It’s been too long since I’ve posted some solid breakfast oats. For the oatmeal lovers out there, I promise you that these are swoon-worthy.

Banana and Cobbler Topped Steel Cut Oatmeal

As in, I’m swooning right now and I just ate these for three days straight.

Banana and Cobbler Topped Steel Cut Oatmeal

We can all agree that streusel topped things are best, right? Streusel topped muffins and quick breads are my fav. And a good coffee cake (like this one) is always going to be the baked treat I reach for in the morning.

Banana and Cobbler Topped Steel Cut Oatmeal

This recipe is my favorite recipe for steel cut oatmeal topped off with sliced bananas and a brown sugar and oat streusel topping.

Banana and Cobbler Topped Steel Cut Oatmeal

I love these oats because they taste great and are super filling. Plus, the toasted, buttery steel cut oats make this smell unbelievable while cooking!

You can check out my recipe for carrot cake oatmeal and strawberry nutella oatmeal after this one too. All have the same base, all make me smile.

Banana and Cobbler Topped Steel Cut Oatmeal

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone! xx

Banana and Streusel Topped Oatmeal

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • For streusel topping:
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • For serving:
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • Maple syrup (optional)


  1. Combine the water and milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oats and toast, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir the toasted oats into the simmering liquid. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer gently until the mixture is very thick, about 20 minutes. Stir in the salt and brown sugar. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the oatmeal is creamy, about 10 minutes more. Remove from the heat and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the streusel topping. Stir all streusel ingredients together with a fork until combined. Set aside.
  5. To serve, divide the oats into four bowls. Top each bowl with streusel topping, sliced bananas and maple syrup, if desired. Serve warm.


Recipe adapted from Lauren's Latest

To reheat, pop each serving in the microwave in short intervals, adding in splashes of milk until you get your desired texture.

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20 Responses to Banana and Streusel Topped Oatmeal

  1. Streusel is good on anything! Love that you topped it on oatmeal!

  2. A perfect way to start any day! And yes, streusel is always good 🙂

  3. That oatmeal looks so yummy and flavorful! 🙂

  4. Remember when food blogs used to be nothing but oatmeal? So funny how times have changed. I started a new series called “Oatmeal du Jour” which features fancy oatmeal, but I do like just a simple plain banana one!

  5. Sometimes the most simple food is the most delicious and elegant, love this versatile and tasty breakfast.

  6. Love the oatmeal recipes and this one is a kicker! Must try!

  7. Mmmm reminds me a lot of the porridge you did with the caramel pecans and banana – one of my all-time favourite breakfasts! This looks amazing 😀 xx

  8. I’m with you – streusel is definitely the best on everything! This looks like a great way to start the day!

  9. Girl, I’m pretty sure you just made all my dreams come true! I love oatmeal but sometimes it gets a tad boring–but you brought it with the streusel topping. Brilliant!

  10. Amanda says:

    This oatmeal looks like the perfect breakfast!!!

  11. Ashley says:

    Agreed! Streusel topped anything is the best – love that you put it on oatmeal! Looks fantastic!

  12. Oana says:

    We don’t have an oatmeal culture so to speak in Romania. I’ve rarely heard people having oatmeal for breakfast over here and I only discovered it during my trip to UK, but I loved it. And your version looks amazing!

  13. Streusel seriously improves any meal! So yum 🙂

  14. Joanne says:

    I’m swooning and I just ate breakfast!! I might need to go for breakfast #2…after I pick up some bananas from the store!

  15. Never thought to put streusel on oatmeal – genius!!

  16. Cakespy says:

    Bananas and breakfast are best friends, in my book. (Letter of the day? B!). This looks like an awesome AM treat!

  17. This look so yummy, pinned! I love oatmeal and often add banana but never thought of sprinkling over streusel. Will have to try it soon :).

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