Raise your hand if you love a filling, delicious, and EASY breakfast that the whole family will love?
I recently was introduced to baking oats, rather than cooking them in a pot on the stove. This discovery is a game changer! I tried out a fantastic recipe for "Banana Bread Oat Bake" and we gobbled it up! It was great the morning it was prepared and great as leftovers warm or cold over the next few days.
I wanted to make it again the other morning, but did not have all the ingredients on hand. So I searched around to get ideas on how to prepare other versions of oat bakes and then threw this one together. It came out so GOOD that I had to go back and try to write down what I did.
So here it is for you to enjoy also! The recipe can be easily changed, depending on how you like it or what you have on hand.
Blueberry Banana Oat Bake
3 T melted butter (or ghee or coconut oil)
1.5 C milk (your choice of milk is perfect)
2 overripe bananas, mashed
2-4 T maple syrup (add to your sweetness liking)
1-2 t vanilla extract
2 C rolled oats
1/4 C hemp seeds (or chopped nuts, other types of seeds)
1/3 C almond flour (or flour of your choice (if coconut flour & add extra 2T of milk))
1 t cinnamon
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t cardamom (or nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice blend)
Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
Pumpkin seeds (hemp seeds, chopped nuts, etc)
Preheat oven to 375 F
Lightly spread butter or oil on the bottom and sides of an 8x10 inch baking dish
Combine all wet ingredients into a large mixing bowl, stir to mix well
Add in dry ingredients and stir well to ensure milk mixture coats all oats
Pour into baking dish, spread evenly
Top with blueberries and seeds/nuts
Bake for 40-50 minutes, start checking for doneness at 40 minutes
Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving!
Serve with plain yogurt on the side for an extra delicious breakfast!
Bananas come in all shapes and sizes and can change the consistency of the oat batter:
Batter too dry? Try adding another 1/4 C of milk, more liquid may be needed depending on your bananas.
Batter too wet? Add a T more of flour, stir and then reassess. Add additional T of flour if needed.