Banana Baked Oatmeal

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on February 4, 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

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But even just on its own I think you’ll fall in love with this oatmeal.  Enjoy!

If you’re in need of something low-carb, try this great looking keto oatmeal! Need more chocolate? Try these chocolate baked oats!

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Banana Baked Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
38 mins
Total Time
48 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish by lightly greasing.
  2. 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.
Recipe Notes

If you want to limit the amount of chocolate for breakfast feel free to just sprinkle the top with chocolate chips instead of mixing 1/2 cup in.

You can also add up to a half a cup of dried fruit to this if you'd like!

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Image

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

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1 Donny January 23, 2020 at 14:51

Any excuse to eat chocolate chips for breakfast is a good one, and this looks like a good one! I totally get how eating it cold would be good. That’s how I’m going to try it.


2 Jean Choi January 21, 2020 at 18:36

The most perfect comforting breakfast! I don’t usually love sweet breakfasts, but these are just too good.


3 Corrie January 10, 2018 at 13:32

This is so amazing! I’ve made it as directed, and also using cranberries to replace the chocolate chips. Both times, I’ve used pumpkin pie spice to replace the cinnamon and agave to replace the honey. It is BY FAR the best baked oatmeal recipe I have ever tried! Thanks for posting.


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles January 10, 2018 at 13:37

Thanks so much Corrie! Your substitutions sound delicious 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy it!


5 Jodi October 4, 2015 at 16:49

Love this recipe. It is in the oven – but a modified version. I forgot to buy bananas so I substituted 1/2 cup apple sauce plus one half of a chopped apple. Left off the chocolate chips and added more cinnamon. Smells like warm oatmeal apple pie in the oven. Can’t wait to taste it on this beautiful fall afternoon.

Thanks for sharing.


6 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 4, 2015 at 17:50

Yum! That sounds like a yummy variation! Let me know how it turns out! 🙂


7 annabel godfray October 4, 2015 at 06:00

I couldn’t see how long the banana oatmeal keeps for


8 Jaime October 4, 2015 at 03:56

So. I want to try this, but I’m wondering if it is soggy at all like oatmeal. I can’t eat oatmeal because I have a mushy and soggy complex…does it dry out a bit with baking?!


9 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 4, 2015 at 09:19

It does actually dry out a little! Without actually being dry, if that makes sense. It definitely doesn’t turn to mush like some oatmeal. If you give it a try let me know what you think! 🙂


10 Alena September 17, 2015 at 04:52

I’ve just popped this into the oven and already it smells amazing! I can’t wait to have a slice with my coffee tomorrow morning (or a midnight snack before bed). Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!


11 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 17, 2015 at 22:03

Awesome! Let me know what you think of it 🙂


12 Alena September 20, 2015 at 02:37

It was deliciously moorish =)


13 sarah July 5, 2014 at 23:44

I have just made this and am SO happy with the result! It is absolutely delicious! perfect consistency and so tasty. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂


14 Christina June 16, 2014 at 07:54

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes! This oatmeal recipe is a favorite here and I can’t wait to try more.


15 Corrin Radd June 11, 2014 at 07:57

Made this for breakfast, with raisins, without the chocolate–good stuff!


16 Erin @ Texanerin Baking February 15, 2014 at 08:42

But what does baked oatmeal taste like? I don’t like oatmeal (the normal mushy kind). Does this taste just like a firmer version? Hmm. I can’t imagine what it’d taste like! I guess I should just try. 😉


17 Megan February 5, 2014 at 15:55

Don’t you just love baked oatmeal – or boatmeal? It is so good right out of the oven, and even better the next day!


18 Sharon February 5, 2014 at 08:36

Heidi, this looks so good! I love oatmeal and this is such a great way to cook it once and enjoy it all week! Great idea. 🙂


19 Maryea {happy healthy mama} February 5, 2014 at 04:59

This looks perfect. Yes, I totally agree that baked oatmeal is ideal for the leftovers. Gotta make a big batch!


20 Nicole Williams February 4, 2014 at 17:15

This sounds soooo good, I can’t wait to try it! Do you think it would be possible to mix everything up the night before and then just throw it in the oven in the morning?


21 Heidi @ Food Doodles February 8, 2014 at 14:41

I haven’t tried that, but yes, I have heard that it works! Let me know how it works 🙂


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