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The Melted Banana Trick

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.

melted banana oatmeal

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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Published on November 26, 2008

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  1. 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 =) =) =)

  2. 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!!

  3. 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 😉

  4. 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!

  5. 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 *

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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?!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!!!! 😀

  10. 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!)

  11. 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…

  12. 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?

  13. 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!

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