Bananas Foster Oats

I hate to break it to you but there is no vanilla ice cream or dark rum in these oats. BUT there are caramelized bananas in them with warm vanilla oats and cinnamon. While I was making this recipe my entire apartment smelled like Bananas Foster, hense the name. They almost looked too pretty to eat. But after one bite of warm oats mixed with my caramelized bananas, the prettiness of them didn’t seem to matter whatsoever.

Now caramelized bananas seem much more intimidating than they actually are. You simply slice the banana in 1/2 inch pieces and sauté them in a pan with coconut oil and cinnamon. I usually sauté them for about 2 minutes on each side on medium-high eat or until golden brown. It’s also best to use a “freckled” banana so it’s extra sweet (plus bananas are healthiest when ripe).

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Now for the Bananas Foster Oats recipe. This is vegan & dairy free and can absolutely be gluten free if you use GF oats. Also these are not traditional overnight oats, they are good old fashioned oatmeal made on a stove. You can of course make them in an overnight oats version if you prefer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (you can use any milk but I prefer vanilla almond for this recipe)
  • 1 cup of old fashioned or quick oats
  • Caramelized bananas
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Cinnamon (always always add cinnamon)

Directions:

Boil the unsweetened vanilla almond milk on the stove. Reduce heat and add your oats. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the oats have absorbed the milk.

Pour your cooked oats into a bowl, splash some vanilla and cinnamon and top with your caramelized bananas.

Enjoy! xo, Rach

 

 

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