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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Take those ripe bananas and turn them into breakfast! This baked oatmeal takes the flavors of banana bread and bakes them into oatmeal goodness. 

piece of banana bread baked oatmeal served with yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup


     Soft delicious baked oatmeal is a perfect morning treat. This banana bread inspired recipe is loaded with ripe bananas, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg for a flavorful and nutritious way to start the day. Make a batch this weekend and reheat a piece each day throughout the week  for a quick and easy breakfast option.

      Baked oatmeal is such a fabulous breakfast option. It can be made with such a wonderful texture and packed with nutrition.

      It comes together really easily and in so many flavor combinations. I found a formula of ingredients that gives a soft and almost lofty finish.

      The resulting texture is a cross betweena thick pudding and rich cake, almost like a perfectly soft and delicious bread pudding.

       I have a wholed collection of recipes based off of different dessert flavors. This one is more of a direct line to the breakfast table.

      This baked oatmeal has the flavors of banana bread. It's loaded with bananas with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg just like you would expect.

     However instead of a bunch of white flour and sugar, this is loaded with oatmeal and yogurt. It is a fabulous way to start the day!

    I originally shared this recipe right around Mother's Day in 2016. I figured it was time to give it a refresh and reshare it with you.


Original post from 2016:

     Good morning, everyone!  I made you some oatmeal to start your day off on the right foot.

   Today I am writing on the prompt mom's favorite recipe.  I know it seems a bit odd to choose oatmeal for that prompt, but the funny thing is it is my baked oatmeal recipes that MiMi makes most from the blog.


    On weekend mornings, my parents and younger brother have a routine.  MiMi gets up early and works out.

    Then while she is getting ready, my youngest brother comes to their house to work out. They get it done together but separately.

      He works out at the gym during the week, so I am not sure how this got started, but it is what it is.  Then they all have breakfast together and go about the business of the day.

mixing bowl filled with banana bread baked oatmeal batter


    They are all watching what they eat (most of the time, anyway) so breakfast is usually something relatively healthy.  And quite frequently I get a text from MiMi telling me which version of baked oatmeal she is making.  

   She made baked oatmeal before the blog, but she really enjoys the texture of the baked oatmeal I make.  A lot of baked oatmeal is dense, but mine is thicker, softer and healthier than a lot of the other recipes she has tried.

forkful of banana bread baked oatmeal ready to eat


    They loved the strawberry cheesecake baked oatmeal when they had that, hot cocoa baked oatmeal is one of my favorites and I can't wait for fall to come around so we can make more pumpkin pie baked oatmeal.  There are so many great options!!

    MiMi and I both tend to always have a lot of bananas on hand which means every so often we both end up with overripe bananas.  I know she loves my maple banana baked oatmeal, but I thought it would be fun to switch it up a bit so she would have more options.

    So, I went to work to make her a new oatmeal recipe to try!  The result was delicious.  It has the spices I love in my banana bread and the texture I love in my oatmeal.

piece of banana bread baked oatmeal served with remaining dish in background

    I was REALLY tempted to stir in some chocolate chips as they are a favorite addition in banana bread, but I chose to leave them out in honor of mom and trying to keep it lighter.  You should totally throw some in though, after all a little chocolate is good for you too!

Storing and reheating baked oatmeal

     The best part (other than how easy it is to make) is baked oatmeal stores and reheats well. So, you can make a batch on the weekend and eat it throughout the week.

    Just cover the dish and refrigerate it. Or go ahead and put individual servings in storage containers and refrigerate or freeze until you need them.

    Refrigerated leftovers will be warm and ready to eat in 30 seconds to a minute depending on your microwave. However they are also delicious cold depending on your tolerance for cold leftovers.

   A lot of people I know love to warm the oatmeal and then pour milk over it and eat it. It's a quick way to have a bowlful of yum in the morning.

    We tend to eat ours plain or with a little yogurt on top.  Maybe a drizzle of maple syrup or honey if we are treating ourselves.  Really anything goes!

    Are you a big oatmeal fan like us? I'd love to hear about your favorite ways to enjoy oats. Tell me about it in the comments or let me know on social media.



banana baked oatmeal, recipes for ripe bananas
breakfast
American
Yield: 9 servings
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Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Take those ripe bananas and turn them into breakfast! This baked oatmeal takes the flavors of banana bread and bakes them into oatmeal goodness.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 55 M

ingredients:

  • 3-4 ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups, mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • Optional for serving: milk, yogurt, honey, chocolate chips or fresh fruit

instructions:

How to cook Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and great a square baking dish (either an 8x8 or 9x9 will work fine).
  2. Whisk together your mashed bananas and eggs. Stir in yogurt, milk, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and oatmeal and pour into prepared dish.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until completely set.
  5. Can be served hot, at room temperature or even
Calories
200.94
Fat (grams)
3.65
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.26
Carbs (grams)
36.12
Fiber (grams)
3.81
Net carbs
32.32
Sugar (grams)
14.22
Protein (grams)
7.17
Sodium (milligrams)
448.56
Cholesterol (grams)
45.02

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Take those ripe bananas and turn them into breakfast! This baked oatmeal takes the flavors of banana bread and bakes them into oatmeal goodness.

55 comments:

  1. I love this! I love oatmeal and I'm always looking for healthier ways to enjoy it. I'll have to try all of them now! Happy Sunday!

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    1. I know I am biased, but I think they are great! I try not to use too much sweetener to keep them healthy and wholesome. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks!

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  2. I adore oatmeal recipes! They are so wholesome!

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  3. Baked oatmeal is a fabulous Saturday morning, post work out breakfast!

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  4. Of course! Baked oatmeal is a natural breakfast, yet it never occurred to me. We bake oatmeal in cookies and in crisps, but this is a great idea. Will put it on my list for sure. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. What a nice make-ahead breakfast idea!

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    1. I love how easy it is and how great it reheats even a few days later! Thanks!

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  6. Hi Carlee! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, it looks so good! :)

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  7. Oatmeal just makes everything better :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is one of those foods that makes things better, isn't it?! Thanks!

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  8. You know I keep meaning to try baked oatmeal but haven't quite got round to it yet. This sounds a great flavor.

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    1. You definitely have too! There are some really dense baked oatmeal recipes out there, but I like mine a little fluffier. This is solid enough to hold a piece with your hand, but isn't really heavy and dense!

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  9. I love oatmeal! What a great recipe. I never thought about baking it for breakfast, now it seems so natural!! Loving participating in #SundaySupper and getting all this great recipe ideas :)

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    1. You can mix it up and bake it while you are getting ready for the day... or make it ahead and breakfast is ready when you are! I hope you give it a try!

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  10. I love baked oatmeal and I'm always trying to find way to use up bananas...win-win!

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  11. This sounds so good and what a nice tradition your brother has started.

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  12. I love baked oatmeal and made a banana bread inspired one not too long ago. So tasty!

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    1. I love playing with different flavors, so much fun!

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  13. I love baked oatmeal. This recipe looks so good.

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  14. love baked oats, this variation is decadent!

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  15. This looks so good! I have to try and make this!! thanks!

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  16. What a lovely story! I have made overnight oats but never baked them...I will be trying this soon!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them! I loved what was essentially an overnight oatmeal recipe when I was a kid. I think it was from a Care Bear cookbook. I haven't made any in a while though. I definitely need to make some soon!

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  17. You definitely picked the perfect recipe for Mom's favorite recipes. Keep these baked oatmeal recipes coming please. I made that pumpkin pie one recently and we all went back for seconds. (Someone even had a third helping). I hadn't thought to top it with a little yogurt and honey or maple syrup. Yum. All of these baked oatmeal recipes would be so good topped with a few roasted pecans too. Enough said.

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    1. =) The pumpkin definitely ranks up there! Have you made the cocoa one yet?

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    2. I don't think so, but I will soon. Do you think I might like it too much? It might be hard to stop at one serving.

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  18. Love this recipe! My husband thinks he hates oatmeal, but some to find he's only tried it made plain. As in, no sugar of anything. Just oats and water. Of course he didn't like it! I might have to try this out on him just so he can see what oatmeal SHOULD taste like :-)

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    1. Ew! No wonder he didn't like it! It definitely needs some fruit or sugar or cinnamon or SOMETHING!!! I hope he like it!

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  19. I love banana bread and I love oatmeal, what a winner! I've already printed this off and pinned.

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  20. Yum! This sounds delicious! I love oatmeal for breakfast, but I have never had baked oatmeal before.

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    1. Oh my goodness, you have to give it a try!

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  21. Yum! I want this to be waiting for me on the table tomorrow morning!! I don't think that's going to happen, so I better pin it and make it myself. :-D

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  22. This sounds delicious! Pinned. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  23. I have never tried baked oatmeal. Never even knew it was a thing! You are sure schooling me on new and different recipes to try, I love that. I know that oatmeal is good for me, I'm just not a fan of the type in a bowl with milk. Something about the consistency. This looks right up my alley, perfect!

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    1. I think you'll love baked oatmeal! It is a great way to get more of a muffin texture, but without the flour which I know is up your alley!

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  24. Hi Carlee, this would be perfect for using up my bananas and I have everything needed. Thank you.

    xx

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  25. Hi Carlee, I've just made a batch of this oat bake and I'm not sure it's going to last until Monday morning. It was the perfect way to use up over ripe banana.

    xx

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  26. I LOVE baked oatmeal!! And if it tastes like banana bread, all the better!! Thanks, Carlee!!

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  27. Kelsie | the btsy-bitsy kitchenJanuary 12, 2020 at 7:20 PM

    I think I'd rather have these for breakfast then banana bread, and that's saying something because I love banana bread. I have to try this!

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  28. Well this is a different twist on banana bread and oatmeal, which are 2 of my favorites. Putting them together is a win win!

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  29. If dear husband doesn't eat them up tomorrow, there is some banana's that might find there way into this bread over the weekend! sounds delicious and healthy!

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