Oh yeah.


This recipe is actually an oldie but goodie, back when Healthy Tipping Point was named See Bride Run (most short-sighted blog name, ever – I got married six months after starting my blog!). 


Fried pineapple in the morning – what’s not to love?


Ingredients (for one serving):


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk or milk substitute
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 pineapple ring
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar




  • Combine first five ingredients in a small pot.  Turn heat to high.  Stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, heat and grease a small saucepan.  Place ring in center and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Once liquid has boiled off oats (5 minutes or so), remove from heat.
  • Flip pineapple once it’s browned and allow to brown on other side.
  • Plate oatmeal and top with pineapple ring.


Want a little trick?  If you don’t have a pineapple core machine (um, who does? Anyone?), you can always use shot glasses to remove the woodsy core!


Two shot glasses are also good for holding up hard tacos!



  • TheHungeredOne @ MovingandMunching June 28, 2011, 10:29 am

    That looks delicious! I never thought about the shot glasses before; thanks for the tip 🙂

  • hippierunner June 28, 2011, 10:29 am

    Aw I love when bloggers mention their old blogs lol, yay for nostalgia! And now I really wish I had pineapple, it looks so juicy!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin June 28, 2011, 10:29 am

    Wow this looks awesome Caitlin! I love the idea of having grilled pineapple on my oats – great way to start the day!

  • Jess June 28, 2011, 10:29 am

    I use my apple corer to remove the pineapple core 🙂

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over June 28, 2011, 10:30 am

    What a great idea with the shot glasses! I’m always put off buying fresh pineapples because of the struggle to prepare them so I’ll have to try this method.

    I bet some dried coconut would be delicious with this – tropical oatmeal!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 28, 2011, 10:31 am

    I love grilled pineapple, but never thought to add it to my oats! Looks amazing!

    I love to grill it with cayenne and brown sugar and top an arugula and toasted almond salad with it.

  • Stephanie @cookinfanatic June 28, 2011, 10:31 am

    Oh wow does this look good, I love grilled pineapple like that!!!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 28, 2011, 10:33 am

    grilled pineapple but even be better than grilled bananas. love!

  • Natalia June 28, 2011, 10:35 am

    Love the little flash back to your early blogging days 😉

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life June 28, 2011, 10:38 am

    Awesome pineapple trick…. there is literally nothing better than fresh pineapple, but you might have just topped with when you added the brown sugar!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged June 28, 2011, 10:39 am

    Shot glasses are a WAY more prudent kitchen gadget than a pineapple de-corer-doohickeymehbobber.

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy June 28, 2011, 10:48 am

    I used to have a pineapple corer but I sold it. It was such a pain. (One of those items you think is cool and you put it on your wedding registry …)

  • Khushboo June 28, 2011, 10:49 am

    I prefer cold pineapple than grilled but this breakfast sounds delicious! I winder whether the ‘cake’ or ‘pineapple’ is tempting me more! 😉

  • Ali @ Around the VeggieTable June 28, 2011, 10:50 am

    I have a pineapple corer lol. If there is any obscure kitchen gadget, I probably own it. The pineapple thing was a gift from my sister…it came with a pineapple 🙂

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) June 28, 2011, 10:53 am

    I’m making pineapple-upside-down cake for 4th of July, though it doesn’t look bad as an oatmeal variation!

  • Christine June 28, 2011, 10:59 am

    Could tip… I think I might possibly have a few of those shot glass thingies laying around 😉

  • Ashley @ the fit academic June 28, 2011, 11:04 am

    haha, awesome! I’ve definitely stolen your shot glass idea for holding tacos – now I’ve got a whole new way to use shot glasses : ) What a great idea!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 28, 2011, 11:04 am

    I am eating overnight oats with coconut and pineapple as we speak! I LOVE pineapple in the summer. Delicious 🙂 Makes me feel tropical!

  • jen @ taste life June 28, 2011, 11:09 am

    The manfriend was just saying that we should get shot glasses, and I was wondering why that would be a good idea, since we never take shots of anything. Now I know why we need them!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 28, 2011, 11:14 am

    A) I love this oatmeal combo!
    B) How did I miss that shot glass application?!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 28, 2011, 11:17 am

    I use my shot glasses for the same purpose!!! Lol, great minds think alike I suppose!

  • Chelsea June 28, 2011, 11:18 am

    You have so many litte nifty great tips it’s amazing!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness June 28, 2011, 11:28 am

    I saw cake and google together in the same sentence as i was browsing through my google reader and was like “where? i have to see this” lol! 😉 such a yummy recipe, another must-make. thanks caitlin! xyx

  • Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots June 28, 2011, 11:28 am

    This looks so good! I often grill pineapple, but I rarely think about preparing it this way.

  • Angela June 28, 2011, 11:32 am

    The core is my favorite part! So sad to see it go!

  • Laura @ Running Dame June 28, 2011, 11:46 am

    Oh my goodness, this recipe looks so good. My mouth is watering just thinking about the warm heavy oatmeal with the bright fruity pineapple! What a combination.

  • katie @ KatieDid June 28, 2011, 11:46 am

    shot glasses seem to be great for a lot of things haha! And they’ve finally started making flat bottom taco shells, it’s about time!!

  • Natalie@fitjamericangirl June 28, 2011, 11:46 am

    This is so WEIRD. I just grilled a fig, sprinkled it with brown sugar, and put it on top of my oatmeal this morning. I’m about to blog about it tonight after work. I thought I was being all creative, then I come on here and you have a very similar meal. LOL

  • Sarah June 28, 2011, 11:57 am

    This looks so simple but so good! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed June 28, 2011, 12:07 pm

    Yum. Seriously.

  • Emily June 28, 2011, 12:09 pm

    I love summer versions of oats…it makes me happy to know that theres a way to have them all year long 🙂

  • Anastasia June 28, 2011, 12:10 pm

    Oh yum! That sounds awesome!

  • sarah k @ the pajama chef June 28, 2011, 12:10 pm

    i have a pineapple corer! it’s super sharp, so i don’t really use it. however i have space for it so i keep it. 🙂 it was a wedding gift (duh) from family friends, complete with a pineapple-shaped bowl, straight from Hawaii. so fun! i’d never buy it myself but as a gift, yes please! 🙂 i’ll definitely be making this!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 28, 2011, 12:35 pm

    Now that’s the way you start the day. Well, anything caramelized on your morning oats is a great way to start the day! Just makes it special!

  • Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers June 28, 2011, 12:43 pm

    I haven’t thought of pineapple oatmeal. Oats – is there anything they can’t do??? 🙂

  • Julia June 28, 2011, 12:53 pm

    This looks amazing…I never thought to fry pineapple (or put it in oatmeal), Most of my oatmeal creations are pretty pathetic because I still prefer the packaged kind haha.

  • Amber K June 28, 2011, 12:57 pm

    My husband has some weird plastic pineapple corkscrew thing that we found at Bed Bath and Beyond, it works really well to cut pineapple rings! Although I secretly glare at him everytime he buys fresh pineapple because it smells SOOOOO good and gives me suuuuuch bad heartburn if I am silly and eat some.

  • jamie@everydaydolce June 28, 2011, 1:10 pm

    That oatmeal looks great… I need to try that for breakfast, looks so much tastier than cereal or instant oats 🙂

  • Marissa June 28, 2011, 1:12 pm

    I should really try fruity oatmeal to shake things up… I only ever have maple-cinnamon, pumpkin, or apple oats. When I think “oatmeal” I think warm, fall flavors. Yumm… I’m eating some maple-cinnamon OIAJ right now, haha.

  • Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East June 28, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Yum! Theres nothing better than fresh pineapple!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food June 28, 2011, 1:45 pm

    ohh I LOVE oatmeal/breakfast with dessert flavors! mmm mmm mm! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 28, 2011, 1:50 pm

    I love pineapple! Why haven’t I tried it in oatmeal before??

  • Dani June 28, 2011, 1:57 pm

    Looks so yummy!!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 28, 2011, 2:12 pm

    I remember seeing this recipe years ago on here 🙂

  • salah@myhealthiestlifestyle June 28, 2011, 2:21 pm

    this looks sooo bomb!!! Yum!!!

  • Janna June 28, 2011, 2:32 pm
  • Cheryl June 28, 2011, 2:35 pm

    This looks delicious–what a fun way to eat oatmeal!

  • Ashley @ This Is The Place June 28, 2011, 2:51 pm

    Oh my gosh, you have to buy a pineapple peeler. They are not that expensive and they are the BEST. Plus, you can then drink out of the pineapple shell (which is super cool at bbq’s and other summer parties).

  • Laura @ My Reason to Tri June 28, 2011, 3:10 pm

    yummmmm! i would never have thought to put pineapple on oatmeal. i have learned so many new (and healthier!) food ideas reading your blog! thanks!!!!

  • Abby June 28, 2011, 4:14 pm

    What a great use for shot glasses! 🙂

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit June 28, 2011, 10:11 pm

    What? Shot glasses? Tacos? I don’t get it.

  • Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 28, 2011, 11:58 pm

    What a great idea! and I’m so glad you mentioned that trick for de-coring the pineapple!!!

  • Jen June 29, 2011, 12:29 am

    LOVE your creative uses for shot glasses! Come up with a few more & this could be a blog of it’s own. :))

    • Jen June 29, 2011, 12:32 am

      (blog post) 🙂

  • Marijke June 29, 2011, 5:17 am

    I totally have a pineapple coring-slicing contraption! I got it in my stocking from my mother-in-law… most random gift ever???

  • Jacalyn June 29, 2011, 7:00 am

    Sounds delicious and tropical! I will imagine myself in Maui eating that. My neighbor has the pineapple core thing. It wastes so much of the pineapple.

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