Baked oatmeal has become a staple in my diet lately. Since I started following the Faster Way to Fat-loss lifestyle (which you can read more about here), I started focusing more on getting healthy, whole foods into my meal planning. Baked oatmeal quickly became one of my favorite ways to break my fasts and after playing around with a few recipes, I settled on this one that I have yet to tire of. The mashed bananas, honey and cinnamon give it great flavor without being overly sweet. I love topping mine with some almond milk, especially when it’s still warm from the oven!
Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal via Live Well Bake Often
2 and 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup ripe mashed bananas (about 2 large bananas or 3 medium bananas)
3/4 cup milk* (I use almond milk)
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries*
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan well with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the mashed banana, milk, honey, egg, and vanilla extract until fully combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well incorporated. Gently fold in the blueberries. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and smooth it out into one even layer.
Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes or until the top is set and lightly golden brown. Mine is usually perfect around 35-36 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Slice and serve warm, or cool completely, cover tightly, and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
Any kind of milk will work in this recipe, I use unsweetened almond milk.If using frozen blueberries, make sure to gently stir them in so they do not bleed their color and turn the oatmeal purple.
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