Quentin Bacon
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Total Time
10 Mins
1 serving (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

By combining Resistant Starch powerhouses—banana and oatmeal—this morning meal alone gets you halfway to your Resistant Starch goal of 10 daily grams. The walnuts add some omega-3s, too, for extra fat-burning.

Resistant Starch: 5.2g

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine oats and 1 cup water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes.

Step 2

Top with banana slices, walnuts, and cinnamon.

Step 3

Carb Star: Oatmeal 6 grams of Resistant Starch per 1/2 cup raw or toasted oats Oatmeal for breakfast might help you eat less all day. In a series of experiments, researchers in Italy replaced the flour in bread and pasta with oats. They found that even when these foods had identical calorie counts, oat eaters consumed fewer calories over the course of the day.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

j9rand's Review

May 19, 2014
hmmmm.....I make a version of this almost every morning. But the way I make it .....it's delicious, satisfying and keeps you full for most of the day! Same recipe amounts....try slicing the banana and topping it off BEFORE you put in the microwave. I also add other fruits, peaches, berries etc whatever you like and again put in to 'cook' in the microwave. I also add stevia and a dash of organic agave or coconut sugar (no calorie or low glycemic)....it DOES need sweetening! ;o) Add that to the water you put into the oatmeal. After this comes out I add almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and some nuts of your choice. I prefer sliced almonds. And oh yes....a small splash of light cream! Ok the calorie count will be a bit more....but it's all I eat till dinner! All good fats, low carbs, high fiber.....and believe me.....delicious!!

alichitos's Review

March 01, 2012
This is horrible, it doesnt have any taste at all. I'm definitely not doing it again in my life. NEVER EVER iugh