Browned Butter Oatmeal with Bananas

½ cup steel cut oats
1 ½ cups milk
½ tsp cinnamon
2 small ripe bananas, peeled
2 T butter
Brown sugar, to taste 

Slice one banana into rounds. Set aside.  Quarter the second banana lengthwise and cut into small pieces.
Place milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Add oats, chopped banana, and cinnamon. Cover and reduce heat to low.  Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, it’s time to brown your butter. Place the butter in a small saucepan and melt over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, it will begin to bubble and foam and then subside. Keep a close eye on it at this point.   Watch carefully as lightly browned specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan. As it begins to brown, you’ll begin to smell a nutty aroma.  Once the butter is browned, remove immediately from the heat and set aside.

When your oatmeal is cooked, stir in the browned butter mixing until well combined.  Sweeten to taste with brown sugar and top with sliced bananas to serve.

1 comment:

Leeann said...

Honey would also be an incredible topper with this, especially a nice local honey with lots of flavor!