Steel Cut Oatmeal with Bananas & Cobbler Topping

by Erin

After my trip to Trader Joe’s this past weekend, I have successfully inhaled three of their dark chocolate peanut butter filled cupcakes. The fourth I reluctantly decided to share with my labmates before I ended up finishing it off myself. But those three cupcakes are still sitting not-so-pretty in my belly so it’s time for some oatmeal! Because healthy things negate bad calories, right? Which is why I will later eat some s’mores cookie dough bites for dessert O:-).

Steel Cut Oatmeal with Bananas and Cobbler Topping

One year ago: Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Smoked Paprika

Two years ago: Potica Nut Roll


Serves 2



1 tsp unsalted butter

1/2 cup steel cut oats

1-1/2 cups water

Pinch salt

1/2 cup milk

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp cinnamon


1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1/2 Tbsp milk

2 Tbsp brown sugar

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1/8 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp rolled oats

2 Tbsp chopped walnuts

1 banana, sliced

Maple syrup (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in steel cut oats, coat in butter and toast lightly about 2 minutes. Stir in water and salt. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer lightly for 20 minutes, covered. Stir milk into oatmeal, cover and cook another 10-15 minutes or until oats are cooked completely. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Divide between two bowls.
  2. For the cobbler topping, stir all ingredients together until combined and divide into two equal portions. Top each bowl with prepared topping, bananas and maple syrup. Serve warm.

Source: Barely adapted from Lauren’s Latest.


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alex March 25, 2013 - 11:58 pm

what are these cupcakes you speak of!?! sounds just as dangerous as this oatmeal looks!

spiffycookie March 26, 2013 - 7:21 am

You’ve never had them!? You must! So good.

Jennie @themessybakerblog March 25, 2013 - 8:37 am

Erin, seriously, this recipe looks amaze balls! I want some!

Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence March 22, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Looks delicious. I’m not the biggest fan of oatmeal, but now you have me convinced!

Nancy @ gottagetbaked March 21, 2013 - 1:56 pm

I’m trying to eat more oatmeal and am always looking for ways to jazz it up so as not to suffer from oatmeal-fatigue. This looks fabulous! I love the topping.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 21, 2013 - 9:08 am

Oooh these look like a perfect breakfast! Yum!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 21, 2013 - 8:34 am

Mmm love that topping! Oats and bananas are so awesome in the morning :)


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