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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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melted banana oatmeal

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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.

melted banana oatmeal

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

voluminous oatmeal

Use with the popular Voluminous Oatmeal Trick.

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. shellyfish says:

    I heard about that clip all the way over here! I only got through a few seconds…Proud of Chocolate Covered Mom!
    Can’t wait for the details on your rendez-vous!

  2. tofufreak says:

    yay recipe! its so exciting that your mom will abstain from eating turkey this year 😀 very happy occasion indeed :)

    HAVE FUN ON YOUR DATE!!!! 😀

  3. Alice (in Veganland) says:

    oh, I learned today that your banana oat brulee doesn’t really work with frozen bananas. Sadface! I’ll try with “real” bananas next time!
    (and I didn’t see the tattooed man in Barcelona!)

  4. Melody Polakow says:

    woohoo! Have fun on your date..

    It’s great your mom is not eating turkey this year!

  5. Katy says:

    Ooh, are you going out with the whole foods guy???

    Yay for your mom!!!!

  6. Alice (in Veganland) says:

    oh, no, don’t feel bad that it didn’t work! the bananas were a bit old, forgotten in the freezer for months… I microwaved them and they turned out reeeeaaaally dry. So it’s my fault, nothing to do with your recipe…

  7. Kiersten says:

    I hope your date went well!

  8. kirsten says:

    those crepe cakes look amazing ! I can’t wait to try out that recipe ! Also thats great about your mom abstaining from turkey ! Sarah Palin makes me want to abstain from Alaska and pretty much everything else shes associated with.

    Have a great time on your date ! Is it WF boy?

  9. Halie says:

    Could it be Whole Foods Boy?

    Thank you for the recipes! I hope to try them!

  10. Brooke says:

    thanks for the recipes katie! and i cannot wait to make the butternut squash! :)

    i hope your date went well! we need extra details in the next post girlie!

  11. Lauren says:

    is the the whole foods boy!?!?!? haha :)

  12. gloria says:

    Mmmm that’s definitely on my list of things to try. Good luck on your date, by the way! And thanks for posting on my blog =D

  13. Ricki says:

    The oatmeal does sound delish! I love all those blended recipes :)

    Great that your mom decided to forego the turkey! Yay!

    And a BIGGER YAY for your date! Hope you have a fabulous time!!

  14. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says:

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Can’t wait for Product Review Week!

    Have fun on your date!

  15. Anonymous says:

    What consistency should the batter of the crepe-cake have? Is it watery? And what is the tell-tale sign they are done? Thanks!

  16. Erica says:

    Great recipes girl! I hope the date goes well! How fun!

  17. HangryPants says:

    Ow ow – have a fun date!

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes, too! I love the little crepe cakes.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. Joanna says:

    OMG katie!! i can’t wait to hear about your date. i love talking about this stuff haha mainly because i never go on dates

  19. Jackie says:

    Thanks for the recipes.

    Watched the uncut version, very very sad and would hate to see where they are doing thousands per hour. Palin is really scary, thank goodness for the World she didn’t make it.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  20. Pearl says:

    have a wonderful time on your date tonight! hehe

    and good for your mommy! aww!

    have a wonderful thanksgiving :)