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Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel

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This Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel is sweet, rich and absolutely a must for banana bread lovers!
Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake for my family.  I get a little excited every time I see bananas that have gotten dark because I know I’ll be making banana bread!

Have you tried roasting your bananas before adding them to your batter?  They become caramelized from the butter and brown sugar…literally a dream.  Sweet and rich.  So excited for you to try this new recipe!

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

It’s such a pleasure partnering with Quaker’s 3 Minute Steel Cut Oats today.  We love oatmeal for breakfast at our house and I LOVE baking with oatmeal so this was a great partnership.  I had such a blast creating this recipe with their oats in the streusel.  Crunchy sweet topping in every bite.

Their Steel Cut Oats are made with 100% whole grain oats that are expertly cut to preserve the hearty texture of the whole oat, new Quaker® Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats cooks in minutes to make breakfast both convenient and tasty.

Quaker® Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats delivers the same hearty texture and nutty flavor that has made steel cut oats popular, but are now ready in minutes.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Slice 2 large ripe bananas into 1/2 inch slices.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Place into ramekin or other small baking dish of choice.  Top with cubed cold butter and brown sugar.  Bake then remove and let cool for 10 minutes.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel

Prepare your banana bread batter…wet ingredients then dry.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Transfer batter into small loaf pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Prepare the oat streusel using the Quaker 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel

Place all of the streusel ingredients into a food processor.  Pulse until crumbly dough starts to form.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Place streusel pieces on top of banana bread batter and bake!

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Let your bread cool completely before slicing.  It will be worth the wait, trust me!

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Crunchy sweet oat streusel in every bite.  Mmm!

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse


Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat StreusePrep time: 25 min | Cook time: 60 min | Total time: 1 hour 25 min


Caramelized Roasted Bananas

  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed

Banana Bread

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Oat Streusel

  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, unsalted and cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Quaker 3 Minute Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place sliced bananas into a baking dish. Place butter evenly over bananas and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. To prepare banana bread, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until well combined. Stir in egg and vanilla then roasted bananas. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir until combined then transfer to lightly greased small loaf pan.
  3. To prepare oat streusel place cold butter cubes, flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon in food processor. Pulse until mixture becomes a crumbly dough. Remove and place crumbles evenly over banana bread. Bake for 55-65 minutes, until baked through. Let cool completely then slice.

Makes 8 Servings

Quaker wants you to try our their new Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, so they’re going to be giving one lucky person this beautiful basket, including:

Giveaway Image

A set of two oversized ceramic oatmeal mugs, perfect for sharing a bowl of Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats with a family member or friend
A one-pocket apron ideal for cooking and baking everything from a simple breakfast to an elaborate dish
A set of four red ceramic measuring cups for measuring oats and other ingredients
An all-purpose wooden spoon for preparing your next homemade bowl of oats
A retro kitchen timer for timing the Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats preparation
A $25 Visa gift card to purchase ingredients for your very own steel cut oat creation
A spacious wicker basket to house all of your favorite dry breakfast ingredients
Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats Canister and the Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal flavored varieties, including both the Blueberries & Cranberries and Brown Sugar & Cinnamon flavors
Total giveaway value is approximately $130

How to Enter
Enter giveaway by simply leaving a comment telling us your favorite way to enjoy your oatmeal!

For an extra entry, post your own steel cut oat recipe online {using Twitter or Instagram} using Quaker 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats Original flavor using the hashtags #QuakerUp and #SweepsEntry. Be sure to tag me @pickypalate so I can track your entries!

Good luck!

This post is in partnership with Quaker Oats however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. 1
    Khadija shabbir says:

    I eat my oatmeal with maple pecan granola on it! Yum!

  2. 2
    Medeja says:

    Looks so delicious! Roasted banana.. yummy!

  3. 3
    Neiddy says:

    I like to eat plain hot oatmeal

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    lisatberry says:

    I love to eat oatmeal with raisins and tons of cinnamon..this bread looks so
    good…I have a weakness for streusel anything.

  6. 6
    Melissa says:

    I love to enjoy oatmeal for breakfast with bananas, raisins and apples!

  7. 7

    I generally top my oatmeal with chia seeds, PB2, and raisins. 🙂 This banana bread looks too good.

  8. 8
    Amanda says:

    I love my oatmeal in banana cookies!!

  9. 9

    So need to make this next time I have overripe nanners!

  10. 10
    Betty Pickering says:

    I like it with brown sugar and raisins.

  11. 11
    linda says:

    i LOVE all your recipes…many of which are staples in MY kitchen!!
    thank you for this new one…can’t wait to bake it!
    as we speak, i am eating my fav quaker instant maple brown sugar & i always put fruit in it!!!

  12. 12

    I’ve never tried roasted bananas in banana bread – I bet the flavor is so much better. Love the steel cut oat topping – I’m a big fan of steel cut oats and I’m must imagining how nicely the texture of that topping compliments the banana bread 🙂

  13. 13
    Karen says:

    I love the use oatmeal to make muffins!

  14. 14
    Gaylene says:

    I love my oatmeal with cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar!:)

  15. 15
    Lisa Brown says:

    i like to use oatmeal as breading for chicken

  16. 16

    Love the sound of caramelizing bananas by roasting them and they would be so good in a quick bread like this!

  17. 17
    Caroline says:

    I love making baked oatmeal breakfast bars!

  18. 18

    Oh Jenny! This sounds like the most perfect breakfast food! (Okay, and afternoon snack, too!!)

  19. 19
    Allison says:

    I love cooking it with raisins and dried apples so they rehydrate as they cook. I add cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans. Yum!

  20. 20
    marla says:

    This bread is amazing!! Craving now 🙂

  21. 21

    Roasted banana sounds so intriguing! Reminds me of what browning butter does to the flavor…yum!

    My favorite way to enjoy oatmeal is in granola form. The Whole Foods near us sells an addicting Blueberry Almond Granola and I bet we go through 5 pints of it a week! Oops 🙂

  22. 22
    Mary W says:

    We like adding Quaker oats to our homemade power bars. The new Quick Steel Cut Oatmeal with make our bars even better!

  23. 23

    I can’t wait to make this for breakfast this weekend! I adore Quaker oats and this bread looks off the charts.

  24. 24
    Joyce says:

    I love oatmeal with chia & flax seeds, craisins & cinnamon. Delicious & nutritious! 😉

  25. 25
    Norma says:

    I love oatmeal cake. Delicious!!

  26. 26

    In cookies of course!!!

  27. 27

    I so need to make this soon! Love banana bread!

  28. 28
    Stephanie says:

    In cookies, of course!

  29. 29
    Lisa M says:

    I love oatmeal and eat it for breakfast almost every day, i like it with fresh fruit and cinnamon!

  30. 30
    Elle says:

    I love to eat oatmeal for breakfast with a little cinnamon/sugar and with fresh fruit.

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    Trisha says:

    I love mine with brown sugar, raisins and milk.

  33. 33
    Naomi says:

    OMG – I love this! And I always have Quaker Steel Cut Oats in my pantry, so I can’t wait to make this!

  34. 34
    Ayana G. says:

    My family loves it with hazel nuts and dried cranberry.

  35. 35

    I love that you made these with steel cut oats!! It looks like I need a huge slice!!

  36. 36
    Vicki says:

    Love to add ground flaxseed to my oatmeal. Yummy!

  37. 37
    miss tk says:

    I love my oatmeal baked into cookies or in the morning with some blueberries and bananas!

  38. 38
    JP says:

    I like oatmeal toasted with almonds, a little bit of apple cider, and cinnamon and then sprinkled on vanilla yogurt.

  39. 39
    Tina B says:

    Brown sugar and cinnamon are my favorite.

  40. 40
    tammigirl says:

    I love my steel cut oats with cooked apples, dried cherries, and bits of ginger.

  41. 41
    Arlene says:

    I love my oatmeal with maple syrup and a dab of butter. 🙂

  42. 42
    Crystal R. says:

    I have to admit, my favorite way of eating oatmeal isn’t really healthy…haha…I use the oats ant make oatmeal cookies. However, in my house we use them for everything, I put oats in my meatloaf, I just love the texture that it gives it! I’m the only one that eats oatmeal in the house and I love it with blackberry yogurt, I scoop my yogurt out in the bowl and dump a handful of steel cut oats in on top of it! Yummy!

  43. 43
    Bianca says:

    I love using oatmeal to make a yummy oatmeal cake with a sweet coconut icing on top. Serve it warm and can even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce. Yum!

  44. 44

    Streusel in every bite? That’s pretty much a dream come true1

  45. 45
    Kristen says:

    This looks SO good!!!!! One my list to make this week!

  46. 46
    debby says:

    I like oatmeal with any kind of berry and maybe some coconut, but I also bake with it and it makes a perfect crumb topping. I would love to win the basket of goodness, thanks for the chance.

  47. 47

    Wow, this looks amazing Jenny! How brilliant to add steel cut oats to streusel topping, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the great recipe!

  48. 48
    SusanF says:

    With maple syrup & cinnamon.

  49. 49
    Jane Warner says:

    Amazing! I love the idea of the caramelized bananas and the topping. Can’t wait to try!

  50. 50
    Kylie Pratt says:

    I love oatmeal with dried strawberries or mango and dried coconut and stevia! So delicious!

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