I had a realization.  I talk about my favorite banana custard oats breakfast all the time, yet it’s not here to link to.  The horror!  Truth is, I’ve been having a tough time sharing breakfast recipes, mainly because it’s still super dark outside when I’m making and eating it in those wee early morning hours.  Pictures don’t look good, but oh well, it’s too good not to share!

Here is my all time favorite breakfast.  I’ve been eating it for a couple years now and still don’t tire of it!

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Banana Custard Oats

Serves 1 (you can easily double or triple the recipe with great success)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 yellow – ripe banana (at least not green – it won’t taste as good)
  • 1 egg
  • optional but highly recommended: natural peanut butter (best topping in my opinion!)

Directions

  1. Add the oats, water and banana to a small pot.  Turn the heat to medium and allow to cook.  Whisk every few minutes until the banana begins to break down and the oats look almost cooked through.
  2. Add the egg in and whisk-whisk-whisk!  You can turn the heat up a little bit now if you’d like.  Keep whisking until you have a little bit of boiling (it will look more like popping since it’s so thick) and it looks custard like.
  3. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite topping (AKA peanut butter).

And to make it easier, here are the step by step pictures + some variations I adapt to sometimes.  This is a double batch pictured below.

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Add the oats, water and banana to a small pot.  Turn the heat to medium and allow to cook.

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Whisk every few minutes until the banana begins to break down and the oats look almost cooked through.

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Add the egg in and whisk-whisk-whisk!  You can turn the heat up a little bit now if you’d like.

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Keep whisking until you have a little bit of boiling (it will look more like popping since it’s so thick) and it looks custard like.

Variations

  • For a super filling breakfast, add in 2 eggs
  • To lighten it up a bit but add more volume, go for 2 egg whites instead of the egg
  • Adding in 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder will take this breakfast to a healthy and delicious dessert like treat, especially with the PB
  • Quicker cooking oats will make the whole cooking process faster
  • You can add the same banana and egg additions to really any breakfast grain, but of course, oats are my favorite

If Jacob liked banana flavor as much as I do, I think he’d love this too, but he doesn’t.  He is missing out!  At least I have one person in the house who enjoys it as much as I do!

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We get quite excited about breakfast.  When I make the double batch, I put Hunter’s bowl into the fridge to cool (or freezer if he’s already awake), which thickens it up even more making toddler oatmeal eating less messy.

I’ll usually give him servings in another bowl because I don’t quite trust him with a gigantic bowl of oats.  That morning we split an orange too and this was all that he had left in his bowl.

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This boy eats as much breakfast as I do!  Except I always finish mine. :)

Now you know my all time favorite breakfast (and can turn it into yours too).  Tell me, what’s your go-to-never-tire-of breakast?

Heather

0 thoughts on “banana custard oats how-to

  1. I used to eat this breakfast EVERY morning for a year straight. Then, when I was pregnant, it just didn’t sound good to me anymore! I need to try it again because I’m sure I’ll instantly be hooked again. But yes, I remember when I talked about it on my blog, I never had a place to link it back to so I’m glad you posted this. :) It’s a quality breakfast for sure!

  2. This sounds great for my husband and little one. Ever try anything besides banana? Im not a fan. Does it keep well in the fridge?

  3. I just ran a Google search for your blog name and “custard oats” because I decided to make some. It’s such a great coincidence that you decided to post this tonight! Thanks!

  4. Ever since coming home with my new baby I’ve been wanting oatmeal. And I’ve never been a fan of oatmeal. I ONLY eat it with peanut butter and bananas. My husband can’t stand that I don’t “try” anything else. I love the idea of adding an egg. I feel so much better when I have a good protein filled breakfast. I like to drizzle a ‘little’ honey on top too. Can’t wait to try this version tomorrow. Probably with the cocoa :)

    • Banana and peanut butter is the bomb! Why mess with something you love? A little honey on top sounds delicious too, I might need to add that to mine, especially the banana, cocoa and pb variety. And there’s something just so comforting about oatmeal.

      • So I varied… on the first day no less! I pulled out frozen strawberries and peaches to thaw for my girls when they begged for oatmeal this morning and as my water was heating I remembered I was supposed to try custard oats. So I figured, why not try it with this fruit instead. I added some vanilla once I got the eggs in and then just topped it with my thawed fruit and homemade strawberry syrup. WOW!!!! I will probably NEVEFR make oatmeal the regular old way again!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe. They are already begging for seconds!

        • Awesome! I can never go back to regular oatmeal either. I’ve tried it and I’m just not as satisfied and plus it’s not as creamy. Nice way mixing it up. Any fruit is really great with it :)

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