Banana Baked Oatmeal is a yummy, and easy way to start your morning! It’s great for leftovers and easy to take on to go once it’s cooled in the fridge.
Thank goodness mornings around our house aren’t too difficult. I’m not exactly a morning person. I think I’ve become a morning person out of necessity, but some mornings take a little extra effort.
Between packing lunches and getting everyone dressed and ready to be out the door for the bus stop including myself, breakfast kind of gets pushed to the back burner. That’s where banana baked oatmeal comes in.
If you’ve never experienced baked oatmeal, you’re missing out. Go try it now. It’s not the most time-saving recipe ever, but the leftovers are what makes this recipe amazing.
This recipe, in particular, is so good I even packed it in my son’s lunch two days in a row (and there was disappointment on the third day when it was all gone).
The awesome thing about banana baked oatmeal is that it holds its shape once it’s cooled. You can of course scoop it while it’s hot and it’ll be just as delicious and amazing, but I really love baked oatmeal after it’s had a chance to sit in the fridge and then you can slice it into nice neat little squares.
And strangely enough, it’s just a delicious cold as it is warmed up. I highly recommend a square of this straight from the fridge on a really rushed morning.
After I added a dollop of Greek yogurt to mine I couldn’t help but think of how yummy a spoon full of peanut butter would taste on top of this oatmeal for breakfast. Mmm. Next time I will be doubling the recipe for sure so it lasts a little longer, and will be adding peanut butter to my bowl 🙂
But even just on its own I think you’ll fall in love with this oatmeal. Enjoy!
Banana Baked Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free)
- 2 cups rolled oats (use GF oats for a GF version)
- 1 cup milk (use dairy-free milk for vegan)
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup for vegan
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish by lightly greasing.
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients and stir together well. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-38 minutes until golden. Cool for a few minutes before serving.