Bananas Foster Oatmeal: Breakfast or Dessert???
Breakfast has recently become my favorite meal of the day. It’s so versatile, you can whip up a savory egg dish, a decadent pastry, or even one of a multitude of oatmeal creations! Since I tend to have a sweet tooth, I love that I can get away with having dessert for breakfast and not feel guilty about it (you know, as opposed to a slice of cheesecake for lunch! Haha).
At brunch, I always veer towards the waffle station, never pass up a freshly baked danish at the breakfast breads station, and top it all off with a few, okay…a heap of ripe fruit just to take the sweetness over the top (just the way I like it).
After picking up an abnormally large bunch of bananas from Costco and thinking I scored the BEST DEAL EVER, I realized my BEST DEAL EVER was way too many bananas for two people to eat! So, I decided I’d just toss sliced banana into my oatmeal. Then I decided that would be way too boring to just throw in some regular ol’ slices, and came up with BANANAS FOSTER OATMEAL! I must admit, I was really proud of myself for this one :) You feel like you’re indulging in a creamy dessert, only with a fraction of the fat and calories than the traditional bananas foster dessert. Oh, and minus the pyrotechnics!
Warning: It’s not the most beautiful looking dish, but who cares when it’s absolutely delicious!?!?
A hit every time!
Bananas Foster Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup milk (I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk)
- 1 packet Splenda
For banana topping:
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 Tbs Smart Balance Butter, or butter flavor cooking spray
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of Brown Sugar
- Dash of vanilla (approximately 1/8 tsp)
- Chopped walnuts (optional)
- Prepare oatmeal using your preferred cooking method, whether on the stove-top or microwave, with the milk and Splenda (or sweetener of your choice).
- Place skillet on medium heat and add pat of Smart Balance butter, or butter spray,and brown sugar to a skillet. Once melted down, add sliced bananas and allow to cook on one side until slightly golden, approximately 3-4 minutes. Then, gently turn bananas over and brown the other side. At this point, add the cinnamon, dash of vanilla, and chopped walnuts. Cook for another minute or so and then pour immediately over your bowl of oatmeal. Enjoy immediately!
It takes no time at all, it’s satisfies your sweet tooth, it has very basic ingredients, and best of all, it’s delicious!
I highly recommend this recipe, I’ve made it countless times now and can’t seem to get enough!
Dessert for breakfast is where it’s at!
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What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?