Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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It’s officially time to add a new recipe to your breakfast rotation. This slow-cooker banana bread oatmeal is a sweet and healthy way to start your day, and the best part is it only takes 5 minutes to prepare. It’s downright simple to make, but it tastes (and smells) like fresh home baked banana bread. In fact, it makes the whole house smell like banana bread… Anyone else feeling nostalgic?

It’s the perfect morning meal to make ahead of time – in just 5 minutes you can have breakfast ready for the whole week if you want to. It’s also a great recipe to pull out for larger family breakfasts or brunches.

A quick note for my gluten-free friends, be sure to use gluten-free oats to avoid cross contamination if you have a sensitivity!

As a Prepology representative on QVC, I can attest to how often their kitchen gadgets come in handy—and this 2 quart slow-cooker is no exception. It’s a lot of fun sharing their range of practical, well-priced tools, and with comfort food season right around the corner, I’m already thinking about all of the ways that I can use them to make mouth-watering meals for my family (and yours!).

So let’s start with breakfast, shall we?

Watch Me Make My Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal

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How To Make My Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal

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Step 1. Spray slow-cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2. Peel the bananas and mash them up into a puree. 

Step 3. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and cover.

Step 4. Cook cook on High for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until liquid is absorbed and oatmeal is tender.

Step 5. Spoon into bowls, drizzle with more maple syrup and cinnamon if desired and serve.

Step 6. Enjoy!

What Else Can I Use?

  • Oatmeal can be enjoyed in so many ways so I encourage you to be creative and experiment with different flavors.
  • Walnuts can be substituted with whatever nuts you prefer.

This Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal is special because:

Takes 5 minutes to put together and and is ready in 1-2 hours.

Great for before work/school and if you have guests.

It can be double in a large slow cooker and keeps well for up to a week.

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Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

The perfect healthy, filling back to school breakfast for busy mornings or weekends.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 2 cups unsweetened oat or almond milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt


  • Spray a 2 quart slow-cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Peel the bananas and mash them up into a puree. I like to do this on a plate or shallow, flat bottomed container to make this easier.
  • Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and cover.
  • Cook cook on High for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until liquid is absorbed and oatmeal is tender. You can also cook on low for about 2-3 hours.
  • Spoon into bowls, drizzle with more maple syrup and cinnamon if desired and serve.
  • This will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. When reheating in the microwave, add a bit of water to achieve a soft consistency.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 271
Keyword: banana, Banana Bread, oatmeal, oats
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  1. 5 stars
    This was so amazing! I put it on when I got to work in the morning and in 90 minutes or so had breakfast for everyone. They were begging for the recipe and asked if I could do this once a week! Put some mini chocolate chips on the side for anyone who wanted them.

  2. 5 stars
    Made it this sunday morning and its very good I can’t wait to do it when it gets cooler. I was looking at the nutritional info and it says 1000 calories, i mean… is that per serving or for the whole preparation??
    Thanks in advance Kate

    1. I’m so glad you liked it!
      There was a miscalculation for those calories – that’s corrected for you now (and looking a little healthier!)

  3. 5 stars
    My family loved it!! I left out the walnuts because… kids :). I cooked it on high but it needed almost 2 hours to get it to the consistency we like. Highly recommend!