Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Brûlée

My husband works late a lot.  Having him not home at dinner time is often the result of his working late.  Although we all miss him terribly and wish that he was home to eat with us, I do have one small condolence…  I get to make breakfast for dinner.  I love breakfast for dinner!  My husband doesn’t love breakfast for dinner.  When he called last week to let me know that we would be working late and not be home for dinner, it was just the excuse I needed to make this breakfast for dinner treat for me and the kids.  Of course we would have enjoyed it more if he was home with us :)
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Brûlée
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 banana, sliced thin
6-8 strawberries, sliced thin
Granulated sugar
Combine the milk and salt in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil.
Add the oats, reduce the heat to medium
Cook for 5 -8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Oh and teaspoon of butter never hurt anyone, right?
Divide the oatmeal between serving bowls.
Top with sliced bananas and strawberries in an even layer.
Sprinkle the sliced fruit with a thin layer of granulated sugar.
Heat with a kitchen torch (or put under the broiler) until the surfaces are golden brown.  
Serve immediately.
Source:  adapted from Annie’s Eats

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    mylatte says:


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    heather says:

    This looks so yummy!

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    kwsuydam says:

    Allie I didn't know you were a night breakfast person too! When the kids were little and Kevin was fishing we would often have Breakfast for dinner, it was so easy and so good; and also seemed like a treat! I am going to try this when my brother and his family come to Hawaii. Actually I am going to use a few of your recipes. Keep up the good work! I am always amazed with what you come up with!

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    Cindy M says:

    Yummyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! I want it now!

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    Renata says:

    I wouldn't have it for dinner but it definitely makes a fancy breakfast! I'll give it a try! I love your posts. I'm showing your blog on my favorites at

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    Wendy says:

    I made this for Isaac for a special breakfast and he loved it!! YUM!

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    Amanda says:

    This was very tasty…although mine did not carmelize/harden on top so nicely as yours…or at all. We were at a cabin though, so maybe altitude was to blame? If not, I'd rather blame that than myself! :)