These are a few of my favorite things. Baked oatmeals are a favorite go-to breakfast for something a little extra special for company or for making ahead. And of course you can’t go wrong with banana bread! So this combo definitely caught my eye. The bananas in this caramelize and add a deep richness that will definitely have you going back for more. Add some nuts for a sweet toasty flavor and oats for fiber and texture. This is very mildly sweet, so if you like a sweeter breakfast feel free to add more sugar, or you can serve this with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Adapted from Budget Bytes
- 4 large bananas, mashed (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 3 cups milk
- 3 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large baking dish (at least 2 quart size) with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas, then add brown sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly whisk in the milk, then stir in the oats and nuts.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and cover with foil and bake for about 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes until golden and the center is set.
Serve with milk and/or maple syrup, or just enjoy as is!