Warm, Sweet and Cozy Banana Maple Flavored Baked Oatmeal
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This recipe is definitely one of my favorite recipes that I have ever created! It is so simple but soooo delicious and it makes a great make-ahead breakfast option (so you can snooze a bit longer and still enjoy a warm, cozy breakfast with a "just-baked" feel). This baked oatmeal tastes like a breakfast-style banana bread pudding with a warm, maple flavor - which is perfect for the chilly weather! Plus, each serving offers 8 grams of fiber from sources like oats, flaxseed and chicory root. Experts recommend eating at least 25-38g of fiber a day from a variety of foods, such as grains, fruits, and vegetables to help support a healthy digestive system. Whether you're prepping this for a busy week or serving this warm and fresh for house guests, I'm sure that you will love it!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes *Individual oven times will vary
Total Time: 55 minutes
Ingredients (yields 9 servings):
6 packets Quaker High Fiber Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal (270 grams)
1/2 C mashed bananas, ripe (this is about 2 bananas), plus 1 additional banana set aside (for topping)
1 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 large eggs, raw
2 C milk
2 Tbsp salted butter melted then cooled to room temperature
Nonstick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Empty oat packets into a large mixing bowl. Add mashed bananas (reserve the additional banana at this time), baking powder, and ground flaxseed
Crack the eggs in a small bowl and whisk or scramble with a fork until yolk and egg white are mixed.
Add eggs, milk and butter to the large mixing bowl. Mix with a large spoon until ingredients are well combined.
Transfer oat mixture to baking dish.
Slice remaining banana and top oat mixture with banana slices.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-45 minutes, until the middle is set. Remove from oven and allow baked oatmeal to cool for about 10 minutes. You may choose to use a spatula to divide the baked oatmeal into 9 equal-sized squares (in rows of 3x3) or you may choose to cut each oatmeal square when you are ready to enjoy!
*This is best served warm, but you can cover the baking dish once completely cooled and store this in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. This can be warmed in the microwave for a quick breakfast on a busy morning! I warmed each square in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (1 serving = 1/9th of the recipe):
Calories 211 calories, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 52 mg, Total Carbohydrates 36 g, Fiber 8 g, Protein 7 g, Sodium 262 mg, Calcium 94 mg
*Nutrient analysis uses 2% milk - opting for alternative ingredients will alter the nutrient analysis. Nutrient analysis is provided as an estimate.