Aug 05

Kahlua & Cream Oatmeal

Did you know that 99% of Americans do not meet the daily whole grain recommendations and 85% fall short of dairy recommendations? That means you and your family could be missing out on calcium, Vitamin D, potassium and fiber! Ward off that osteopenia/osteoporosis and keep your GI tract happy! (Your body will thank you for it.)

Quaker Oats and The National Dairy Council challenged Recipe ReDux members to develop creative and tasty breakfasts, snacks or side dishes featuring the power of whole grain oats with the goodness of reduced/low-fat dairy.

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I adore oatmeal, and although I may or may not be very slightly lactose-intolerant, it has not stopped me from drinking the milk from Homestead Creamery. (Apparently, they sell it here too!) I very, very rarely drink alcohol (think 1 tbsp every couple years, if even, and by tablespoon, I mainly just mean Kahlua in a dessert of some sort), but my favorite “drink” is a White Russian without the vodka, which…is essentially just Kahlua & Cream.

My favorite way to add some protein to my oatmeal (and to give it a fluffier, creamier texture!) is to throw in an egg, and the chilled sliced bananas add a nice contrast to the hot oatmeal! You can adjust the kahlua:water/milk ratio if you’d like more than just a hint of it in your oatmeal. :] This recipe makes about two servings!

Kahlua & Cream Oatmeal


  • 1.5 ripe bananas (1 mashed, 0.5 sliced + chilled)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup 2% Homestead Creamery milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1 egg
  • ground cinnamon, to taste
  • dash of sea salt


  1. Fill a bowl with hot water and place the egg (still in shell) in for ~1 minute.
  2. Combine milk, kahlua, water, 1 mashed banana, and oatmeal into a pot on medium/low heat.
  3. Crack the egg into the pot and bring the oatmeal to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Stir continuously until the oats soften and the liquid thickens.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and sea salt.
  5. Cook to desired consistency. If it’s too thin, cook it a little longer (may get somewhat mushy though). If it’s too thick, add a little more liquid.
  6. Top with sliced bananas and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

(I linked this recipe up with Delicious Dish Tuesday!)
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  1. Montana

    Awesome blog! Looks great glad you got to go self hosted! 🙂

    1. Farrah

      Thank you! :] Going through hundreds of posts was not fun in the least, but I’m glad I finally stopped being lazy and did it! 😀

  2. Sarah Grace

    I read Kahlua and I was sold! Oh how I love that stuff 🙂
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I love it in milkshakes and tiramisu, so I figured it should go into other things as well. :]!

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