You’ve probably noticed that oatmeal bakes are one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. It tastes like you are eating a mix between oatmeal, cobbler and cake – how can you go wrong with that?!?
This week I made it a bit differently and the final product is AMAZING – it tastes like banana bread, but is packed full of healthy ingredients. You could easily cut it into bars and take it to work with you, crumble it into yogurt in place of a granola bar – or just eat it with a fork like I’m doing. You’ll love it regardless of how you choose to consume it!
What’s also great about this recipe is that you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen if you are like me, bananas and greek yogurt are always around and everything else is non-perishable!
Here’s how you make it (4 huge or 6 large servings):
- Preheat the oven to 180C/375F
- Mash 5 bananas in a bowl and add in 3 tsp cinnamon, heavy dash vanilla, dash nutmeg, 2 cups oats, 1 cup chopped pecans, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 2 tbsp chia seeds and 1/2 cup almond milk
- Pour mixture into an 9×9 pan and top with sliced bananas (arrange however you think looks best – I sliced one in half lengthwise)
- Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy warm or cold
How easy is that?!? Kids and adults would both love this – tastes like dessert!
- 6 bananas (5 to mash, 1 for decoration)
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- heavy dash vanilla
- light dash nutmeg
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt (I used full fat, but non-fat or 2% would work just fine!)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
I hope you try this one ASAP – it’s so wonderful and such a great way to start your day!