Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Banana Bread Oatmeal

The kids have definitely been on an oatmeal kick lately and no, I'm not talking about those instant packets. I'm one happy momma because it's frugal, fills them up and just plain good for you!

I spotted this version on Pinterest and was excited to try something new. We loved the baked apple oatmeal that I made a while back and usually the girls are content with just some cinnamon and brown sugar in theirs, but I wanted to jazz it up a little. Insert this dish. I have to tell you, my house smelt like banana bread all morning long! It was amazing. What's even better is it tastes just like banana bread, but actually healthy for you.

I saved myself some time in the morning by preparing the oatmeal the night before. That way I can just pull it out of the fridge and pop in the oven while everyone's getting ready. Can't beat that!

Banana Bread Oatmeal
2 medium bananas, mashed
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional, I left this out)

Preheat oven to 350. Mash up bananas well in a medium sized bowl. Add in brown sugar, egg, salt, vanilla, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and whisk all together. Next whisk in milk. Stir in oats and chopped walnuts if desired.
Spray inside of a small baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in oat mixture, cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and return to oven for another 7-8 minutes or until center is solid and edges are golden brown.  Serve warm with milk and enjoy! Makes enough for 4-5 servings.

Adapted from: Budget Bytes

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good, and I love that it's healthy! Can't wait to try to it...I've been trying to think of new ways to eat oatmeal, this is perfect :)


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