Caramelised Banana Oatmeal

This creamy caramelised banana oatmeal is perfect for cold mornings. A healthy and tasty breakfast recipe which is vegan and gluten free.

a bowl of oatmeal with a spoon

What’s more comforting than a large bowl of oatmeal? A large bowl of oatmeal topped with caramelised bananas of course! This caramelised banana oatmeal is flavoured with cinnamon and is the perfect cosy breakfast.

Why you’ll love this recipe

This recipe is such a keeper! Here are just three reasons why:

  1. It’s packed with fibre and plant-based protein
  2. It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free
  3. Caramelised bananas. DUH.
caramelised banana oatmeal in a bowl

How to make caramelised banana oatmeal

Prepare the creamy oatmeal by cooking oats on the stovetop with milk, water, cinnamon and salt (photo 1).

To caramelise the bananas, melt coconut oil in a pan then sprinkle over brown sugar. Top with sliced bananas and cook until golden and caramelised (photo 2). SWOON.

Psst! If you like bananas, you’ll love my chocolate chip banana bread!

NOtes on this recipe

  • You can use any milk of your choosing to prepare oatmeal. I love soy milk as it is high in protein.
  • Not sure what to do with the remaining 1/2 a banana? Freeze it to use in this tasty matcha smoothie bowl!
  • When caramelising the bananas, watch them carefully as they may burn.
a bowl of creamy oatmeal topped with caramelised bananas


Which oats are best for making oatmeal?

You can use porridge oats, rolled oats or steel cut oats in this recipe – whichever you prefer. If using steel cut, be sure to increase the cooking time as needed.

Can I use white sugar if I don’t have brown?

Yes! White sugar also works well for caramelising the bananas.

Are caramelised bananas healthy?

Bananas are a good source of fibre and potassium. The extra sugar and fat added during the caramelisation process does mask some health benefits, but the result is a tasty treat!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please leave a rating + review below and share your photos on Instagram tagging #shivanilovesfood!

a bowl of oatmeal with a spoon

Caramelised Banana Oatmeal

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Prep5 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Total15 minutes
This creamy caramelised banana oatmeal is perfect for cold mornings. A healthy and tasty breakfast recipe which is both vegan and gluten free.
Author: Shivani Raja


For the Oatmeal:

  • ½ cup/ 50 grams Oats
  • ½ cup/ 130 ml Milk of choice
  • ½ cup/ 130 ml Water
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch Salt

For the Caramelised Bananas:

  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Banana


  • Add the oats, milk of choice, water, cinnamon, and salt to a small pot and stir well. Cook on low heat for about 7 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring frequently.
  • Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Spread out the oil then evenly sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
  • Slice the banana in half lengthwise and place on top of the sugar with the flat side facing down. Cook the bananas for a few minutes each side until golden and caramelised.
  • Pour the oatmeal into your favourite bowl and top with the caramelised banana and any other toppings of your choosing. Enjoy!


  • Best served immediately.
  • You can freeze the remaining 1/2 banana for use in smoothies, or make a double portion to enjoy with a loved one 😉


Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 57.3gProtein: 11.2gFat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 4.6gSodium: 163mgFiber: 6.9gSugar: 10.6g
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