A healthy, easy to make breakfast treat that features ripe bananas, fresh blueberries, wholesome oats, pure, rich, maple syrup and robust vanilla, crunchy walnuts, and warming spices. You can make it ahead of time and enjoy delicious oatmeal all week long. Just top it with rich maple syrup and natural peanut butter to take it to the next level and make breakfast your favorite meal of the day!
Breakfast is hands down my favorite meal of the day.
My husband grabs a quick cup of coffee and maybe a handful of granola and is out the door to work.
I need something much more satisfying to start my day. A bright and healthy smoothie, avocado toast (basic but delicious), or a hearty bowl of oats.
Admittedly, I work from home often and have the advantage of having more time in the morning to whip up and enjoy a more elaborate breakfast.
But, when I’m traveling for work or have less time in the mornings, I still want a healthy and delicious breakfast. Much more than just coffee and granola!
My solution: make ahead breakfast that will last all week.
Enter this baked blueberry banana oatmeal.
This hearty, flavorful breakfast treat requires only one bowl, minimal ingredients, and stores in the fridge all week. It’s the perfect dish to meal prep on Sunday and have on hand all week long for breakfast.
Let’s get to baking.
Bananas are one of the star ingredients to this dish. Don’t fret and throw away overripe, brown bananas! They are a gift! You can utilize them in so many baked goods to add natural sweetness and moisture (in replace of extra sugar and oil).
This baked oatmeal calls for one overripe banana mashed and another one for the topping. It adds a beautiful banana flavor while also keeping the baked oatmeal moist (sorry for those who hate that word!)
The second star ingredient is the blueberries. Fresh, vibrant blueberries are a staple in my kitchen during the summer. They have also been on sale at my local grocery store, so I have an abundance of extra berries in my fridge at the moment. So naturally, I used them in this dish!
I love the juicy, sweet burst of flavor they add to baked goods, like this oatmeal. It’s magic!
Ok…let’s get to whipping up this dish.
Like I said before, you only need one bowl to make it. And it takes a few, quick steps.
The Quick Run Down:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9×6 pan (or a small baking dish). To your large bowl, add the egg and beat it with the coconut sugar. Add in the remaining wet ingredients (listed below) and stir until it is smooth. Add in the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and mix so the wet ingredients and dry ingredients are well incorporated. Fold in those beautiful blueberries and walnuts. Pour the batter into a greased baking dish and top with sliced bananas. Bake for about 30-35 minutes (middle should be set and top golden brown).
**For more detailed instructions, see recipe below**
Cut your self a large slice, and for extra sweetness and deliciousness, top with maple syrup and peanut butter, and enjoy!
This is the perfect, healthy, but still satisfying and tasty morning treat.
It’s hearty and filling from the wholesome oats, perfectly sweet from the natural from the bananas and limited additional sugar (which is all refined sugar free), balanced by the tart blueberries, and has texture and crunch from the crisp top and added walnuts.
The drizzle of maple syrup and smear of peanut butter just takes this dish to the next level and makes you want to do a little breakfast happy dance!
Best yet, you will have this treat all week long for breakfast. So you will be enjoying a delicious breakfast and dancing every morning 🙂
Hope everyone has the best week! And I hope this is on your morning menu!
Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal
A healthy, easy to make breakfast treat that features ripe bananas, fresh blueberries, wholesome oats, natural refined free sugars, crunchy walnuts, and warming spices.
- 2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 very ripe banana mashed
- 1 egg
- ½ Greek yogurt
- ½ cup dairy free milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup maple
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 banana sliced for topping
Grease an small baking dish (I used a 9x6). Preheat oven to 400.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg and coconut sugar. Add in the remaining wet ingredients and stir until smooth and well-incorporated.
Add in the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Fold in walnuts and blueberries.
Pour batter into the greased baking dish. Top with sliced bananas.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until it is set and golden brown on top.*
*If the top starts to brown too much but the oatmeal is still runny (not yet set), top it with foil and continue to bake until completely cooked. The foil will prevent the top from browning in further.
Oatmeal can be stored int he fridge. It eat well cold. I also love to top it will a dollop of peanut butter and a drizzle maple and microwave it for 30 seconds - it makes it warm, gooey, and delicious!