Steel cut oats with maple fried bananas
This bowl of steel cut oats with maple fried bananas is the perfect warming and cozy breakfast recipe! You’ll love the combination of cinnamon, maple, bananas, and almond butter!
Alright. Your morning oatmeal is about to get a complete makeover.
Seriously, I could eat these steel cut oats with maple fried bananas for dessert.
At the moment there’s nothing I love to start my day with more than a big bowl of warming oats. Lately, I’ve been making steel cut oats (as opposed to quick oats) in the morning.
At the beginning of the year, I was really loving smoothies in the morning, like my favorite green smoothie or a veggie-packed smoothie. But now, I’m on a total oatmeal binge!
Steel cut oats are made by cutting the whole oat 2-3 times, into smaller pieces. Because they are less processed than quick oats or rolled oats, they digest slower. (So they have a lower glycemic index, and keep you full longer, win!)
Steel cut oats have a ton of nutritional benefits.
Health benefits of Steel cut oats:
High in Fiber
Great source of Iron
Have some protein
Help boost your energy
One difference you’ll notice about steel cut oats compared to quick oats or rolled oats is the cooking time. Steel cut oats take 10-15 minutes to cook. Yes, it’s a bit longer…BUT the taste and texture of these oats are so worth it!
You can also prepare your steel cut oats in advance. Simply prepare a pot of them the evening before, and store them in an air-tight container in the fridge. Then when it’s time for breakfast, just heat them up in a pot or in the microwave.
The bananas only take 5 minutes to prepare. So you can turn this into a super quick easy breakfast recipe to enjoy at home, or even to take on the go.Print
Steel cut oats with maple fried bananas
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Cook
- Cuisine: American
This bowl of steel cut oats with maple fried bananas is the perfect warming and cozy breakfast recipe!
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats (gluten-free if needed)
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 large banana (cut into quarters)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
- 2 tsp hemp seeds
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a pot. Add the oats, reduce heat to low and cover and let simmer for 12-15 minutes. (*May vary depending on your oats, check your packaging for directions)
- Remove from heat and stir in the almond milk and cinnamon.
- While the oats are cooking, heat the coconut oil in a small skillet on medium-high heat. Add the maple syrup and salt, and then place the bananas in the pan.
- Let cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, until caramelized and tender.
- Pour the oatmeal into a bowl and top with the maple fried bananas.
- Next add the almond butter, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, cinnamon, and maple syrup on top.
- Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 461
- Sugar: 22g
- Fat: 25g
- Saturated Fat: 13g
- Carbohydrates: 50g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 12g
Keywords: steel cut oatmeal, banana oatmeal, healthy oatmeal, healthy breakfast
Tips & suggestions:
- Top these oats with any of your preferred toppings. All nut butters, nuts, and seeds work great!
- Prepare your steel cut oats the night before and store in the fridge Simply heat up in the morning for a quick and easy breakfast!
- If you love this recipe for steel cut oats with maple fried bananas you’ll also love this hippie breakfast bowl!
This recipe was so delicious and super easy! Would definitely recommend and will 100% be making again 🙂
Thanks Lexy, so happy to hear you enjoyed!
So excited to try this! Where did you get the bowl that is pictured?
Thanks Cara! They’re from a ceramic shop
So yummy !!
Thank you Andrew 🙂
I don’t know how I’m just now stumbling across this bowl of goodness but ZAYYYYUM! This is definitely on my to-make list! This screams winter comfort to me, yummmmm!
Thank you Hannah! I hope you enjoy 🙂
This looks delicious ? I can’t wait to try it!!
Thanks Lousie! Hope you enjoy the recipe!
My kids and I can’t get enough of these breakfast bowl!
Thank you Sharah! The bananas are my fav:)
Maple fried bananas ❤️?
Thanks for totally upping my oat game! ? Soooo good!
Thank you so much Ally! Happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe!
Since the day I saw this recipe, I have it as breakfast every day. My favorite combination (banana and oats) at its best! It keeps me full for longer and everyday I look forward to the next morning! ?
Hi Georgina, that’s awesome! I actually haven’t made this one in a little while but now you’ve inspired me to make it for breakfast tomorrow 😉
This is my fave! So healthy and delicious!!
Thank you so much Jana! So happy to hear you loved the recipe 🙂
I LOVEEEE the idea of maple frying the bananas!! This looks like total comfort food!
Thanks so much Kasey! I just love comfort food for breakfast especially in the Fall 🙂
Oh I could eat ALL of those maple fried bananas in one go! They look stunning, ESPECIALLY on top of a hearty bowl of steel cut oatmeal! I really need to make another bowl of oats again. I miss them already!
Thanks Cassie! I could totally just eat a bowl of the bananas too! They’d also make a great dessert to serve on their own or with some cake or ice cream!
Porridge is easy and simple, but when you eat it with some fried bananas is so amazing ? Thank you Jess this awesome recipe ❤️
Hi Claudia, Thank you so much! I loved seeing you share this recipe on Instagram. Yours looked totally delicious and I’m so happy you liked it!
This recipe is soo yummi. Especially the caramelised bananas!
Hi Sylvi, thank you so much! Thanks for sharing the post on Instagram as well. Your caramelized bananas looked so yummy, I think I’ll need to make some today for breakfast!
I’ve just begun transitioning to vegetarianism and trying to incorporate some vegan meals in there too, and I’m SO glad I found your page – everything looks and sounds so delicious. Can’t wait to go grocery shopping and make this.
Thank you so much! This is one of my favorite breakfasts lately. Easy to make, but makes the oatmeal tastes so yummy! I hope you like it!
I had this for breakfast today, Thanks to your tip of making the oats the night before. I have a lot more spare time on sunday nights than i do on monday morning!
Hi Arielle, I’m so glad you liked it! I often make mine the evening before too if I’m in a rush in the morning:)
This is so good! The bananas have a slightly chewy carmalized crust. Amazing.
Thank you! I’m so glad you like it. Carmelized bananas are one of my favourites!
HAZELNUTS IN MY OATMEAL. Heaven on earth. Thanks for another amazing recipe!!!
Your welcome! Glad you liked it:) Hazelnuts and bananas are such a great combination!
Talk about dessert for breakfast! Made it this morning and it was delish!!!
Thanks Mel! So happy you like it. I could eat just an entire bowl of the maple fried bananas!
This is my favourite breakfast bowl, especially right before a workout! All the ingredients come together so perfectly and it’s delicious!
Thanks, Ver! Steel cut oats are the BEST to give you long-lasting energy!!