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Caramelized Banana Oatmeal – my absolute favorite oatmeal recipe! The perfect breakfast for everybody who loves a warm meal in the morning that is long-lasting and quickly prepared.

banana oatmeal next to a cup of coffee

No wonder oatmeal is such a popular breakfast. It’s delicious, healthy, simple to prepare, long-lasting, and ensures a powerful start into the day.

A breakfast recipe for the whole family – ready in 15 minutes and thus perfectly suitable for weekdays.

It can be served with all kinds of toppings, yet my number one oatmeal topping is caramelized banana!

toasted oatmeal topped with caramelized bananas

Oatmeal & Caramelized Banana

Seriously, it’s a mind-blowing combination!

Caramelized bananas are so soft, sweet, and have such a wonderful caramel flavor. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder, toasted sunflower seeds, nuts, or almond butter, and you are holding the most delicious power breakfast in your hands!

The complete package provides you with high-quality nutrients and ensures a productive and energized morning without feeling hungry or growling stomach. Oatmeal is also very easy to digest, contains fiber, and positively affects intestinal health.

Furthermore, this oatmeal is made without refined sugar. One tablespoon of maple syrup is all you need to caramelize the bananas and thus sweeten the oatmeal naturally. 

caramelized banana oatmeal in a bowl

Toasted Oatmeal

To make oatmeal even more delicious, I highly recommend to first toast the rolled oats in a small pot until golden brown before adding the milk and water. The rolled oats unfold amazing aromas through the roasting process and give the oatmeal a little more bite!

Creature of habit? Stick to the classic oatmeal recipe if you prefer, that’s perfectly fine! 😉 Traditional untoasted oatmeal is slightly softer and more tender in taste.

By the way, there are many other delicious oatmeal toppings you can choose from, such as:

  • Fresh Fruit & Berries
  • Toasted Nuts & Seeds
  • Almond Butter
  • Cooked Plums
  • Raspberry Chia Jam
  • Poached Rhubarb

Banana Oatmeal Recipe

Read through this visual step-by-step guide with lots of extra tips! The exact quantities and everything else you need to know for the recipe can be found in the recipe card below.

How To Make Toasted Oatmeal

  • Toast rolled oats in a saucepan for 5 minutes at medium-low heat.
toasted oatmeal recipe step 1
  • Remove from the heat and add water and plant-based milk. → Be careful, it splashes!
toasted oatmeal recipe step 2
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with a pinch of salt.
toasted oatmeal recipe step 3

You can find the instructions for classic untoasted oatmeal in the recipe card below!

How To Caramelize Bananas

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and maple syrup and caramelize for 3 minutes.
how to caramelize bananas step 1
  • Add the banana slices and cook each side for 2-3 minutes.
how to caramelize bananas step 2
  • Arrange oatmeal in a bowl, top it with the caramelized banana and cinnamon powder. → If you like, add some toasted sunflower seeds, nuts, or almond butter!
homemade oatmeal with banana and almond butter

Aline’s Tip: Use plant-based milk (I prefer almond milk or oat milk) with vanilla flavor or ½ tsp vanilla extract for a beautiful vanilla flavor!

Can I speed up this recipe? Mornings should be quick and easy! 😉 Skip the caramelized banana and place rolled oats, water, milk, and banana slices (or mash banana) in a bowl and cook it in the microwave. Top with maple syrup and cinnamon powder.

Can I cook the oatmeal solely with water? Of course. Replace the milk with water to cook your oatmeal. It will have fewer calories yet is also less creamy.

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toasted oatmeal topped with caramelized bananas

Banana Oatmeal

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal – my absolute favorite oatmeal recipe! The perfect breakfast for everybody who loves a warm meal in the morning that is long-lasting and quickly prepared.
Author : Aline Cueni
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Cook Time :15 minutes
Total Time :15 minutes
Servings : 1
Calories : 494kcal

Ingredients
 

Oatmeal

  • ½ cup (45 g) whole grain rolled oats or regular/gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • ½ cup (120 ml) plant-based milk of choice

Caramelized Banana

Instructions
 

Oatmeal

  • Toast rolled oats in a saucepan for 5 minutes at medium-low heat.
  • Remove from the heat and add water and plant-based milk. → Be careful, it splashes!
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with a pinch of salt.
  • For classic oatmeal: Bring the water and milk to a boil, add rolled oats, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Caramelized Banana

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and maple syrup and caramelize for 3 minutes.
  • Add sliced banana and cook each side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Arrange oatmeal in a bowl, top with the caramelized banana and cinnamon powder. → If you like, top it with toasted sunflower seeds and nuts!

Notes

  • Do you love vanilla? Use plant-based milk with vanilla flavor or ½ tsp vanilla extract for a wonderful vanilla flavor!

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 3mg

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