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.
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.
I can hardly type date caramel sauce 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, it uses only 4 ingredients and is super quick to put together!
Making this salted caramel oatmeal is a breeze, especially if you make your date caramel ahead of time. You can find the recipe for date caramel here.
For the oatmeal, 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 melt) 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!
Want to boost the protein in this oatmeal? Stir in 1/2 -1 scoop of vanilla protein powder after cooking.
While the sugar in this recipe is all-natural if you want to lessen the amount you can skip the banana all together or add less date caramel sauce.
Be sure to check out all of the oatmeal recipes here on EBF!