Monday, July 4, 2011

Banana Oatmeal Bake

I almost love when I have overripe bananas.  It doesn't happen too often.  I buy a lot of bananas but they get eaten. Fast.  So when they start to get overripe, I jump at the chance to make something with bananas.  This time?  This awesome banana baked oatmeal.

I would have loved to use walnuts or pecans but all I had was almonds.  It was delicious and I especially loved it with a bit of vanilla yogurt.  My only thought was that it needed a bit of cinnamon. 

Banana Oatmeal Bake Recipe
Adapted from Recipe Rhapsody

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill 5 grain cereal
2 tbsp. wheat germ
2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cup milk, 1%
2 medium bananas, mashed
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 oz. almonds (or walnuts or pecans)

Combine oats, cereal, wheat germ, flaxseed, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.  In another bowl, combine honey, milk, egg, vanilla extract and bananas.  Combine the wet with the dry ingredients.  Lightly spray an 8 x 8 in. pan with cooking spray and pour in banana oats mixture.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.  Add nuts to the top and bake for another 5 minutes to toast them.  Serve warm.

Total calories = 1392 calories
6 servings = 232 calories per serving

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$5 Dinner Challenge at $5 Dinners
My Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory
Mouthwatering Mondays at A Southern Fairytale
Your Recipe, My Kitchen at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Just another Meatless Monday at What's for Dinner, Mom?
Midnight Maniac Meatless Monday at Midnight Maniac
Made By You Mondays at Skip to my Lou
Mangia Mondays at Delightfully Dowling
Tuesday at the Table at All The Small Stuff
Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Hearth n Soul at A Moderate Life & Mom's Sunday Cafe
Tasty Tidbits at Permanent Posies
Tuesday Night Supper Club at Fudge Ripple
Ingredient Spotlight: Banana at Eat At Home

Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. It looks great, Debbi! I agree, cinnamon would be wonderful. I need to make this again!

  2. This looks good. All I ever carry on hand are almonds. Pecans and walnuts are so much more expensive here.

  3. Mmm I've been meaning to give baked oatmeal a try! Yum!

  4. What a great way to use those bananas! That looks delicious. Can you freeze it?

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  5. I love a lot of Veronica's recipes - I must have missed this one - great stats too, and paired with yogurt you are right - so delicious!

    Hope you had a great 4th Debbi!

  6. This looks way too delicious to be healthy! Please share your yummy recipe with our readers by linking it up at Muffin Monday! Thanks!

  7. YUM!! That looks so delicious!!

  8. I eat my breakfast at work, and am always looking for new recipes to try. This looks like it would be perfect for wintertime breakfast!

  9. Yummy! Given this a try real soon ... your post made my five to try post today!

  10. Debbi, this sounds delicious, as well as super nutritious too! I love the banana almond combo - yum! Thank you for sharing another yummy post with the Hearth and Soul blog hop :)

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