Caramel Banana Oatmeal For Those Early Spring Mornings.

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Ahhh, spring is almost here!

You can hear it with the birds chirping. You can see the buds already starting to break through the once-frozen ground. You can feel the warm air coming. You can smell flowers and almost-spring rain. You can taste.. lots of delightful foods. Spring makes you hungry, right? Or maybe that’s just me. With the time change next Sunday coming up, those spring birds and sunrises will be waking us up even earlier than before. That’s how it is with kids, and I don’t actually remember life before kids that well. At least not life before 7:00am. What it takes for me to wake up is the thought of a warm, delicious breakfast.

This recipe gives new meaning to the term “bananas and cream”, as the cream I speak of is none other than International Delight Simply Pure Caramel. I’ve always been a fan of fresh cream in my oatmeal, but the caramel flavor knocks it out of the ballpark. We were able to find it at Walmart over the weekend, when doing our shopping for the week.

International Delight Simply Pure is made with real milk, cream and sugar, and contains only five ingredients. We like it in all three flavors: Vanilla, Caramel and Hazelnut. While I love to use it in my coffee, I discovered that it can be used in oatmeal too – just as I use my cream in. Breakfast has been especially important this week, with one sick kid in the house.

I buy organic oats in bulk and then cook them from scratch on weekday mornings. Last week I discovered this awesome recipe that includes International Delight Simply Pure Caramel and caramelized bananas. It completes a perfect breakfast for me.

What You Need:

International Delight Simply Pure Caramel
1-2 ripe bananas
One cup of oats
2 tablespoons of butter
Cinnamon for sprinkling

What You Do:

1. Cook your oats. I use two parts water for one part oats. You can also cook your oats in milk, cream or International Delight Simply Pure Caramel.

2. Slice your banana(s). Melt the two tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat in your skillet. Add the brown sugar and then lay the banana slices on top. Cook for 20 seconds, then turn over bananas carefully. Sprinkle cinnamon. You can also add orange juice or other beverages. Cook for 45-60 seconds more, basting with the caramelized sauce. Be careful not to burn!

3. Slide the bananas and sauce onto your cooked oats. Top with International Delight Simply Pure Caramel and cinnamon.

International Delight Simply Pure is awesome for breakfast and dessert recipes, but it has also replaced anything else to be my everyday coffee creamer. I need my coffee to be a little more special than with just milk and sugar. I need some flavor and sweetness. When I top it with whipped cream, it’s even more out of this world! The whipped cream is for special days.

Everything else just makes my every day better.

Which flavor of International Delight Simply Pure looks best to you? Have you ever burned your caramelized bananas?

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  1. This is fantastic! Super simple, but yummy! I love anything with bananas. Yes indeed this takes a bowl of oatmeal to a new level. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You had me at spring and caramel, too! Seriously, your oatmeal looks so yummy and will have to try to remember to add this to my oatmeal the next time I am having it for breakfast now 🙂

  3. This looks delicious. I love bananas my oatmeal, but I’ve never tried it with caramelized bananas. I’ll have to try it this way soon.

  4. So um, not to brag but… It’s kinda ALWAYS Spring or Summer around these parts so this breakfast could be an EVERY DAY occurrence for the fiance. I think he would TOTALLY approve of it too which is saying something because his nickname is MR PICKY PRISSY PANTS! LOL!

  5. This looks SO good! I just started my Invisalign treatment today, and my teeth will be pretty sore for a while. This would be the perfect breakfast!

  6. Oh yeah! I love caramelized bananas, but I’ve only ever made them for dessert. What a fun idea to use them as an oatmeal topper in the morning. Thanks for sharing! #client

  7. Hi Tamara, porridge with honey and cinnamon is our winter breakfast and I am sure my family would welcome a change. We don’t get the International delight pure caramel here, but I’m sure I could find a substitute. The caramelized bananas look the business.

    Am going to be trying this recipe for sure.


  8. My husband LOVES oatmeal, so I think this sounds like an even better way to serve it than what he’s used to.

  9. Yum!! This looks SO good!! I actually sneak in creamer into my oatmeal on occasion. My whole family loves oatmeal, me, I like it… I’m more of a grits gal. 🙂

    1. I like grits but I haven’t had them right a lot. And then.. I had them in Florida last month at a place famous for grits, and guess what? They were awesome! They just don’t do them well here! Do they in the Pacific Northwest? I don’t have to ask to know that they were great in SC.

  10. whaaaaat? This looks amazing – I eat oatmeal all of the time and this will be the perfect addition to it – yum!

  11. Okay, YUMMY! I love oatmeal and have never had it this way! I will definitely be pinning this for later!

  12. We are loving getting outside during these beautiful spring mornings here- I can’t wait to try that oatmeal tomorrow before we head outside!

  13. Oh yum!!
    I just did my own version of this today — but I used the coconut flavoured cream and fresh mango. A little extra shredded coconut on top. I have even added shaved chocolate on special mornings. Omg.
    I’ll have to try this version next. Normally I do my caramelized bananas with spiced rum…. but that would probably be frowned up at breakfast..?? 🙂

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