Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal

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Breakfast…eh…not my favorite meal. I know a lot of people who could eat breakfast anytime of the day, including my fiancé. Me? Not so much. I’ve been known to go out for breakfast/brunch and order a lunch/dinner dish. Weird, I know.

But… breakfast has to be made. Since I’m not much of a breakfast eater or cook I was really excited to find this simple Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal recipe in the cookbook, Budget Bytes by Beth Moncel.

This is a fabulous cookbook if you are looking for great dishes that don’t cost a fortune to make. She shares ways to stock your kitchen and what freezes well so you can get the best bang for your buck. I highly recommend it.

This dish is perfect to make on a Sunday night, cool and then dish up into little to-go containers. There is enough oatmeal for an entire work week. I put my fiancés in these little containers I got from Kentucky Fried Chicken. Perfect for him to take to work every morning.

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The Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal is moist, packed with a nice banana flavor and has a nice crunch from the walnuts. It’s denser than a traditional oatmeal, but it’s not dry. Very filling. I loved it.

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If you are looking for an easy breakfast that is quick and can be made ahead then this is it. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!

~J

Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a couple of handful of slivered walnuts. Buy the pre-packaged kind in the baking aisle.
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8x8 casserole with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the bananas. Add the brown sugar, eggs, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and walnuts. Mix well.
  3. Add the milk and mix until smooth.
  4. Add the oats and mix well. Pour into the casserole dish.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Top should be a golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool and then dish into single-serving leftover containers.

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