Hummingbird Cake Batter Oatmeal

I knew I would love this recipe. Bananas + pineapple + cinnamon + pecans. I love all of those ingredients, and I keep them on hand consistently. So why didn’t I make it earlier?

Hummingbird Cake Batter Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist #vegan

I always envisioned it as a baked oatmeal recipe. As my regular readers already know, I much prefer stovetop oatmeal. That kept me from making this sooner. Finally, last weekend I decided to do things my way and enjoy this recipe in the form I would prefer. Therefore, I give you cake batter. Cake batter is trendy now anyway, isn’t it? 😉

Hummingbird Cake Batter Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

I’m certain the traditional hummingbird cake uses crushed pineapple, but I had no qualms with just using tidbits. The older (and dare I say wiser?) I get, the more I believe I should just do whatever the heck I want, whether it’s “correct” or not. My Twitter followers will remember this moment:

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So I will make hummingbird cake batter oatmeal, and it won’t be baked like a cake. I will use tidbits of pineapple instead of crushed. I will not top it with a cream cheese frosting. And will anyone be offended by any of this??! Probably not! (Except maybe that Pinterest troll.)

Hummingbird Cake Batter Oatmeal - The Oatmeal Artist

Hummingbird Cake Batter Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen pineapple, diced or even crushed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • pecans for serving

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now. I recommend flax.)
  2. Add mashed banana and pineapple to the oatmeal. Stir.
  3. Once more of the liquid has dissolved, add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt Stir.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Top with pecans and another splash of your milk of choice. You could also add a cream cheese topping.

Hummingbird Cake Batter Oatmeal - The Oatmeal Artist #vegan

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

5 Responses to Hummingbird Cake Batter Oatmeal

  1. Nikki says:

    It’s almost laughable some of the things people comment on. The internet trolls are probably even some of your regular readers. Have you ever read comments on entertainment blogs? Go to TMZ. Find a post with say Kim Kardashian. Holy cow, every comment is negative. Maybe it’s therapeutic for people. Who knows. I prefer to be positive!

  2. JewTomMommy says:

    Do your thing, girl! People get offended way too easily these days.

    By the way, I’m the opposite and prefer baked oatmeal. I’ve used lots of your Stove-Top recipes as a basis for baked oatmeals. Basically, I decrease the liquid and add baking powder and sometimes baking soda depending on what texture I’m going for (learned that truck from your peanut butter cookie baked oatmeal recipe). I may do that with this.

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