Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Banana Nut Bread Baked Oatmeal




Update to this picture made 5/9/17.  Also - Love making this in my big muffin cups now!  Perfect service size and easy to eat on the run.

I made another one of Lynn (from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures) wonderful Baked Oatmeal recipes this morning.  Lynn calls hers Banana Baked Oatmeal. This is truly delicious!   She is such an inspiration! 

I made mine with bananas, chopped walnuts and cinnamon and it tasted just like a piece of banana bread. (Lynn bakes hers with chocolate chips, which would be equally as delicious!) 

I keep overripe, thick chunks of banana in my freezer for making smoothies and I just thawed some banana chunks in my microwave, drained off the water, and mashed them for using in this recipe.  My kitchen smelled delicious this morning and breakfast was a definite treat!  So easy and so inexpensive.  Mmmmmm!  It reminded me of my Tin Can Banana Bread

If you want a truly "fall" smell to waft through your kitchen along with that cool breeze, make some Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal.  You will be so happy you did!  And I would say that if you have picky eaters at home who don't eat oatmeal, but they do eat banana nut bread, this would be the way to sneak in some oatmeal.  Wow!  That's all I can say about this recipe - WOW!

Here's how I made Banana Nut Bread Baked Oatmeal AT HOME MY WAY:


BANANA NUT BREAD BAKED OATMEAL
  • 3 cups quick oats (old fashioned works fine too)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (this really perfected the banana nut bread flavor)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
  • ½ cup oil (I used canola) 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana (approximately 3) 

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats, chopped walnuts  brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt (I did this step the night before to ward off the morning rush). In separate dish, mix together milk, egg(s), oil and vanilla and mashed banana. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Spread into a casserole dish (sprayed or lightly oiled) (or even two loaf pans). Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until browning at the edges.
**I halved this recipe this morning since I'm the only one home to eat it.  It certainly won't go to waste because I'll probably eat it leftover until its completely gone!  Very, very yummy!

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