This is a really cool recipe I've adapted from Lora Brody's Cape Cod Table. I don't really see how it relates to Cape Cod, but no matter. It's delicious.

Sunday Brunch: Oatmeal Brulée

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 6
This recipe appears in: Oatmeal Brûlée


  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 8 cups, hot, cooked oatmeal (use the slow-cooked stuff instead of instant)
  • 4 large, firm bananas, peeled and sliced slightly on the diagonal in 1-inch ovals
  • Your choice of milk or cream


  1. 1

    Preheat the broiler with the rack in the upper third of the oven.

  2. 2

    Select 6 broilerproof bowls and place them on a heavy-duty rimmed baked sheet.

  3. 3

    In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar together with the water to make a thick paste.Divide the oatmeal among the bowls.

  4. 4

    Arrange the bananasin a fan shape on top of the oatmeal.

  5. 5

    Divide the brown sugar mixture among the bowls, and use the back of a spoon to spread it to cover the bananas.

  6. 6

    Place the baking sheet under the broiler and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the brown sugar starts to bubble. Cook only until the entire surface is bubbling, but not so long that the sugar starts to burn.

  7. 7

    Remove from the broiler and serve hot.


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