanilla and place over medium heat.
- Cook the oat mixture for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- While the oatmeal cooks, crack eggs into a bowl.
- When the oatmeal is just about done, add the eggs and begin to whisk constantly. Keep whisking over the heat until the oatmeal looks fluffy and creamy and you can no longer see any uncooked egg (this takes about 2-3 minutes).
- Serve with your favorite oatmeal toppings! You’ll find a whole list below!
Watch me make custard oatmeal!
The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!
Favorite oatmeal toppings
Toppings make oatmeal more fun! They add flavor and texture. Here are some of my favorite toppings for this warm bowl of oatmeal.
- Peanut butter, almond butter, or any type of nut butter to drizzle on top for some healthy fats
- Fresh berries
- Homemade granola
- Hemp hearts
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Banana slices
- Fresh fruit and berries
- A sprinkle of cinnamon
- Chia jam
- Maple syrup drizzle
- Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
- Even chocolate chips or brown sugar!
Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this custard oatmeal recipe.
If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!
Old-fashioned oats – Rolled oats, or thick-cut oats work well here too. You can make this recipe with quick-cooking oats, but if you do, I suggest mashing the banana really well in advance and slightly increasing the water used as the oats will cook much faster.
Banana – Not a banana fan? No worries. Try using applesauce or canned pumpkin in its place. If you’d like a little sweetness, a drizzle of honey will do the trick!
Eggs – Egg whites are a good substitute for the whole eggs in this recipe. Check out my egg white oatmeal recipe if you’d prefer to use egg whites here.
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Banana Custard Oatmeal
- Add the oatmeal, water, banana, sea salt and vanilla to a small pot and place over medium-high heat.
- Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl.
- When the oatmeal is just about done, add the egg (and optional coconut oil) and begin to whisk constantly. Keep whisking and cooking until the oatmeal looks fluffy, creamy and you can no longer see any uncooked egg (about 2-3 minutes).
- Serve with your favorite oatmeal toppings!
If you try this healthy breakfast custard oatmeal recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!
Originally published February 2018. Updated October 2022.