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Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 3 ½4 cups water
  • ½ Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup milk of choice + more for serving
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup + more for serving
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts and/or sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 3 yellow bananas (peeled and sliced)


  1. Pour oats, chia seeds and water into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until oats are soft. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, peanut butter, milk and maple syrup until combined.
  2. In a medium skillet, melt butter and brown sugar at medium-high heat. Add sliced bananas and cook 1-2 minutes per side, until browned, flipping once.
  3. Scoop oatmeal into bowls and top with milk and maple syrup, as desired, and walnuts/almonds and caramelized bananas.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
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