I 100% meant to bring you a batch of brownies today, made with coffee flour and resulting in the deepest, richest chocolate brownies that really hit the mark, but they aren’t quite right yet. So, I ended up throwing together this banana baked oatmeal and loved it so much that I decided last minute to bring it to the blog! My love for baked oatmeal knows no bounds. Plus, my BFF wanted the recipe and since she’s a brand new mama, I knew this one would be easy for her to get together. Also, I’m going to bet that you have just about everything you need to throw this together this weekend, so brunch plans are taken care of.
I have to confess, I’m not a lover of straight up peanut butter and banana. I’m not one of those people who can spread peanut butter on a banana and munch away at it, the lack of crunchy textures makes me cringe (I can’t do squishy on squishy!). The best thing about this banana baked oatmeal is that it not only has lots of textures going on with the oats and granola, but it’s sweet and just slightly salty, from a healthy dose of peanut butter! If you are more of an almond butter lover, that would work perfectly fine here too, but being a peanut butter lover forever and ever, I’m going to stick with this recipe for quite a while. If you don’t have any granola on hand you can totally go without, but I like the texture it gives when baked up with almond milk and peanut butter, resulting in a chewier baked oatmeal.
Also, let’s talk toppings! I topped mine with plain ol’ coconut milk that was solidified in the fridge for a few days. I like to always keep a can in there (this is the BEST kind out there) for topping ice cream, oatmeal, etc. I could have sweetened the coconut cream a bit, but I like to keep it unsweetened since there is enough sugar/maple syrup going on in the oatmeal. I also topped mine with a little bit more syrup, but if you want more banana or nuts, I think that would be perfect too. Basically, banana baked oatmeal is the ultimate last minute breakfast prep hack and your weekend plans should totally involve it! I promise I’ll be back with those brownies soon. Cheers to pre-Friday!
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Breafast
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup granola (any variety)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups almond milk
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 banana, sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, granola, cinnamon, nutmeg, flaxseed, and baking powder. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, vanilla, almond milk and peanut butter. Add the almond milk mixture to the oat mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the sliced banana.
- Transfer to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
Erin Peterson says
This looks super yummy!! Do I just mix everything together in a bowl, spread in a pan, and pop in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes or something? I see ingredients but no baking instructions! Would love to try this!! Also, does the coconut milk have that whipped texture like that right out of the can??
Heart of a Baker says
Oh no, the recipe wasn’t complete, so sorry! It’s fixed now 🙂 I whipped the coconut milk a bit (after it solidified in the fridge overnight) with a hand mixer!
Tessa | Salted Plains says
Baked oatmeal is the best! I am with you on the peanut butter-banana texture thing. Lol. So funny. But this is ultra delicious! Have the best trip, my friend! xo
I have to differ with you on the fact that I eat just banana and PB together for bfast several times a week (and love it). Despite that, I think we can both agree on the fact that this version with oatmeal is probably amazing!
Julia Mueller says
While I do love me some brownies, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so I’m pretty psyched your posted this recipe! I’m all about the banana-peanut butter combo and luuurve me some baked oatmeal! Perfect for brunch this weekend!!
Todd Wagner | HonestlyYUM says
This is like all of my favorite things in one!!
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
I’ve never had baked oatmeal before, but this recipe is calling my name!
I need to try baked oatmeal! I’ve just launched myself from bircher muesli into steel-cut oat porridge, so I feel like the next step is a weekend baked version for brunch. I can’t do peanut butter on banana either – way too much squish.
YUM! I need this in my life… NOW. 🙂
Agness of Run Agness Run says
Yummy! Great recipe for a perfect start of the day!
I am sooo excited to hear you’re working on a coffee flour recipe, because I saw some at my Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and snatched it up immediately. I’ve been excited about the concept ever since I first heard about it oh, probably about a year ago, me being a coffee lover and all. However, I have little imagination, so I am waiting for you creative types to provide inspiration on uses. (-:
You mentioned the granola can be eliminated. Do you then double up on the oatmeal? Seems that a missing cup of granola would make a difference in the end result. Thanks
Heart of a Baker says
Yes, I would say you can add the equivalent amount of oatmeal for the granola!
This sounds really good! Think it would work with honey in place of maple syrup? I’m a huge fan of the pb/banana/honey combo!