I saw this recipe by Julie from The Roasted Root on Pinterest and new I’d have to try it. I love banana bread, and I love oatmeal, and I loved the sound of this recipe! I made the recipe this morning, adding in a half of a chopped pink lady apple, as I usually add apple chunks to my banana bread. I also substituted Lactofree milk for the Almond milk because someone in my family is lactose intolerant. 

Verdict: I love the consistency of this once it’s cooled and refrigerated. When I first removed it from the oven and cooled and sliced it, the bottom was a little ‘wet’. That could be because I lined my tin with parchment paper. It is also not sweet enough for my liking. That could be because I didn’t use almond milk. I slathered a bit of strawberry jam on the top and that made it tastier. Otherwise, it’s a bit bland as is. I would add a little more maple syrup or even some splenda to the recipe next time. But I’ll definitely make this again. This is a great snack for afternoon tea, or to have as breakfast on the go.

Click here for the original recipe from The Roasted Root

Here’s the way I made it:

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups old fashioned oats
  2. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  3. ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. ¼ teaspoon salt
  6. 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  7. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  8. 2 cups lacto-free milk
  9. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 1/2 cup apple, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8” x 8” baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and stir.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs and whisk them in with the mashed bananas. Add the remaining “wet” ingredients and stir.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients in with the wet and stir to combine.
  5. Pour this mixture into the oiled baking pan.
  6. Bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the center tests clean.
Adapted from The Roasted Root
Adapted from The Roasted Root
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