Caramelized Banana & Walnut Oatmeal

By / Photography By Kathryn Brass-Piper | January 15, 2016


Bring oats, water, milk, salt, and a third of the sliced bananas to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer on very low heat for 20–25 minutes for rolled oats, and 30–35 minutes for steel-cut oats. Stir occasionally.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add remaining bananas and sprinkle with brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cook until caramelized, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Gently stir in walnuts. Divide oatmeal into bowls and top it with caramelized banana and walnut mixture. Serve immediately.


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 medium bananas, sliced and divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
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