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Bananas Foster Oatmeal

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Michelle
    Jan 25, 2021

    The best oatmeal I've had in my life. I didn't give it 5 stars because I tweaked the recipe, omitted the rum extract along with the ginger and nutmeg because I didn't have any on hand. I halved the recipe because it was only for me and couldn't bring myself to use 4 tbls of butter because I used whole milk so used 3 instead. I think it'd be delicious with only 1/2 the butter. I also stirred in walnuts and fresh blueberries at the end and topped with cream. It was truly amazing and my house smelled phenomenal while I was cooking. I'm going to make it again tomorrow and try toasted pecans instead of walnuts.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Dec 31, 2018

    Very easy and delicious. I used the banana mixture as a topping so I could add less sugar to the children's portions vs. adults. We served with extra sliced banana.

  • Kathryn
    Jun 9, 2018

    This recipe is a calorie bomb, so more for a special occasion or treat -- but it's great. I use it to use up bananas when I don't feel like making another loaf of banana bread or freezing them. My son, who isn't a huge oatmeal fan loves this. It's hard not to. It's like dessert.

  • Sue Zappa
    Jan 29, 2018

    My family raved over this recipe this morning! I made it for a special Sunday morning breakfast because I had all the ingredients. Even our youngest daughter who doesn't care for oatmeal ate two bowls of it! Quick to prepare, too! Like Corwin44, I had some for dessert at supper tonight. I put some leftover homemade vanilla pudding over the top of mine & mixed it together. Yum!

  • Corwin44
    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.