I know we all ask this question every morning…looking for a different answer…although I usually settle on the same few things. One of them is oatmeal. When I found this recipe for an oatmeal bake, combining two of my favorites banana and peanut butter, I had to try it. Plus, making many servings at once is always a bonus. I won’t have to ask ‘What’s for Breakfast?’ all week! The original recipe makes 9 servings, so I cut it in half today.
I combined 2 cups of oats with 2 tablespoons of Sucanat along with the other dry ingredients.
Then I beat the rest of the ingredients, except for the banana, until smooth. I used fresh honey roast peanut butter from WF’s because that’s what I had in the pantry.
Add the mashed banana and stir in the oat mixture. In the future, I would suggest adding nuts or dried fruit as well.
I poured my mixture into an 8×8 inch greased pan.
I didn’t have peanuts and in general, they are not my favorite nut. Instead, I sprinkled the top with cinnamon. Although as I mentioned above, I think walnuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit would all taste wonderful! The half recipe baked for ~25 minutes.
My entire house smelled FABULOUS! Even though it wasn’t breakfast, I had to try some tonight. The baked oatmeal is GREAT! I love the flavor and will definitely make this again. It’s almost like a banana bread (which can be eaten any time of the day) and will be easy to make for a brunch. I will keep it in mind the next time I have weekend house guests!
See the full recipe for Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal HERE!
What is your ‘go-to’ breakfast?