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The Melted Banana Trick

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Step away from the sugar!

One of my favorite ways to sweeten oatmeal is naturally, by melting in a banana. The banana gets all caramelized, and the oatmeal tastes amazing!

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The Melted Banana Trick

Step 1: Cook up the oatmeal or another grain as you normally would.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, melt however much banana you want in the microwave or on the stovetop until it’s all caramelized/gooey.  This adds so much flavor to the oatmeal! Now, stir the melted banana into your oatmeal.

Optional Step 3: Take your hand blender or Magic Bullet or regular blender and blend everything together so it’s a nice pudding-y consistency. (You don’t have to follow this step, but it mixes in the caramelized banana nicely.)

Below, as part of this recipe: Strawberry Hugs Oatmeal.

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Or, for a super-delicious breakfast, try combining oatmeal tricks:

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Use with the popular Voluminous Oatmeal Trick.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Vegyogini says:

    Thanks for the recipes! Have a WONDERFUL time on your date!! I’m so proud of your mom. 🙂

  2. magpie says:

    OOOO have fun on your date!

    Now I really need to go buy ramekins. Recipes that use them are always so cute!

  3. megan says:

    Have a wonderful time on your date!!!!
    Thanks for the crepe recipe 🙂

  4. says:

    i love the idea of using the hand blender!

  5. shelby says:

    Thank you for the recipes!!! I will be making them right away.

    I am so proud of your mom and I hope you have tons of fun on your dats =) =) =)

  6. Meg says:

    Hope your date goes well!

    Thanks for the yummy recipes! I really need to get a hand blender!

  7. carolinebee says:

    WHOLE FOODS BOYY!!! haha i love it, have fun!! Thanks for the recipes, i literally found a hand blender in my cupboard in the wayyyy back last month! Best thing ever, now i can use it more!!

  8. VeganView says:

    Hey Kt, I still do not see where Sarah Palin is not eating turkey…the video of her on the farm is offensive and disgusting to vegans. I would be interested to see where she says she’s abstaining from turkey for Thanksgiving…

    Your food looks tasty as always, keep up the good work hun 😉

  9. Mo says:

    Is it the Whole Foods boy? Let us know how it goes!

  10. VeganView says:

    KT! Thanks for clarifying! I knew I couldn’t give Sarah Palin any credit esp in this department… I was just a little confused reading your blog, whoo hoo for your mom!

  11. River says:

    A date! YAY! Ridiculously lucky guy!

    Congrats on the awards and YAY for a turkey-less Thanksgiving!

  12. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    No. WF boy?!

  13. Cody says:

    Hand blender. That’s what I want for Christmas…

    Have fun with Whole Foods Boy!

  14. Paulina says:

    I used to love creme brulee, so a brulee oatmeal sounds good to me!

    Have fun on your date!

  15. Janet says:

    I don’t recall ever having crepes before, even in my non-veg days. Your recipe is intriguing, thanks for sharing it, I just might give it a try…oohh, and have fun on your date *wink * wink *

  16. Andrea says:

    ooooh i was totally gonna ask you about the boy situation. have fun!!! i saw that sarah palin clip too. i definitely will not be eating turkey on thursday – but cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes and stuffing are a MUST 😉

  17. lighterportions says:

    Two thumbs way up for the banana brulee! And blending it all up is totally the way to go.

    WOO for the date! Details next post perhaps?!

  18. imadedinner says:

    Have a blast on your date! Thanks for the recipes, I’ll be making that oatmeal in the morning for sure!

  19. Fitnessista says:

    that oatmeal looks incredible.. i'll let you know when i try it!
    enjoy your night <3

  20. Vegetation says:

    Oooo exciting! Have an awesome time on your date 😀

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