Monday, April 29, 2019

MONDAY RECIPE POST IS BACK - OATMEAL WITH CARAMELIZED BANANAS


Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas

This is for one serving but it would be easy to double or up.  It only takes about 15 minutes from preparation time to plate-time.

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup water
1 banana, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon of maple syrup for sautéing the bananas (you can also use 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to replace the syrup)
1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or brown sugar) for adding to your cooked oatmeal if you want it sweeter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Add oats and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, add the vanilla, also  the cinnamon if using.  Simmer until thickened.  The directions on the back of my box says this will take 5 minutes.

While the oatmeal is cooking, add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or brown sugar) to a large sauté pan.  Once it is sizzling add the sliced bananas.  Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, then flip over gently and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.  They should be a nice golden brown by now.

When the oatmeal is done, and if you think you would like it a little sweeter, stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of syrup (or brown sugar).  Top with the caramelized bananas.  Finish off with a few chopped walnuts and you may want to add 1/2 cup of milk (or not).

This was such a delicious way to serve oatmeal I am looking forward to trying it again.  






31 comments:

  1. Not for me. I am not a fan of cooked bananas. I am glad you enjoyed it though.

    ReplyDelete
  2. So warm and comforting!! AND healthy!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks good but not for me either. It is not Keto.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I keep hearing about the Keto way of eating. I will have to investigate. Thanks Margaret :)

      Delete
  4. I seem to remember an aunt doing something similar with bananas. If I am right, I would enjoy your recipe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Valerie, I used to go to a New Year's party where they served up Bananas Foster every year. This is similar but not exact. No flames are lit :) Loved that and I loved this. I usually eat bananas plain out of the skin. It was a nice change to have them done this way, and quite easy to do.

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Foi delicioso, vou aproveitar novamente. Obrigado e uma boa semana e um abraço pra você também :)

      Delete
  6. it's been eons since I even had a banana, but your photo makes me want to try some.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Linda! I have one for breakfast but not every day. Sometimes I need a change :)

      Delete
  7. Hello, Denise!

    Yum, I love bananas and oatmeal. I would definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Eileen, it's one of my favorite breakfasts. Happy week to you :)

      Delete
  8. it sounds delish but like a few others, doesn't fit in my food plan... it looks really good to me. I put cruncy peanut butter in my oatmeal...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sandra, now peanut butter sounds great. I would be a fan of that added to my oatmeal :)

      Delete
  9. I know I will try making cartelized bananas thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh yum .... Doubling it tomorrow morning. I really like oatmeal at least a couple times a week, but sometimes you need to dress it up. Bill was definitely not a fan of overnight oats, the last change-up I tried. I’m pretty sure he will love this one. Thanks for being my recipe finder ))!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sallie and you are very welcome. I have been an oatmeal fan since cold mornings in the wintertime of my childhood :) I've never tried the overnight oats.

      Delete
  11. I think I would prefer it with raw banana and a bit of syrup. I would be two lazy to have to cook two things separately for breakfast!! Sure it tastes good though. Have a good week, Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Diane, normally I eat my banana plain but when the mood strikes me I like something a little different. You have a good week too :)

      Delete
  12. YUM!

    I need to quite reading blogs. You all are making me hungry!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Smiling here Sandi. I just had lunch so I am not so hungry right now :)

      Delete
  13. I tend to go for oatmeal more often over the winter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was always a winter food for me too William. When it starts to get hotter around here I will be back to eating yogurt for breakfast :)

      Delete
  14. Thanks for sharing your recipe Denise.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are very welcome Jan, a small payback for all the delicious ones you share :)

      Delete

I thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoy reading them very much and always try to return a visit. As I do monitor comments it may take a while for them to appear, even quite late depending on what is going on and how much time I am able to spend on the computer.

I appreciate all who look at my blog, but I am unable to publish businesses or anonymous visitors.