Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
3 servings

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!

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

STL Cook's Review

February 20, 2014
This is by far my favorite breakfast to make! I don't always have the wheat germ so I don't always use that but when I do I really love the flavor it adds. I usually make my normal old fashioned oats and then add the butter, banana, and brown sugar. It is so quick and filling. My husband enjoyed it, too.

Beverly50's Review

STL Cook
January 18, 2012
Do you have nutrition notes? Am diabetic but I DO LOVE oatmeal with brown sugar & bananas (that's when I was being bad). Am anxious to try this one!!

jb1963's Review

January 17, 2012
This is a great go to breakfast. Instead of water, I used one cup of water, and 2 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk. I cut it down because a lot of people felt the oatmeal was too runny. It seemed to work. I also added a little nutmeg, and topped my 16 year old son's with a little half and half and walnuts, he needs the calories, he swims 2 hours 6 days a week. It is a good base recipe to make berries and cream oatmeal, or apple and cinnamon as well. For apple and cinnamon I grate an apple (skin and all) into the almond milk first, let it come to a boil, then add the oats, cinnamon, a lttle clove and nutmeg. I top it with walnuts, raisins, and brown sugar. If my son feels like maple and brown sugar, I add walnuts, raisins, and top it with some maple flavored agave, or real maple syrup and brown sugar. It helps to make the oatmeal on Sunday without spices, and add the flavor to bowl before placing in microwave, I add a little almond milk as well prior to heating. Yummy!

hblackmon's Review

June 03, 2010
As an athlete, this is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It's very filling, great natural energy for training and racing, and tastes great! Highly recommended, it's my secret weapon now. :)

alikazaam's Review

March 24, 2010
This was delish and very satisfying. I added a touch more brown sugar than the recipe called for, and I wish it was scaled for 2 servings instead of 3, but both my husband and I loved it. Plus it was so fast! I can even make this before work!

rachLITH's Review

February 25, 2010
Loved this recipe. The topping is great. The oatmeal really tastes home made, and is light years ahead of the nasty little packets!

DonnaNJ's Review

February 24, 2010
My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe as is, which was almost too simple to make! If you are in a hurry, use the quick oats, but next time I would make this very same dish using steel cut oats, which are much chewier and heartier. I would cook the steel cut oats until just about done, add the wheat germ and finish cooking. Then proceed with the rest of the recipe as stated. I haven't tried it yet, but I'll bet it takes an already outstanding recipe to even higher levels.

bjanelle's Review

February 06, 2010
Great for an easy breakfast. I usually just make oatmeal so this recipe is a nice way to mix it up. Will definitiesly make in the future. I also added some cinnamon and blueberries (skipped the butter and sugar) which were excellent.

mrsbastone's Review

January 25, 2010
I really enjoyed this dish. My kids do not like bananas in their oatmeal so I substituted apples and cinnamon. I also mixed in the butter and sugar instead of putting on them top. The recipe is a great base and that you can experiment with different add ins.

mycatsuki's Review

January 24, 2010
Loved it!!! I would like to try it with steel cut oats next time. Just learning how to cook with those so it will be an experiment. But will make again for sure!!!