Baked Banana Oatmeal

This is another great weekend morning treat – especially if it’s feeling fall-ish where you are. If you are home and in the mood for a slightly sweet, comfort-foody breakfast (if not, you are probably a Cylon), I recommend trying this one out.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup rolled oat (NOT instant!)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and given a few minutes to cool down
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup milk
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 0.33 cup sugar
  • 0.75 cup ground walnut
  • 2 ripe banana, cut into rounds

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Start by spraying a 10×10 glass baking dish or a similarly-sized pie pan well with nonstick spray (or buttering if you prefer). Arrange the banana slices on the bottom (pretty close to a single layer is good, but not a dealbreaker if some overlap).
  3. In a bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. In another vessel (I like to do this in one of those 2-cup Pyrex glass liquid measurement cups), mix together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla. Letting the butter cool back down a bit is important so you don’t curdle the milk or egg. Putting the melted butter in cold milk might cause some of it to re-solidify into little curds – that is way less problematic because they will just melt again!
  4. Pour the liquids into the solids and use a whisk to just blend. Pour over the bananas. Sprinkle the ground walnuts on top.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top has some nice browning and the mixture appears to have set up.
  6. I did about 4×4 inch squares for servings. My favorite was to have it with blueberry jam.

 

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