I’ve got to confess, my friends. This Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake is sinfully scrumptious breakfast.
But wait. First of all, I might have made too many concessions for the last year. I made them when I was talking about donuts
. And being addicted to buying food props.
Second of all, saying that this Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake is one fantastic breakfast isn’t the confession. It’s a fact. I hope you agree on that.
My real confession is that I love dulce de leche. I would even say I adore it, if it’s appropriate to say this about food.
It’s been a long way – as far as I remember, I have always had a thing for caramelized condensed milk. Perhaps, I was born this way – craving for dulce de leche. Once I even made a confession about how I almost ruined the kitchen
while making dulce de leche at home. I was quite a kid if this counts as an excuse, though.
Before moving to Canada, I never tried this caramel spread made in Argentina. In my book, it’s the most delicious dulce de leche I’ve tried so far (Well, I try different spreads once in a while too).
However, if you search my blog, you won’t find a lot of recipes featuring dulce de leche. Why? Because I love dulce de leche.
Honestly, it’s the most dangerous thing in our house. Trust me, I’ve got a number of stories when I bought a jar (two or three) of this caramel spread to use it in cooking, but I never succeed cause it ended up…you know where!
Once I bought a jar of dulce de leche, and when we got home, the jar was immaculately clean! All that time the bags were in the trunk, so isn’t this a great mystery?
Talking about this Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake, I had been planning to make it since last fall when I first thought of this combo. Why so long? Do I really need to give you an answer? I remember at least 4 attempts to make this dish. Once I even got a large plastic container in the bulk store…well that happened twice. The first time I grabbed just a little to give it a try. The next time I took a huge plastic container (like a kilo) to make this oatmeal and to indulge myself as well. All right, it’s too embarrassing to continue!
Should I mention this Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake turned out stunning? It’s not just a delicious breakfast – it’s a dessert for your breakfast! I mean who would reject having a dessert for breakfast? Legit. Just keep saying to yourself: it’s breakfast, it’s breakfast; this is not a dessert at all! It’a a healthy breakfast. That should work.
The texture of this dish is similar to a bread pudding, moist and fluffy. You can add a bit less of liquid so you should get a cake (drier) texture. Also, I added some bananas cause I had a very ripe one. That’s optional, but you know that: oats, caramel, and bananas. That’s more a mandatory ingredient.
To wrap this up, I hope you don’t have any doubts you’ve got to try this Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake. If you like dulce de leche, it’s a must.
Indeed, do you? Could you easily eat a jar of it? Is there an ingredient too dangerous to keep in your household? Have you ever got any food disappeared from your car?
Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake
Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake is a luscious scrumptious breakfast where oats, bananas, and dulce de leche meet each other in one dish! It's more than just good breakfast - it's breakfast and dessert on one plate.
2 cups milk
2,5 cups + 1/3 cup oats (4-6 minutes cooking)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
pinch of salt
1 very ripe banana, mashed (optional)
1 firm banana, sliced
1/2 - 2/3 cup dulce de leche
some butter, for greasing
In a bowl mix the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and maple syrup (if using). Add the 2,5 cups oats, baking powder, salt, and one ripe mashed banana. Mix well and transfer into a slightly buttered baking dish.
Spoon out the dulce de leche all over the mixture and then, using a spoon or fork, submerge some spread while leaving a part on the top. Top the mixture with the sliced banana.
Preheat the oven to 175-180 degrees C. Bake the oatmeal for about 35-45 minutes.
Serve warm or chilled. Enjoy!