Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

1 Jan 2015

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

So it is the beginning of the New Year. Time to reboot. To have new aspirations and turn over a new leaf.

I will give you some free advice right now. Do not go to the gym for a week. It will be absolutely packed with people with good intentions and high hopes. It will die by the end of the month, I am sure of it.

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Actually, I kept my New Years resolution from last year! It was to floss everyday. Best. Resolution. Ever.

So what will it be this year? Maybe to make healthier...breakfasts?

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Let's do it. And we can start with this oatmeal.

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

As you can see, I am not giving up my oatmeal eating habits for the New Year.

And why should I? I just googled what the best foods to eat for breakfast, and the first result was oatmeal. The perfect New Years breakfast, don't you think?

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Caramelized bananas are something of my childhood. My mom would "accidentally" burn everything, then call it "caramelized". Bananas were some of the things that she would "caramelize" often. But sometimes it was foods that are definitely not supposed to be caramelized. Like: "The toast isn't burnt, it's caramelized". 

But actually trying to caramelize something? This is definitely something that I am loving in my adulthood.

Maybe this oatmeal would taste amazing alongside some caramelized toast?

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 bananas, sliced into coins
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a square baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, mashed banana, milk and vanilla until fully combined.
  4. Slowly mix in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Fold in half of the banana coins.
  5. Pour the oat mixture into the prepared baking pan. Line the top of the baking pan with the remaining banana coins. 
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with the brown sugar. Return to the oven, and broil for 3-4 minutes.

Adapted from Kath Eats

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  1. Happy New Year! I never make resolutions because it seems I’m always setting myself up for failure, and flossing every day is good. I’m a bit of a flossing maniac too.

    And on the topic of best offs, this seems the best breakfast ever. I love caramelised bananas and oatmeal so putting them together is like the best thing for me.

    Lisa // Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  2. Note to self - operative word "caramelized". You have made oatmeal awesome :)

  3. I am a HUGE fan of dessert for breakfast. This sounds really good.

    Dannii - Hungry Healthy Happy

  4. Yum, I am totally into waking up to this for breakfast! Happy 2015 to you!

  5. LOL caramelized toast? I think I prefer caramelized bananas! Love this baked oatmeal recipe! Happy 2015! :)

  6. Happy New Year! I love this oatmeal! What a fun way to prepare oatmeal for breakfast! Going to try it soon!

  7. What a delicious bake, I love your oatmeal! So much better than the slop I make :P

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. This is exactly how I want to eat a warm, hearty breakfast!! love this caramelized-banana-oatmeal!!! what a great twist and upgrade to regular plain ole oatmeal!! yummm!!

  9. Happy new year Cathleen!
    This looks fantastic, kind of like a huge square oatmeal cookie featuring caramelised goodness, yum :D It looks fantastic :)
    Hahah my mum would always burn things to bits, but it was more with meat-stuff, juuuust to make sure it was cooked enough :P

    I hope 2105 has treated you well so far xx

  10. What a clever breakfast for a crowd. I love this and it looks beautiful!

  11. Thanks for dropping by...that's a good dish, I have never tried with bananas this way..Happy New Year to you...

  12. Mmmmm love love love healthy breakfast! It's the only way to do breakfast in my opinion--at least 98% of the time. :D And I'm so glad I work out at home because I'm afraid I'd be one frustration woman if I went to 24HR right now :P

  13. What a lovely way to start the day, I adore banana anything!

  14. Thanks for sharing your recipe at The Pretty Pintastic Party! We love it so much we're featuring it at the party this weekend-- we hope you'll stop by, grab a featured button, and link up some more wonderful posts!

  15. I havent made baked oatmeal in awhile! I think it`s time to start again. Loveee this caramelized banana version!


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