Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

The other day I was looking at recipes online (a hobby of mine), and discovered this one for Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal. I love banana bread and I love oatmeal, so I had a hunch I would enjoy this breakfast treat. I was right… this is a delicious, filling, flavor-filled breakfast!Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

The recipe calls for all the goodies found in a good loaf of banana nut bread… bananas, pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg, etc., except this recipe uses old-fashioned rolled oats, and is baked in a casserole dish! It’s really delicious, and reminds me of Mom’s Banana Nut Bread.

Here’s how easy it is to make this breakfast dish:

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt).

Rolled oats and spices in white bowl

Melt butter and add to the dry ingredients; stir to combine.

Melted butter poured into dry ingredients in bowl

In a separate bowl, mix together milk, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture, and stir. Add chopped pecans; mix well.

Mashed banana, milk, etc. added to oats in bowl

Spray an 8″ square baking dish with non-stick spray (or grease with butter). Pour the batter into the prepared dish.

Banana Oats in white 8x8 inch baking dish

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes (mine took 30 to be completely firmed up in the middle). During the last 5 minutes of baking time, I placed a cookie sheet with extra chopped pecans in the oven to lightly toast (to be used as garnish later… optional).  When done, I removed pan of oatmeal and sheet of toasted pecans to a wire rack. I sprinkled the top of the oatmeal with toasted chopped pecans, then let it completely cool down to room temperature.

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal baked and out of oven

You can eat the baked oatmeal warm, but I truly think it tastes best when eaten at room temperature. Once totally cooled, it was easier to cut into pieces, but ultimately… just serve it however you prefer.  Once cool, I cut it into slices, and served it. You could bake this the night before you want to serve it, so it’s ready to go in the morning.  Yum… it tastes like banana bread, but it’s packed with oats, for a more filling and nutritious breakfast treat!

Piece of baked banana bread oatmeal on plate with a fork

I’m glad I tried this recipe, and hope you will consider making it, as well.  The leftovers the next day were wonderful! This is really delicious…and is a great way to get kids (and grown-ups – *cough, cough*) to “eat their oatmeal”!

Have a great day!

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Recipe Source:

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Enjoy this tasty Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal... a simply delicious way to start your day!
Category: Breakfast
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 372 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup mashed banana (this was about 2 medium bananas, mashed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pecans (or walnuts), chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped pecans , toasted (for garnish-optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray or butter an 8" square baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well.
  3. Melt butter in microwave safe dish. Add to oat mixture; stir to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract. Add to the flour mixture, and stir well, to fully mix ingredients. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Test it to make sure it is done in the center. When baked oatmeal is done, remove pan to a wire rack, and let cool. Sprinkle toasted pecans on top, if desired. Serve warm, or let cool completely to room temperature before serving.
Optional- during the last 5 minutes of baking time, place the 3 Tablespoons of chopped pecans on a baking sheet and place into hot oven (do this if you want to garnish oatmeal with toasted pecans).
    Nutrition Facts
    Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 372 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 18g 28%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Cholesterol 46mg 15%
    Sodium 294mg 12%
    Potassium 498mg 14%
    Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 21g
    Protein 8g 16%
    Vitamin A 7.9%
    Vitamin C 4%
    Calcium 17.5%
    Iron 10.6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal / The Grateful Girl Cooks! The flavor of warm banana bread permeates baked oatmeal in this flavorful, filling, and delicious family-friendly breakfast!



    The flavor of warm banana bread permeates baked oatmeal in this flavorful, filling, and delicious family-friendly breakfast!

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