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Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal

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Bananas and oatmeal are blended together and baked in the oven to create this custardy brunch treat. Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal is a wonderful make ahead wholesome dish that’s almost like eating dessert for breakfast.

Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cooking Time: 40 min


  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons rum, divided (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 bananas, sliced into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir to combine the oats, banana, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vanilla, rum, eggs, milk and melted butter. Stir into the dry ingredients until well blended.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and rum. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Pour the oatmeal mixture into a 9-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray and arrange the banana slices on top. Pour the caramel sauce over the bananas. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the oatmeal is set and the bananas look caramelized. (If your oatmeal is done but the bananas don't look caramelize, broil for 1-2 minutes under the broiler.)
  6. Serve immediately. (You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.)

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