Sweet Potato and Banana Baked Oatmeal

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So even though the blog world is alive with Pumpkin Love, I have sweet potatoes on the brain.

 

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And of course breakfast!  Plus also, some brown bananas!  One banana went into this recipe while the other two turned into these incredible muffins!

 

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I used one of my favorite baked oatmeal recipes for inspiration.  However, I didn’t have any flax seeds in the house.  Instead, I decided to try baking in some chia seeds.  I always love chia seeds before a run, and I’ve never tried baking them into my oatmeal before.

 

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I accidently got involved in the Bear’s game and missed the timer’s beep, so my oatmeal was almost overdone.

 

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But ended up JUST RIGHT!

 

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Although pumpkin is all of the rage, don’t forget that left over sweet potatoes make an incredible addition to breakfast bakes AND eggs!

 

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And an awesome pre run breakfast!

My September goal was to focus on my nutrition…specifically to enhance and support my running.  I created a few tasty and filling breakfasts, which have been fantastic and as always my crockpot has provided some healthy week night dinners.  I completed two 20 mile runs…woo hoo!  And overall had a fantastic fall month.

 

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Moving forward…my October goals are such:

 

1. Stay Healthy

2. Sleep Often

3. Run Smart

4. PR!

 

I received my official packet pick up ticket in the mail and it is finally starting to look and feel like fall.  Chicago marathon…here I come!  I am trying to use these next two weeks to get my body and mind ready for the race, without over thinking things.  It’s not an easy balance!  I am also trying to calm my nerves.  And, for those who asked…my shoes are totally ready for the race : )

 

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Did you set goals for October?

 

 

Sweet Potato and Banana Baked Oatmeal

Adapted from Pumpkin Banana Baked Oatmeal Bars

 

Ingredients

2 cups old fashioned oats

4 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

Dash of cloves

3/4-1 cup mashed sweet potato (1 medium sweet potato)

1 cup almond milk

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 banana, mashed

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray 9×9 baking pan with cooking spray.

Combine oats, chia seeds, baking powder, and spices in a small bowl.

Whisk egg, sweet potato, almond milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl.  Stir in dry ingredients until well combined.

Pour oatmeal into your baking pan.  Bake for 30 minutes, until edges are just starting to brown.

Let cool and cut into 4 bars.

Store in airtight container in fridge or freeze for later.  Thaw and reheat in microwave.

 

 

A few more of my favorite sweet potato breakfasts…

Sweet Potato Dough Boy Smoothie

Sweet Potato French Toast

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Chia Bowl

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18 thoughts on “Sweet Potato and Banana Baked Oatmeal

  1. I have tons of sweet potatoes at home and for the first time in months bananas! I would never think to combine like this. I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes in the morning. I have them with eggs all the time!

  2. yUMMY! Thanks for posting! For future reference, you can sub chia seeds for eggs in baked goods 🙂 I have done it and it works! I also got a much needed nap in today, but only an hour. Either way, it felt so good to snuggle my baby!

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