This post may contain affiliate links, please see our privacy policy for details.

{This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almondmilk! I have used their Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend to make this warm, cozy and healthy bowl of coconut chia banana oats!!!}

I never knew a bowl of oats could be so good!

Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas | @hbharvest

But then I made THIS bowl of oats and was amazed. I’m well aware that oatmeal can feel a little boring, but guys, I think we’re giving it a bad wrap. The way I look at it, oatmeal is kind of like a blank canvas. There are so many ways you can dress it up, change it up and make it pretty dang delicious!

This bowl of oats right here is my ideal bowl. It has simple flavors, packed with protein and O-mega 3’s, plus toppings galore. OKAY, so I may have gone slightly overboard with my toppings, but what’s new? I like textures and I like colors, so I went with it. I’m thinking you all must know by now that this is MY kind of bowl simply because of two ingredients.



Yes, my very favorites, I feel like this bowl literally has my name written all over it.

Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas-3 Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas-4

You know what else feels like it has my name written all over it? A mid-week, one night, two-day trip to Aspen. Like YESSS, I so need that trip in my life right about now. Sadly, this trip is not happening for me, but for my mom and my grandma – it’s a go.

Remember how I mentioned that my grandma was coming in to town for my mom’s 50th birthday? Yeah, well the two of them of them have the most fun week planned. I’m totally beyond jealous, but so happy my mom and grandma are getting to spend the week together. They almost never see each other so it’s a much-needed one on one time.

SIDE NOTE: Mom, when I turn 50 we are going to hop on a plane and go somewhere extremely tropical, warm and sunny. Somewhere like St. Barts, Bora Bora or the Bahamas. We will eat pineapple and mangos and sit in the sun till we can’t handle it any more… and then we’ll go play in the warm water. Just you, me and maybe little miss 35-year-old Asher…whoa, that’s weird. Honesty, I cannot even imagine this. Me 50 and Asher 35. Time, please go slow on us? 🙂 Yes, I did have to break out the calculator to do all that math. Math is really not my stong suite.

So one of my mom and grandma’s little adventures this week is a mini trip to Aspen to live up the luxury life for a couple of days. Believe it or not, I have never been to Aspen, even though my family has been there a million times. I have lots and lots of cookbook work to do this month (ah huh, remember I am writing a freaking cookbook!), so it’s a no go trip for me. Maybe next time or maybe in a couple of weeks for the X-Games. My younger brother Red is headed there for Men’s Slopestyle Snowboarding, so I think the family might be going for the weekend.

Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas | @hbharvest

Anyway, my point in all this rambling is that typically I make my mom a BIG birthday breakfast. In year’s past we have done crepes, pancakes, french toast and um, more crepes. She clearly really likes crepes. Understandably.

This year though, she wasn’t around. Yesterday (her birthday) she spent the day in Denver with my grandma, they had some ultra fancy breakfast out somewhere and then shopped till they dropped. Sounds pretty perfect to me!

Knowing that I would not be getting to see here until later in the evening yesterday, I made her an early Birthday Breakfast last week with this perfect bowl of oats. Coconut and banana are a combo we can never turn down over here, and it was just an added bonus that this jam-packed bowl is also jam-packed with all healthy ingredients…that means we had extra room for lots and LOTS of chocolate cake.


In all seriousness though, this is probably my go-to easy recipe for everyday oatmeal. I for sure went a little extravagant with my toppings, but that’s just how I like to do it. You can keep things simple with just the bananas and maybe an extra sprinkle of chia seeds + some chopped dark chocolate (oh yes, oh yes, DO THIS) or add other fun ingredients too, like dried rose petals, toasted coconut, chopped almonds, hemp seeds, bee pollen (if you have never heard of this I highly recommend reading about it, it yummy and so good for our bodies!) and a little orange zest.

The base oat recipe is really simple. The chia adds a pudding like texture to the oats along with the major health benefits of omega 3’s, good fats and protein. I always add a little vanilla too for extra yum. For my milk, I love using Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk. It’s one of my favorite non-dairy milks and the coconut flavor is perfect in this bowl of oats!

Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas | @hbharvest

Lastly, the bananas. Oh the bananas, I have one, sometimes two a day. They are amazing in so many ways. One of my favorite things to do is to caramelize them. They get so incredibly sweet.

Hands down, caramelized bananas are one of my favorite breakfast food toppers. They’re great on waffles, pancakes, in crepes and of course, on top of oatmeal. Plus, they only take minutes to make. See, incredible!

Sooo, what do you think? Can we all make Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas today? Maybe even with a sprinkle of chocolate…you know for the extra antioxidants??

Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas | @hbharvest

Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas | @hbharvest

Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Bowls
Calories Per Serving: 696 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats use gluten free oats if needed
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original Unsweetened
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1-2 ounces dark chocolate optional
  • honey for drizzling (optional)
  • chopped almonds toasted coconut, bee pollen, dried, crushed roses, citrus zest, hemp seeds and or chia seeds, for topping (optional)

Caramelized Bananas

  • 2 ripe but firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar


  • In a medium sauce pan, combine the oats, Almondmilk Coconutmilk, water and chia seeds. Bring the mixture to a low boil and then simmer over medium low heat, stirring often until the liquid has been absorbed and the oats have thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla + salt. If your oatmeal gets too thick, just thin with more Almondmilk Coconutmilk.
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium high heat. Add the coconut oil. Sprinkle both sides of the banana slices with coconut sugar. Once the pan is hot, but not smoking, add the banana slices in a single layer. Cook for 1 minutes per side or until the banana is just caramelized. Carefully remove the bananas from the pan.
  • Divide the oatmeal among two bowls and top with the warm caramelized bananas. Add the chocolate and a drizzle of honey + any other desired toppings. Drizzle over a little Almondmilk Coconutmilk and EAT!
View Recipe Comments

Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas | @hbharvest

Yup, sounds like a plan. Healthy breakfast done cozy. Count me in!

PicMonkey Collage


Coconut Chia Oats with Caramelized Bananas | @hbharvest

Add a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. 5 stars
    Holy cozy oats! This was so very good, and dreamy with the caramelized bananas. Followed to a T except for drizzling maple syrup instead of honey and topping with toasted walnuts. Next time I want to add toasted coconut! Perfect for a slow Fall morning, or bringing a moment of comfort to a busy work morning. Thank you!

    1. Hey Abby,
      Lol love to hear this!! Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try and sharing what worked well for you! xT

  2. This is such an amazing recipe! So simple and packed with so much flavor and goodness. We toasted the almonds in the pan after we removed the bananas and loved that extra layer of flavor. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  3. I discovered your blog thanks to you advertising this post on Facebook, and I’m so glad I did. Your recipes and photos are incredible. I read all your posts about the barn (so cool!!!) and have been following along with your new posts every day. I’ve made this oatmeal recipe already several times and just love it. The caramelized bananas are amazing on it!

  4. This recipe has convinced me that I need to get on the chia seed bandwagon! Yum! I hope you get to visit Aspen soon 🙂

  5. Tieghan, this bowl of goodness is almost too beautiful to eat, but I think I could take one for the team. 😉
    Happy Birthday to Mom!! My mother passed away 24 years ago and one of the things I miss most is spending my birthday with her and shopping – she always spoiled me. It’s so awesome that she’s able to spend that special time with your grandmother and you definitely need to take that trip with her as well, but don’t wait until you’re 50. Make it sooner, MUCH sooner!
    Happy Wednesday, girl.

  6. I love that you caramelized the bananas in coconut oil! That is so smart. Not too sweet and I’m sure it adds an amazing flavor!

  7. I love to eat oats for a hearty winter breakfast. I love your addition of coconut milk – sounds delicious!

  8. So have the guys in your family eaten this with rose petals? If so, what do they think? I can hardly wait to make this this weekend because hubby will be home!!! Our addition will be honey comb as I have a nice little chunk just waiting to be used. This looks absolutely delicious!! Here’s to healthy (and delicious) eating!!’