Bruleed Bananas and Oatmeal

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on November 17, 2009

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Its really weird, I’ve been craving bananas like crazy. No im not pregnant thankyou very much. Just a craving for some nice, ripe, sweet bananas in an un-pregnant sort of way. This breakfast dish of oatmeal and bruleed bananas hit all the right notes. Its easy enough to make on a busy morning; the oatmeal takes 4 minutes to make and you can brulee the bananas while the oats cook. This is also special enough to serve guests..wow them with some brulee torch action! 

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If you have a creme brulee torch, just skim the top of the sugar with the flame till sugar melts. I enjoy my creme brulee torch. Its theraputic in a pyromanic kinda way. But dont get carried away with the creme brulee torch, be careful not to burn the sugar!  If you dont have a brulee torch, just stick the sugar topped banana pieces under the broiler.

bruleed bananas oatmeal

Oatmeal with Bruleed Bananas Recipe


serves 1

1/2 cup oats
1 cup milk
1 small banana
2 tbsp brown sugar, more if you like it sweeter. You could also use regular white sugar.
1 tbsp butter, optional. I didnt use.
a tiny pinch of salt
1/8th scant tsp allspice or cinnamon or pumpkin spice

Bring milk to boil, add oats and cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes (or cook the oats according to package instructions).  Add sugar to oatmeal if desired.

Cut the banana into about 1/2 inch thick discs. Mix sugar, butter if using, salt and allspice/cinnamon/pumpkin spice. Place equal amounts of this mixture on top of cut banana discs. Gently pat the sugar mixture down so that it covers most of the banana disc. Using a creme brulee torch on low heat, brulee the sugar mixture just till it melts (see picture above). Take care not to burn the sugar.

To brulee without a creme brulee torch – Place banana slices topped with brown sugar mixture on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and broil on low just till the sugar melts and becomes golden. Be careful not to burn the sugar.

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1 nags November 17, 2009 at 3:52 am

how fancy! you have a brulee torch!!

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2 Sonia November 17, 2009 at 4:42 am

Fabulous pics! :)

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3 shaz November 17, 2009 at 5:56 am

Oh how I want a brulee torch but I’m not sure it will be in safe hands! I do have pyromaniacal tendencies :) Great looking bananas and oatmeal – I too often crave bananas in an unpregnant kind of way.

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4 A&N November 17, 2009 at 9:27 am

I love love bananas. Pregnant or not! :D This is such a glamorous bfast!

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5 grace November 17, 2009 at 9:58 am

that does it–i’m requesting a blowtorch for christmas. :)

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6 Soma November 17, 2009 at 10:13 am

I don’t like bananas or oatmeal (well may be sometimes ;-) ), but I am just going to appreciate your beautiful pictures and the torch play.

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7 Su-yin November 17, 2009 at 11:55 am

Ooooh this looks lovely. I do something similar for breakfast (a cheat’s version as I don’t leave myself much time for breakfast, lol) – oatibix with milk, banana slices and honey, whizzed in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Definitely not as lovely looking as your oatmeal though! Now I want to get myself a brulee torch! :P

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8 Muskaan November 17, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Such a wonderful breakfast..how fancy…& its healthy too..

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9 Cham November 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I hate to eat ripe banana, probably because it is mushy! But this banana slice is very elegant and tempt me!

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10 Maria November 17, 2009 at 6:27 pm

What a great way to start the day!

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11 lisaiscooking November 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm

The bananas look great! The crunchy crust must be delicious.

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12 Beatrice November 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm

“Brulee” and “oatmeal” are not two words that I would expect to see together! Thanks for giving those of us who don’t own a torch a way to try this.

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13 nina November 18, 2009 at 4:29 am

Breakfast fit for a king and MY hubs and family will absolutely love this. Sometimes it is just that extra little things that say “I love you”. I mean how long does it take to brulee a banana and yet it makes this bowl of oatmeal so much more special!!!

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14 ale November 19, 2009 at 6:53 am

Sala, aren’t your photographs all about awesomeness?!!! And food photography at that …makes one want to gobble up the lcd!

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15 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 19, 2009 at 7:09 am

This is perfect for a weekend brunch and I’m with you on the torching. It feels slightly naughty torching things! :P

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16 yasmeen November 19, 2009 at 10:26 am

I’d love these any day,and the bruleed touch is totally awesome :D

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17 Sophie November 19, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I so love this easy yet so tasty breakfast!

Now, I can use my blow torch even more!!

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18 Vijitha November 20, 2009 at 1:53 am

Hey Sala
Awesome pics! They look exceptionally brilliant.
PS: Do we get the background paper sheets from Walmart? where do you buy them from?

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

Thanks Vijitha! I’m not sure about walmart, Ive never purchased paper from there. I get my paper backgrounds from the craft store. For more rigid backgrounds, I use foamcore boards available in any office supply store. You could buy white foam core and spray paint them.

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19 Nupur November 20, 2009 at 8:46 am

OK that has to be THE most decadent breakfast ever!

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20 Olga November 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

ok, that torch looks like way too much fun! Maybe I should get one? :)

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21 Shankari November 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm

A decadent and yet simple breakfast. A small touch like bruleed gives it that oomph..I have a brulee torch, shall put it to use.

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22 Jacqueline November 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm

OK, so you have my attention! Wow, that would do me nicely for breakfast tomorrow. I would go to work with a smile on my face after that!

I can shamefully say I do have a kitchen blowtorch, but Haven’t gotten around to getting a gas cartridge for it.

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