A healthier version of bananas foster to serve on top of a warm bowl of oatmeal. Delicious, comforting and free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar
Oatmeal is a breakfast staple in our house because it’s quick, filling, and comforting. However, we rarely eat it plain. Whether it’s topped with fruit and nuts or peanut butter and jelly, we like to keep this otherwise boring breakfast a little more exciting by trying new flavor combos.
My daughter loves to cook and made this new variation for breakfast one morning using caramelized bananas. Oh. em. gee, people. It was amazing. I’m a fan of caramelized anything, but bananas are one of my faves!
We use coconut sugar to make the caramel for these bananas and I add a bit of maple syrup or coconut milk to the sauce to make it more creamy and “saucy.” Otherwise the sugar gels to the bananas, and while it’s still delicious, doesn’t leave a lot of sauce to drizzle over the oatmeal.
I also don’t like to cook my bananas too much or they just fall apart. That’s why it’s important to let the sauce thicken up a bit first before adding the bananas. Feel free to try another fruit also! Change it up by using peaches, peeled apples, or pears. Most any fruit would be delicious in a caramel sauce, am I right?
Try this easy oatmeal variation the next time you have a few just ripe bananas in your fruit bowl. The bananas foster is also a wonderful topping for ice cream, pancakes, french toast, or crepes! Feel free to get creative and please let me know if you try this by leaving a comment below or tagging #wifemamafoodie on your Instagram photos. I love to see what you’re cooking up! Enjoy your weekend, friends!Print
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