This warm and gooey salted caramel oatmeal is swirled with an easy date caramel sauce giving it that perfect blend of sweet and salty. Vegan + gluten-free.
January is National Oatmeal Month so obviously Eating Bird Food had to celebrate! I am a huge oatmeal fan… my blog may have survived on 90% oatmeal recipes for the first year it was on the internet. LOL! So needless to say, I was super excited to come up with oatmeal recipes for you alllll week long. Are you ready?!
Why I Love Oatmeal
Oats are an amazing grain. They’re naturally gluten-free and provide a good amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber and even antioxidants. Oats have been shown to help lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar fluctuations, help improve skin concerns and even help with weight loss. They are basically a “super grain.” Oats can be used in a variety of ways – oatmeal (duh!), energy balls, muffins and other baked goods.
Date Caramel Sauce
The key component in this salted caramel oatmeal is my 4 ingredient date caramel sauce. I can hardly type that without my mouth watering. Once you make it, you won’t be able to get it off your mind. It’s the perfect sauce for just about anything sweet. My favorite way to use it? Apple nachos!
Ingredients in Salted Caramel Oatmeal
rolled oats – old fashioned rolled oats are best for this recipe. If you have steel cut oats, try my recipe for steel cut oatmeal.
Making this salted caramel oatmeal is a breeze. Especially if you make your date caramel ahead of time
Just start by adding your oats, water, banana slices and salt into a saucepan. If you usually just add in flavorings after your oats are done cooking, you’re missing out! The banana and oats combine super well (the bananas slices sort of disintegrate) and the end result is a big bowl of naturally sweetened oatmeal. Highly recommend!
The oats usually only take about 5-7 minutes to cook. Once the consistency is to your liking, they’re ready. Just spoon into a bowl, top with a (hefty) drizzle of date caramel sauce and a little almond milk if using and dive in!
If you make this salted caramel oatmeal please be sure to leave a comment and star rating letting me know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for me and other EBF readers who are thinking about trying the recipe!