Low Cholesterol No-Cook Banana Oatmeal with JCHC Registered Dietician Colette Banda




Cholesterol is a substance carried through the bloodstream via lipoproteins, which are known as “transporters” of fat. Some body functions need cholesterol to work properly, but too much cholesterol in the bloodstream can damage arteries and build up blood vessel linings which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Saturated and trans fats also contribute to clogging of the vessels. You should eat less than 200 milligrams cholesterol per day, less than 7% of daily calories for saturated fats, and no trans fats are recommended.

Low Cholesterol No-Cook Banana Oatmeal


  • 2 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal (not instant or quick-cooking)
  • 2 medium bananas, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted pecans or walnuts

  1. In a large, resealable container or bowl, stir together the milk, honey, and vanilla. Stir in the oatmeal. Cover and refrigerator overnight.
  2. Remove the oatmeal from the refrigerator. Spoon it into bowls. Top each serving with the bananas and pecans.

This recipe makes 4 servings. Enjoy!