Are you tired of your usual breakfast routine and looking for a new dish to try? Get ready to meet my current crush: scrambled oats without banana!


This super easy new recipe concept was made popular on TikTok courtesy of Yumna Jawad, the face behind the blog Feel Good Foodie.

Her recipe includes bananas and since I’m not a big fan, I decided to experiment with substituting them. After some testing, the scrambled oats no banana recipe was born!

I’ve discovered the perfect blend of oats, apple sauce, and eggs to create a nutritious, delicious, and easy breakfast dish. It will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried this sooner.


Scrambled Oats Without Banana

With just three simple ingredients—oats, apple sauce, and an egg—you can whip up a delicious, nutritious, and filling meal in no time. It’s perfect for busy mornings and is easily customizable to suit your taste buds.

For an extra treat, serve it with yogurt, berries, and a drizzle of honey. This is one of the best healthy 10-minute breakfast recipes (because let’s be real, no one has more than 10 minutes of time for breakfast)


Why You’ll Love The Scrambled Oats Recipe:

It’s super quick to make: In just 10 minutes, you can have a scrumptious, high-protein meal that’ll keep you full and satisfied all morning.

Healthy and full of protein: The scrambled oats themselves only contain 248 calories. when you add the toppings (1 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup berries, and a drizzle of honey, you’ll end up with a 420-ish calorie creation that contains 32 grams of protein!

Perfect for those who don’t like or can’t eat bananas: Bananas are often a go-to breakfast ingredient, but they’re not for everyone. This recipe uses apple sauce as an excellent alternative that still provides natural sweetness.

Simple to personalize: Change the recipe to fit your taste or diet with easy tweaks and swaps.”

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Oats: I use 1/3 cup of extra thick whole grain rolled oats for a hearty texture and satisfying bite. Oats are packed with fiber, which is essential for a healthy digestive system.

Apple sauce: Made from fresh apples, apple sauce adds natural sweetness without the need for added sugars. I use 1/2 cup in this recipe.

Egg: One large egg is used to provide protein and help bind the ingredients together.


How to Make This Scrambled Oats Recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1/3 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of apple sauce, and one large egg. Mix well until you achieve an even consistency. (This should only take a few seconds)
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray lightly with cooking oil.
  3. Pour the oats mixture into the pan and cook for a few minutes just like you would cook a pancake.
  4. Flip it over and cook on the other side. Once the oats look sightly browned, it’s time to break them up with your spatula. Scramble until it reaches a soft granola-like texture and scrambled egg consistency
  5. Serve with your choice of toppings such as yogurt, berries, or fruit.


Tip: Customize your dish with toppings and mix-ins, such as a hint of dark maple syrup, lean protein like turkey sausage links, or a piece of fruit for added nutrition.


Tips for Making the Best Scrambled Oats

  1. Choose rolled or quick oats for the best texture.
  2. Opt for unsweetened applesauce for natural sweetness.
  3. Whisk the egg thoroughly before combining with other ingredients.
  4. Cook on medium heat for even cooking and consistency.
  5. Stir frequently while cooking for a fluffy texture.
  6. Customize with spices, flavors, or toppings like nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
  7. Prepare a larger batch for convenient meal prep.
  8. Adjust the recipe for dietary preferences, such as gluten-free or vegan options.
  9. Serve your scrambled oats warm for the best taste and texture.


Serving Suggestions

Pair your scrambled oats with the exact type of yogurt you prefer, like Greek yogurt for added protein.

Top your dish with berries, nuts, and a drizzle of honey for a complete, well-rounded breakfast.

Use scrambled oats as a base for smoothie bowls or parfaits, layering with yogurt, fruit, and other toppings for a satisfying and visually appealing meal.


Storage and Reheating Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.

When you’re ready to enjoy your scrambled oats the next morning, reheat them in a small pan over low heat or in the microwave for a warm and satisfying breakfast.


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use instead of apple sauce?

You can follow the original recipe and use bananas. You could also try pumpkin puree, pear puree, or Greek yogurt.


What if I want to make this recipe vegan?

To make this recipe vegan, simply replace the egg with a flax or chia egg, which will still provide binding properties.


How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

To make this recipe gluten-free, simply use certified gluten-free oats. Make sure to also check the labels on any additional ingredients and toppings to ensure they’re gluten-free as well.



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Scrambled Oats Without Banana


Discover the ultimate 10-minute breakfast recipe: Scrambled Oats without Bananas! Quick, nutritious, and customizable, these oats are a game-changer for busy mornings.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 egg


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup apple sauce, and one large egg. Stir until the mixture is smooth and evenly combined.
  1. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly coat it with cooking spray.
  2. Pour the oat mixture into the skillet, cooking for a few minutes as if making a pancake.
  3. Flip the oat pancake and cook until slightly browned on both sides.
  4. Use a spatula to break up the oat pancake into smaller pieces, scrambling until it achieves a soft granola-like texture.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as yogurt, berries, or fresh fruit.


The calories calculated are for the scrambled oats only and do not include toppings. Some of the recommended toppings are 1 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, and 1 tsp honey. These will bring the total calories to 420 ish and the total protein to 32 grams.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 4gSugar: 19gProtein: 10g

It’s time to break free from your breakfast rut and try this simple, delicious, and customizable scrambled oats recipe. Packed with nutrients and ready in just 10 minutes, this dish is perfect for busy mornings and can be adapted to suit any taste preferences.

Don’t forget to share your experiences and customizations with fellow home cooks. I can’t wait to hear about your brilliant breakfast creations! Happy cooking breakfast bffs!