Baked oatmeal is one of our favorite ways to start the day. Especially with a little one around these days, this quick, filling and delicious breakfast gets made once a week.
There are many recipes for baked oatmeal out there – most are filled with butter or oil and are high in sugar. For this recipe, we went to our traditional baked oatmeal base that we’ve used in our favorites like Berry Baked Oatmeal or Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal. This base is rich in flavor and has no oil or butter. Applesauce does the trick, adding more fantastic fruit to your morning breakfast.
This banana bread baked oatmeal got great reviews and tasted just like a slice of banana bread. Yum, yum! Consider topping it with your favorite banana bread add-ins, like chocolate chips.
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
- 3 C old fashioned oats
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/3 C brown sugar
- 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
- 1-2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
- 1 C milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
Begin by mixing 3 C oats, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/3 C brown sugar together in a medium bowl. Add in applesauce and mashed banana. Stir well.
Pour in 1 C milk, and 1 egg, and a 1/2 tsp. full of vanilla.
Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9x9 baking dish.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve warm with yogurt or milk and any toppings you would enjoy, or just eat as a piece, as you would cake!