Bananas Foster Oatmeal

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
This oatmeal tastes like bananas Foster, my favorite dessert. If you can’t find rum extract, double the vanilla. —Carol Touchton, Seffner, Florida
Bananas Foster Oatmeal Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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, stirring gently, until bananas are glazed and slightly softened, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in extracts. Stir banana mixture into oatmeal. Spoon oatmeal into serving bowls; add toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 561 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein.