Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal is a make-ahead breakfast you will love having ready to go in the morning. Our baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect grab and go breakfast for your family.
We always hear the phrase "never skip breakfast". I remember hearing that in school from the time I was very young. But the fact is, most of us are rushing out the door in the morning and it is so easy to let a good breakfast go by the wayside.
Did you know there are things you can prepare the night before that can be ready for your family when you wake up? This baked oatmeal is the perfect example of a grab and go breakfast your whole family will love! Sweet, peanut buttery, hearty, and satisfying to get your brain going.
What is Baked Oatmeal?
It's a baked version of the classic oatmeal breakfast and is more like eating an oatmeal cookie than anything else. this particular make-ahead breakfast is made in the oven.
How to Make Baked Oatmeal
You can make this dish in ramekins or just throw it all in one big baking dish. It's so easy and will make your mornings so much more pleasant.
Begin by preheating your oven and lining your baking dish with parchment paper. Use your blender to combine the milk, banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup. If you don't have a blender, you can use a potato masher or fork to mash the ingredients together.
Add the oats to a mixing bowl and combine the oats with the mixture. Stir them really well, and then spread this in your baking dish. Sautee the bananas in coconut oil to caramelize them, and then arrange them over the top of the oatmeal mixture.
Mix up the topping in a separate mixing bowl, and spread this evenly over the bananas and oatmeal. Bake this for 35 minutes. That's it! Your oatmeal is ready to eat.
What You’ll Need to Make Baked Oatmeal
Unsweetened Almond Milk: You can use regular milk if you want the full dairy experience.
Medium Ripe Banana: Ripe bananas have so much more flavor and are good for so many dishes.
All-Natural Peanut Butter: Your favorite peanut butter is going to be perfect in your oatmeal. Use what you have at home.
Maple Syrup: This is the perfect sweetener for a breakfast dish and amps up the all-natural peanut butter.
Old Fashioned Oats: - Quick oats are too mushy and steel oats take a long time to cook.
Coconut Oil: This is used to saute the bananas and help them caramelize.
Ingredients for Topping Your Baked Oatmeal
Oats, Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup, and Cinnamon: These form a topping for your breakfast that is almost like a streusel. You are going to love this finishing touch.
You don't have to use bananas or peanut butter if you don't like them. In fact, you have so many options with baked oatmeal flavoring! Here are some ideas.
- Flax Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Protein Powder
- Roasted Nuts
- Maple Syrup
Why Baked Oatmeal?
Oatmeal is a hearty breakfast perfect for getting you through the morning without any energy dips. It is rich in fiber compared to many other grains, which means it takes longer to digest and gives off more steady energy.
It also has added nutritional value from vitamins and minerals. Baked oatmeal is the perfect preparation because it can be made ahead of time and reheated throughout your busy week.
How to Store and Reheat Baked Oatmeal
Keep individual servings of oatmeal in your refrigerator in an airtight container and reheat them in the microwave as needed. You may need to add a tad bit of almond milk to the oatmeal to rehydrate the dish if it has dried out.
You may also freeze individual portions in airtight containers for up to three months.
Can You Swap Rolled Oats For Steel Cut Oats or Quick Oats?
We only like to use Rolled oats or old fashioned oats - Quick oats are too mushy and steel oats take a long time to cook
Can You Make Baked Oatmeal Ahead of Time?
Of course! Make the baked oats recipe in advance and reheat individual servings quickly in the microwave throughout the week.
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Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal, make-ahead and quickly warm up in the morning for a deliciously satisfying breakfast.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 ¼ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 banana, sliced
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Combine almond milk, banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth. You can also mash the banana by hand and whisk milk and peanut butter together until smooth.
- Place the oats in a large bowl add almond milk mixture, mix well and pour oat mixture into the prepared 8x8 baking dish
- In a skillet melt coconut oil, add banana slices and cook 2 minutes per side or until golden
- To prepare the topping, combine oats, coconut peanut butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well using a fork or your fingers
- Arrange banana slices over the oatmeal. Sprinkle topping and bake for 35 minutes.
- Serve warm or re-heated
- You can make this baked oatmeal in individual ramekins for a grab-and-go breakfast. Reheat before eating.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 square
- Calories: 128
- Sugar: 6
- Sodium: 29
- Fat: 4.1
- Saturated Fat: 1.6
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.6
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 18.9
- Fiber: 2.3
- Protein: 3.3
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: kosher, gluten-free, healthy, make ahead breakfast, grab and go breakfast