January 21, 2019
What do you do with your extra ripe bananas?
I was looking for something different than the typical banana bread or muffins. Then I remembered my husband really likes baked oatmeal and it has been quite some time since I made him any. There are many different varieties, we enjoy the blueberry too; but today I searched for a banana recipe to use up some ripe bananas. Makes a nice quick, easy breakfast when it’s made ahead of time or super delicious served fresh and warm right out of the oven.
My recipe is adapted from the one I found from ‘love grows wild’ blog.
Banana Baked Oatmeal
4 cups old fashioned oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
4 cups milk
2 cups banana, mashed
2 tsp vanilla
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 cup walnuts, chopped & toasted
Preheat oven to 350*. Start by placing chopped walnuts on pan and roasting in oven for 5 minutes. Also prepare 13×9 pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: milk, eggs, vanilla, and banana. Then slowly whisk in melted butter.
Then add the rest of the dry ingredients (except walnuts); stir until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle walnuts on top.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes.
Serve warm or cover in airtight container and enjoy several days for quick, easy, healthy breakfast.