Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a breakfast we have very often. It is delicious and comforting! This recipe of baked oatmeal is a favorite ( because it is so easy and uses ingredients I always have on hand ) but I always am looking for a new way to serve up baked oatmeal. This is my new favorite! This oatmeal is just as easy for those busy mornings and one you need to try soon.

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This oatmeal tastes just like banana bread! It is like having dessert for breakfast and who would not want that? The oatmeal is hearty and perfect for winter. With sweet bananas and natural sweetner of maple syrup this is truly is a healthy breakfast to wake up too!

Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Note: If you do not like nuts leave them out it is equally as delicious. If using nuts try toasting them before adding to the oatmeal.

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup walnuts, chopped

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup applesauce

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

3 ripe bananas mashed

3 tablespoons butter, meltes

Warm cream or milk for serving

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 8×8 inch baking dish

2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.

3. On a meduim bowl, whisk together 1 cup of milk and the buttermilk, applesauce, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Add to the oat mixture and mix together quickly so you don’t break up the oats. Fold in the mashed bananas.

4. Put the oatmeal mixture in the prepare baking dish. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup milk on top and drizzle with melted butter. It will seem really wet but the oats will soak it up.

5. Bake for 40 minutes or until oatmeal is bubbling and silghtly golden on top. Let cool a little and then serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and warm milk and cream if desired.

Recupe Source: adapted highly from Whole Grain Mornings

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