Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal 

Since having my son, we always try to book hotels with a kitchen (for the occasional bit of cooking as we are on holiday after all! 🙈😂) as it means I can prep some snacks for him and some days cook breakfast as he is often really hungry when he wakes up! He asked for his favourite spiced pear oats this morning but I hadn’t picked up any pears, so I came up with this delicious bowl of goodness using what I had! This is so creamy, comforting and decadent!

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Serves: 1 adult & 1 toddler 

Suitable From: 1 year + (omit maple syrup for under 1’s)


What do you need?

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tsps Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil/1/4 cup butter
  • A few chopped walnuts



  1. Add the oats and milk to a pan and cook for a couple of minutes.
  2. Mash half of the banana and add to the oats, stirring well.
  3. Then add in the flaxseed, 1 tsp cinnamon and hemp hearts and cook for 6-7 mins, stirring until thick and creamy (if the mixture seems to thick, add a splash more milk).
  4. In a skillet, heat the coconut oil with the maple syrup and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Let it cook for a minute or so until it is bubbling. Slice up the remaining banana and cook on each side for a couple of minutes until they are plump and tender.
  5. Top the oatmeal with the caramelised bananas and chopped nuts. For under 1’s grind the nuts to a powder and for under 5’s chop into fine slivers.


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