Awesome Recipe: Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

29 May
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Mmmm.. delicious oatmeal bake!

If you love oatmeal and are looking for a unique (and super simple) preparation of it – this recipe is for you!  Ani over at Miles For Thought shared this awhile ago and I have been in love with it ever since.  I think Adam and I have made it three times in the past couple weeks.  It’s awesome.  Thanks Ani for letting me share it – it is so worth a share.  Her blog is full of tasty and healthy recipes – so check her out.  This oatmeal bake is really easy (a requirement for me), nutritious (lots of fiber!), and has a small ingredient list (you don’t need to go out and buy a ton of things to make it happen!).  While doing P90X, Adam and I counted a serving as a carb, half a fruit, and half a protein.  We love this recipe because it makes enough for a quick breakfast for two days for the both of us.

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients
  • 2.5 cups oats (old-fashion or quick oats both work)
  • 2 cups original Almond milk (can use any milk – I’ve done half almond/half skim and that’s great too)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 medium bananas (mashed – 1.5 cups.  Tip: mash the bananas in the peel first.  Also err on the side of more banana.)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg (I’m not a huge nutmeg fan, and omitted it from my bakes and it still tasted great!)
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Super easy – not many ingredients!

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. If you don’t have an 8×8 dish you can use cake pans like I did.  What can I say?  I’m a super classy baker.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, dry first and then wet.
  3. Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared pan or pans.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or until oatmeal is golden brown along the edges and set in the middle. Remove from oven and serve warm.  This stores well and you can reheat it for breakfast days later.  Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition: 304cal, 58g carbs, 5g fat, 10g protein, 8g fiber

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What a helper!

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Pre-mash the bananas in their skin and it makes the stirring process a bit easier.

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Tada! Ready to go in the oven. I even stored the mix in the fridge over night and baked it in the morning. Worked like a charm!

Give this one a try – you won’t regret it.  Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!

-Kelly

Do you have any great oatmeal recipes?

 

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15 Responses to “Awesome Recipe: Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal”

  1. atwostoreyhome May 29, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Yum! I’m definitely going to try this! Is it sweet enough without any sugar?

    • kelly @ racesrepsramblings May 29, 2013 at 11:46 am #

      For our taste the banana does just enough to sweeten it perfectly. That being said, it’s possible I’ve gotten used to less sugar doing P90X :) I think a little brown sugar or fruit/nuts might help sweeten it up if you need a little bit more. I’d give it a try as called for first – it might be enough for you!

  2. Ani D May 29, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks for the shout out Kelly!! Great reminder that I need to make this again :)

  3. aregularcupofjo May 29, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    This recipe sounds delicious and great. I am definitely going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing and best of luck with everything :)

  4. Lucy @ Lucy On The Lookout May 29, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Ooh I’m intrigued! The ingredient list sounds tasty and I reckon with some super ripe bananas it would be yum! Does it come out dry at all i.e. needing an extra splash of milk on top?

    • kelly @ racesrepsramblings May 30, 2013 at 9:43 am #

      Surprisingly – no! All the times I’ve made it the consistency has been perfect. Not too dry at all! Though if you tend to like things a bit soggier I think it would still taste delicious to add some milk or yogurt to it.

  5. pnwrunner May 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I am a huge fan of banana bread! I never thought about adding oats! Luckily, I have some rotten bananas that need to be used.

    • kelly @ racesrepsramblings May 30, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      Yep I never would’ve thought of it either – but it’s an awesome little dish. And the perfect way to use some almost too far gone (or rotten) bananas! :)

  6. megbek May 30, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    those are pretty minimal ingredients, which to me, is the only way to cook/bake. first i need baking pans and then i can totally holler at this recipe! That’s a good idea to pre mash the nanners in the skin…. NEVER would have thought of that!!!

    • kelly @ racesrepsramblings May 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

      Agreed – that’s my fav part about it… so few ingredients but so yummy! And the whole mash the nanner in the peel, absolute genius!! I think I read that in a magazine, or blog, or internet? Can’t remember, but it’s been solid.

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