Bananas Foster Oatmeal With Walnuts and Peanut Butter

Bananas Foster Oatmeal With Walnuts and Peanut Butter

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  • 6

    cups (1.5L) water

  • cups steel-cut oats (9 ounces; 270g)

  • Kosher salt

  • 4

    tablespoons unsalted butter (2 ounces; 55g)

  • ¼

    cup dark brown sugar (1½ ounces; 40g)

  • 4

    medium ripe bananas (15 ounces; 450g), peeled and sliced

  • ¾

    cup chopped walnuts (3 ounces; 75g)

  • 2

    tablespoons (30ml) peanut butter

  • Orange zest, for garnish

  • Ground cinnamon and nutmeg, for garnish


In a medium saucepan, combine water and oats and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting heat to maintain simmer, until oats are fully cooked and oatmeal has thickened, about 20 minutes. Season with salt. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat until foamy. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved, lowering heat if it threatens to scorch. Stir in bananas and cook until softened and slightly caramelized, about 4 minutes. Stir in walnuts and cook until coated in a shiny, sugary lacquer, about 1 minute. Season with salt. Stir peanut butter and half of banana-walnut mixture into oatmeal, using a wooden spoon to crush bananas as you stir. Spoon oatmeal into bowls and top with remaining banana-walnut mixture, grated orange zest, and a light dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve right away.


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