Fried Oatmeal and Bananas

I saw this on a running/healthy eating blog, with a Side of Sneakers, a while ago and finally remembered to do the evening prep yesterday. My new phone camera isn’t that great.  Sadly my real camera has died so there will be a few sub par pics for the next little while.  This recipe is for pan-fried oatmeal.  I don’t think I can stomach deep frying yet.

Fried Oatmeal

Based on this recipe
Serves Two

The night before

1-1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 cups water
any flavoring of your choice (I used none)

The next morning

a bit of butter
one banana, sliced

The night before. Bring the water to a boil and add the oats.  Simmer until the oats are cooked.  Spread in a baking dish or tupperware container big enough that your oatmeal is about 2cm thick.  Try to spread it evenly.  When it has reached room temperature, cover and put in the fridge.

The next morning. Cut the oatmeal into your desired serving size.  My ideal size was eight pieces.  Slice the banana.  Melt just enough butter to give a bit of flavor in a frying pan.  Add the oatmeal and fry on medium until crispy and heated through.  Remove from the pan and place on serving dish. Add the banana to the pan and fry quickly.  Be careful, banana burns quickly.  Top the oatmeal with fried banana and a little syrup if you need the sweetness.  Serve.

12 thoughts on “Fried Oatmeal and Bananas

  1. first of all, your blog has been a god send to me. I came to japan with zero cooking knowledge and had to learn how to cook with unfamiliar ingredients, but your food ideas and recipes have helped me a lot, Thanks!

    I was wondering what kind of rolled oats you used. The ones at my local supermarket where called 抻麦, which I think is rolled oats? When I cook them however, instead of mushing up like normal oatmeal, they turn into puffed up semi hard little balls… I’ve never used rolled oats before so I don’t know if its me or the oats, or if its a japan thing. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Johnson,

      What you have there is actually rolled barley. Oatmeal will be labelled as オートミール andmost likely found in an import shop. Usually imported from an English speaking country and labelled in English as well. Some supermarkets carry small boxes of Quaker instant oatmeal in the cereal section,but not many. At an import shop you should be able to get about 1kg of rolled oats (sometimes organic) for a little under 1000 yen. Rakuten and Amazon also sell it.

  2. first of all, your blog has been a god send to me. I came to japan with zero cooking knowledge and had to learn how to cook with unfamiliar ingredients, but your food ideas and recipes have helped me a lot, Thanks!

    I was wondering what kind of rolled oats you used. The ones at my local supermarket where called 抻麦, which I think is rolled oats? When I cook them however, instead of mushing up like normal oatmeal, they turn into puffed up semi hard little balls… I’ve never used rolled oats before so I don’t know if its me or the oats, or if its a japan thing. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Johnson,

      What you have there is actually rolled barley. Oatmeal will be labelled as オートミール andmost likely found in an import shop. Usually imported from an English speaking country and labelled in English as well. Some supermarkets carry small boxes of Quaker instant oatmeal in the cereal section,but not many. At an import shop you should be able to get about 1kg of rolled oats (sometimes organic) for a little under 1000 yen. Rakuten and Amazon also sell it.

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