Saturday, 5 July 2014

Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal

I've posted a few different recipes for baked oatmeal but never one for the basic banana bread version - this flavour is perfect for when you want a delicious, simple and comforting meal without a lot of fuss. It really does taste and feel as though you're eating a bowl of warm banana bread due to the cake-like texture, but rest assured that this is a super healthy and nutritious way to start (or end, if you're having it for dinner) your day!

Serves 1
  • 1/2 - 2/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 - 2/3 cup milk of choice (use the same amount as the oats)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


Put the oats and milk in a bowl, mix them together and leave them to soak for 10 - 15 minutes. 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). I find that when I bake it for the full 25 minutes it becomes incredibly spongey inside, which I adore. Enjoy!



  1. Would it work to leave the oats and milk to soak overnight and then add the other things in the morning?

    1. Yep, definitely! I've done that a few times myself :) x

    2. Hey Meghan! I just wanted to say a big thank you for this wonderful blog of yours! All your recipes always look so good and cause me to want to become creative and try them :). I've already made your carrot cake oatmeal and I loved it. Quick question: Is it possible that by using soy milk for this recipe it could take longer to make? I'm already way past 30 mins and it isn't crusty around the edges yet. Thanks :)

    3. Hey lovely! Thank you so much for your lovely words, they mean a lot to me :) I'm so glad you liked the oatmeal! Honestly I'm not too sure because I've never used soy milk before but it's possible because I've made baked oatmeal with dairy milk for my boyfriend (he refuses to drink vegan alternatives!) and it definitely cooked differently to my non-dairy version - I hope it turned out okay for you in the end :) xxx

  2. Where are these bowls/ramekins from? xx

    1. Two are from Le Creuset and one is from Nom Living :) you can find loads of cute ones in TK Maxx though! xx

    2. thank you, also when u say 1/2 - 2/3 cups how much in mls is that?

    3. whn u say 1/2 -2/3 cup of milk, how much in mls is that?


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