I think I was day dreaming of that Banana Bread when I came up with this Banana Nut Bread Baked Oatmeal not too long ago. This defiantly is not the same as Mom’s traditional Banana Bread but all of the same flavor profiles are there, all in yummy baked oatmeal form.
If you have never tired Baked Oatmeal before I encourage you to. It is basically a giant oatmeal cookie! I wanted to keep this version healthy and I choose to top my finished oatmeal with some low-fat yogurt, honey and some extra chopped walnuts. This was seriously good!
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Banana Nut Bread Baked Oatmeal
by Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concocitons.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 8
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups quick oats
½ cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 ripe bananas, mashed
½ cups applesauce
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 inch pan. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and walnuts. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, applesauce, milk, butter, vanilla, and egg. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and whisk to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve immediately with yogurt, honey, and additional chopped nuts.