Baked Banana Oatmeal 2.0

What’s cake-like, infused with the warm flavours of cinnamon and vanilla, tastes like a decadent dessert, keeps well in the fridge for a quick meal, looks beautiful, AND has the nutritional profile of a well-balanced breakfast?

Baked oatmeal. Not just any baked oatmeal, though – baked banana oatmeal is where it’s at. While many baked oatmeal recipes call for quite a bit of oil and sugar, This wonderful recipe swaps it all out in favour of a moisture-inducing and naturally sweet banana.

In my opinion, the best part about baked oatmeal is that you can dress it up any way you like. I like topping mine with nut butter (ALWAYS), and sometimes yogurt, berries, or seeds. It is so versatile, and you can essentially plop anything from your fridge on top of a hearty oatmeal square.

Blackberries, almond butter, and yogurt with a cinnamon sprinkle make a killer combination, but I’ve also topped it with chocolate sunflower butter, which you can make by microwaving sunflower butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, a pinch of salt, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. To. Die. For.

You could even decorate it with extra banana pre-bake to make it look like this, and I think it’s cute. 🙂

You must give this easy, delicious, and economical recipe a try! I always make it on Monday afternoons and reheat it on Tuesday and Thursday mornings when I have 8 AM classes. Simply the best!


Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil (or other neutral oil, like canola, butter, or grapeseed) for greasing
  • 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (I like using a big pinch of sea salt)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk (I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can use regular dairy milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Serving Ideas

  • Sliced bananas
  • Other fruit, like blueberries or raspberries
  • Yogurt
  • Flax
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Coconut oil
  • Peanut or almond butter
  • Maple syrup drizzle
  • Honey drizzle
  • Chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a big ramekin.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and stir.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mash the banana. Add the egg and whisk them together.
  4. Add the remaining “wet” ingredients and stir.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry and stir to combine.
  6. Pour this mixture into the oiled baking pan.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the center tests clean.
  8. Scoop into bowls and serve with suggested toppings!

I just finished my lunch but could honestly eat another square of this right now. 🙂 If you’ve never had baked oatmeal, it tastes like a cross between a muffin, a granola bar, and custard. In other words, it tastes absolutely amazing.

Make some for tomorrow?

Yes!

Have a happy rest of the week, everyone!