Toasty Coconut and Caramelized Banana Oatmeal Recipe

| March 29, 2010 | 9 Comments

Cooking with Kids will not appear this week. But it will be back next Monday!

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Toasty Coconut and Caramelized Banana Oatmeal
serves 4

1/2 cup sweetened coconut
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced into 1/4-inch coins
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp unsalted butter
4 packages Instant Quaker Oatmeal, prepared (I recommend Regular)

Meanwhile, heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut and cook, stirring constantly until golden. This will only take about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside – wipe out the skillet and place back on the burner.

Cut the banana slices in half (so they are half moons). In a small bowl, combine the banana slices, sugar and vanilla. Stir gently until well combined.

Melt the butter in the skillet and add the banana and sugar mixture. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the bananas soften and turn a golden brown color. Mash the bananas gently as you cook them. Transfer to a bowl.

Divide the oatmeal into four bowls. Serve with the banana and toasted coconut, allowing everyone to top and mix their own bowl.

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Category: Breakfasts, Recipes

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

Comments (9)

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  1. Like you, I definitely struggle with weekday morning, though oatmeal is a go-to choice a couple days a week. Love the idea of sirling in caramelized bananas – bookmarking to try this week – yum!
    .-= Cate O’Malley´s last blog ..What Was Your Defining Moment? =-.

  2. Maria says:

    I just started adding banana to my oats and I love it. I will have to try coconut next:) I also made creme bruleed oats, so good! Recipe on my blog:)
    .-= Maria´s last blog ..2peas3-0 =-.

  3. maris says:

    Looks delicious! I love the combo of coconut + banana. Something refreshing and soothing at the same time.

    (ps: don’t count me as a contest entry!)
    .-= maris´s last blog ..A Seasonally Inappropriate Salad: Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Goat Cheese =-.

  4. Great giveaway! We love oatmeal, usually with some agave nectar and peanut butter:)
    .-= Ally @ Sweet & Savory´s last blog ..Whew…what a weekend =-.

  5. Linda Bundrick says:

    I eat Quaker Oatmeal everyday…today I had Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal topped with chopped walnuts and sliced bananas….it fuels me up !!!

    twitter follower : @nutmeg237 !!!

  6. josephine souza says:

    I had fun doing this lil story. My story was about starting my day at 9am. The mountain air was fresh and i was looking for an invigorating day. Later on I would be throwing a birthday party.I was hoping until then now for a little extra peace and quiet. And maybe even have time later on for a book. My oatmeal creation was ” happy birthday oatmeal ” it was apples and cinnamon topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and graham crackers! YUMMY!!!

  7. Patti V. says:

    I have no idea if I did it correctly! My day started at 7 a.m. The city (!) was bustling and I was looking for an inspiring day. Later on I had to do a million errands.I was hoping for a little time to read a good book.

    The end.
    .-= Patti V.´s last blog ..Linus and me =-.

  8. Angel says:

    Yumm, I love oatmeal..and I finally got Tahir to eat it too. Looks like a great recipe and cool giveaway.

  9. Rhian says:

    I like to start my day at 9:00 am – the waves are crashing, and I hope for an inspiring day. I’m competing in a race (laugh all you want) and need some extra oomph… so I can still have a night out!

    My oatmeal had almonds, blueberries and chocolate chips

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