Spiced Vanilla Oats with Caramelised Banana

spiced vanilla oats with caramelised banana

You can’t really get a more warming, autumnal breakfast than a big bowl of porridge, this spiced vanilla oats with caramelised banana recipe is perfect for those cold winter mornings. I love the comforting aspect of the cinnamon and allspice combined with the sweetness of the maple banana slices. I almost always add vegan protein powder to my morning oats to increase my protein intake but this recipe will work just as well with a little bit of vanilla extract instead, you may want to reduce the amount of almond milk a little bit for this.

Cinnamon not only tastes amazing and adds a natural sweetness to recipes but it is also believed to be a great anti-inflammatory and beneficial for anyone suffering from indigestion and bloating. This makes it a great addition for those of us with sensitive digestive systems!

spiced vanilla oats with caramelised banana



45g gluten free porridge oats

250ml unsweetened almond milk

25g vanilla vegan protein powder (or ½ tsp vanilla extract)

? tsp cinnamon

? tsp allspice

1 banana

½ tsp coconut oil

1 tsp maple syrup

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp walnut halves


  • In a small frying pan heat the coconut over a low/medium heat
  • Slice half of the banana and place in the frying pan with the maple syrup drizzled over, cook for 2 minutes on each side until the slices have started to brown
  • In a saucepan over a low/medium heat combine the oats, almond milk, protein powder, cinnamon, allspice and the remaining banana (mashed)
  • Cook the oats for 3-4 minutes until thick and creamy, stir continuously
  • Top the oats with the caramelised banana, peanut butter and crushed walnut halves
  • Sprinkle over a pinch of cinnamon if you like

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