This easy baked oatmeal recipe is a KERF classic! It’s great to make on prep day and reheat throughout the week. This version baked in a pie dish features an optional peanut butter cream frosting!
Baked Oatmeal Recipe
This great baked oatmeal recipe is one of the best ways to enjoy oats!
Simple to make, you can have it ready for a healthy breakfast in under 30 minutes.
Mix the ingredients together, place in oven, go get showered for the day, and breakfast will be hot and ready for you.
My love for baked oatmeal goes back to 2008, and I’ve been making different variations for years. (See them linked at the bottom of this post.)
Since stove-top oatmeal in a bowl is hard for toddlers to eat, this is one of the best ways for Birch to enjoy oatmeal. It’s a fabulous toddler finger food cut into bite-size pieces.
My son likes it slathered with peanut butter.
Baked Oatmeal Nutrition
When cut into six servings, each base recipe serving is about 225 calories, 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of fat.
(Note this is with cow’s milk, so almond milk will bring the protein down a little).
The 5 grams of sugar is coming from natural sweeteners (banana and milk) rather than added sugar.
You’re also getting 56% of daily calcium and 12% of daily iron.
You can also make it gluten free by using gluten free oats. Add in chia seeds, nuts of your choice, or other fruits for added nutrition.
Get The Sweetness From Bananas
Make sure you use very ripe bananas that have some brown spots, like on their way to banana bread status, so you’ll get plenty of natural sweetness.
You can add a few tablespoons of brown sugar to the dry ingredients if you would prefer more of a sweet taste.
Baked Oatmeal Topping Ideas
I do like to add a little brown sugar broiled on top at the end so it gets nice and bubbly with a caramelized crust!
You can also mix in chopped nuts (or sprinkle them on top), fresh, frozen or dried fruit, chocolate chips, pumpkin, and more!
Or add this peanut butter cream frosting made with yogurt, PB2, and milk for a nice extra layer of flavor!
How To Make This Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Prepare wet and dry ingredients
Mash ripe banana until it’s nice and soft. Beat your egg. Mix in milk and vanilla extract.
You can use cow’s milk or almond milk.
Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl (rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt.)
Pour wet ingredients into the dry ones
Pour into greased pie dish
Top with more banana slices
Pop into a 375 degree oven for about 26 minutes, until golden brown on edges
Optional: Brown sugar broil
After 26 minutes, increase heat to broil, sprinkle oatmeal with 1 heaping tbsp brown sugar and broil for 3-4 minutes.
Serve warm or store in the fridge and reheat
Different ways to adapt the recipe:
- Bake in 8″ square baking pan lined with parchment for easy lift out and thinner slices
- Use a smaller baking dish for more “loaf” sized slices (see the Pumpkin recipe below)
- Make in muffin tin for easy cups (great to freeze!)
- Double the recipe and use a bigger pan to feed a crowd!
How To Serve Baked Oatmeal
Topping Idea: Peanut Butter Frosting
This “frosting” is my new jam. It’s a mix of plain Greek yogurt, PB2 peanut butter powder, and milk that I mixed until I got a thick-ish consistency and then piped onto the pie.
The topping is not sweet so add some sugar if you want more of a dessert frosting!
Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Peanut Butter "Frosting"
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 ripe bananas 1 mashed and 1 sliced
- 1.5 cups milk of your choice
- 1 egg beat
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
For The Peanut Butter Frosting
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats, salt, cinnamon, baking powder).
- Combine the wet ingredients (egg, 1 mashed banana, milk, vanilla).
- Pour the wet into the dry and mix well.
- Spray a pie dish with cooking spray or grease with butter. Pour oat mixture in.
- Top with sliced bananas.
- Bake for about 26 minutes.
- After 26 minutes, increase heat to broil, sprinkle oatmeal with 1 heaping tbsp brown sugar and broil for 3-4 minutes.
For The Peanut Butter Frosting
- Mix yogurt, powdered peanut butter and milk until you have desired consistency. You might have to add a little more or less than the recipe calls for - just keep going until you have something you can pipe. You can also add some cane sugar if you'd like!
- Once the frosting consistency is to your liking, scoop into a piping bag or ziplock and squeeze onto oatmeal pie.
More Baked Oatmeal Variations!
Strawberry Basil Breakfast Pie
Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal Muffins
wow sure looks delicious, can’t wait to make some of them for myself 🙂
This seems like a great change from the normal bowl of oatmeal yum!! I cant wait to try it!
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.
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!!
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.
I added cinnamon, some chocolate chips and chopped pecans. It was yummy!
I put cinnamon in the second batch – it was good!
Mandy A says
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?
Yes and yes!! I think both would work fine!
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
It was dry-er than oatmeal in a bowl but not dry in a gross way.
I make you responsable for me starting to have oatmeal every-single morning. Thanks!
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.
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!
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?
I haven’t yet, but sounds like a good ingredient to try sometime soon 🙂
what if you used quick oats?
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.
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?
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??
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?
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!
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 🙂
I used a ceramic baking dish sprayed with non stick spray. It turned out perfectly and did not stick.
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.
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.
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!
Welcome to KERF!! Thanks so much for the recipe tips!
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!
Thanks, Kathy. My kids LOVED this! (As the adults.)
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?
never mind.. i found the answer! It helps to read 🙂
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!
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?
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?
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!
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!
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.
Meghan Telpner says
This looks like such an amazing treat… even though its really just a different form of what I eat for breakfast every day.
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?
this looks amazing- I will be trying this very soon!!!
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!
I finally got around to making this for breakfast today and it was FANTASTICO! Thanks for the great recipes. Love them and your site!
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!
I haven’t, but that’a great idea!! Maybe I’ll give that a try soon 🙂
Lee Ann says
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?
Lee Ann ,
That would be almond butter!
Recipes for Toasters says
Now this looks really yummistic!
Thanks a loth Kath…just can’t wait to lay my tongue on it…lol
Zach G says
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!
The Calories we normal refer to are actually kilocalories, which is why I said kcal.
Had anyone try to make it with flax seed instead of egg?
How does it turn out?
I tried this and it was amazing! I took some to my coworker, and now I am printing off the recipe for her. Thanks. 🙂
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!
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!!
How do u store them? in the fridgE?
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.
Super Duper Dan. I tried, and shared this recipe w/all my friends. Thanks from the bottom of my heart… 🙂
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.
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!
Wonderful recipe! Thanks so much 🙂
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!
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!
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!
Is there some way to print your recipes without all of the pictures and blogs on the page?
You could spring them through Springpadit.com.
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.
Becs in Britain says
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
Thanks for your comment! I think the all-fruit spread sounds great. Love that it’s all fruit! Fruit is Mother Nature Approved 🙂
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
Oh how fun!!! Thanks for letting me know Aneesha!
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!
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~ 🙂
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 🙂
Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says
This is like super easy oat-banana bread. Brilliant. Definitely bookmarking this one! Thx. 🙂
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!!!
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.
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.
I saw this recipe and had to make it immediately!!! LOVED it…. so good. Thanks!
Made it this morning. Yum yum yum!!!!!!! Thank you 🙂
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!
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.
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!
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;-)
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!
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! 🙂
Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two says
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.
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!
All of your recipes are great! Uncomplicated ingredients, easy instructions, delicious… perfect for a health conscious student who is short on time! Thank you!
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?!?!?
The calories in that arnt bad AT ALL!
Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) says
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!!
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! 🙂
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!!!!!
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
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.
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.
Lizzy @ runbakerace says
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.
Buffy Gill says
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).
So cool to think my recipes are being enjoyed around the world!! Glad you liked it 🙂
Buffy Gill says
oh forgot to mention for dessert with the icecream we also had it with some chopped almonds and cashews sprinkled on top – SO GOOD!!
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.
I dont’ know…but you could plug them into a calculator?
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 🙂
cant wait to try
deb galinis says
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 🙂
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…..
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!!!!!
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!
tried it with apples …. followed the same ingredients, i just replaced the bananas with 2 apples and added some cinnamon … It was very tasty….
I’ve got this in the oven now! Pretty excited!! Thanks for the great recipe!
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.
DELISH!!! I just made this for my breakfast this week and HAD to sneak a bite! SO food! Thanks for the great recipe! 🙂
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?
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?
Can you use old fashion oats for this recipe?
Amy B says
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.
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!
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!!!
Hi Kath, do you think it would work without the egg? A little extra milk maybe?
Love you site btw!
I’d do a flax or chia egg in its place
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!
Darcy DeVille says
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 … 🙂
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 😉 )
Crystal G says
Yum! I made this, but added strawberries and some cinnamon and ground ginger. Amazing!
Dental Consultant says
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? 🙂
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!!!
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
Susie McCreary says
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!
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!
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!
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
Yes, it should be refrigerated
Shayla ford says
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.
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:)
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 🙂
this is AWESOME!! I LOVE U 😀
I Was craving for somthing sweet but healthy, this is just made for me! thanks 😉
Have you ever tried this with steel cut oats? Just wondering how it turned out and what sort of time adjustment was made. Thanks!
I haven’t…I imagine they would be too chewy
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
Do you think it will be okay with Kamut flake ?
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!
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.
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.
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:)
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!
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!
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!!
Eftihia Ellinas says
Can you use quick oats? Or does it have to be rolled oats?
Quick will work
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!
Jeanette Hammond says
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.
Baked this for my family had to go outside and shovel 3 feet of snow.
Blizzard of 2013!
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?
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!
Thanks for your reply Kath, actually I used large oat flakes instead of rolled oats, maybe this was what made the difference?
I bet so. Rolled oats have more structure and would give more chew and volume.
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!
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?
Oops! Mine didn’t – I think you need to trim it down
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.
Glad it wasn’t a loss!
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.
Christina (Sisters Running the Kitchen) says
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…
I think you could bake it the night before and re-heat no problem (I do this) but probably not just assemble the ingredients
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.
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.
What does the first sentence “Baked oatmesl out great” mean?
Hmm…the word “turned” might have been deleted??
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!
Last minute I realized I didn’t have any brown sugar but I topped it with peanut butter and syrup … yummmmmm
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!
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. 🙂
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.
How much sodium and fat are in these per piece??
This is yummy… I added 1/4 of choc chips…. So good… I didn’t need the brown sugar… Thank you!! I love it
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!
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.
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 🙂
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!
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!
Hi! I really want to make this! I’m a vegetarian and don’t eat eggs. A substitute for that would be?
Try making a ground flax “egg”
I will do! Thank you so much! :*
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!
finally!! an easy simple tasty looking recipe! can’t wait to make it. Thank you Kath! 🙂
Utterly addictive! I’ve made this with walnuts, apples, apple butter (sub for mashed nana) and cinnamon and it’s just as good. It reheats beautifully. Such a good feeling to have this waiting in the fridge every morning. Thank you for this amazing recipe —
I made this today and substituted skim milk with half vanilla almond milk, half cashew milk (both unsweetened) to cut down almost 100 calories from the recipe (although you do lose a few grams of protein). It was delicious!
Hi, I like your creative dish, Would like your opinion about baking this banana oatmeal without baking powder, is it ok ? Thank you.
I make this dish every week. Here are my ingredients:oats,baking powder,salt,wheat germ,flaxseed,walnut and pecan pieces for dry. Almond milk-vanilla,egg,vanilla,honey,and maple syrup to this I add apples,mixed berries. Combine and bake at 375 for 40 mins. I sometimes use raisins, dried cranberries in dry, I sometimes use bananas,cherries, in wet ingredients
Perfect as is! I used a glass dish and parchment paper and as long as you don’t have the parchment sticking out, no worries about fire. Love this recipe!
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Can you use almond milk in place of real milk? It sounds and looks delish! I can’t wait to try it.
jennie blakely says
I am just getting acquainted with your blog site and your recipes sound yummy
it is a delight to find your recipes. I am excited to try them out.
Does this end up crunchy??? I was hoping for a hard piece you can pick up.
Not crunchy. ..more like a soft oatmeal loaf
Jana R says
Loved this recipe, I added frozen berries and made it the night before and refrigerated it, then popped it in a hot oven in the morning. It was a huge success! Thank you for the recipe!
Thank u so much for sharing this recipe. I love it. I have made it several times and never change a thing (unless I have an extra banana). The only problem is it is TOO good! Hard to not go back and back throughout the day until it has vanished! 😉
This is absolutely delicious! All of the flavors blend together super well. You’ve got to try it!!!
Fit Trip says
Hey Kath, just came across your recipe and tried it this morning – OMG IT IS AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us 🙂 Wish you the best with everything!
Couple this be made to eat as a snack not just breakfast? Looks good
You’re a genius! This is amazing.
I add frozen mixed berries, chia seeds and coconut to your recipe and it’s delish!! I’ve passed on this recipe to so many people.. namely mums who need a quick answer to breakfast in the mornings.
Love your work!!
Very good. I also added pecans and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top before backing. And I like things sweet so I also drizzeled it with some pure maple syrup. Served itcwith a couple slices of bacon. Someone suggested blueberries which I have about 15 bushes about ready to be picked. Next time I’m using them.
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Never tried making banana and oatmeal into a pie before! Great idea! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
PB2 has sugar in it! That may not be a big deal to some, but you are presenting it as “sugar free” so it is misleading, especially for diabetics and so forth. Also, I know you are trying a new format where you are reposting old recipes but I don’t love having to scroll through all the comments from the past 10 years to have to post this one.
Kath Younger says
Good point. It’s only 1 gram so negligible to me, but I can change the sugar-free. And this is probably the only post with that many comments!
Cook time 26 minutes! I see what you did there!!! 🙂 🙂
Kath Younger says
Is this your new direction? Reposting old oatmeal recipes? Honest question from a longtime reader and fan <3
Kath Younger says
It’s part of it, but not all of it. Wednesday’s post is new. Friday’s post will be new. The preschool post and last week’s post were both new. I think that’s the last of the oatmeal updates for now. If you are a long-time reader then you know oatmeal is a huge part of KERF’s history and I wanted those posts to be cornerstone content!
I cannot count how many times I’ve made this recipe!! It’s healthy and so delicious!! I didn’t make the frosting and just eat it with calorie free syrup instead, taste amazing. Thank you so much for this recipe!