Vegan Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 4, 2013

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Tell me if this always happens to you too…

Whenever you need the perfectly ripe (or even overripe) bananas, you arrive at your grocery store only to find green-as-grass bananas. Every time! Then on the days when you don’t need bananas, you see rows and rows of perfect yellow bananas. It’s a major conspiracy, don’t you think?

Since I was planning on testing a banana recipe this week, I knew I had to plan well in advance. Two huge bunches of greenish-yellow bananas went into my cart a week ago and then promptly into a brown paper bag to expedite ripening. The evil grocery store conspirators were not going to get me this time.

As it turned out, my testing went better than expected and I only went through about 6 bananas leaving me with an embarrassing amount of bananas on my counter. I guess that still beats running out mid-testing. Some of the leftovers were peeled and popped into the freezer for smoothies and then I went on a bit of a banana bender with the rest. First, Bananas Foster. Second, Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal. It was one tasty weekend.

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Traditional Bananas Foster recipes involve a lot of butter, sugar, and rum which create a syrup around the banana slices. Many recipes also flambé the bananas. Since fire + me don’t mix in the kitchen (especially first thing in the morning), I simply chose to sauté the bananas instead. Phew. I also swapped the butter for coconut oil and the refined sugar for sweeteners like coconut sugar or maple syrup and then I cut down the oil and sugar by more than half. So you can say this version is inspired by Bananas Foster, but it’s certainly not a classic version.

Most recipes use rum in the syrup, but since I didn’t have any plain rum on hand I used Kahlua (which also happens to be vegan). The alcohol cooks off in the syrup leaving just a very light caramel flavour mingling nicely with the bananas. Add a scoop of coconut ice cream and you’ll have yourself a lovely dessert that seems much more fancy than it really is.

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Just be sure not to sauté the heck out of the bananas like I did. No one wants a limp banana.

For the recipe above, I used 1 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 2 tbsp Kahlua, 2 bananas sliced lengthwise, a handful of chopped walnuts, and a pinch of cinnamon.

Of course, you can also turn Bananas Foster into breakfast!

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This recipe is easy too. Just sauté a few small, ripe bananas in 1 tablespoon each of: coconut oil, maple syrup, and Kahlua (or rum). Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until they soften.

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Then stir it into your oatmeal mixture, top with even more banana slices, and b-a-k-e. [I can imagine that this would be even better with blueberries mixed in. I’m dreaming of summer blueberries right now and I might cry.]

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So there you have it – Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal. I’m warning you, the banana flavour is intense so this is for hard-core banana lovers only. Serve it with a spoonful of nut butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, and some pajamas (or in my case a fleece robe that Eric gave me 10 years ago. It has a burn hole on the sleeve from a cooking accident, but I still love it.)

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Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal

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Yield: 4 servings

for the baked oatmeal:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves, chopped
  • 1 & 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Bananas Foster mixture from below
  • 1 small banana, sliced (for garnish on top)
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt and nutmeg

for the Bananas Foster:

  • 3 small firm ripe bananas, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (or other sweetener)
  • 1-2 tbsp Kahlua (or rum)
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 5-6 cup casserole dish.

2. Stir all of the oatmeal ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Set aside while you prepare the Banana Foster.

3. Add coconut oil, maple syrup, and Kahlua into a skillet. Increase heat to medium and whisk until combined. When the mixture starts to simmer and bubble, add the chopped bananas and stir well until coated in syrup. Sprinkle on cinnamon. Sauté for about 5 minutes, reducing heat if necessary, until the bananas soften. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

4. Stir the banana mixture into the oatmeal mixture and scoop it into your casserole dish. Bake uncovered for about 40-45 minutes at 350F or until the top is golden and with a thin firm layer on top and a soft middle. You will think it’s undercooked at first, but the oatmeal will firm up as it cools. Straight from the oven it has the texture of stove-top oatmeal, but when cooled you can pretty much slice it into squares. I’ve also been known to eat this cold straight from the fridge for a snack.

For nutritional info, see here.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

Dessert? I think this is a great excuse to have booze for breakfast!!! :) I do a PB-banana oatmeal bake… how did I never think foster?! I bet this would we good with Frangelico too.


Brittany February 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

“No one likes a limp banana.”
You are too funny, and just made my morning! This looks delicious. Bravo!


Kelli Ward July 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

I giggled at that too. Couldn’t help myself.


Shana February 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

Our grocery store had a sale on a box of ripe bananas so now there are approximately 52 peeled bananas in my freezer and another dozen on my countertop :) I LOVE super ripe bananas. Too much.


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 4, 2013 at 9:53 am

hahah that would so be me buying that box! What a dream come true. ;)


Emily February 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

This looks soo good! I was scared to look at the nutritional info, but it actually wasn’t that bad!


olivia February 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Hahah so true! I can totally relate about looking at the nutritional info!


Liz February 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

This looks tasty!!

Just as note, the alcohol doesn’t actually cook off and this wouldn’t be safe for someone that needed to avoid alcohol for any reason:

Just wanted to make sure the info was out there so people know! For a long time, I thought all the booze got cooked off in recipes and only recently found this out.


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 4, 2013 at 11:21 am

Good to know, thanks for sharing Liz!


Kristall February 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Yeah, this is a wide-spread kitchen myth that one encounters pretty much everywhere. Cheers for the link!


Caitlin February 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

how creative! i never knew what bananas foster was, but it always evoked a salivating response from me. i love that you combined a traditional sugar and fat heavy dessert with oatmeal to create a delicious, healthful breakfast!


Abby February 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

I have to admit that I’m really late to the game, but one of my favorite meals ever is a simply sunbutter and banana sandwich on toasted Ezekiel bread. The game changer though? Grilling the banana on the stove first. I don’t know what took me so long to figure that out, but holy cow…such a different texture/flavor. Love it!


Kate February 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

It’s so true – the way the banana melts is just decadent!


Kate February 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

Oh my…both of these recipes look scrumptious. I’d be tempted to do the Bananas Foster with banana soft serve…but I wonder if that would be banana overkill? Is it possible? And I had to chuckle about buying bananas at the market – it NEVER fails. I always have to purchase several days in advance so they have a chance to ripen.


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh February 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

It’s totally a conspiracy and I learned they also shine tinted lights on bananas to make them look more yellow than green and hope you don’t notice. This is why we take the bananas off the stand and inspect them before buying. My poor color blind hubby gets tricked every time if I’m not with him!

As far as the recipe, I would like to curl up in a vat of this. That’s not weird at all.


Katrien February 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

Oohhh be careful baking with a bathrobe on! Mine once caught the gas flame, and the fire spread reaaaaally quickly over the rest of the bathrobe… Luckily my boyfriend managed to knock the fire out, leaving me with just a few burnt hairs.
Nevertheless I wanted to share that I’m loving your blog a lot, and it keeps on inspiring me to make more tasty healthy food! Greetings from Amsterdam, K.


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

Ah that’s scary! Glad you were ok. Luckily we don’t have a gas stove (but I still managed to burn it on a burner many years ago)


Andrea February 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

This happened to me the other day!!! Luckily I realized that my robe sleeve was getting scorched by the smell before it actually caught flames, but it was a little scary!


OSGMOM February 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

Yes, the banana conspiracy is going on out West too :) This version sounds delicious and with coconut ice cream – I’m over the moon right now just thinking about it :) Wishing I had the ability to reach through the screen and grab a bowl!


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan February 4, 2013 at 10:50 am

This looks so so good! Oh my, that banana looks perfect for breakfast!


Herbivore Triathlete February 4, 2013 at 11:06 am

The banana conspiracy is strong in NW Pennsylvania too! Always green bananas as far as the eye can see! Would there be a good substitute for the alcohol? I don’t drink liquor of any kind and there is none at my house, ever. I love warm, comforting oatmeal at this time of year.


Andrea February 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I know this is a super-late response, but you could maybe try rum extract (or perhaps brandy extract?). I think both would be available in larger grocery stores, and definitely more specialty grocery stores.


Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} February 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Thanks for the reply Andrea. That sounds like a great suggestion, I will have to look in my grocery store next time I go shopping.


Marie February 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

Totally NOT related to this post….but hoping that you are planning to do a Valentine’s day vegan/healthy sweets post!! and maybe a few days in advance so that we can give edible gifts to our men? :) (or better yet, just bake some sweets and send them my way, will ya??!!)


Sarah @ Yogi in Action February 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

The banana foster and coconut ice cream looks absolutely delicious! I’ve had banana foster once before (and we did burn the liquor) but it wasn’t very good when I had it. I will definitely be trying it out again using your recipe!


[email protected] February 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

Oh my goodness! This looks absolutely divine!


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) February 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

You had me at bananas foster. This looks amazing! I think I have everything on hand as well, love when that happens :)


Erica { } February 4, 2013 at 11:45 am

Love this! I’ve never had bannas foster anything before so I can’t wait to try it.


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

Mmm so fabulous! This sounds awesome!


Christine @ Shot Bun February 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

Bananas & Kahlua… two of my favourite things! This looks awesome, I can’t wait to try it.


Alison (Fueling for Fitness) February 4, 2013 at 11:51 am

I actually asked a guy who stalked the bananas at a grocery store once why I could never find ripe bananas… he said they THROW THEM OUT. I was so horrified and shocked, that I asked to speak to the manager… he confirmed it’s true — apparently they seem to think customers won’t like overly ripe bananas and for some bizarre reason, this one wouldn’t even allow for selling reduced bananas. He said he’d give them to me…but no guarantee as they can’t exactly predict how many over ripe bananas they will have. Very, very disappointing & sad day. Especially b/c I have a business that relies on baking with ripe bananas and they are almost impossible to find.


Nicola February 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

This has gone straight onto paper in my notebook – Saving this one for a cold, rainy Sunday morning. Can’t WAIT! I always have overripe bananas in the freezer and I’m very excited for this! Thanks!


Allison February 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Can’t wait to try this recipe! And I completely agree with you about the banana thing.


Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) February 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love LOVE love caramelized bananas like this – This would be a fabulous morning treat! Yum


Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) February 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I always have that problem with bananas! Its so annoying! It also happens with avocados all the time.

This recipe looks delicious, I LOVE bananas so I can’t wait to try it! I think I’ll make personal sized ramekins so I can heat them up individually in the morning! Yummy


Jenni Hulburt February 7, 2013 at 11:46 am

Jesse, Out To Lunch Creations – love the name of your website. Going to see what you’ve got to share too!

Thanks Angela! Great yummy recipe that I can’t wait to try!


Catherine February 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I love, love, love bananas foster (the original Brennan’s recipe!), & your version sounds delicious, too. I must make this oatmeal for a special brunch. Gosh, I am salivating onto my keyboard!
I think grocery stores do conspire against us with their abundance if under- or over-ripe ‘nanners.


Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health February 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I still haven’t tried baked oatmeal yet but this looks awesome!


Averie @ Averie Cooks February 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I love bananas foster! Mmm, so good!

And the banana/grocery store phenomenon that you just described ALWAYS happens to me! It just happened last week when I was in a jam and NEEDED really ripe bananas for a recipe and they were all vibrant green everywhere I went!


Alissa N February 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I have had a complete obsession with dessert themed oatmeal lately, this is so brilliant and perfect. I can’t wait to try it out!!


Maria Tadic February 4, 2013 at 12:49 pm

This looks sooooo good! I love oatmeal recipes. Such a great healthy start to the day! I bet this recipe would work for a lot of fruit – apples would be good too!


Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} February 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Totally with you on the banana conspiracy. My boyfriend will only eat green bananas, but whenever I go to the store specifically to buy him some, there are only spotted ones left! Makes me look bad :)


Andrea @ Vegvacious February 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I have definitely found myself in the same ‘green banana’ predicament you speak of! This oatmeal recipe looks SO good! I find myself craving baked oatmeals since winter officially hit and I’m always on the hunt for a new one.


The Vegan Cookie Fairy February 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I’d never heard of this before but it sounds delicious. It also sounds pretty much like my go-to porridge recipe (bananas, porridge, cinnamon – done!), which is one of my favourites.


Luanne Powell February 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Just learned you can ripen bananas in the oven. Put the bananas with the skin on, on a baking sheet at 300 degrees and bake about 30-60 minutes!!!! Tried it and it works perfectly!!! Hope this helps :)))


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 5, 2013 at 11:47 am

Ive heard this too and always wondered – do they come out tasting like super ripe bananas?


Luanne Powell February 7, 2013 at 9:51 am

Google it, which is what I did. The skin will turn black and the bananas will ripen. Used them in 2 different recipes and they tasted GREAT! Worth a try !!!


Vegan Radhika Sarohia February 7, 2013 at 4:55 am

I’d never heard this before! Gonna try it out next time I have a banana recipe and no ripe bananas


Sarah February 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I haven’t managed to try a baked oatmeal yet. but I really should. this looks delicous!


Dayna February 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Holy yummy!!!! That oatmeal! My boyfriend and I were dreaming up ideas for a brunch later in the week and we couldn’t think of anything other than the normal waffles or omelets, but this gives me ideas! I’m inspired and now I want yummy oatmeal noms in my belly!

I totally think the banana gods are out to get me, too… I had the exact same problem a while ago with green bananas!


Brianna (thecatcallstheshots) February 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

this looks DELICIOUS. I am definitely going to try the bananas foster with (banana-freak alert) banana soft-serve! Such a good healthy dessert idea. Thanks again, Angela!


Talia Fuhrman {Love Your Body 101} February 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

This looks AMAZING. There is simply nothing better than caramelized bananas and oatmeal!


Mary February 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

“No one wants a limp banana”

You just made me chuckle at my desk.


Maya February 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I think at some grocery stores, you can ask them for ripe bananas and they’ll just give them to you for free! As for me, I use them so often that I buy a ton at a time, and one batch is ripe by the time I buy the next underripe batch.


Laura February 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I totally agree with the bananas conspiracy thing. So I do the same as you. . . Buy them in advance, in anticipation, for whatever banana goodness I may find to come. Like this one! Thanks for sharing:)


Michelle @ Eat Move Balance February 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Bananas Foster is one of my very favorite desserts! So having an oatmeal version makes it healthy, right? ;) Looks amazing, and I think it’s interesting that Kahlua works just as well as rum. Good to know!


[email protected] n Dishes February 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I have a really old robe too. To discard it, would be to discard a piece of me. Since I am a hardcore banana lover (that sounds weird), so I am all over both of these yummy recipes!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Kahlua for breakfast!? Yippeeeee!!! I totally hear ya on the green banana story. It’s so frustrating! I always have a big frozen stash of nanners in my freezer for smoothies and banana soft serve, but now I’ll be on the lookout for some good fresh ones so I can make this. Oh and that robe – LOL! Isn’t it funny how we tend to hang on to things even when they’re far past their prime? I just moved into my new place and have been doing some serious purging of my possessions. I had a few muffin tins that were more than ‘well-seasoned’!!


Crista February 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

This looks amazing! We LOVE bananas foster!!


a farmer in the dell February 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Angela, this looks so stinking good! Can’t wait to make it this week!


DessertForTwo February 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

yes, there is a banana conspiracy going on around these parts too!

I love a good excuse for some boozy breakfasts! Bring it on! :)


Em @ Love A Latte February 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

This could not look any more delicious! Yes please, every morning!!!


Kristina @Run and Assimilate February 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

This looks so good! This is on my breakfast list for this weekend!


Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I am consistently amazed by all of the recipes that can be made vegan. This one is no different. It truly goes to show that vegans do not miss out on great food!! :)


Lyric February 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I love the fact that I have everything on hand! Breakfast tomorrow is planned.


Ivy February 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

My two favourite ingredients for breakfast…bananas and oats. I’ll definitely have to try this one-it looks delicious! As for the green bananas I had that same thing happen to me today. Crazy.


Maria February 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm

YES oh yes, that happens to me. I am glad that it is not just me going insane or something. The bananas are ALWAYS green when I need them and ripe when I don’t. But then I usually end up buying them anyway.


Nina February 5, 2013 at 3:00 am

humphh.. look nyummy.. wanna try..thanks 4 sharing tis awesome recipe


Clare @ A New Hope February 5, 2013 at 6:08 am

I have no idea what a bananas Foster is but this looks amazing!


Andrea February 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

I think I would simply sauté those bananas + ingredients & stir some into my cooked oatmeal… skipping the baking. I don’t think I could wait for the baking to get done! *lol* Looks absolutely delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!



Rose February 5, 2013 at 7:12 am

That sh*t is bananas! And what breakfast is complete without Kahlua? Haha! Thanks, Angela!


archael2 February 5, 2013 at 7:18 am

Do you think this will be ok for someone with bad digestion?


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 5, 2013 at 7:44 am

Haha I faced that banana conundrum this week – the bananas were all so green when I went grocery shopping on Sunday and I really had a hankering for one for breakfast the next day! Luckily I came across some in the reduced section. Phew. ;)

This looks amazing! I want to host a brunch with friends just so I can serve this!


kimmythevegan February 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Ok so I was scrolling through my Google Reader at all my blog feeds and saw the first picture for your banana oatmeal and I actually felt my eyes widen at beholding something so yummy looking.
Awesome awesome awesome. Cannot wait to try this out!
I’m currently on a smoothie only for breakfast cleanse for the month – this looks like it would make a fantastic “breakfast for dinner” type food!


Janina February 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

O.M.G. – this is a MUST MAKE. I am so excited that I have all of the ingredients on hand too. And I’m so glad that you ended up sauteing the bananas because it brings out just as much sweetness as I’m sure is needed.

I will let you know how it goes and be sure to post a rendition on my site, giving you 99.9999999% credit! Love this!


olivia February 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Looks delicious! And a great way to incorporate booze into a banana-filled breakfast ;)
I’m a lover of all 3 B’s and I can’t wait to make this tomorrow (or tonight!)


Andrea February 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Oh, yummy! I can’t wait to try this. Two questions: I assume you used regular rolled oats, not the quick cooking right? And I was suprised it only takes 1 1/4 cups almond milk. Is the juice from the bananas what keeps it moist when baking? Usually when I make oats I do 1 part oats to 2 parts liquid. Just wondering…Thanks for sharing!


Kristy February 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm

This looks so perfect for a chilly weekend morning brunch! Making a note to try this soon! :-)


Angela @ AnotherBitePlease February 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm

this looks so good and I am starving right now…thankfully i have all these ingredients at home…oatmeal for dinner sounds perfect to me!


Melissa Darr February 6, 2013 at 5:25 am

Hmm fire and me in the morning don’t mix either. I think I would singe my eyebrows off. Love the recipe though. Will be bookmarking it for when the cooler weather hits here in Australia.


Ceil February 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

This sounds yummy. I do not have alcohol in my house at all…do you know of a substitute for the Kahlua? Maybe a bit of coffee and some sort of syrup? I am lucky that Wegmans, one of our local groceries, has a policy of putting out both ripe produce and less ripe, so you can usually get ripe or green bananas. Sometimes they run out of the ripe produce on busy days, but at least they try to give consumers a choice! Also have been expanding organic choices…they even have store-branded organic tomatoes and beans at a pretty good price!


Laura @fivefocus February 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

ummm added to overnight oats???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Booze or not this will be my breakfast/lunch/dinner tomorrow!


Emily February 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm

This looks so great–a not-so-bad-for-you dessert. I’m always looking for more. Thank you!


Vegan Radhika Sarohia February 7, 2013 at 4:58 am

“I’m dreaming of summer blueberries right now and I might cry.”

^ Yes. Totally. I am a huge blueberries fan too
I love blueberry flavor smoothies and pretty much anything vegan with blueberries in it…if I could figure out a low-carb blueberry-lemon dessert I’d be making it every day because I love lemon flavor stuff too (I use to love blueberry lemon cake and pastries hehe)


Natalie February 7, 2013 at 10:05 am

Yummy! What a delicious looking meal.


Tee February 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm

This looks incredible. Dessert for breakfast. And for post dessert, – because its just that wholesome!! ;)


Emily Nolan February 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Looks so good! Good to know Kahlua’s vegan. I often entertain non-vegans and it’s nice to have alcohol that we can all have on hand.


Bek @ Crave February 8, 2013 at 3:19 am

I love banana! This looks so good mmm.


Lyns February 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Made this today and it was delicious!!


Cookie and Kate February 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I know just what you mean! Those banana conspirators always get the best of me. I learned a trick recently, though—if you want overripe bananas, you can just roast the bananas whole until they are as sweet as you’d like. Your baked oatmeal looks so delicious and comforting, yum.


Leslie February 10, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe Angela!! I made it the night you posted it and ate leftovers cold for snacks and breakfast. I live in CT and lost power during the blizzard so my husband, daughter, and I went to stay at my parents house. My mom made this for breakfast this morning and my whole family loved it. I added a tablespoon of peanut butter, hemp seeds and some extra cinnamon on top and it was perfect!!! Also curious if you plan to try a version of this using steel cut instead of rolled oats? Thanks!! Leslie


Dana February 11, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Hey I really want to make this but all I have is quick oats! Would this affect the recipe a lot? I love your blog and think that your photographs are so beautiful- they make me hungry just looking at them! Hope you’re having a great week :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 13, 2013 at 8:53 am

Hey Dana, Good question! To be honest, I’m not sure how it would turn out. My guess is that it wouldn’t have the same chewy texture as rolled oats provide and it might be a bit mushy. I would probably hold out until I got rolled oats if I were you, but by all means if you want to experiment, go for it!


Sarah February 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Can you make this the night before then cook it?


Michele March 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

My husband LOVES this!


Kiera April 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Every time I go to the grocery store and need ripe bananas they really do only have green ones!!!


Laura Dembowski June 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

I recently became obsessed wit baked oatmeal and have been looking for new variations. This sounds awesome!


anne August 8, 2013 at 11:37 am

Congratulations on your website. Beautiful photography, accessible recipes, positive message. You are doing an amazing job.


Karly September 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Hey there, I am wondering if there is a great substitute for rum. We don’t drink and although I wouldn’t mind it in a dish I just don’t want to buy a full bottle of rum for a tbsp or two. Any suggestions? Thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 1, 2013 at 8:37 am

Hey Karly, You can sub in almond milk (or other non-dairy milk) if you don’t want to add rum. enjoy!


janet @ the taste space December 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Delicious breakfast, Ange. Thank you for sharing it. I posted my version today. :)


Amanda December 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

This is so delicious. I swear there isn’t one thing that I have made from your site that I haven’t loved. Thank you so much for this site, it has helped me a great deal. :)


Deborah February 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

omg – I just tried this and it was delicious! The only changes I made were to add some toasted sunflower seeds and chopped dried dates in lieu of the walnuts, which I didn’t have, and then use a little less maple syrup to compensate for the sweetness of the dates. Yum!


Adlai May 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm

This is great . I made it today minus the walnut


Eloise August 2, 2014 at 2:21 am

Hi Angela,
Could you possibly freeze this recipe? :) x


Donna May 8, 2015 at 11:20 pm

I made this the other day, frigging amazing, I had quite a bit left so i scooped out portions put into small bowls & put it in the freezer for my daughters breakfast during the week,fast & easy, she just puts it in the microwave while getting ready for school & in no time it’s ready ,sometimes we mix in peanut butter for more protein


Myrthe November 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

I was looking for a vegan baked oatmeal recipe with banana when I stumbled onto this, and it’s great! I used Malibu instead of Kahlua (I figured coconut rum would do the trick as well) and I added some frozen blueberries, it turned out wonderful!
I already caramelise my bananas for my usual oatmeal but this adds a lovely extra flavour, and while baked oatmeal takes a bit longer to prepare I think it’s well worth it! Brightened up a gloomy, rainy autumn day :)


Betsy February 15, 2016 at 9:53 am

I just tried this recipe this morning. I love that it doesn’t contain any cane sugar & is vegan. So delicious! :)


Roshani January 18, 2017 at 4:34 am

So classic and simple, and definitely what I want for lunch right now : )


Danielle March 1, 2017 at 2:44 pm

This looks delicious, I’m new in the cooking area and not good with fire either, but definitely want to try the bananas foster baked oatmeal for breakfast instead of the typical cheese sandwich. I had already found this Cinnabon Oatmeal recipe in case you want to try it some other day for breakfast too


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