Banana caramel oat slice

Made with fresh Aussie bananas, coconut and oats, this easy-to-bake sweet slice is sure to impress little lunchboxes or adult picnic baskets this spring season! Enjoy with fresh fruit, yoghurt (or ice-cream!) to turn this scrumptious snack into an impressive dessert!


  • 395g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 3 tbs golden syrup
  • 3 large Cavendish bananas
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup traditional rolled oats

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter, melted


1. Preheat oven 180°C fan forced. Line base and sides of a 5cm deep, 18cm x 28cm (base) slice pan allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends.

2. For the base; Combine flour, brown sugar and coconut in a bowl. Add the butter, mix well. Press mixture over the base of the prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes or until light golden around the edges.

3. Combine sweetened condensed milk, 60g of the butter and 2 tablespoons of the golden syrup in a microwave safe, heatproof bowl. Microwave, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes on High/100% power, whisking every minute until light golden. Peel and slice the bananas, fold into the warm caramel then carefully spread over the warm base.

4. Melt the remaining 60g butter and 1 tablespoon golden syrup in a small saucepan. Stir in the coconut and oats. Spoon over the banana caramel mixture. Bake a further 18-20 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool completely before cutting into pieces to serve.

For more recipes, tips and information, head to Australian Bananas.

Maddison Langley

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