Can you imagine eating Bananas Foster for breakfast and calling it healthy? With this overnight oats recipe you’ll be ready to eat a delicious and filling meal first thing in the morning!
One of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans, Brennans, makes the most amazing bananas foster dessert. Ordering it, is an experience on its own. The waiter brings a cart next to the table and combines the bananas, brown sugar, butter, liquor, cinnamon, and rum right on the skillet. Then, cooks it and flambés the dessert prior to serving it over vanilla ice-cream.
It sounds amazing, right? I won’t even tell you how delicious it tastes. Let’s just say… that if you ever come to New Orleans, Brennans is definitely a place you want to experience.
These oats are clearly super easy to make but still have all the “wow” factor in the taste department. Check out this quick video to see how easy they are to make.
How exactly did I decide to make a healthier version for breakfast? Well, my husband loves oatmeal. He used to buy oatmeal packets with the different flavors, bring fruit with him and mix it all up at work with milk. Feeling bad about the high content of sugar and fake flavors, I began pre-mixing his oatmeal in single serve jars.
After a while, I had to get creative… so I began adding fruits, cream, maple syrup… and recreating some of our favorite desserts right in the jar. The entire process is so easy and comes together rather quickly; so this is one breakfast staple you’lloften find in my fridge.
Ok, so back to these bananas foster overnight oats. Assembly is fast and the fridge does the rest. While I like to make these overnight oats when bananas are at their prime, you can also use the overly ripe bananas you meant to use to make banana bread but somehow never got to baking. The mixture will be a bit more saucy, but just as delicious.
You can make these bananas foster overnight oats one night and enjoy them 3-4 days later! They are good right out of the fridge or warmed. Oatmeal is easy like that… you can mix and match to whatever rocks your boat.
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil*
- 3 very ripe bananas, sliced
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 cup steel cut oats*
- 2 teaspoons ground flax
- 2 cups milk*
- In a small saucepan, heat up coconut oil over medium heat. Add bananas, vanilla, and cinnamon to the heated pan and begin to sauté until they begin to break down and juice out its natural sugars - about 2-3 minutes.
- Add maple syrup, stir to combine and cook for another minute, remove from heat.
- Place ¼ cup steel oats, ½ teaspoon ground flax, and ½ cup milk inside each of 4 glass jars. Divide cooked bananas evenly over each glass jar.
- Stir to combine and refrigerate overnight.
You can eat your oats cold right out of the fridge or warmed in the microwave.
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