Baked Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal
This healthy, low-sugar baked oatmeal is bursting with peanut butter and banana flavors and will keep you warm on chilly mornings!
Makes 6-8 servings
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
1 large egg
2 medium bananas, one mashed well with a fork and one sliced
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a medium sized casserole dish (I used a 2 qt. oval shaped dish) and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add the milk, egg, 1 mashed banana, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix well.
Pour the mixture into the greased dish. If you want to add the sliced banana before baking, it browns some but tastes delicious. Alternatively, add the sliced banana to the top after baking. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until your desired consistency is reached. I cook mine the entire 30 minutes and it is almost bar-like. If you want a creamier, less-held-together texture, reduce the baking time.