Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote

Posted on Feb 22, 2018

Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote is a super easy breakfast to make, it comes together in just a few minutes and is good enough for a quick breakfast and fancy enough for a luxury tempting weekend treat. I love oatmeal, it’s quick and easy to put together and it’s actually pretty healthy. Packed full of fibre and vitamins and can pair with pretty much anything you want. My latest favourite is banana and raspberry.

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A brimming bowl of goodness, Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote. A filling breakfast or a lovely snack |


Pretty much everywhere in the world, this is called oatmeal, but here in the humble United Kingdom it goes by a different name ‘Porridge’. I have a feeling this is a terribly British name, but at home, this is what I call it. But for the sake of international understanding, I shall continue with the name oatmeal.

This oatmeal is made in the microwave, which makes it a really quick and easy breakfast to make. I made mine with unsweetened almond milk, so this oatmeal is vegan. It would be simple to turn gluten free too, by switching the oats to gluten-free oats. This basic method is perfect for a quick and easy oatmeal base.


A brimming bowl of goodness, Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote. A filling breakfast or a lovely snack |


The basic oatmeal is a great base for a variety of toppings, pretty much whatever takes your fancy. Today I am sharing with you a simple tasty fruity topping of caramelised bananas and a super simple raspberry compote. I caramelised my bananas in coconut oil to keep this dish vegan but feel free to use any vegan spread or butter if keeping this dish vegan is not a problem for you.


A brimming bowl of goodness, Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote. A filling breakfast or a lovely snack |


The combination of oats and fruit is filling enough to keep you full until lunchtime and satisfy your sweet tooth all morning! So tell me, what is your favourite oatmeal topping? If you are anything like Michael, then he keeps it traditional Scottish all the way and has salt…… yuck!!! But then again he say’s that of my fruity and sweet toppings.



A brimming bowl of goodness, Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote. A filling breakfast or a lovely snack |

Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote

Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote is a healthy, tasty breakfast that looks fancy but is super simple to make.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Emma


  • 75 grams oats (3/4 cup)
  • 375 millilitres unsweetened almond milk (1 and 1/2 cups)
  • 4 teaspoons agave nectar - divided
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 large banana - sliced
  • 100 grams fresh or frozen raspberries (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Place the oats, almond milk and 1 teaspoon of the agave nectar in a medium sized microwave bowl and on a high heat microwave for 2 minutes.
  • On a medium heat in a frying pan gently melt the coconut oil and add the sliced bananas.
  • In a small pan add in the raspberries, 1 teaspoon of agave nectar and the water and heat over a medium heat, stirring occasionally so the raspberries break down.
  • When the microwave is finished take out your oats give them a stir and give them another 2 minutes on high.
  • Turn your banana slices over to gently fry the other sides of them.
  • Stir your raspberries again and bring them to a gentle boil.
  • Divide your oats between two bowls, divide the banana slices between the 2 dishes and equally spoon the raspberry compote between the dishes.
  • Drizzle a further 1 teaspoon of agave nectar on each bowl and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Caramelised Banana Oatmeal with Raspberry Compote
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 33%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 75.1g 25%
Dietary Fiber 11.4g 46%
Sugars 40.2g
Protein 6.2g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Sounds and looks delish! Esp the caramelized bananas. Can I use Silan instead of Agave Nectar?

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    • Hi Rachel, I think Silan would work perfectly well 😀

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  2. ahhh that caramelised bananas with oatmeal! what a great way to start your day.

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  3. These toppings are rocking Emma! So love caramelized bananas and love raspberries. What a fab little breakfast this would be to be served on mother’s day with a hot cuppa. Better get the boys practicing now… LOL

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  4. Real talk – you had me at caramelized bananas and raspberry compote! The combo sounds utterly irresistible! Add some porridge to the mix and you have excellence! YUM!

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    • Thanks, Christina. I love banana and raspberry together the sweet and tart when paired are just perfect partners, especially on porridge.

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  5. Bill is the breakfast oatmeal eater at our house, but I could easily be swayed if I had these fabulous toppings on hand!

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    • Thanks, Liz the topping do help to make it a little more interesting.

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  6. basically, i eat oatmeal because i like the toppings (; this version sounds sososo good and i love all the fruit you put into it! i’d probably cut out some of the agave and add some brown sugar to the bananas to make them extra caramelly!

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    • Thanks, Heather, oatmeal is all about the toppings. When I am not sharing on the blog I too sometimes use brown sugar as I am not being so health-conscious, it’s really good!

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    • Thanks, Miriam. Its hard to beat porridge for breakfast, especially during the winter.

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  7. I’m going to call oatmeal porridge now because it sounds so much fancier :). And I’m totally adding caramelized bananas next time! This sounds incredible!

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    • Thanks, Kelsie. I am sure you will confuse everyone when you call it porridge but here in the UK we will totally know what you mean and welcome you with a big fancy bowl of it.

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  8. This reminds me of my oatmeal brûlée! I love the addition of bananas! When they are caramelized, they are heavenly!

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    • Oh, oatmeal brûlée sounds wonderful, I must check it out. Thanks, David.

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  9. i like the way porridge sounds! and i LOVE the way this looks! very photogenic, but also very nutritious and delicious. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Grace. I am sure you will confuse everyone you know when you call it porridge!

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  10. Porridge, oatmeal — I don’t care what it’s called. I just call it delicious. 🙂 This looks wonderful — nice way to dress up an already good food. Thanks!

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    • Thanks, John. I love oatmeal but I must admit for me it is all about the toppings.

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  11. OMG, you KNOW how much I love oatmeal!! This looks right up my alley, and I haven’t made anything like this before 🙂

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    • Thanks, Cathleen, I must admit I did think of all your lovely oatmeal recipes while I was making this and I was wondering if it would pass muster with you 😀

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  12. Gorgeous. Reminds me of what I used to make for my kids when they were growing up. Knowing me, I’m sure I used butter, though!

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    • Thanks, Mimi. I too on occasion have used butter and it is lovely.

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  13. The caramelized banana slices make this oatmeal bowl really special and delicious! I will definitely go back for a 2nd!

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    • Thanks, Angie. I always try and squeeze a banana into my oatmeal gives it that little extra sweetness.

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  14. Yum! This looks as delicious as it is pretty! Oatmeal is my go-to breakfast, especially in the winter months. I usually go with peanut butter and a sliced banana, but I like to mix up my routine every once in a while – I’ll have to give this recipe a try! The caramelized bananas are a great touch!

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    • Thanks, Brianna, it’s my goto breakfast in the winter too. I just need to fancy it up a little every now and again so I don’t get bored. I love the PB and banana combo too.

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