Caramelized Banana Oats

These creamy steel cut oats topped with sweet caramelized bananas makes the perfect and filling breakfast for when you're feeling a little indulgent.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 271kcal
Author Heather Cheney


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 whole bananas
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Bring water and milk to a boil and stir in oats and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer. Cover pan and cook 20-25 minutes until oats are tender. Remove from heat and let sit for 2 minutes before serving.
  • Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat and place sliced bananas in a single layer in the butter. Cook until bananas are lightly browned on one side-- about 5 minutes and flip. Sprinkle brown sugar over bananas and continue to cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until remaining side is golden. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of water over the bananas and swirl pan to deglaze the hardened sugar.
  • Spoon oats into 4 bowls and top with bananas and additional milk if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1.7mg