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Bananas Foster Oatmeal

  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


A healthier version of bananas foster serve on top of a warm bowl of oatmeal. Delicious, comforting and free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar!




  • 1.5 cups milk (I use almond milk)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1.5 cups rolled/old-fashioned oats (Use Gluten Free Oatsone !important; margin:0px !important;” />, if needed)
  • pinch of salt, optional

Bananas Foster:

  • 1.5 tablespoons butter (I’ve used both organic grass-fed and dairy-free butter)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar (brown sugar can also be used)
  • 12 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup or Coconut Milk (Makes the sauce creamy. Can use 1/21 tablespoon almond milk instead)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large (or 3 medium) ripe, but firm, bananas cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup lightly toasted Pecans or Walnuts, optional



  1. Combine the milk, water, oats, and pinch of salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat on the stove. Reduce the heat and continue to cook until the liquid is absorbed and oats are tender. This makes chunkier oatmeal, so add a bit more liquid if you want it to be less thick.

Bananas Foster:

  1. Melt butter and coconut sugar in a large skillet over medium heat on the stove, stirring occasionally. Add the syrup or milk, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Cook for 30-60 seconds over medium heat until the sauce has slightly thickened and is bubbly. Add banana slices in a single layer across the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bananas are cooked to your liking and caramel sauce has thickened. I’ve also placed my oven-safe skillet under the broiler for a minute or two to caramelize the bananas even more, but this is not necessary.

To Serve:

  1. Divide oatmeal into 2 bowls and top each with the bananas and syrup. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Breakfast, Gluten Free