Maple Walnut + Caramelized Banana Oatmeal Recipe

Oh my, this recipe tastes SO good! Especially on a chilly morning when you don't exactly want to get out of bed but have to...this yummy oatmeal recipe would also be really great as a midnight snack! 

Amazing Oatmeal Recipe!


Oatmeal, Milk or Water, 1 Banana, 2 Tbsp Butter, 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar, 3 Tbsp. Maple Syrup, 1 C. Walnuts, Waxed Paper


- (For The Walnuts) In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 Tbsp. butter, brown sugar, and syrup, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once dissolved, and when the liquid starts to reduce/dry a bit, add your walnuts. Transfer warm walnuts to waxed paperWhen I first created this, I did not use butter, and wow, these were so sticky and almost hard to separate from one another. The butter should help with that a bit! Set the incredibly tasty walnuts aside, and let's start on the bananas!

- (To Caramelize The Bananas) Rinse your skillet, because we are going to use it again! Melt the second 1 Tbsp. butter in the skillet and add a bit of the brown sugar (1-2 Tbsp). Slice the bananas about 1/2" thick (mine were almost too thin, but sure looked pretty!). Lay the banana sliced on the skillet, and let them begin to caramelize. They don't take long, so make sure to watch them closely. Maybe 1-3 minutes on each side. These added so much flavor to my oatmeal! 

- Heat milk or water, and add oats, as per instructions on container. I also added some sugar into the oatmeal, because sugar makes everything better. 

That's it folks, enjoy! If you wind up creating this awesome dish, add a link below, or tag me on instagram as @lilythewanderinggypsy

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Oatmeal Recipe

Hearty, Yummy Oatmeal! This recipe tastes as good as it looks!

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Oatmeal



Milk or Water (for oatmeal)

2 slices bacon

Red and Green Peppers

2 Eggs

Shredded Cheese

Salt and Seasoning To Taste


- Cook desired amount of oatmeal, as per directions on container, using either milk or water.

- Meanwhile, cook or bake bacon until it is crispy. You can also use bacon bits, but I cannot resist the smell of fresh bacon! Chop up bacon into small, bite sized pieces. 

- In a separate skillet, scramble 2 eggs, and season with salt, pepper, and your other favorite seasonings. Add chopped up green and red peppers to your eggs if you wish.

- Pour finished oatmeal into a bowl, and top with scrambled eggs and peppers, sliced pieces of bacon, and finally, top with cheese!


Quaker– Bring Your Best Bowl – And Coffee Infused Oatmeal!

This post is in partnership with The Quaker Oats Company.

I absolutely love the way a warm bowl of oatmeal makes me feel – and I personally tend to be more full than if I eat a cold bowl of cereal or a granola bar. So, I created an awesome recipe that combines the warm and cozy feeling of a bowl of oatmeal, with just a hint of hazelnut coffee! Below, you will find out how you could have the chance to see your very own oatmeal flavor in stores, and win big. 

Oatmeal is incredibly versatile, and I found a way to enhance it! I created a recipe that adds the flavor and aroma of coffee, and a dash of Hazelnut. It’s so easy, with hardly any prep work.

Better yet, Quaker is offering one lucky winner $250,000 to create a flavor of your own! Enter your own submission for America’s next great oatmeal flavor, using 2-5 ingredients. It’s that simple! Let your imagination run wild.

 As a consumer, you probably already know what you want, so let’s share that with the world.

Just think - you could have your new flavor on shelves across the whole country!

So, let’s do this! $250,000 could be yours!! Enter your flavor submission here and learn more. Ends 3/12/16.  Also, feel free to follow Quaker across the web, on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook

 My friends at Quaker helped me make this post possible! And, all opinions are my own. 



·       Quaker Old Fashioned Oats

·       Milk

·       Instant Coffee of your choice

·       Hazelnut Coffee Syrup

·       Brown or White Sugar

 INSTRUCTIONS: Boil milk or water, and 2-3 tsp (or more) or instant coffee grounds. Add oatmeal, and let cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, let sit for 5 more minutes, and add 1 tsp Hazelnut Coffee flavoring, and stir. Enjoy!! 

I can't wait to see what you create! Feel free to share a link to your recipes, or a description of what ingredients you used!