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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 Quakerยฎ Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats cooks in minutes to make breakfast both convenient and tasty.

Quakerยฎ 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 theyโ€™re going to be giving one lucky person this beautiful basket, including:

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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

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

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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!

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    I generally top my oatmeal with chia seeds, PB2, and raisins. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!

  51. 51
    HS says:

    I like oatmeal with chia seed and mixed berries.

  52. 52
    Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado' says:

    I love oatmeal with butter, half and half, maple syrup, and berries. I especially love the steel cut oats. I can’t wait to make this banana bread. What a great giveaway!!!

  53. 53
    Beth S. says:

    Hot with frozen blueberries added only!

  54. 54

    My favorite way to enjoy Steel Cut Quaker Oatmeal is with my daughters. We each have a bowl as a desert in the evening with our favorite topping, Idaho Huckleberrys.

    Julie Sirhall
    Bailie too

  55. 55

    Banana bread straight out of the oven humbles me. Can’t wait to make this delicious banana bread recipe!

  56. 56
    Shauna W. says:

    I love baked oatmeal with blueberries!

  57. 57
    Leslie G. says:

    I love to make my oatmeal with Vanilla Almond Breeze Milk. I toss in some walnuts and pecans with a little cinnamon. Yummy!

  58. 58
    Beth L says:

    I love baked oatmeal.

  59. 59
    Holly Weagle says:

    Oatmeal Raisin cookies!!

  60. 60
    LYNNE Davis says:

    I am baking this right now!

  61. 61

    My family would totally dig a breakfast bread like this one.

  62. 62
    Emily B. says:

    I love oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon. Classic!

  63. 63
    Cynthia CP says:

    In cookies!

  64. 64
    Lori C. says:

    With grated carrots – walnuts and brown sugar – sort of a carrot cake oatmeal.

  65. 65
    Ashley says:

    I’ve been loving almond overnight oats lately!!

  66. 66
    Jackie says:

    Usually crumbled on top of my dessert. But I also enjoy it mixed with fruit, brown sugar and milk in the morning! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  67. 67

    My favorite oatmeal is with a little bit of brown sugar and milk. Keep it simple!

  68. 68

    Oh my gosh, that streusel!! It looks so amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. 69
    Kari says:

    I love to make steel cut oatmeal with peanut butter, cinnamon, and diced bananas! So excited to see 3 minute steel cut oats!

  70. 70
    Phyllis says:

    I eat my oatmeal plain.

  71. 71
    Cortney Shellenberger says:

    We love using Quaker oatmeal to make muffins and cookies! We made oatmeal carrot cake cookies with Quaker oats last night! They make a great breakfast too! Can’t wait to Ty this banana bread! I love the idea of baking them first!

  72. 72
    Karen B says:

    I like oatmeal raisin cookies with milk. I have never tried quick cook steel cut oats. Interesting.

  73. 73
    sarah k says:

    This banana bread looks so good! I like mixing peanut butter with honey in oatmeal, making it with coconut milk and shredded coconut. I also like using it in a number of baking and savory dishes too,I love how versatile oatmeal is:)

  74. 74
    Pat Torgrimson says:

    I love to eat oatmeal in the am. I like to put some in my smoothie and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are our favorite!

  75. 75
    Liz says:

    I love my oatmeal with bananas and peanut butter – yum!

  76. 76
    Matea says:

    Caramelized bananas? How have I not tried this before? Delicious!!

  77. 77
    Stephanie says:

    I love banana bread!

  78. 78
    Linda F. says:

    I love to make oatmeal raisin cookies.

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    Andrea says:

    Oatmeal with pecans and chocolate. Yum!

  81. 81

    This looks fantastic!!
    I love my oatmeal with peaches and brown sugar! During the fall though nothing beats oatmeal with pumpkin, cinnamon and some chocolate chips! ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. 82
    julie says:

    I love my oatmeal with natural peanut butter and maple syrup!

  83. 83
    Susan Christy says:

    I eat oatmeal every morning and I also like to use it for baking cookies and bars. My very favorite oatmeal recipe is one I’ve been making for years – no bake cookies.

  84. 84
    Babara says:

    I love my oatmeal with dried cranberries, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, pecans, almonds, every combination! I can’t wait to try this recipe. It sounds scrumptious!

  85. 85

    Yum! Caramelizing the bananas makes this so decadent!

  86. 86
    Erin M. says:

    I love making baked oatmeal for an on-the-go breakfast!

  87. 87
    Sharon says:

    With a sprinkling of brown sugar and a few chopped nuts – yum!!

  88. 88

    This banana bread looks amazing Jenny! I love making oatmeal in the slow cooker over night – perfect for those busy mornings!

  89. 89
    Maria says:

    YUMMM! I’m totally making this ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. 90
    Hannah Nicole says:

    Oatmeal scotchies are my absolute favorite thing to use my oats on.

  91. 91

    Whoa! This banana bread looks amazing. Homemade banana bread is one of my favorite recipes to make when I have overripe bananas lingering on the counter. That streusel sounds amazing, and I love that you used roasted bananas. Pinned.

  92. 92
    Christina L says:

    I love eating overnight oats with chia seeds and banana.

  93. 93
    Rena says:

    this looks incredible!! can’t wait to try the quick cooking steel cut oats. I like my oatmeal plain w half milk and half water. sometimes w some cinnamon on top!

  94. 94
    Ellen back says:

    I love my oatmeal with bananas in cookie form!

  95. 95
    sandra says:

    I enjoy oatmeal with fresh fruit

  96. 96
    Kate Pellymounter says:

    I looooooooove chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookies – definitely plan on making them for Easter!

  97. 97
    Maria says:

    I love baked oatmeal with fruit and nuts.

  98. 98
    Annette says:

    I haven’t tried steel cut oats, but in my oatmeal I like to add cream and sugar.

  99. 99
    Bridget says:

    I love my oatmeal with cinnamon, chia and flax seeds, banana and vanilla almond butter, so good!!

  100. 100
    Patricia Caradonna says:

    I love adding raisins and cinnamon to my oatmeal.

  101. 101
    Janice E says:

    In cookies! Also, as oatmeal with a dollop of peanut butter stirred in. Yummy!!

  102. 102
    Deborah says:

    I have some bananas that are almost overripe – I need this!! And I’m totally looking for those oats at the store – not only for this bread, but my hubby will go crazy for them!

  103. 103
    Hannah says:

    I love love LOVE overnight oats with a dollop of homemade almond-cashew butter on top. Simply amazing!

  104. 104
    emily says:

    i microwave a bowl of oatmeal then divide it up for my husband, kids and myself then add fruit(usually frozen blueberries) and then milk….one of my daughters prefers applesause rather than milk:) my toddler usually asks for seconds or thirds:)

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    Brianne says:

    Oh my gosh! I made this tonight and just cut into it. It is fabulous! Thank you for this delicious recipe! Do I have to share with everyone?

  106. 106

    This sounds absolutely amazing. You can never go wrong with the banana-caramel combo. Yum!

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    Susan P. says:

    The caramelized bananas and streusel topping sound like a great addition to banana bread. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  108. 108

    There could never be too many banana bread recipes in my world, especially ones that have oats in the recipe. Love your caramelized banana version!

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    I love this! Oats in band bread sounds so yummy and roasting the bananas is just brilliant.

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    Amy L says:

    I like my oatmeal with dried blueberries, almond milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon

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    Sandra brewer says:

    Love oatmeal cookies best

  113. 113
    Deb C. says:

    I enjoy my hot oatmeal topped with honey, raisins and cinnamon. What a fantastic way to begin my day :)!

  114. 114
    Tiffany Shotsberger says:

    I like oatmeal in oatmeal cake with coconut frosting!

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    Taylor says:

    Can a standard size loaf tin be used or does this recipe only work in a small loaf pan?

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    judy cooper says:

    My husband and I love Oatmeal on Sunday morning, with fresh apples, raisins and cinnamon. yum

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    Beverly Shortes says:

    Oatmeal Raisin cookies, of course!

  118. 118
    Ann Marcano says:

    I love oatmeal with strawberries, bananas slightly macerated and top with sliced almonds.

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    Lindsay says:

    I love my oatmeal with brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and chopped apples. It tastes like apple pie!

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    heather says:

    I like hot oatmeal with honey, cinnamon and vanilla flavoring!! Sooooo good!

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    Patty S says:

    Baked oatmeal with blueberries.

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    Barbara says:

    Love my oatmeal with Agave syrup, butter and a little milk.

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    catherine says:

    Brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts!

  124. 124

    I like my oatmeal in cookies, with dark chocolate and dried cherries!
    Or my grandma’s apple crisp, topped with caramel sauce.

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    Heather says:

    This looks incredible! On top of combining some of my favorite things in a treat, this looks like it’d be a great one to share!

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