Baked Banana Oatmeal
Start the day right with this delicious Baked Banana Oatmeal. It is a great way to enjoy the cinnamon-spiced flavour of banana bread but in a healthy breakfast. The Baked Oatmeal is nutrient-dense, with fragrant, ripe bananas, chia seeds and milk added to the rolled oats. They are all mixed together in one bowl, and gently sweetened with maple syrup. It is so easy to make that it’s suitable for busy weekdays.
Servings 6 people
Calories 288 kcal
3 large bananas - very ripe, mashed See Note 1 2 cups (500 ml) oat milk - dairy, soy or nut milk can be used. See Note 2 ¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 cups (160 g) old-fashioned rolled oats 1 ½ tablespoon chia seeds See Note 3 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon See Note 4 ¼ cup slivered almonds - for topping See Note 4 coconut oil - for greasing the baking dish.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (355 F). Lightly grease an 8 x 10 inch (20 x 25 cm) baking dish with coconut oil. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. To the bananas, add the milk, maple syrup and vanilla and mix well to combine. Add the oats, chia seeds, baking powder and ground cinnamon and mix again until everything is well combined. Pour the mixture into your baking dish. Top with the slivered almonds. Bake for approximately 35 minutes, until the mixture is set and lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven, and rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with yoghurt, additional milk and syrup if you wish, or enjoy as is.
Banana: for the best flavour and sweetness, make sure your banana is ripe.
Milk: use milk of your choice. I use almond or oat milk. Add more milk when serving if you prefer a thinner texture.
Tablespoon: we use a standard Australian tablespoon which is 20 ml (4 teaspoons).
Almonds: you could also use roughly chopped whole almonds, or omit them for a nut-free version. Calories: 288 kcal | Carbohydrates: 54 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0.01 g | Sodium: 43 mg | Potassium: 524 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 23 g | Calcium: 211 mg | Iron: 2 mg