Baked & Bruleed Breakfast


I’m on a roll, people!

Monday: Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Tuesday: Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal

Today: Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal…with a bruleed top!



  • 1/3 cup each of old fashioned oats, skim milk & water
  • 1 banana (1/2 mashed, 1/2 sliced & reserved)
  • splash of vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • sprinkle of raisins & chopped walnuts
  • sprinkle of cinnamon sugar (optional)


1. Pre-heat oven to 375. Combine ingredients from oats to walnuts, and pour into an oven safe dish.

2. Arrange reserved banana slices on top and bake for 25 minutes.

3. Remove dish from oven and sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar. Place under broiler until golden brown. Serve immediately or store in the fridge overnight and microwave for 1.5 minutes in the morning.

Confession: I tasted this last night! It smelled so good and tasted even better! I have no regrets. :)


This baked oatmeal channeled banana bread in the most incredible way. The sweet banana, pop of the raisins and the crunch of the walnuts were unmistakable.


The cinnamon-sugar melted under the broiler and created a shiny, chewy, crunchy bruleed top that was unbelievable. Baked oatmeal experimentation is getting gooooood. :)


What will she come up with next? I’ve come this far, so I feel like I should finish up the week with two more baked oatmeal recipes. I’ve got one more idea up my sleeve and two more days to brainstorm the other one. Baked oatmeal thinking cap firmly in place starting…now.

Sooo, is it deja Vu? Nope, it’s leftovers for lunch!


My Lemon Tuna Noodle Casserole was really filling last night, so I saved my salad to bring today.


I can’t tell you enough how tasty this tuna noodle casserole is. I’m not a canned tuna kind of gal either – this is really the only way I can eat it! And I’m happy to do so :)


Looking back – all of my breakfasts so far this week have channeled some of my favorite desserts! What can I say, I know what I like. ;)

Have a happy Hump Day everyone!

Does it feel like Thursday to you?


Tell me about your favorite dessert!

Mine’s warm, gooey, creamy, crunchy and cinnamony…it’s Caramel Apple Crisp! Which Granite City happened to perfectly re-create on Friday night. YuuUUUUuum!

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  1. VeggieGirl 10.28.2009

    I posted about my favorite dessert in my video ;)

  2. coco 10.28.2009

    you girl know how to prepare the most amazing dessert style of breakfast! :D I want to try all three of them! Do you like chocolate? what about something with chocolate for the next one? ;)
    fav dessert = anything with chocolate!

  3. Stephanie 10.28.2009

    This is beyond amazing girl!!! It looks SO GOOD :) Keep the brekkie creativity coming, you are inspiring us all!

  4. Wow, what an amazing breakfast!

    I’m not sure I have a favorite desert… I like them all :)

    Have a great day!

  5. Holly 10.28.2009

    baked oatmeal IS life-changing. its so great to have a bowl of oatmeal but with a twist! i love that you tasted it last night – that is EXACTLY what i would do too :)

    have a good day girl!

  6. healthy ashley 10.28.2009

    Omg, those OATS!!! Those oats!

  7. Whit 10.28.2009

    I am loving your baked oatmeal breakfasts!

  8. Lizzy 10.28.2009

    woah that breakfast looks AMAZING! i can see why you tasted it last night! hehe

  9. Rose 10.28.2009

    OMG. You are amazing in the kitchen. I swear! This looks fantastic!

  10. You need to quit your day job and become a professional chef. For realz. Your food pics NEVER fail to make me drool!

  11. Julie 10.28.2009

    It actually does feel like Thursday. This has been a long week!

    My favorite dessert is anything involving chocolate, chocolate chips, or ice cream.

  12. I love that oatmeal combo. WHen I was sick a few weeks ago it was the only thing I really at for about 2 days. SO yummy and tastes so bad.

    Have you tried using pears in oatmeal? I did so the other day and it was so good.

  13. That oatmeal looks sooooo good!

    My favorite dessert is warm chocolate chip cookies with ice cream. There really is nothing better!

  14. Niki 10.28.2009

    Yum! I’m gonna have to try some of these baked oatmeals!! I think my favorite dessert is brownies!!

  15. Diana 10.28.2009

    That sounds and looks DELICIOUS. I’ll have to try that asap.

  16. Mary Ann 10.28.2009

    I love fruit pie and I love brownies full of walnuts, not sure I can pick a fave from those!

    Peaches in the baked oatmeal would be num! (Peach pie being one of the aforementioned favorites of mine!)

  17. Mary 11.16.2009

    That oatmeal looks delicious!!! I had “Oatmeal Brulee” recently at a restaurant with cinnamon and raisins…it was the best thing I ever had. haha. It tasted like warm rice pudding! I definitely want to try recreating it. I love the addition of the bananas. I bet it would taste even better and custardy with an egg in there too!

  18. Mary 11.16.2009

    That oatmeal looks delicious!!! I had “Oatmeal Brulee” recently at a restaurant with cinnamon and raisins…it was the best thing I ever had. haha. It tasted like warm rice pudding! I definitely want to try recreating it. I love the addition of the bananas. I bet it would taste even better and custardy with an egg in there too!

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  20. hey kristin! I am going to make this tomorrow night for breakfast on friday morning… did you use brown sugar or regular sugar? I was thinking brown may carmelize better…what do you think?

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  22. Lydia 01.22.2010

    Helloooo, ive never come across a blog before but my obsession with food has lead me to yours and im a fan! question… if i substitute the skimmed milk for vanilla soy milk (lactose intolerant and in a military base in japan which for some reason has vanilla soy but no regular soy milk – v. strange commissary) will the baked oatmeal still work do u think? thanks much

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  26. sizzlinsistas 02.25.2010

    I can’t wait to try this! Looks bangin’! -Claire

  27. LOL! I have been making Tina’s (CNC) Baked Pumpkin Oats and wanted to make a banana one…looks like you beat me to it! Haha! :-P

  28. Chuck 09.23.2010

    Your baked oatmeal looks great! I just came across this post, although I’ve been to your blog a few times and enjoy it!

    I’ve been experimenting with this kind of thing a lot lately, as it makes for a great snack to pack up and bring to work! I usually mix equal water to oats, a whole banana, and a scoop or 2 of vanilla protein powder. Then I put it in a dish and microwave for…like forever till it sets haha. Baking sounds much more efficient and convenient though- thanks for the idea!

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  34. Ingrid 10.24.2011

    Yum this looks delicious! Just wondering if the whole recipe is for 1 serving or 2?

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    Hello! I tried your oatmeal recipe and blogged about it with a link back to you at the end. Thanks for being awesome! :)

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