Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

 6 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup mashed banana ( 2 large or 3 medium bananas)
  • 3/4 cup milk or almond milk,  room temperature
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Lightly grease or Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray or grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. Spread chopped pecans on an ungreased baking sheet. Toast for 4 to 6 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed banana, milk, eggs, coconut oil or butter, maple syrup, and vanilla then beat until smooth. Stir in the oats, 1/2 cup of the toasted pecans, the cinnamon, and salt. Stir making sure the mixture is well-combined.
  5. Spread oatmeal into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until set and light golden brown on top.
  6. Cool in the baking dish, at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  7. Serve with heated milk or cream, maple syrup, additional toasted pecans, or fresh fruit.

Reheat oatmeal by placing individual servings on a plate, drizzled with a little milk or cream, and heating in the microwave about 30 seconds.

Modified from the following source:

http://www.fivehearthome.com/2017/01/02/banana-nut-baked-oatmeal-healthy-breakfast-recipe/

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