Monday, 26 May 2014

Baked Banoffee Oatmeal

I don't know if any of you have noticed by now but I'm on a bit of a banoffee roll at the moment. It's just far too delicious to not try with everything! I've posted recipes for banoffee oatmeal, a breakfast parfait, pancakes and now baked oatmeal, and I've absolutely adored every single one. The wonderful thing about baked oatmeal is that it's pretty much exactly the same nutrition-wise as stove top oatmeal but it tastes far more decadent. The way mine turns out (and I hope yours turns out this way too!) is crunchy on the top, spongey and cake-like around the sides and gooey in the middle. This combination of textures along with the flavours of the banana and dates is a match made in heaven and I know you'll love it as much as I do!

Serves 1
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • 3 Medjool dates
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


Pit the dates and chop them into small pieces then put them in a bowl along with the oats and milk. Mix them together and leave them for 10 - 15 minutes, until the oats have soaked up most of the liquid. While they're soaking preheat your oven to 200°and mash the banana, leaving behind a few slices for decoration if desired. 

When the soaking time has elapsed stir in the banana and baking powder then pour this mixture into a large ramekin or small baking dish and smooth over the top with a spoon. At this point you can add any toppings you want, such as banana slices, nuts, seeds or berries; you could add the toppings once it's baked if you'd prefer, it's completely up to you!

Put the dish on the top shelf of your oven and bake it for 20 - 25 minutes, or until it's crispy on the top (check it after 20 minutes and then check it every minute or so afterwards). Enjoy!


  1. Would substituting instant oatmeal for the oats be okay?

    1. Honestly, I have absolutely no idea because I've never used instant oatmeal before! I think it might be but you wouldn't need to soak the instant oats for as long at the beginning, maybe just 5 or 10 minutes? Let me know how it goes if you make it! xxx

  2. Hi, I made this today for breakfast and it was so good! I usually hate dates (and most other dried fruits) but it goes so well with this! Thanks for the lovely recipe! And I love your blog and the layout and pictures - it's all so nice! :)

    Rebecca (rebeccashealth on instagram, where I posted a pic of the banoffee oatmeal I made ) xxx <3

    1. I'm really glad you enjoyed it, thank you for trying the recipe! The picture you took was fab :) and thank you for your lovely words about my blog, I've worked hard on it so it makes me happy that people like it! xxx


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