Bananas Foster Oats

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Ok, I confess…I made this recipe a long time ago.  (Actually, I made it recently too, but that’s because I make it all the time; I took these pictures when I made this a really long time ago.)  At the time I felt like I had just posted a whole slew of oatmeal recipes, and lest you all see me for the oatmeal junkie I am, I was planning to withhold this recipe for a few weeks in hopes that you wouldn’t catch on to my oatmeal addiction.  (And yes, now I’ve gone and blown my cover.)

Anyway, a few weeks turned into a few months and I completely forgot about posting it…until I craved it again.  If you enjoy bananas foster and/or oats, I highly recommend this one.

Bananas Foster Oats

(Yield:  1 serving)

1/4 c steel cut oats

1 medium banana, sliced and divided

1/2 c milk (low-fat or fat-free is fine)

1/4 c water

Dash salt

Dash cinnamon

Cooking spray

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 TB chopped walnuts

1 tsp pure maple syrup (more or less to taste)

In a small pan, combine oats, 1/3 of the sliced banana, water, milk, salt, and cinnamon; cook on medium-low heat for about 12 minutes (whisking frequently), until it reaches your desired consistency.  Lightly spray a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray and cook the remaining banana slices over medium heat until they start to brown slightly (do not stir them).  Flip the bananas, add the vanilla and 1 TB water, and cook until the vanilla extract is cooked off.  Top the oatmeal with the bananas, walnuts, and maple syrup.

A Quick Note on the Bananas:  After making this so many times I’ve come to realize that it’s much easier to caramelize the bananas if you slice them a little thicker than what is pictured, maybe half an inch or so.

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  1. says

    That is one fine bowl of oats! I am going to have to make this recipe before the weather gets too warm for oats. Hey, a girl can be hopeful, right?? :) Hope your trip is going well!

  2. says

    Ohh yum! I have oatmeal every morning, but I don’t make it until I get to work because I leave myself so little time in the morning LOL. This looks like a great weekend project for me!

  3. says

    Now that’s one sexy bowl of oats. Who knew oats could be sexy? Needless to say, I’d down this proudly in record time, and then try to go after my kiddies’ bowls :-P

  4. says

    are you back from the trip Faith? I’m sorry I’ve been MIA-ed here. I wanna go on a vacation so bad…

    Anyway, oatmeal junkie? that sounds cool, tho. It makes me think of you every time I think of oatmeal! This oatmeal bowl looks scrumptius with the caramelized banana. Thanks for the tip of cutting banana!

  5. says

    i’m thinking that oats must be one of the most versatile breakfast foods ever–there are so many possibilities! this is one i haven’t seen before today and really like. all you’re missing is a dash of rum. :)

  6. says

    I love your oats obsession! I’m kind of obsessed too and never get tired of seeing new variations so please don’t spare us any of your creations! These look so good! I still need to make your almond joy oats. mmm

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