Saturday, March 30, 2013

Baked Banana Nut Oatmeal

This is a variation of my Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal ... sometimes you just want something a little different ... both are delicious for breakfast or as a dessert though not at all overly sweet!!!  I made one and took it to my daughter, who is stationed at Keesler AFB, last weekend when I went for a visit and her and her roommates loved it and wanted to know how to make it for themselves!!!

Before Baking ~ should look soupy

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal

1 cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
¼ cup Pecans, chopped (divided)
½ tsp Baking Powder
1tsp Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
¼ cup Maple Syrup
1 cup Silk Very Vanilla (or 1 cup Milk and 1 tsp Vanilla)
1 tsp Vanilla (additional to above)
1 Frozen Overripe Banana, mashed*
2 Tblsp Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled slightly (totally optional)
3 Fresh Bananas, peeled and sliced

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.  Place Oats, half of the Pecans, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, and Salt in a mixing bowl.  Stir to combine.  Combine the Syrup, Silk, Vanilla, Butter and the Mashed Banana in a liquid measuring cup.

Spread the sliced Fresh Bananas in a single layer over bottom of baking dish.  Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the Bananas in an even layer.  Pour the liquid ingredients over the oats.  Sprinkle remaining Pecans and Banana slices over top. 

Bake for 30-40 minutes, until top is browned and oats have set.  Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

*2 Frozen Overripe Bananas would make it even yummier!!

1 comment:

  1. I'll be trying this! Let ya know how it turns out, Denise Hurst