Baked Banana Oatmeal

dsc07301.JPG

Baked Oatmeal turned out great!!! I studied a bunch of recipes and came up with my own based on other techniques. Of course mine featured banana as the star ingredient!

1) Bananas

Slice 2 bananas. You can add these however you like – in with the wet ingredients or arranged in a pattern on the top (and/or bottom!) of the dish. (You’ll need an additional mashed banana for the wet ingredients below)

2) Combine the dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

3) Combine the wet ingredients:

  • 1 egg, beat
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1.5 cups skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

4) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix well.

5) Line an 8″ pan (square or round) with parchment paper (for easy removal and cutting!).

6) Layer some banana slices on the bottom. Pour batter into pan. Top with remaining banana slices.

dsc07084.JPG

OR just use cooking spray – or a pie dish (which is harder to get out in one piece but saves having to use parchment)
dsc07296.JPG

7) Pop into a 375* oven for about 26 minutes.

8) After 26 minutes, increase heat to broil, sprinkle oatmeal with 1 heaping tbsp brown sugar and broil for 3-4 minutes.

= bubbly caramelized sugar topping!

dsc07295.JPG

Makes 4 portions about 275 kcal, 6 grams fiber and 11 grams protein each. We saved one portion to reheat tomorrow!

dsc07300.JPG

{ 183 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joyce March 23, 2008 at 9:55 am

wow sure looks delicious, can’t wait to make some of them for myself :)

Reply

2 Ashley March 23, 2008 at 11:59 am

This seems like a great change from the normal bowl of oatmeal yum!! I cant wait to try it!

Reply

3 Laurie March 27, 2008 at 8:03 am

I made this today and it was delicious! Just one thing to note, I used the parchment paper method, and at the very end when I popped it back in the oven to broil….my parchment paper caught on fire!!! Yikes! Luckily I was near by and was able to put it out, but I’ll have to remember that for next time I make it.

Reply

4 Kath March 27, 2008 at 9:02 am

Laurie,
Oh my gosh!! I trimmed down all my edges with scissors, but I actually think you’re right that you’re not supposed to broil parchment. Thanks for the heads up!!

kath

Reply

5 BethT March 27, 2008 at 9:30 am

With your love of cinnamon – no cinnamon in this? I was tempted to add some but wondered if perhaps you tried it with bad results.

Reply

6 Kath March 27, 2008 at 9:39 am

Beth,
I put cinnamon in the second batch – it was good!

K

Reply

7 Mandy A April 1, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Hey kath!!!

A couple of questions for you!

Do you think I could sub hemp milk or rice milk for this?

Also, do you think I could try using blueberries on top and bottom rather than banana?

Thanks :)

Reply

8 Kath April 1, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Mandy A,
Yes and yes!! I think both would work fine!

Kath

Reply

9 Nick April 3, 2008 at 9:41 pm

We think alike…I would feature bananas as well and naturally have peanut butter very nearby. Never thought to bake it though, did it come out dry? It sure seems like it would. Looks real tasty though.

- The Peanut Butter Boy

Reply

10 Kath April 4, 2008 at 4:15 am

Nick,
It was dry-er than oatmeal in a bowl but not dry in a gross way.

Yum!

K

Reply

11 Sidi April 22, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I make you responsable for me starting to have oatmeal every-single morning. Thanks!

Reply

12 Amy May 12, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Wow, I was just thinking about how make a baked oatmeal. Maybe I’ll try my cherry almond one baked like this next time! This looks like a healthy, but delicious cake.

Reply

13 Gina May 24, 2008 at 8:56 am

I had this for breakfast today & it was SO delicious! This is definitely my favorite way to eat oatmeal. The first time, I tried it with the parchment paper, but when I had to remove the paper before turning it up to broil, the oatmeal stuck & got flipped sideways =/ This time I used Crisco on the pan and it turned out perfectly!

Reply

14 Sara June 3, 2008 at 6:53 pm

I love your blog! And I LOVE this oatmeal!! I made it last week and I’m already planning on making it again…it’s so delicious! I could eat it everyday. Have you ever tried it with apples instead of bananas?

Reply

15 Kath June 3, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Sara ,
I haven’t yet, but sounds like a good ingredient to try sometime soon :)

K

Reply

16 jenny June 8, 2008 at 1:32 pm

what if you used quick oats?

Reply

17 Kath June 8, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Jenny,
It would probably work but I haven’t tried it. you might need to experiment with the liquid levels or cooking time (since quick oats require less) to make sure you’re getting the right consistency.

Kath

Reply

18 jenny June 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm

i tried your recipe today with quick oats but it was kinda of too wet, it resembled really really thick oatmeal instead of how dry yours look. I baked it for even 10 more minutes but it was still kind of wet. Dont take me wrong, it was still delicious though, I just thought that the texture was suppose to be drier. I would definitely make it again but maybe just add 1 cup milk?

Reply

19 Kath June 8, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Thanks for the report Jenny. Sounds like a little less liquid would be better, as mine is not that wet on the inside. Or a longer baking time??

K

Reply

20 Krysten August 25, 2008 at 9:05 am

I made this for breakfast this morning and it was fantastic! I have two more servings for tomorrow morning, but how do you usually reheat it? I was thinking the microwave might make it too mushy.. maybe the toaster oven?

Reply

21 Kath August 25, 2008 at 10:21 am

Krysten ,
I have just microwaved, and you’re right that the crispy outside is somewhat compromised, but if you have time, reheat in the microwave for a small amount and finish in the oven – perhaps on broil? Or toaster oven!

Kath

Reply

22 Sarah August 31, 2008 at 11:37 pm

I tried to make this, but somehow mine didn’t turn out…it was mushy and stuck to the parchment paper. Does it matter what kind of dish you bake it in? I cooked it in a glass dish…I don’t know if that makes a huge difference.

It looks so good that I’d like to give this another try. Any additional suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)

Reply

23 Kath September 1, 2008 at 7:03 am

Sarah ,
It sounds to me like it wasn’t cooked enough, and I would agree it might have been the glass dish. Glass doesn’t conduct heat as well as metal does.

Kath

Reply

24 Samantha September 7, 2008 at 9:25 am

I made this this morning and it was awesome. I have to work today and I’m considering taking leftovers for lunch.

Here’s what I did for any future readers:

1. Reduced the milk to one cup because I only had quick oats on hand.

2. Added 1 tsp cinnamon to dry ingredients.

3. Used an 8 x 8 metal pan, parchment just on the bottom and sprayed the sides. It worked perfectly.

Kath-

I stumbled upon your site a week or two ago when I was in search of a granola recipe. (Which is great by the way). I’m so glad I found your blog because we have much of the same tastes. I could live on peanut butter, bananas and oatmeal!

Thanks for the great recipe!
Samantha

Reply

25 Kath September 7, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Samantha,
Welcome to KERF!! Thanks so much for the recipe tips!

Kath

Reply

26 elizabeth October 2, 2008 at 12:28 am

I printed out this recipe awhile ago, but I just made this last night and it was delicious! I used quick oats bc that’s all I had and all the store had, but it still turned out wonderful. I especially liked the caramelized brown sugar topping, yum!

Reply

27 Sue November 17, 2008 at 11:07 am

Thanks, Kathy. My kids LOVED this! (As the adults.)

S

Reply

28 Mandy December 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Kath, silly question… but is this 2 bananas sliced up and then one extra in the mix? Or two bananas overall for the whole recipe?

Thanks! :)

Reply

29 Mandy December 2, 2008 at 9:27 pm

never mind.. i found the answer! It helps to read :)

sorry!

Reply

30 Abby January 13, 2009 at 10:27 am

MMmmm… this was awesome! I made a 1/2 a batch since the husband doesn’t dare eat healthy… he’s missing out! I put the mashed banana inside, but just put blueberries on top. Together it was great and really filling! Thanks for the great recipes… I’m excited to try more!

Reply

31 Whitney February 1, 2009 at 2:14 am

Hi Kath!

This recipe looks great! I thought that a cinnamon apple version would be delicious however with my limited cooking experience, I wasn’t sure how to make the proper adjustments. Any suggestions for how to incorporate the apples and adjust the wet ingredients?

Reply

32 Kath February 1, 2009 at 9:13 am

Whitney ,
I don’t know if I would change any of the ingredient amounts other than sub the apples for bananas. Maybe add a tad bit less water or perhaps a sprinkle of raisins to help soak up any excess?

Kath

Reply

33 Nicole February 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I train to run 1/2 marathons and need a hearty and quick breakfast… I make this the night before, stick it in the fridge after its baked, and take it to go! Oatmeal really sticks with you on those 10+ mile runs, and it never upsets the stomach!

Its AWESOME!!

Reply

34 Liza February 26, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (can’t say it enough) this recipe! I use swap almond milk for milk and egg whites for the egg and top it with blueberries before baking. When it’s done, I top it with Fage 0% and chopped walnuts. It’s my new favorite breakfast in the world and it holds me for hours. Thanks, Kath! You’ve done it again!

Reply

35 Peggy February 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Kath,

Have you ever used steel cut oatmeal instead of rolled oats in any of your breakfast recipes? Oh, and by the way I tried this recipe the other day and it was yummy! I enjoyed it the next day for lunch. Thanks, and I am glad I came across your web site. I really enjoy reading it and trying out your recipes.

Reply

36 Meghan Telpner March 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm

This looks like such an amazing treat… even though its really just a different form of what I eat for breakfast every day.

Reply

37 kelly March 22, 2009 at 8:11 am

hmmm, texture turned out right but it came out really bland. The bananas weren’t very ripe though so perhaps they’re the culprit? Any thoughts?

Reply

38 Sarah March 25, 2009 at 3:27 pm

this looks amazing- I will be trying this very soon!!!

Reply

39 pamela March 28, 2009 at 8:59 am

wow! i just made this for breakfast and it was delicious! we used 2% milk and i added a little cinnamon. my husband thought it was great!

Reply

40 Melissa April 3, 2009 at 9:21 am

I finally got around to making this for breakfast today and it was FANTASTICO! Thanks for the great recipes. Love them and your site!
melissa

Reply

41 Katie April 20, 2009 at 7:56 am

Kath,

I LOVE your site – I too started eating oatmeal because of you. Now I look forward to waking up to my bowl of oats. Speaking of, have you tried the TJ pb with flax – so good!

Have you tried doing the baked oatmeal in muffin cups? I just got some new square silicone muffin cups and thought it might be worth a try??

Thanks for blogging!

Katie

Reply

42 Kath April 20, 2009 at 8:30 am

Katie,
I haven’t, but that’a great idea!! Maybe I’ll give that a try soon :)

K

Reply

43 Lee Ann May 15, 2009 at 10:02 am

This looks great, I am definitley going to give this one a try, adding a bit a cinnamon to it, no other changes.

Question, in the finished serving photo – what is in the spoon, did I miss something?

Thanks!!!

Reply

44 Kath May 15, 2009 at 10:14 am

Lee Ann ,
That would be almond butter!

Kath

Reply

45 Recipes for Toasters June 4, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Now this looks really yummistic!
Thanks a loth Kath…just can’t wait to lay my tongue on it…lol

Reply

46 Zach G June 15, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Just a comment, 275 kcal’s is 275,000 calories which is about 273,000 calories more thanwhat a person should have in a day. I think you would have been right just saying 275 cals a serving which seems more accurate when accounting for the sugar and the bananas.

BTW can’t wait to try this out!

Reply

47 Kath June 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Zach,

The Calories we normal refer to are actually kilocalories, which is why I said kcal.

Kath

Reply

48 Gloria June 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Had anyone try to make it with flax seed instead of egg?
How does it turn out?

Reply

49 Shawnee July 23, 2009 at 10:51 am

I tried this and it was amazing! I took some to my coworker, and now I am printing off the recipe for her. Thanks. :)

Reply

50 Crystal August 24, 2009 at 10:53 am

Just tried this this weekend and so good!! I used mashed bananas in the mix, strawberries on the bottom and blueberries and almonds on the top. I didn’t have brown sugar but didn’t miss it. My boyfriend loved it. And we have some leftovers for a couple more breakfasts this week!! Thanks!

Reply

51 Melissa August 30, 2009 at 11:51 am

I made this today and it was incredible MMMM. I added cinnamon like someone suggested. Used a glass pie plate and just buttered it a bit. I put banana on the bottom with a sprinkle of brown sugar as well. Banana on top. After broiling I flipped it onto a plate and it came out of the pan perfect. Served with a splash of cream.. soooo good!!

Reply

52 Jac September 1, 2009 at 2:55 am

How do u store them? in the fridgE?
Looks d’lish!

Reply

53 Amy September 8, 2009 at 7:41 am

Wonderful! Made it today. I used a pie plate and it was full to the brim, so I was a little worried it would bubble over, but it didn’t.

Reply

54 Sherin September 26, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Super Duper Dan. I tried, and shared this recipe w/all my friends. Thanks from the bottom of my heart… :)

Reply

55 Ann October 15, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I made this this morning and, well, yes, it was quite tasty but…hmmm how does it differ from oatmeal in a pan except for a bit more fuss? Here’s why I ask. I frequently put an egg in my oatmeal. When the oatmeal is done I plop the egg in, stir it up, put a top on the pan and walk away for about 10-15 minutes. The addition of the banana is a great idea–could just put that in the pan too; mashed or sliced or just put the slices on top. If you use an oven-safe bowl to eat it out of you could just put your bowl under the broiler with the sugar to get the caramelized top.

Just sayin’

Also, maybe the reason some comments mention that it didn’t firm up might be a question of how big and/or how ripe the banana was. It also might be a question of egg size. The bigger the egg the dryer the outcome. Mine turned out perfectly set up and nicely moist throughout. I use a small (6 1/2″ banana and a large egg). I also had meant to put in the cinnamon that was suggested but forgot so I mixed it with the brown sugar (a mix of black strap molasses, a little white sugar and some Stevia Blend) and that gave it a real nice topping.

Hope any of this helps.
Love your website!

Reply

56 DebJ October 27, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Wonderful recipe! Thanks so much :)

Reply

57 maggie November 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm

This is delicious!! I’m addicted! I added raisins………might try it with apples next time. I also used soy milk since I am in the stage of my l ife when I need soy. Thank you!! Great recipe!

Reply

58 Lauren December 9, 2009 at 11:47 am

Kath,

I just thought I’d stop by and say hello! I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and I really love it. I’m new to the blogging world, and currently struggling to get one up and running for myself! I appreciate your honesty and all the hard work you’ve put into your blog. This morning I tried this recipe and it came out perfect! I’m also trying to learn how to cook so for something to come out perfectly is amazing! Thanks again for all of the inspiration!

- Lauren

Reply

59 meike December 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I am making this as we speak. I added dried cranberries and wheat germ to mine for protein. This will last me a few days for sure!

Reply

60 judy December 28, 2009 at 11:39 am

Is there some way to print your recipes without all of the pictures and blogs on the page?

Reply

61 Kath December 28, 2009 at 11:55 am

Judy,
You could spring them through Springpadit.com.

Reply

62 Jon January 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I was told by doctor that I need to change my diet and this meal is making it easy. Thank you also i need more oatmeal recipies that are not boring what do you suggest.

Reply

63 Becs in Britain March 2, 2010 at 3:31 am

Hi everybody, just thought some of you might be interested to know that I made this without egg the other day, and just used a tablespoon of fat free yog as a substitute. This worked perfectly – to be honest I couldn’t tell the difference!
Jon – if you have a look through Kath’s ‘blogroll’ there are loads of other cool sites there, some of which do their own oatmeal recipes (though nothing rivals Kath’s awesome tribute to oatmeal!). Check them out if you need inspiration.
Kath – quick question. I need to pick your expert dietitian-in-training brain! I have insulin resistance, so stick to a low GI diet, and do my best to avoid sugary things. I noticed you use fruit spreads on some of your breakfasts, and I bought some 100% pear & apple spread at the weekend. Having checked the ingredients list I’m happy that it’s just apple and pear, but it tastes awfully sweet! Do you think I’m OK to have this, or will it spike my blood sugar too much? I was thinking of adding it to yogurt and topping my baked oatmeal with it.
By the way, being from the UK, I never came across baked oatmeal until I discovered your blog! Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for jazzing up my breakfasts!! x

Reply

64 Kath March 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

Becs,
Thanks for your comment! I think the all-fruit spread sounds great. Love that it’s all fruit! Fruit is Mother Nature Approved :)

K

Reply

65 Aneesha March 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Hey!

I had leftover oatmeal, so I looked up your blog and found this recipe and made it for Andrew and I! We both really liked it, very filling, and a great change to our usual special k and milk breakfast on the go! thanks for the recipe

Reply

66 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Oh how fun!!! Thanks for letting me know Aneesha!

Reply

67 Lis March 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Well, I haven’t tried it yet, because it’s still HOT out of the oven, but I wanted to take a minute to say thanks for this recipe! (I ended up here circuitously, isn’t that the way of the web? ) My kids love oatmeal and bananas, and I like the baked/carmelized sugar idea. I think we’ll sprinkle pecans on top~ :)

To answer the poster who asked how this is different than oatmeal in a pan with egg…. umm… it’s baked… gets crusty…. different texture.

Oh, I had to use half quick oats because that was what I had… it doesn’t look too mushy… just for the sake of information.

Now that I’ve found your blog, I’ll have to poke around some more! I love oatmeal, bananas and PB as well, and so do my kids!

Reply

68 Lis March 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm

OK, just posting back to say that this is a winner! :) BTW, I baked in a pottery dish, no spray, no parchment, and just scooped it out with a spoon~ a little bit left on the sides, but not bad~ :)

Reply

69 Mandy April 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

So I love all of your oatmeal recipes. I made this one for my family today and they loved it. I am 18, and up until I was 15 I was very unhealthy and overweight. Then I had a growth spurt and slimmed down a bit, started watching what I ate, running, and did lose weight, but I still love food and cooking! I am so excited to find this site, for someone who loves food and cooking equally. Also you have inspired me to look possibly into a career in nutrition and health, so thank you :)

Reply

70 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) April 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Kath,
This is like super easy oat-banana bread. Brilliant. Definitely bookmarking this one! Thx. :)

Reply

71 Darcy April 18, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I just made this tonight, added an extra banana and a dash of cinnamon. I also baked it in a silicon muffin pan, for single serve easier in the AM. Wonderful recipe!!!

Reply

72 Mark April 19, 2010 at 1:11 am

i went the apple road but wanted to make sure it was softened a bit – when i went to stew it i though – hey what if i added some grated ginger <- big ginger fan – and oh my god – awesome is the only word coming to mind.

Reply

73 Kirsten May 12, 2010 at 9:02 am

I tried this and my oatmeal hating husband loved it. I called it breakfast cake and he seemed satisfied with that explanation.

The second time I made it I traded the banana for grated apple, grated carrot and cinnamon – loved it. I would have added raisins but I don’t like how bloated they get.

Reply

74 Bridee June 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I saw this recipe and had to make it immediately!!! LOVED it…. so good. Thanks!

Reply

75 Diane July 1, 2010 at 7:16 am

Made it this morning. Yum yum yum!!!!!!! Thank you :)

Reply

76 Kim July 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm

This was totally as good as bread pudding which is one of my most fave desserts. And I can guess this is a tad healthier…. ;)

Oh and I added a healthy dose of Cinnamon. YUMMMMMMM!

Reply

77 Amy July 14, 2010 at 12:39 am

Thanks! I made my own version with water instead of milk. I added a drop of honey and skipped the salt and only used two bananas that were not too overripe. I will try it again with milk next time.
Yum!

Reply

78 Lucy July 18, 2010 at 9:32 am

Thanks! I only had quick oats so I reduced the milk (a cup and maybe 1 tbs) and cooked it for about 22 minutes . Used vanilla soymilk since my daughter is allergic to dairy, and also added cinnamon. Also used a 9″ silicone round pan and it came out wonderfully. With the silicone pan didn’t need to use paper or spray and I turned it onto a plate and then turned it again onto another plate (so the sugar banana topping would be on top). It came out beautiful and delicious. My 2 yeard old and my husband both enjoyed it.
Thanks for so may wonderful recipes!

Reply

79 Rachel July 20, 2010 at 9:23 am

The second I saw this, I knew I had to make it!! Bananas and Oatmeal are two of my favorite things, separate or together! Wonderful idea.. mine is coming out of the oven in t-60seconds.. YEAH! Thank you;-)

Reply

80 Jane October 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Ok, you got me! I’m not an oatmeal (mush) eater at all, but know it’s good for me, so I tried this baked recipe – YUM! I used one and a half cups skim milk, and I think I’ll just try one cup next time (this was moist, but I want it a bit dryer). I also added 1 t cinnamon, which was a great idea. I had visions of apple while eating it, so I think I’ll try them next time.

Thanks, Kath, for making me an oatmeal-eating person!

Reply

81 redhead57 November 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm

YAYYYYY!! I found this recipe about a year ago and made it a couple of times…then lost the recipe. I’ve tried some others, but yours is simple, healthy and delicious. I’m so excited that I found it….I’m going to go make some right this minute! :)

Reply

82 Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two November 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I am making this right now! It is in the oven…we’ll see if it turns out as good as yours looks :) VERY excited to eat it.

Reply

83 Catherine November 11, 2010 at 10:44 am

Hey! Just began reading your blog and really love it! Also have a huge affinity for Cville so love knowing that’s where you’re based : ) anyways, I made this recipe today and tweaked it a bit and it was delicious- I did a canned pumpkin base on the bottom (probably 2/3 cup?) then dd the oatmeal with almond milk, more pumpkin (another 2/3?) and egg, and lots of pumpkin pie seasonin plus cinnamon and salt (put a little bit too much salt actually…) and then topped the oatmeal with raisins and then broiled with brown sugar- sooo yummy! Thanks for the inspiration! :-) looking forward to trying some more of your recipes!

Reply

84 ApacheGirl December 3, 2010 at 1:28 am

All of your recipes are great! Uncomplicated ingredients, easy instructions, delicious… perfect for a health conscious student who is short on time! Thank you!

Reply

85 Honey December 9, 2010 at 1:27 am

I love your blog and recipes. I’m all about eating healthy too… this recipe is brilliant. Really nice job, and love that idea on caramelizing the brown sugar. how smart?!?!?

Reply

86 carlee January 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm

The calories in that arnt bad AT ALL!

Reply

87 Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) January 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

I have been wanting to make this recipe for years and I finally made it this morning! I can’t believe it took me this long. This recipe is wonderful! It’s a great change from the ordinary bowl of stove top oats. The only change I made was that I added cinnamon. I enjoyed it topped with peanut butter. So delicious. I cut the recipe in half and divided it between two glass pyrex bowls in which I sprayed with cooking spray. I loved the crunchy topping from the broiled brown sugar!!

Reply

88 Florie February 2, 2011 at 12:55 am

Soo..I purchased some bananas…ALOT of bananas lol and 1/2 of them were becoming too ripe before i could even eat a 1/4 of them! so i looked up banana oatmeal and came across this recipe and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! I added cinnamon and next time, i’m definitely going to add some walnuts :)…so delish and perfect for an on the go beginner cook! Thank You! and i look forward to making another amazing dish from this website! :)

Reply

89 Kate February 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Kath – I’m VERY lazy in the morning and I don’t have much time to make and bake this dish. Could I make this dish at night and pop it in the oven in the morning? I’m wondering if it may get too soggy sitting over night.

I’m trying this recipe since I’m loving overnight oats!!!!!

Reply

90 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 7:36 am

I am lazy in the morning too – which is why I haven’t made this in years!! :) I think you probably could assemble it at night, but the oats would absorb some of the liquid so you’d probably want to add more liquid or bake it less

Reply

91 Jesyka February 10, 2011 at 11:51 am

This recipe may have moved you to the top of my “list of favorite people that I don’t know.” Thank you for making that happen today. Pleasantries.

Reply

92 nikki March 7, 2011 at 10:09 am

I’ve made this several times with the bananas, and I’ve always gotten rave reviews.
This morning I was out of bananas, so I decided to try it with apples. It was fabulous!!
I left all the measurements the same, merely adding 1 tsp of cinnamon and subbing 2 grated apples for the sliced bananas and 2/3 C applesauce for the mashed banana.

Reply

93 Lizzy @ runbakerace July 13, 2011 at 11:02 am

I made this last night with fresh strawberries and blueberries in the place of the banana slices. It was amazing. The husband took a cold slice for a snack.

Reply

94 Buffy Gill July 31, 2011 at 5:25 am

Hi Kath,

I’m from NZ, and only just discovered your website randomly a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been intrigued by your use of peanut butter on everything – we totally don’t do that in NZ! Peanut butter is for toast or sandwiches only… (or maybe in a satay sauce). Anyway, tried your baked banana oatmeal tonight my first of your recipes to try. Was making in advance for tomorrow morning’s breakfast (take to work heat in micro), but smelt so yummy, my boyfriend and i decided to have some tonight for pudding! Had it warm with a bit of milk, a scoop of vanilla icecream, and sprinkled with more cinnamon (i put some in the recipe like some people had suggested). It was DELICIOUS!! My boyfriend even thought it was delicious, asked if there was any more left over for tomorrow night!! Tomorrow morning am going to have it warm with plain yoghurt and some milk for brekky. Thanks heaps for the recipe!! (PS i made half the recipe, with 2 bananas 1 mashed 1 sliced, and still 1 egg – worked PERFECTLY).

Buffy :)

Reply

95 KathEats July 31, 2011 at 6:56 am

So cool to think my recipes are being enjoyed around the world!! Glad you liked it :)

Reply

96 Buffy Gill July 31, 2011 at 5:26 am

oh forgot to mention for dessert with the icecream we also had it with some chopped almonds and cashews sprinkled on top – SO GOOD!!

Reply

97 Karen September 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Kath – This sounds delish!! Do you know the fat grams and carbs ? I’m following Weight Watchers & need that in order to figure the PointsPlus of this recipe. Can’t wait to try it!! Thanks.

Reply

98 KathEats September 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I dont’ know…but you could plug them into a calculator?

Reply

99 Nicole September 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm

This looks so cool. I have tried a couple of your oatmeal recipes and my wee one really enjoyed them. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. It has been great keeping up with you. :) Oh I also just started (after years of procrastinating/self doubting) my own cooking website. It is called MyLoveForCooking.com I would love it if you checked it out (it is just launching so it will fill up in time :)

Reply

100 Kara October 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

cant wait to try

Reply

101 deb galinis November 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

wow I just tried this it is awesome! I had some baked oatmeal when a coworker had brought some in for the first time and enjoyed it. I love the brown sugar on top what a good taste just enough sugar but not to much :)

Reply

102 Shenai November 19, 2011 at 2:50 am

I just making baked banana Oatmeal for thanksgiving again because every one in my family and friends love it. They asked me to make it again for thanksgiving. :) It really so good yumm…..

Reply

103 Kimberly November 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I’m in heaven!!!!! I just made this — @ 10pm! I just ate 1/8 of it! So yummy! I am running my first 5k tomorrow — it’s called the Turkey Dash! Thanks for such a yummy recipe to kick off my first 5k day!!! Yummy!!!!!

Reply

104 Leslie December 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

This is my first attempt at baked oatmeal, as my best friend raves about it! I had 3 bananas about to go rotten and searched for something to do with them. This recipe is perfect and delicious. I sprayed a glass 8×8 pan with olive oil first and baked/broiled in a toaster oven. I had no problems getting it out of the pan or with the clean up. 5 stars!

Reply

105 rokaya December 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

tried it with apples …. followed the same ingredients, i just replaced the bananas with 2 apples and added some cinnamon … It was very tasty….

Reply

106 Chelsea January 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’ve got this in the oven now! Pretty excited!! Thanks for the great recipe!

Reply

107 sorry January 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

This was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever eaten. I don’t know if I did something wrong or what. It was way too salty for my taste. I did do a few things differently that may have added to it being so gross (don’t make the same mistake as me) I used instant oatmeal, added cinnamon, and threw in a few dried cranberries. Everything else was the same.

Reply

108 Kelli January 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

DELISH!!! I just made this for my breakfast this week and HAD to sneak a bite! SO food! Thanks for the great recipe! :)

Reply

109 Erin January 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I came across this in my search for banana oatmeal, and had to try it! I am vegan, so I veganized this recipe by using Ener-G egg replacer in place of the egg, and a mixture of coconut and almond milk instead of skim milk. Also used Turbinado sugar, and some cinnamon. So if there are any other vegans out there, this is definitely good!

Next time I will make sure my placement of the sugar on top is a little more even, and I might add a little sugar to the actual recipe as I had pockets of really good sweet carmelized flavor, and then some blander spots from not putting the sugar on evenly. DEFINITELY will be making again!

Has anyone tried this with steel cut oats?

Reply

110 whitney January 21, 2012 at 2:07 am

Cant wait to try some of your recipes they sound great do you think this recipe would work well to use up super super ripe bananas?

Reply

111 TCJ January 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Can you use old fashion oats for this recipe?

Reply

112 KathEats January 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Yes, definitely

Reply

113 Amy B January 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm

My oven is broken so I put this whole thing in my crockpot. I won’t get that niced broiled finish but I think it will still test good. I’ll let you know. Your site is awesome.

Reply

114 Karen January 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Kath – Just made this and loved it! So did my guys who are not “bowl of oatmeal” fans. I added cinnamon and ground flaxseed, and topped it with a cup of fresh blueberries. Love the way the blueberries and brown sugar broiled together. And, if Amy is still around – I used overly ripe banana slices which I’d frozen into individual portions for cooking oatmeal on weekday mornings. Thanks to you Kath, I’m back to eating oatmeal many mornings. Posted a pic of my version with blueberries on CK – wish I could share it with you here, but don’t see that option. Thanks for the inspiration!

Reply

115 Leah February 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

I have been trying every recipe under the sun looking for a perfect baked oatmeal. This one is it! My search is over! Thanks a million!!!

Reply

116 Sophie February 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Hi Kath, do you think it would work without the egg? A little extra milk maybe?
Love you site btw!

Reply

117 KathEats February 22, 2012 at 8:34 am

I’d do a flax or chia egg in its place

Reply

118 alyssa February 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thank you sooo much for sharing this recipe! I found your blog through pinterest & being the oatmeal addict I am I decided to try out baked oatmeal for the first time. I made it & brought some over to my dads to have together & he loved it! He is super picky ..sooo I would say it was a success!

Reply

119 KathEats February 22, 2012 at 8:34 am
120 Darcy DeVille February 27, 2012 at 8:28 am

Found this recipe on Pinterest – thank you so much! I made this today and it is SO GOOD. I think I could eat this every day … :)

Reply

121 Carla February 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Kath, I just wanted to say I should have started listening to you MUCH SOONER about bananas in oatmeal. I’ve been reading for several months now, usually snubbing the addition of half a banana to your daily oats, just because I’m not a big banana person mostly. But I was soo [pleasantly] surprised how creamy it really does make the oats, and, I gotta say – I LOVE the additional flavor. You’ve got me hooked, girl! (On a side note, with such success on this front, I decided to give your weird carrots and PB side a try…and it’s suprsingly another winner! I’m going to start listening to you more often ;) )

Reply

122 Crystal G February 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

Yum! I made this, but added strawberries and some cinnamon and ground ginger. Amazing!

Reply

123 Dental Consultant March 1, 2012 at 1:13 am

I like banana so much. But this is the first time I know that banana can be made like this. I am happy that you share it to us. I will try this one. Can we also try this in other fruits? :-)

Reply

124 lolli March 28, 2012 at 11:45 pm

i eat oatmeal every day, and this is an easy and delicious variation. i substituted regular milk with the same amount of coconut milk, and added raisins and chopped almonds. also, i did not do the caramelized topping, rather served it with a little maple syrup. yum!!!

Reply

125 David April 7, 2012 at 6:17 am

Huge hit down here in Australia I’ve made this every week for myself so I have it 4 days a week then the other 3 my good old weetbix-bix

Reply

126 Susie McCreary April 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Stumbled upon this recipe actually googling “banana baked oatmeal”, and came upon your blog, fascinating! I have been embarking on a “get healthier” quest since February, but mine has taken me on a very different path, being borderline diabetic and also gluten intolerant. My kids will be eating this tomorrow morning, no brown sugar/broiling, but added in 1/2c semi-sweet chocolate chips :) My bananas were just about to the point of no return, so here’s hoping it comes out OK!! Far too much sugar for me to even more than smell this, so I’ll have to allow my kids to tell me how it comes out! Thanks for a great recipe!

Reply

127 Hayley April 25, 2012 at 8:22 am

I made this recipe 3 times so far! This time I put them in muffin tins for 20 minutes then broiled for 3 minutes! SO good!

Reply

128 KathEats April 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

Great idea!

Reply

129 Priscilla May 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

We’ve been eating baked oatmeal for breakfast lately (I like to add 3/4 C ground almonds and a 1/4 ground flax to ours), and this will be a great addition. Wow! 6 gm of fiber per serving; will be even more with the almonds/flax. Awesome!

Reply

130 Briana June 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Just wondering if this should be refrigerated when its not being eaten or if leaving it in a sealed container at room temp is ok? So excited to try it tomorrow

Reply

131 KathEats June 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Yes, it should be refrigerated

Reply

132 Shayla ford August 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Just made this oatmeal because I had some bananas to use cause they were getting a bit soft. I am so excited for my daughter and I to eat this for breakfast, my whole house smells amazing! I did add a tbs of cinnamon, a tbs of chai seeds and a scoop of vanilla protein powder and did t add the sugar, trying to eat clean, and even my husband sound that it looked good and he is not and I mean NOT an oatmeal kind of guy! Will Definetly be using this recipe a lot.

Reply

133 Jen August 30, 2012 at 8:18 am

Thank you for an amazing recipe. I’m pregnant and I’m having a very hard time finding healthy foods that taste good. Normally I eat very healthy. I figured I’d try sticking with oatmeal since its filling and you can always add fruit. Anyway, I love it and am happy to find a good solid meal that won’t make me sick:)

Reply

134 ann September 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Love this! My family is addicted to your overnight oatmeal, and now this, too — next time I am going to sub the mashed banana with applesauce and the bananas with blueberries, we are a little on banana overload — this recipe is sooooo good though, especially with the addition of cinnamon. Thank you for making oatmeal delicious for people like me – I won’t eat just a bowl of oats, but I am loving these other recipes :)

Reply

135 shima September 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

heeeeeeeeeeeey
this is AWESOME!! I LOVE U :D
I Was craving for somthing sweet but healthy, this is just made for me! thanks ;)

Reply

136 Chels September 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

Have you ever tried this with steel cut oats? Just wondering how it turned out and what sort of time adjustment was made. Thanks!

Reply

137 KathEats September 14, 2012 at 11:57 am

I haven’t…I imagine they would be too chewy

Reply

138 Jenn September 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

This came out great, I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal but I’m trying to eat healthier ans since I love cake and cookies I figured I’d try it. I subbed a 1/8 of a cup of the milk for real maple syrup that my brother in law makes. very very good, this will be a staple at our house I’m sure

Reply

139 Nadia October 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

Do you think it will be okay with Kamut flake ?

Reply

140 Kim October 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I LOVE this oatmeal but wondered if you have made a pumpkin version or know how I could adjust this recipe to try. I like my oatmeal like this recipe more cakelike then like porridge:). Thanks!

Reply

141 KathEats October 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Just today I looked up this recipe and decided to try a pumpkin version! I would add 1 cup of pumpkin to the batter in place of the mashed banana! Plus the corresponding spices.

Reply

142 Kim October 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Thanks for your quick response. I wansnt sure if you would see my comment since you posted this recipe so long ago. I tried this pumpkin, apple, cranberry baked oatmeal tonight.

http://nutmegnotebook.com/2011/10/pumpkin-cranberry-apple-baked-oatmeal/
It was good but I couldnt taste enough pumpkin, cant wait to try your recipe. I had two small pieces tonight. i was supposed to be making for breakfast tomorrow:)

Reply

143 Kristina October 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I made this over the weekend but I thought it was semi-bland. I added brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts to the top of it. I’ll probably add all three in the mix for next time. I like things a tad more sweet… but this is great for me to work with… :) thanks so much!

Reply

144 ann November 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I know this is an oldie but goodie for you, but I’ve been making it a lot lately for a healthful breakfast for the kids that’s super fast (I make it either the day or night before). My kids love oatmeal, but this is for sure their favorite. Just made it today with strawberries, vanilla and applesauce. I feel really good knowing that the whole family is off to a great start with this delicious, well-balanced breakfast. Thanks!

Reply

145 mik December 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

I made this for breakfast this morn and used almond milk in place of skim and pure maple syrup instead of the sugar. I loved it. I cant wait to try it again with berries next time. Thanks for this wonderful recipe….. Also love your blog!!

Reply

146 Eftihia Ellinas December 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Can you use quick oats? Or does it have to be rolled oats?

Reply

147 KathEats December 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Quick will work

Reply

148 Ashley January 3, 2013 at 9:40 am

Hi! I made this oatmeal this morning and I LOVE IT!!! I am at the beginning of what I hope to be a weight loss/ becoming healthy chapter in my life. I am going to make this oatmeal all the time now!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Reply

149 Jeanette Hammond January 11, 2013 at 6:15 am

Hi Kath. I used unsweetened Almond Milk in this recipe and it was wonderful. A little compact and crusty for my husband who usually like his oatmeal creamy but he enjoyed his portion and then ate some of mine. A hit overall. Thanks so much and I’ll be trying more of your recipes in the future. I just found your site and really like it.

Reply

150 Kathy February 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Baked this for my family had to go outside and shovel 3 feet of snow.

Blizzard of 2013!

Reply

151 Nadine February 13, 2013 at 3:31 am

Hello Kath! I need your help pls :)

Yesterday I attempted this recipe and followed all steps above. Unfortunately the end result was a flat rubbery texture, nothing like what your pictures depict. In fact I ended up throwing it away. What do you think went wrong? I used all of the same measurements and ingredients. Maybe you might have some tips for me?

Thanks
Nadine

Reply

152 KathEats February 13, 2013 at 4:21 am

They are soft bars – not crunchy at all. And maybe flat because of a too large pan? Unfortunately I’m not sure you did anything wrong!

Reply

153 Nadine February 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

Thanks for your reply Kath, actually I used large oat flakes instead of rolled oats, maybe this was what made the difference?

Reply

154 KathEats February 13, 2013 at 7:30 am

I bet so. Rolled oats have more structure and would give more chew and volume.

Reply

155 Nadine February 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I will try the recipe again with different oats and let you know how it went. Thank you so much for your time, I really appreciate it!

Reply

156 deja February 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

the moment i put the parchment paper into a broiled oven, it caught on fire! why don’t you take that piece of instruction off already?

Reply

157 KathEats February 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Oops! Mine didn’t – I think you need to trim it down

Reply

158 deja February 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

luckily i noticed the parchment paper was on fire before it got to the entire thing. despite a bit of burnt pieces falling into the oats, they turned out really yummy. thanks.

Reply

159 KathEats February 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Glad it wasn’t a loss!

Reply

160 Janet February 22, 2013 at 1:24 am

Thank you for this recipe! It fits into my one dollar a day meals grocery list. I did tweak it; made half a recipe. Made it for the 3 adults……it was gone in minutes. I would like to add a few finely chopped walnuts next time to up the protein/add a layer of taste, did use one egg and less water for the half batch.

Reply

161 Christina (Sisters Running the Kitchen) March 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

making this the night before and popping it in the oven in the AM would work right? just didnt know if it would change the texture at all…

Reply

162 KathEats March 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I think you could bake it the night before and re-heat no problem (I do this) but probably not just assemble the ingredients

Reply

163 Linden April 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I have read several recipes for baked oatmeal that have you assembling the ingredients the night before, letting it sit in the refrigerator and stirring the mix right before baking it the next morning. I have never done the overnight method because I was afraid it would be too soft. I personally like a lot of texture. I also like adding orange zest, blueberries, strawberries, coconut and on occasion dark chocolate chips, the variations are endless and all good.

Reply

164 Linden April 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I have made this many times using various fruits. I find it better to layer the bananas on top if you plan to serve this over several days as the bananas tend to get slimy when baked on the bottom. I like that you have very little sugar in your recipe.

Reply

165 lilly May 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm

What does the first sentence “Baked oatmesl out great” mean?

Reply

166 KathEats May 16, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Hmm…the word “turned” might have been deleted??

Reply

167 JenniferFlores July 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thank you for the easy, delicious and healthy recipe! this will definitely be a repeat recipe for us. I can’t wait to try it with other fruits!

Reply

168 Gabrielle August 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

Last minute I realized I didn’t have any brown sugar but I topped it with peanut butter and syrup … yummmmmm

Reply

169 Lara September 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

Kath, this is one of my favorite breakfasts ever! One question: Do you know if it freezes well?
Thanks, and all my very best wishes for Karen!

Reply

170 KathEats September 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

It should!

Reply

171 Pat October 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Really enjoyed this recipe. I added real maple syrup and brown sugar during the last 10 minutes of baking, then simply turned up the heat to 400. So easy, versatile, and healthy! Will definitely do this one again and try it with some of the other suggestions (like peanut butter) as well. :-)

Reply

172 tonedabs4u October 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I make this specific recipe all the time, and LOVE it. I found it on your site over a year ago and cant seem to get enough. Sometimes I even spruce it up by adding fresh blueberries to the bottom and top layer.

I have made this several times for company as a weekend breakfast and it is a hit every time!

Thanks for all of the great recipes, and beautiful pics.

Reply

173 Vicki January 9, 2014 at 12:29 am

How much sodium and fat are in these per piece??

Reply

174 Ali January 14, 2014 at 11:04 am

This is yummy… I added 1/4 of choc chips…. So good… I didn’t need the brown sugar… Thank you!! I love it

Reply

175 Abbie January 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I made this today and it was amazing!!!! I’m nursing and pregnant so protein is so important! This is going to become a weekly norm! Thanks for posting!

Reply

176 Cathy January 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Just tried this recipe and it is delish! I am following Weight Watchers Simply Filling method and this was a nice change from plain old oatmeal. I just had to count the sugar as one PointsPlus. It’s not too sweet and it is something I would like to have on the weekends as a special breakfast treat. I love your blog and your approach to staying healthy. Keep up the great work.

Reply

177 Rhian March 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Love this recipe, will give it a try during the week! Check out my website which I’ve just started up and have commenced blogging :)

Reply

178 Jenn March 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

I was searching the internet for a way to use up my bananas before they went bad and was trying not to do Banana Bread. I’m so glad I came upon this page! I made the Baked Banana Oatmeal this morning and it turned out great!

For the people asking about using Steel Cut Oats instead of Rolled, I used them since that was what I had in the house. I did add an extra 1/2 cup of skim milk to make sure it cooked through and added a few minutes to the cooking time until it looked done. I also mashed all the bananas instead of slicing two and added some cinnamon to the batter. I topped it with toasted almonds for a little more crunch. I will get 5 or 6 breakfasts out of this recipe, though. Maybe the steel cut oats make more than the rolled oats do.

Thanks for the recipe! It’s a keeper!! It will be added to my list of go to breakfast recipes!

Reply

179 McCoyBoy March 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Kathy, I used a pinch of Penzeys baking spice, I TB of whole flax seed, and sprinkled coconut on top. Looks great! Thanks for the recipe!

Reply

180 Vegetarian007 March 19, 2014 at 3:25 am

Hi! I really want to make this! I’m a vegetarian and don’t eat eggs. A substitute for that would be?

Reply

181 KathEats March 19, 2014 at 6:14 am

Try making a ground flax “egg”

Reply

182 Vegetarian007 March 19, 2014 at 6:51 am

I will do! Thank you so much! :*

Reply

183 Audrey March 27, 2014 at 9:36 am

I made this today and loved it! My 2.5 year old loved it, too! We used 5 bananas! 2 sliced on the bottom, 2 inside, and one sliced on the top. We skipped the brown sugar top because I didn’t see it until now! Whoops! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Reply

Leave a Comment

Current ye@r *