Let me preface this post by stating that this recipe is not meant to be healthy at all. Yes, oatmeal and bananas are healthy ingredients. But this is a luxury breakfast. This is a treat. This is something I make for my kids just so I can see their excited faces. It is decadent, and rich, and reminiscent of one of my favorite classic American desserts. Best of all, it hardly takes any time at all to throw together! So make sure you write this one down, folks. Making your kiddos Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal for breakfast will remind them of what a cool mom you are! They will think they’re getting away with something.
Why Not Just Make a Packet of Instant Oatmeal?
I try very hard to make big batch breakfasts for my family. A few of our favorites are egg muffins and my skillet bacon, cheese, and eggs. But sometimes our week is busy, so big batch meal prep doesn’t make sense. Sometimes, I simply don’t get around to it. I have told you before – my children wake up seemingly starving. My daughter growls at me, angry that breakfast wasn’t brought to her in bed. My son whines incessantly until he is given his plate and cup of milk. So, I am a fan of quick breakfasts. Since, I do not believe in a lot of processed food my babies, this requires some creativity.
Instant oatmeal contains weird ingredients that I can’t pronounce. Seriously, do YOU know that DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE is?! Me niether! Plus artificial flavors, colors, and hydrogenated oils. I prefer to feed my kids whole ingredients. Where I do use refined sugar (sometimes you just can’t substitute that taste!), I am in control of how much goes in. I feel better about that. I feel better about giving my kids fruit and cream oats that include real fruit and real cream.
Also, this bowl of banana cream pie oatmeal is WAY tastier than a packet.
I prepare 1 cup of dry quick oats according to the instructions listed. I like Bob’s Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats. While those are cooking, I mash one whole ripe banana in a bowl. Add heavy cream, vanilla extract, and brown sugar. Stir it all together and enjoy! (Make sure you give it time to cool!)