This Instant Pot Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas is a quick, healthy breakfast option & can also be prepped ahead of time and reheated during a busy week!
Happy Monday. Allow me to introduce you to the breakfast my kids have been jamming on for the past couple weeks. Since I’ve had my Instant Pot for a year now and have only really made dinner recipes, I decided it was time to get a little more adventurous! So last week I made both breakfast and dessert in the Instant Pot!
Since I was feeling extra adventurous, I even tried a new kind of oats! I’m usually partial to rolled oats but I picked up a bag of steel cut oats and we’ve been loving them. They’re chewier than rolled oats and hold up really well in the instant pot.
There’s really nothing fancy about these oats, but I think the word caramelized makes just about anything sound fancy! In this case, caramelized bananas are literally just bananas sliced and seared in a pan with some melted butter. They cook quickly, get a delicious brown coating and also get nice and soft. So good. And Squish LOVES “ananas”
So here’s how you make them:
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Instant Pot Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas
This Instant Pot Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas is a quick, healthy breakfast option during a busy week and is also perfect for prepping ahead of time and reheating during the week!
- 1 cup steel cut oats (not quick cooking)
- 1 cup milk (dairy or non)
- 1.5 cups water
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 2 medium bananas
- 1 Tbsp butter
- optional chopped pecans and chocolate chips for topping
Add the steel cut oats, milk and water to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
Use the manual button and set for 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut bananas in half and then slice in half lengthwise. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a skillet. Saute bananas for 1-2 minutes per side until soft and golden brown.
Use the quick release method. Stir in peanut butter.
Top with bananas and chopped pecans and chocolate chips if desired.
It will look pretty liquidy when you take the lid off but will thicken as you stir in the peanut butter and it cools down.
I’ve only tried this with all water or 1 cup milk/1.5 cups water. I think it would work with all milk but I haven’t tried it personally.
This can be made in advance but will thicken when stored in the fridge. You can reheat it with a splash of milk to get it creamy again.
You can also slice the bananas into circles and saute them the same way…it just means more flipping!
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Super easy, right?! Be sure to read the recipe notes for a few of my thoughts! I love that I don’t have to worry about stirring them on the stove or them boiling over in the microwave!