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Toasty and Crunchy Baked Oatmeal

A delicious blend of whole oats, banana, cinnamon, orange zest and crunchy nuts - a great way to start your day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: baked oats, breakfast cereal, cinnamon, oat milk, oatmeal, orange zest, whole oats
Servings: 6
Author: Nicole Coudal

Ingredients

  • 2 c. Whole oats
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 c. Toasted nuts, chopped Walnuts or pecans work great
  • 2 Very ripe bananas (black, if possible)
  • 1 3/4 c. Milk Any milk you like
  • 1/4 c. Pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Grated orange zest

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees; butter (or use vegetable spray) an 8X8 glass pan (if using a metal pan, set the oven to 350 degrees).
  • In a large bowl, toss in bananas and mash with a fork. Add milk, maple syrup, vanilla and orange zest; whisk to combine. Add oats, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt and nuts; mix lightly to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to baking dish and bake 30-35 minutes or until top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with a drizzle of fresh orange juice and pure maple syrup, along with any fresh fruit or nuts you desire. Store leftovers in the fridge - when ready to enjoy again, heat in microwave or a low-temperature oven.

Notes

Note: if you decide to prep the night before, simply separate the dry and wet ingredients in different bowls and refrigerate the wet ingredients (covered) until the next morning. Combine in the morning and pop in the oven :)