Banana, Wheat Germ, and Oats

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Wheat germ and oats make a perfect pair: You get the goodness of whole grains from the oats and a host of nutrients, such as vitamin E, iron, potassium, and folic acid, from the nutty wheat germ. Don't forget the Banana slices!

Yield: 3 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 336
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 12.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 59.1g
  • Fiber: 8.3g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 3.9mg
  • Sodium: 226mg
  • Calcium: 35mg


  • 3 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced banana (about 2)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. 1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 6 minutes or until thick and thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Divide cereal evenly among 3 bowls. Top each serving with 1/2 cup banana, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon butter.
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