Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  2. 2 1-ounce packets plain instant oatmeal (about cup)

  3. 1/3 cup ground walnuts

  4. 1 stick unsalted butter

  5. 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

  6. 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  7. 1 1-ounce packet plain instant oatmeal (about cup)

  8. 1/3 cup sugar Salt

  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  10. 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  11. 2 bananas, thinly sliced

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Make the bark: Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the flour, oatmeal, walnuts, sugar and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat and cook until light brown, 6 minutes. Stir into the dry ingredients. Press the dough into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake until golden brown, 30 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate; let stand until soft, then spread with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate the bark until firm, 30 minutes. Break into pieces. Make the oatmeal cream: Fill a large bowl with ice. Microwave 3/4 cup cream until simmering, 45 seconds. Puree with the oatmeal, sugar, a pinch of salt, vanilla and nutmeg in a blender. Transfer to a bowl and place over the ice; whisk until cool and thick. In another bowl, whisk the remaining 3/4 cup cream until soft peaks form; fold in the oatmeal puree. Layer the oatmeal cream, bananas and crushed bark in 4 parfait glasses Photograph by Kate Mathis


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