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Under 30 Minutes

Baked Banana-Pecan Oatmeal

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  • Servings: 4
Baked Banana-Pecan Oatmeal

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, December 2012


  • 1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 firm-ripe bananas, sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar, whisked to remove lumps
  • 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped and toasted


  1. In a medium pot, bring 4 1/2 cups water to a boil. Stir in oats and salt and cook 1 minute. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Bring oatmeal to a simmer over medium-high. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in milk and vanilla. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate.

  3. Heat broiler, with rack 4 inches from heat. Top oatmeal with bananas and brown sugar and broil until bananas are caramelized, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans to serve.

Cook's Note

Soaking steel-cut oats overnight shortens cooking time in the morning. A sprinkle of sugar and a pass under the broiler give this dish a caramelized top layer.

Reviews (3)

  • JYarnevich 30 Sep, 2013

    I did watch the video first so knew to add a little water before cooking the following morning. I just added enough to make it the consistency I wanted.

  • JYarnevich 30 Sep, 2013

    Made this and absolutely loved it. I didn't have pecans so made it without. It was easy and tasted wonderful.

  • MEB1226 10 Dec, 2012

    After following the directions to the T; my steel-cut oats soaked up all the water while overnight in the fridge... leaving nothing to "simmer" the next morning. I ended up adding about a cup of water, as it began to burn. Next, I had to broil it about 10 minutes to caramelize my bananas. (However, that could be due to my "wonderful" oven.)

    Overall- this was wonderful... I just had to improvise in some areas.

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