Combine the oats, water and salt in a saucepan set over medium high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes until the oats are almost completely cooked and the water has been absorbed. If the water evaporates too quickly, add another half a cup of water.
Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Cover and allow to steam for 10 minutes.
To make the caramelized bananas, melt the butter in a pan and add maple syrup. Allow to come to a boil.
Add the bananas and allow to cook and caramelize for 5 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt then remove from the heat.
Serve the creamy oatmeal topped with the maple bananas.