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Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

With just minutes of prep, you can have this hearty, healthy and delicious Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal ready for breakfast in about 1 hour! Simple and tasty.

If you’re looking for a warm and hearty breakfast idea, that has bonus points for using up ripe bananas, then this Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal is it! Made with simple ingredients, you can have this on your morning table in about 1 hour.

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A great way to use up ripe bananas!

If you’re like me and always seem to have ripe bananas sitting on your kitchen counter, this recipe is a great way to use them up! This Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal uses 2 ripe bananas, so it’s perfectly banana-y! Also, if you’re looking for more banana recipes, here are some I’ve shared over the years, including cakes, pudding, loaves, muffins and more.

a top down view of a dish of banana bread oatmeal sitting on a wooden table. next to the dish are bowls, spoons, brown sugar, cream and ripe bananas

Bake it now or bake it later.

This Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal is one of those recipes that can be made ahead of time, but you can also bake it the same day you make it. If you want to make it the day before you want to serve it, just assemble, cover and refrigerate overnight, then bake in the morning. If you wish to assemble and bake it the same day, just assemble, let sit for at least 15 minutes, then bake.

a top down view of a dish of banana bread oatmeal sitting on a wooden table. next to the dish ripe bananas

Great for busy mornings!

When we have busy weekends schedules, baked oatmeal recipes are my go-to breakfast. I like that I can assemble them the night before, then I pop them into the oven while everyone is getting ready (including me!). And if I’m really organized I’ll make one on Sunday night so it’s ready to go Monday morning for the kids before they head off to school (this is such a meal prep time saver that I love). Baked oatmeals are also a great time saver for overnight guests and holiday brunches.

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About the Ingredients:

  • Oats: I like to use quick oats for this baked oatmeal, but you can also use rolled oats.
  • Bananas: Use 2 ripe bananas. Mash until smooth, with no chunks.
  • Milk:  You can use 1, 2 or 3% milk for this recipe. The creamier the milk, the creamier the oatmeal. You can also use a non-dairy milk like oat milk or almond milk.
a top down view of a dish of banana bread oatmeal sitting on a wooden table. next to the dish are bowls, spoons, brown sugar, cream and ripe bananas

Tips & Tricks

  • Serve this baked oatmeal with: Milk or cream, and extra brown sugar or maple syrup if you like.
  • Optional Additions: You can add 1/4 cup chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts, or chocolate chips to this recipe for a real treat! Sometimes for extra nutrition I like to add in 1 – 2 tsp of chia seeds and 1 tbsp of flax seed.
  • Tip! I like to use a hand blender to blend the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla with the cinnamon too).
  • Leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 – 3 days. Just reheat individual portions in the microwave.

I hope you enjoy this Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal as much as we do!

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Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

With just minutes of prep, you can have this hearty, healthy and delicious Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal ready for breakfast in about 1 hour! Simple and tasty.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Resting Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking

Ingredients

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  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup oil (I like to use vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Mash the bananas, until fairly smooth (no big chunks). Set aside.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, milk, vanilla and cinnamon, until smooth. I like to use my hand blender to do this.
  3. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Combine the egg mixture and the oat mixture.
  6. Pour into an 8 X 8 baking dish. At this point you can do 1 of 2 things: cover and refrigerate overnight then bake in the morning, or let it rest for 15 minutes and bake right away.
  7. In the morning put the dish, uncovered, into a cold oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 – 45 minutes. If you are baking it the same day you make it, bake it at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.

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