Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy people often have less time to prepare it. Well, thanks to our Baked Banana Oatmeal recipe, you can have a filling, balanced breakfast with hardly any prep! This breakfast dish features bananas and peanut butter in a casserole, so it’s easy to make ahead and throw in the oven later. We’ve used rolled oats to keep you full and satisfied, eggs and walnuts for a boost of protein, and cinnamon, nutmeg, and almond extract for flavor. It’s sweetened with maple syrup and honey, plus we’ve used almond milk to keep it dairy-free.
The best thing about this recipe is how customizable it is! If your feeding it to your young ones, add chocolate chips or substitute with their favorite fruit! It also reheats well, so you can freeze it in individual portions for a quick, weekday breakfast.
Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 305 | Total Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 160mg | Carbohydrates: 39g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Protein: 9g | SmartPoints: 11
- 2 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and coat a medium sized baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine banana, egg, peanut butter, almond extract, syrup, honey, milk, and coconut oil. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared dish. If desired, additional sliced banana, walnuts, or toasted coconut can be placed on top of batter.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until light brown and slightly firm. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
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