Bananas Foster Oatmeal Recipe
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Bananas Foster Oatmeal Recipe

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This oatmeal tastes like bananas Foster, my favorite dessert. If you can’t find rum extract, double the vanilla.—Carol Touchton, Seffner, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground ginger
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 2 medium firm ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • Optional toppings: cinnamon sugar, sliced ripe bananas and sweetened whipped cream


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water, milk and salt to a boil. Stir in oats; cook 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and let stand.
  2. In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and spices; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add bananas; cook gently stirring 1-2 minutes or until bananas are glazed and slightly softened.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in extracts. Stir banana mixture into oatmeal. Spoon oatmeal into serving bowls; add toppings of your choice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bananas Foster Oatmeal in Breakfast & Brunch Bookazine 2015, p76

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Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 265089
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2017

"This was really good and really easy. I was making eggs Benedict for dinner and needed a side. I had everything in the house to make this oatmeal so I have it a try. My family loved it. We liked it so much that we each had a scoop of the oatmeal over a scoop of vanilla ice for dessert."

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