Jul 14, 2010

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Brûlée

With the last of my local strawberries, I knew I had to try this recipe and savor every last bite.  It is such a fun way to spice up your ordinary breakfast oatmeal.  You essentially create a brûlée sugar topping  on the fruit using your kitchen torch.  You get that crunchy topping and it is the perfect contrast to the chewy oatmeal underneath.  Enjoy!


(for one serving)

  • 1 cup water
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Swirl of honey
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana, sliced thin
  • 6-8 strawberries, sliced thin
  • Granulated sugar


1. Combine the water, salt, oatmeal in a 2 cup microwave safe bowl.  Cook in microwave on medium for 5-6 minutes.

2.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and chia seeds, if using.

3. Top with sliced bananas and strawberries in an even layer.  Sprinkle the sliced fruit with granulated sugar in a thin layer – just enough to help the surface caramelize.  Heat with a kitchen torch until the surfaces are golden brown.

Source: adapted from Annie’s Eats

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  1. This looks so good ;) Easy and yummy!

  2. Sounds yummy....will have to keep this in mind when I have some extra strawberries around (and need to get a torch too I guess)