When it comes to breakfast, let’s make it as easy as possible. That is where this baked oatmeal with bananas recipe comes in. You can make ahead of time and enjoy it throughout the week. Spend just 10 minutes getting your ingredients for the baked oatmeal with bananas ready. Then, mix it in one bowl and pop it in the oven.
You also avoid the dreaded decision fatigue of what to eat for breakfast. You can wake up and know you already have a healthy breakfast. Not to mention you won’t get bored with the same old oatmeal or breakfast go to as this recipe includes peanut butter and melted chocolate chips.
Not too long ago, I would have been afraid to have anything with chocolate and peanut butter. It was something that I feared, something that I thought caused me to binge. As I’ve become more kind and gentle to myself, I realized chocolate and peanut butter are food that I enjoy. So why not allow myself to have some?! And my goodness friends, it is possible to enjoy chocolate and peanut butter without eating all of it.
Bananas are a secret ingredient to sweetening up your bowl of oatmeal. No need to add in a bunch of artificial sugar. You just want to make sure that your banana is ripe, so those brown spots on your banana are actually a good thing. The more ripe the banana the sweeter your dish will be.
Preheat the oven to 350 F / 176 C. Use a 9×13 baking pan. If using a metal baking pan, lightly grease the pan or you use parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the bananas, peanut butter, honey, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
Then, add in the oats, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir until combined. Transfer to the baking pan and spread out the oat mixture. Top the oatmeal with chocolate chips.
Bake in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool before cutting.
Then, slice this baked oatmeal with bananas and enjoy a tasty square. Let me know your favorite oatmeal topping in the comments below.