baking powder – helps the baked oatmeal rise and lightens the texture of the baked oatmeal.
cinnamon – I’m a cinnamon lover so I add cinnamon to almost all of my baked oatmeal recipes.
maple syrup – add a hint of sweetness with maple syrup.
vanilla extract – just a touch of vanilla flavor.
sea salt – just a pinch to bring all of the flavors together.
banana – adds moisture, a subtle flavor and sweetness to this baked oatmeal. You’ll add mashed banana to the batter and then top with sliced bananas.
chopped walnuts – you can use any nut you’d like but I love walnuts with bananas!
vanilla protein powder – optional but I like to add it for a protein boost! I use Nuzest protein powder (use my code eatingbirdfood for 15% off)
What if I Need More Than 1 Serving?
You’re in luck! I created this Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal recipe that makes 6 servings. This recipe is great if you want to bake once and have it for breakfast all week! The recipe is super similar to the single serve version, just for a larger portion. I also have this Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups if you want a larger quantity in muffin form! These are really portable and perfect for kiddos.
This recipe is best enjoyed right after baking! It does take about 40 minutes to prepare, but much of that time is hands-off cooking time! Obviously not the best recipe for busy morning, but great for a relaxing weekend breakfast.
If you want to try prepping it in advance you can combine all the ingredients, place in a covered container and then transfer to the baking dish and bake the next morning. I haven’t fully tested this method, but it should work just fine.
How to Serve
I personally eat this baked oatmeal on it’s own, but you could absolutely pair with more options for a full breakfast spread. Here’s what I would serve with this recipe: