Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal is a delicious healthy breakfast or snack. This recipe has all the flavors you love about banana bread in a baked bar! Made with old fashioned oats, bananas, cinnamon, and other tasty ingredients. This banana baked oatmeal is perfect for a quick meal.
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast is always a good plan. Sometimes you just don’t have time. If you can grab something out of the fridge or freezer, and quickly warm it up, you can be on your way in minutes!
I first learned about baked oatmeal from my friend Jillian, about 7 years ago. She is a great cook! I wanted something that I could make ahead of time and grab on the go, more or less. I made Jillian’s baked oatmeal, and knew I found a winner!
This Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal is a spin on her recipe. She didn’t use fruit in hers. Also, I cut the recipe in half because I wanted to be able to make other flavors and have a variety to choose from. And made this one banana, because I LOVE banana bread!
a few tips for the best banana bread baked oatmeal
- Use really ripe bananas with lots of sugar spots on them!
- If you don’t use butter, substitute melted coconut oil.
- Use almond milk in place of milk, if you don’t do dairy.
- If you don’t want to use sugar, use real maple syrup.
- Use old fashioned oats, not quick oats.
Can baked oatmeal be frozen?
Yes! Cut the baked oatmeal into squares and then put them into freezer bags. They can be frozen up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave on 70% power for a couple minutes, or take out of the freezer the night before so you can just grab it and go.
You can eat them like a bar, with your hands, or put in a bowl and warm it up, serving with warm milk and a drizzle of real maple syrup. Yum!
Can I double this recipe?
Yes, you will need a 9″x13″ pan. The cook time should stay the same, but keep an eye on it.
Look for more flavors of Baked Oatmeal recipes as I will be adding more. I have a wonderful Peach Baked Oatmeal recipe that you might enjoy!
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Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal is a delicious healthy breakfast or snack. This recipe has all the flavors you love about banana bread in a baked bar!
- 4 Tbsp Melted Butter, or melted coconut oil
- 3 lg Ripe Bananas, divided
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup Brown Sugar, or real maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups Milk (or almond milk)
- 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (not quick)
- 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped (or walnuts)
- 1/4 cup Pecans, halves (or walnuts)
Turn on oven to 375° F. Then grease or spray a 8"x8" baking dish. Set aside.
Melt the butter and set aside.
In a small bowl, mash 2 1/2 of the bananas using a fork. Reserve the remaining 1/2 banana (don't mash it). Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the mashed banana.
Stir in the brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Stir in the melted butter.
Stir in the milk.
Stir in the oats and chopped pecans.
Pour mixture into the baking dish.
Slice the remaining half banana and arrange the slices on top.
Arrange the pecan halves on top as desired.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until center is set and not too wet.
Let cool in pan until warm, then cut into portions and serve in a bowl. Some garnish options are milk, cream, maple syrup.
Servings: 9 small squares or 6 larger squares.
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