Blueberry-Banana Baked Oats
I was at home this past weekend because I had some job interviews for the summer. One of my favorite parts about going home on the weekend is access to a bigger kitchen than I have at school to cook in (and of course seeing my fam). I think that my sister is more excited for my cooking than to see me when I come home. Plus, she gets excited that she has a shopping buddy for all of her errands and someone to cook her food all weekend. I even meal-prepped lunches for her and my mom while I was home (best daughter award goes to me). I spent the weekend shopping almost non-stop with my sister so she could get some things checked off her list before she left for graduate school. The recipe I am including in this post is for one of m favorite breakfast foods- baked oatmeal.
Baked oatmeal is perfect for those of us that don’t like watered down, soggy oatmeal. This oatmeal is crispy on the outside (check out those crispy edges) and super fluffy inside. My sister who is not fond of oatmeal loved this! She said she would eat it again, and I actually ended up making a huge batch of it on Sunday night for my Mom and sister to eat throughout the week for breakfast.
I love making new combinations of baked oatmeal. I have 3 others on my blog for chocolate zucchini coconut oats, banana bread baked oats, and apple cinnamon baked oats. Next to add to the list- Blueberry Banana Baked Oats!
Blueberries are the perfect addition to the cinnamon & banana used in this recipe. My favorite part about making baked oatmeal is that after mixing all of the ingredients together, you can pop it into the oven and get ready for the day while it cooks! I love maximizing my time in the morning, so this is a perfect breakfast for me.
For 6 servings you will need:
2 cups gluten free quick oats (or regular if not gluten free)
3 extra ripe bananas (very brown & spotted)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 egg whites
2/3-3/4 cup blueberries (Didn’t get an exact measurement on this one)
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Mash 3 frozen bananas well in a medium size mixing bowl. Mine were frozen, so I had to microwave them before mashing them. Add the almond milk and the oats to the bowl. Mix together well. Next, add 2 egg whites to the bowl, along with the cinnamon and almond extract. Mix everything together very well. Finally, fold in the blueberries and BAM- you’re done! Add the oat mixture to a greased glass baking dish- I used a 9×11.
The finished product! I made this with only 2 servings this time, and split it with my sister. I made this same recipe again on Sunday night so my mom and sister could have it for breakfast for the week and that is the recipe I included.
Pop this delicious oat mixture into the oven, and go get ready for your day! The baked oats will be ready in 40-45 minutes.
What is your favorite type of oatmeal? Do you make your own, or use the little packets?