Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake

20 minutes
40 minutes
1 hour
6
Did you know you can meal prep oatmeal but make it even better? This chocolate chip banana bread-inspired oatmeal bake has so much texture and flavor. It makes for a delicious breakfast all week!
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Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake

Did you know you can meal prep oatmeal but make it even better? This chocolate chip banana bread-inspired oatmeal bake has so much texture and flavor. It makes for a delicious breakfast all week!

Making the Oatmeal Bake

The best part about this breakfast is how easy it is! Truly one of the easiest things you can make. It comes together in one bowl and makes enough to last you all week. If you don’t like the mushy texture of oatmeal like myself, this oatmeal bake is a great alternative you’ll love. Here is everything you need:

  • old-fashioned oats
  • almondmilk
  • maple syrup
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • coconut oil
  • mashed bananas
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • chopped walnuts
  • chocolate chips

To a large bowl, add the oats, milk, maple syrup, brown sugar, baking powder, coconut oil, mashed bananas, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix together well with a rubber spatula or spoon. You can choose to add the walnuts and chocolate chips into the batter or reserve it to add as a topping. Either works. If you want it mixed into the batter, add now and mix again. Otherwise, go to the next step!

Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper. Pour the oat batter in. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips on top. If you added some in the batter, you can add more on top or just leave it as is. Pop in the oven to bake for about 35 to 40 minutes at 350°F until set in the center and a little golden on the edges.

Feel free to add Greek yogurt or protein powder if you’re looking to add more protein to your diet, just know it will change the taste. You can also save the greek yogurt to just add as a dollop on top after baking. If you add protein powder, you may need to add more milk since it can dry it out just like regular oatmeal.

Variations to Try

The best part about this recipe is you can easily make it any flavor you like! The bananas naturally make it sweet but they also give it a banana bread flavor. If you don’t want that profile, leave them out and add a bit of almond or peanut butter for some creaminess.

You can add other fruit like blueberries, strawberries, or even apples. You can also add seasonal flavors like pumpkin. You could add nutella or biscoff for a more indulgent oatmeal bake. My personal favorite is an oatmeal bake inspired by carrot cake so I’ll add shredded carrots, walnuts, raisins, and lots of cinnamon. Just have fun making it your own!

How to Reheat

If you have leftovers or are making this as meal prep, you can store leftovers in the fridge for up to one week. Just make sure to cover each portion individually tightly with saran wrap or in containers to store. If you want to enjoy past one week, just freeze it instead. When you want to heat it up, let it thaw first in the fridge overnight or on the counter for about 2 hours and then pop it in the air fryer or oven to toast it.

To reheat, just preheat the air fryer to 350°F and warm up for 5 to 6 minutes. You could also do the microwave if you’re in a pinch but the texture won’t be as crispy just like anything else you’d reheat in the microwave.

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Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake

Did you know you can meal prep oatmeal but make it even better? This chocolate chip banana bread-inspired oatmeal bake has so much texture and flavor. It makes for a delicious breakfast all week!

Did you know you can meal prep oatmeal but make it even better? This chocolate chip banana bread-inspired oatmeal bake has so much texture and flavor. It makes for a delicious breakfast all week!

20 minutes
40 minutes
1 hour
6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. To a large bowl, add the oats, almond milk, mashed bananas, maple syrup, brown sugar, coconut oil, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Mix together to combine with a rubber spatula.
  3. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper. Pour the oat mixture over. Add walnuts and chocolate chips on top.
  4. Pop in the oven to bake for 35 to 40 minutes until fully set in the center and crispy on the edges. Do not overbake.
  5. Take out of the oven, cool for 10 minutes, then cut into individual slices to enjoy warm!
Tips & Notes
Feel free to add more maple syrup or brown sugar if you like it sweeter but remember the bananas also act as a natural sweetener.
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Love this recipe! All measurements are spot on! I used a little shredded coconut too and it makes a lovely suhoor! Thank you!

I just made these for the second time this week and they’re amazing. They didn’t even make it to the fridge cause I finished them in 2 days

The flavors were on point! I passed on the chocolate and nuts and I used swerve brown sugar with a bit of monk fruit. Delicious! Next time I’ll try adding in dried cherries or blueberries.

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