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Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Toasted Pecans and Caramelized Bananas

Total Time
30 mins

The flax seed meal adds nuttiness, crunch, and even more nutrition.

su-Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Toasted Pecans and Caramelized Bananas

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  About 1 1/2 tbsp. roasted pecan oil* or other nut oil, divided
 1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal, such as McCann's Irish
 2 tablespoons flax seed meal*
 1 large or 2 small ripe (brown-flecked) bananas, sliced 1/4 in. thick
  About 1 1/2 tbsp. honey, divided
 2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans
Step 1

Boil 2 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Stir in salt and 1/2 tbsp. oil, then oats. Cook, stirring, until oats start to thicken and look creamy, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until oats are thick and very creamy, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in flax seed meal.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add bananas and cook until translucent at edges, about 3 minutes. Flip with a spatula, drizzle with 1 tbsp. honey, and cook until soft and lightly browned, about 1 minute more.

Step 3

Stir 1/2 tbsp. honey into oatmeal. Pour into 2 bowls; stir in more oil and some nuts. Top with bananas and more pecans.

Step 4

*Find nut oil and flax seed meal at natural-foods and well-stocked grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 428Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 191mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 57g19%

Dietary Fiber 5.5g22%
Protein 6.9g14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.