Oatmeal with Caramelized Bourbon Bananas

Oatmeal with Caramelized Bourbon Bananas


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

For the oatmeal, combine all ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, then simmer over low heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oatmeal is thickened.

For the caramelized bananas, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat then stir in the brown sugar and salt.  Cook for several minutes, then add the bananas, cream and bourbon.   Continue cooking to thicken the sauce - the bananas will soften and melt somewhat into the sauce to create a banana caramel.

Serve the oatmeal with the bananas, and milk on the side, if you like.

Yields about 4 servings

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen