Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bake | Vegan | Gluten Free | www.thepamperedvegan.comWell hello there! Welcome back to reality after another long holiday weekend!

Well, some of you are probably still on holiday until next Monday. (<—–Jealous!!)

Although I will say this: The light traffic on my drive to work is a huge bonus. So feel free to stay off the roads people! Just sayin’.

I for one am looking forward to the New Year. Another 4 day weekend? I’ll take it!!! I’ve gotten more good recipe testing, tasting, photographing + eating done in the last 5 days than I probably have the previous few months combined! Oh oh oh it’s magic!!!!

Wanna know something else that’s magic?  This banana oatmeal breakfast bake.

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bake | Vegan | Gluten Free | www.thepamperedvegan.comSeriously guys. I do not lie.

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bake | Vegan | Gluten Free | www.thepamperedvegan.comI’ve been playing around with this recipe for a while now.  It started around Thankgiving and has been made at least 3 times since.  I just kind of went to the kitchen and started cooking, never really writing anything down.  But each time I made it, the bake turned out nearly identical and I found myself wanting it again the very next week.  So the last time I decided to whip up a batch I paid attention and wrote a few things down.

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bake | Vegan | Gluten Free | For this version I decided to make things as simple as possible. Simplicity is divine, am I right or am I right?

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bake | Vegan | Gluten Free | I did something a little tricky for this unconventional breakfast bake; not only did I used GF rolled oats, but also a banana! It gives the dish an extra kick of happy. The mixture isn’t a crumble due to the mashed banana, but more of a thick dough. You are going to l.o.v.e. it.

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bake | Vegan | Gluten Free | And this is more than acceptable no matter if gluten is your friend or foe.

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bake
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Yields: 1 serving
  • 1 large very ripe banana
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • dash of vanilla extract (optional)
  • dash of cinnamon + nutmeg, for garnish
  • Fresh cut apple slices, for garnish
  • Slivered almonds, for garnish
  1. The night before, take a medium bowl and mash the banana until smooth. Now stir in the chia, oats, vanilla extract, and milk until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Scoop the oat mixture into a small oven-safe skillet or baking pan.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until mixture has thickened + warmed to your liking.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl (or eat straight from skillet!)
  5. Garnish with your desired toppings. I used fresh apple slices, roasted almond slivers (threw on during the last 5 minutes of baking) and a dash of cinnamon!

Xoxo – Baylie

  • Paris

    Your oatmeal bake looks amazing! I love oatmeal in the winter – warms me up, fills me up and tastes great!

    • Baylie

      Thanks Paris, I love warm comfort food in the winter too :)

  • Alexandra Stacey

    That looks SO GOOD. I definitely want to try it! I wish I had a little skillet like that!!

    • Baylie

      Thanks Alex!!! (PS – You can find tiny cast iron skillets on Amazon for super cheap!!)

  • Neely

    Considering I eat oatmeal with bananas everyday I am trying this

    • Baylie

      I love this recipe because it’s the perfect way to use up bananas that have gone past their prime :)

  • sarahsofiaproductions

    This sounds delicious and healthy! I love oatmeal and bananas! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

    • Baylie

      Thanks Sarah! Bananas are one of my favorite breakfast foods :)

  • Ashley Hubbard

    Wow this looks really good! :)

    • Baylie

      Thanks Ashley! :)

  • Lesa Gilstrap-Jones

    Oh this looks wonderful, I am always looking for heathier breakfasts

    • Baylie

      Me too, especially healthier (quick) breakfasts!!! :)