Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake

Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake

This Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake with bananas and vanilla is a luscious, decadent, and sinfully scrumptious breakfast or even dessert.

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Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake

This post was originally published in April 2016. I have uploaded new images; however the recipe and post remain the same.

I’ve got to confess, my friends. This Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake is sinfully scrumptious breakfast.

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.

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.

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.

Dulce de Leche

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?

Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake

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’s 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?

I hope you like this Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake, and you will give it a try. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake

Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Breakfast, Dessert


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This Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake with bananas and vanilla is a luscious, decadent, and sinfully scrumptious breakfast or even dessert


  • 2 cups (280 ml.) milk

  • 2 and 1/2 cups (230 gr.) + 1/3 cup quick oats (5-6 minute cooking time)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 firm banana, sliced

  • 2/3 cup (~225 gr.) dulce de leche

  • 1 tsp. butter, for greasing


  • In a large bowl mix the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add 2 and 1/2 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, sinking some spread while leaving a part on the top. Top the mixture with the sliced firm banana. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup of oats.
  • Preheat the oven to 175-180 degrees C. Bake the oatmeal for about 35-45 minutes. Serve warm or chilled. Keep any leftovers in a covered container refrigerated for up to 4 days. Enjoy!

15 thoughts on “Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Bake

  1. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says:

    Ben – you are killing me here – I am a dulce de leche fan myself – I’ll just go right ahead and say I adore it – but, it doesn’t adore me – that lactose does a number on my belly – but I’m willing to pop a few extra Lactaid pills and chow down on this bake! Fantastic job, my friend! Hey – if you moved down here and became my neighbor, I will supply you with all the dulce de leche you can eat if I can stop by and grab some of your treats?! :)
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  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    I don’t really think loving dulce de leche is a confession, Ben… because all sane people LOVE dulce de leche. So what you are really saying is that you are sane. ;) Loving this oatmeal bake!! Now THIS is totally worth getting out of bed for! Dulce de leche in breakfast form? Genius! Gimme dat! Cheers, buddy!
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  3. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Ahhhh! When I read the recipe’s name, of course, I knew it was on the sweeter side of life – however – at first glance, I thought the cooked bananas were tortellini! hahaha! I couldn’t be more wrong! I need this oatmeal in my life! So warm and cozy and your colors totally convey that! Delicious!

  4. Kevin | Keviniscooking says:

    You are quite the funny guy, I always enjoy reading your posts and your humor Ben. I guess the First Step is admitting you have a problem right? Maybe theres a program for this dulce de leche addiction of yours!
    This is just a beauty and I’m sorry, but this would have to be a dessert for me – wow!
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  5. David @ Spiced says:

    I had no idea about your dulce de leche addiction, Ben! But I get it…that stuff is dangerously delicious. Whenever I make tasty desserts around here, we either have to give it away or freeze it so that we don’t just eat it all for dinner. But I’m thinking I can get behind this oatmeal bake. Dessert for breakfast? Count me in! Hey, we could eat a slice of the quiche I made today for breakfast followed by a slice of this oatmeal bake. It’s like a well-rounded meal to start the day, right? Haha! :-)
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