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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal #SundaySupper


    Can you believe it is almost Fat Tuesday? Time to party! What are you doing to celebrate?  I am a little too old and tired for some of the more traditional Mardi Gras celebrations.  But that doesn't mean I don't like to live it up a little bit extra in the name of a good time.  Everyone has their own traditions, that is part of what makes it fun.  That is why I can't wait to see all of the delicious dishes the Sunday Supper Tastemakers are putting on the menu today.  We are sharing easy Mardi Gras recipes and there will be everything from cajun food, traditional king cakes, sweets of all kinds and they everything sounds great.  So a great big thank you to Marion from Life Tastes Good and be sure to check out some of the posts linked below!


      Does your family have a traditional way to celebrate Mardi Gras?  I don't recall having a real tradition growing up.  I am sure my mom took the opportunity to make us a festive treat now and again, but I don't think we had an annual tradition of a certain food or a huge meal or anything crazy.  My mother-in-law Polish family always celebrated with paczki.  The first year my husband and I were together on "Paczki Day" she showed up with a box of donuts.  There are no good places to get authentic paczki in our small mostly German town, but a box of donuts is a good stand-in and you are pretty much never going to get a complaint out of me if there are donuts involved!



     Luckily a couple of years ago my coworker Di, who has shared some delicious recipes with us here on the blog, sent me some really authentic paczki.  She lives in the Chicago area, which just so happens to be where my mother-in-law grew up.  They still have a strong tradition in making them and there are a few places that are famous for them.  It seems most places only make them this time of year and people will wait in lines around the block for them. Isn't that fun?

      Maybe you are like me and don't have a place to get real paczki.  You could celebrate as Shrove Tuesday instead and make a whole heaping pile of pancakes.  Again, no complaints here! I happen to love pancakes too.  So does my little guy, so there is a decent probability we will be having pancakes for dinner on Tuesday!


      Now you can see my dilemma of what to make for my Mardi Gras themed recipe.  I've tried making homemade paczki before, but I don't like to fry at home and the baked version just didn't live up to the gold standard.  Pancakes, I certainly love but I wanted to do something a bit different.  So where did my mind go? Of course baked oatmeal.  I can't help it.  I just making new flavor combinations for one of our breakfast favorites.  It didn't take long to decide that bananas foster was the perfect baked oatmeal to celebrate Mardi Gras.  Because in the end, Mardi Gras to me means New Orleans and the two flavors that came to mind were beignets and bananas foster.  A beignet baked oatmeal seemed like a pretty far stretch, but bananas foster lend themselves beautifully to this!  Oatmeal is the perfect canvas to help soak up a bit of brown sugar, caramelized bananas and possibly a splash of rum.

    Make some for breakfast to start your day off right.  This would also be a fun way to wrap up a brunch or a healthier way to have dessert.



     So if you plan to spend Fat Tuesday living it up with a parade and a few extra drinks, be sure to start your day with a festive an hearty helping of baked oatmeal. Your mom would be so proud!  If you are like me and are going to be spending the day at work, this would be a great way to start your day off with a little party for your taste buds.  Your mom will still be so proud! If you don't have time to make it on Tuesday, just promise to make some Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal really soon.  It's the right thing to do!

    Does your family have any Mardi Gras traditions?  I'd love to hear all about them!

Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients:

For the oatmeal:
3 ripe bananas
2 eggs
3/4 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 T brown sugar
2 cups rolled oats

For the topping:
2 T butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 bananas, sliced
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
optional 2 T dark rum

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mash 3 ripe bananas.  Stir in eggs until will mixed.  Then add yogurt and milk.
  3. Stir in remaining oatmeal ingredients and pour into greased dish.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes at 350.
  5. When there is about 10 minutes of bake time left, prepare your topping.  In a skillet over medium heat, melt together butter and brown sugar until incorporated.  Stir in the salt and add banana slices and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until browned on the bottoms.  Flip and cook for another minute or two.  Add the rum and feel free to flambe it if you'd like, otherwise remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. It is ok if there is still a slight wobble to your oatmeal at this stage, but it should be mostly set. Pour topping over oatmeal and turn the oven up to 375 F.  Bake for another 5-10 minutes.  
  7. Allow to cook a bit before trying to cut into slices and serve.  Can be served warm or at room temperature. 

And now to see what all of these other lovely cooks are making for Mardi Gras.  I wish I could try a taste of each!

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    32 comments:

    1. What a delicious idea for a classic dish. We love bananas foster in our house. Definitely putting this recipe in the "to try" file.

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    2. This looks delicious! We used to celebrate with a pot of gumbo from Dad and some king cake. This would be the perfect breakfast!

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      1. I could definitely go for some gumbo and king cake! Thank you so much!

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    3. Paczki day is a huge thing around here, though I have yet to find too many that are as good as they should be. My favorite was actually a super non-traditional one with maple bacon on it! Any way to eat bananas foster for breakfast is perfect in my book!

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      1. Mmmm, maple bacon paczki sound amazing! You can definitely have your bananas foster for breakfast now!

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    4. Now this is one amazing way to celebrate Mardi Gras! I never realized how fabulously Bananas Foster pairs with oatmeal, but I love the caramelly deliciousness it adds to the mix.

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      1. It really is a perfect match. It adds that little something to the oatmeal! Thank you!

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    5. This looks like a great brunch idea!

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    6. You know how to party! Just don't tell me how you got those beads, lol. Your oatmeal looks so rich and yummy. I'm giving up sugar for lent so maybe I can make it in the next two days :)

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      1. Ha! I borrowed them from little man's St. Patty Day parade stash, but that can be our little secret! Definitely make it Tuesday then! I should give up sugar too, but I'm not sure I can commit!

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    7. What a fun way to start the day! As a Brit, we're all about pancakes but interestingly, we didn't have them for breakfast on Shrove Tuesday, always a snack or dessert. Which would mean I could have this too :)

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      1. I think we might do them as dessert tomorrow too! It does leave room for oatmeal in the morning that way! Thanks, Caroline!

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    8. I need to make this for my hubby tomorrow. I make him oatmeal every morning and he would adore this recipe. Great idea!

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    9. Hi Carlee, I've made your banana bread oatmeal a couple of times now and I can say it goes down well, so I'm going to have to try this recipe too. Brown sugar and bananas have got to make a moreish topping too.... And to think before I read your blog I had no idea what baked oatmeal was!

      xx

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      1. It's crazy that you survived all of these years without it, isn't it? This is definitely a bit more decadent than the banana bread version, but still a reasonable breakfast! Thanks as always, Debbie!

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    10. We do the potato donuts here for Shrove Tuesday. I am falling in love with your oatmeal though. I definitely will add this to my oatmeal list!

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      1. Ooooh, potato donuts? I am going to have to check them out!

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    11. I just had dinner but after reading this I feel like I need to go directly to the kitchen and make it. It sounds so wonderful. Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!

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      1. It would make a great dessert, so go for it! Thanks for stopping by!

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    12. Holy amazing! This might be dinner!

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      1. It would make a great one! Thanks!

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    13. This will be a perfect breakfast to serve my Little Miss....sans rum, of course. Thanks for sharing.

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      1. It is good without rum too, I promise!

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    14. Our family never celebrated Mardi Gras, but I would definitely agree with this recipe being celebration worthy!

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      1. Thank you! I keep adding holidays to the "must celebrate" list. I think my sweet tooth is always looking for an excuse!

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    15. Your Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
      Miz Helen

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