October 6, 2021

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

banana bread baked oatmeal
Baked oatmeal is really my favorite make-ahead breakfast. Not only because I love it, but my kids go crazy for it! This version combines the delicious flavors of banana bread with the nutritious ingredients of baked oatmeal. I mean how can you go wrong with a breakfast that tasted like banana bread that is made with healthy ingredients? It’s gluten-free, vegan optional, and free of refined sugars and great for meal prep. The best part is that it can be baked right away, but it can also be assembled the night before and baked in the morning. Check out my other baked oatmeal variations too! Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal and Banana, Blackberry + Tahini Baked Oatmeal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk of choice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 large eggs or flax eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F and grease spray an 8×8 inch square or 11x7 rectangular baking dish with a little butter or coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, banana, eggs and vanilla. Pour into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Then add the melted butter and mix just until incorporated. (I do this so the melted butter or coconut oil doesn’t solidify in the wet ingredients)
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until the top is nicely golden and the middle is set. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Portion and serve. Drizzle each portion with additional maple syrup or serve with a dollop of your favorite yogurt.
  • To store: store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • To reheat: To reheat the whole baked oatmeal, cover with foil and reheat in a 325°F oven for about 20 minutes. For individual portions, set oven to 325°F and bake for 5-10 minutes.
Keyword Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly, vegetarian

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