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Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Bananas, walnuts, and cinnamon combine to give this Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal the delicious taste of banana bread! Just add an 8-oz glass of milk, and you’ll have a nutritious breakfast of protein and whole grains to power you through your morning.  

Bananas, walnuts, and cinnamon combine to give this Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal the delicious taste of banana bread!
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Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal for Breakfast

My kids are always begging to go to the farmers’ market with me in the summer and fall. They love to see all the fresh fruits, vegetables, and artisanal foods available from our local vendors and farmers (especially the free sampling that’s almost always offered by the vendors too, lol).

After our latest visit, we came home with tons of bananas.

The kids and I brainstormed some nutritious breakfasts that are also fun and easy. Oatmeal is always a favorite, and since they love the pumpkin oatmeal I make, what would be better than a banana bread-style Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal.

Even though this recipe requires baking, I still consider it an “easy breakfast” because it’s more of a make-ahead style breakfast.

You can bake it the night before and have several days’ worth of quick breakfasts since you can just pop a serving into the microwave and reheat for one minute.

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Yum!

Bananas, walnuts, and cinnamon combine to give this Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal the delicious taste of banana bread!

Ingredients + Notes

  • 3 large ripe bananas | The riper the better.
  • Eggs | 1 Large
  • Vanilla | I always recommend a pure vanilla extract. Costs more, but it is just so much better tasting than the imitation vanilla.
  • Milk 
  • Old-fashioned oats | Make sure to use old-fashioned oats, not the quick cook.
  • Brown sugar | I prefer Brown sugar in this recipe over white. I also love to sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top for extra crunch and caramelization. you could do the same with a bit of brown sugar.
  • Baking powder | Make sure your baking powder is fresh.
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Chopped walnuts | Pecans are great too. Just use your fave.

How to Make the Baked Banana Oatmeal

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In medium mixing bowl, mash 2 bananas with a fork and mix in the egg, vanilla, and milk until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
  5. Fold in walnuts
  6. Pour into a greased 8 by 8 baking dish and top with additional diced bananas and an optional sprinkle of sugar.
  7. Cook oatmeal for 25 to 30 minutes until set and cooked through.
  8. Garnish with more bananas and walnuts and a splash of milk.

Oh my goodness, this banana oatmeal is soo good!

I added a tiny little extra sprinkle of turbinado sugar to the top of the oatmeal, and as the oatmeal bakes, the sugar melts on the bananas, and gives them an extra-delicious caramelized banana taste!

You can eat the Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal as is, but we loved it even more broken up with an extra splash of milk poured over the top.

Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal
Baked Banana Oatmeal

Enjoy!

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Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 6 1x

Description

Bananas, walnuts, and cinnamon combine to give this Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal the delicious taste of banana bread!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 large ripe bananas (the riper the better)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (plus more for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mash 2 bananas with a fork and mix in the egg, vanilla, and milk until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
  5. Fold in walnuts
  6. Pour into a greased 8 by 8 baking dish and top with additional diced bananas and an optional sprinkle of sugar.
  7. Cook oatmeal for 25 to 30 minutes until set and cooked through.
  8. Garnish with more bananas and walnuts and a splash of milk.

Enjoy!


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