Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

I said it in my first post-I am not a professional cook and I am most definately not a recipe developer.  I do, however, love to cook and have fun with changing and adding to recipes.

The recipe I am going to share with you today is phenominal the way it is!  Buuuutttt, we have tried very slight variations to it which I will share at the end.

I found this recipe right before Mother’s day so it was the first thing to pop into my head when my hubby asked what I wanted him and the kids to make for my special breakfast.  Ok, who am I kidding?  Mimosas were the first thing to pop into my head, but this recipe was definately second!

Everyone in our house devoured this oatmeal bake.  We even made it almost every single day for the month after Mother’s day and now it is in our regular breakfast rotation.

Recipe is from joyfoodsunshine.com

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
Ingredients:

1 ½ cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 overripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg, lightly beaten (Vegan: 1 TBS ground chia seeds mixed with 2 ½ TBS hot water)
¾ cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
Topping:
¼ cup creamy peanut butter, melted

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9” square baking pan and set aside.
For Vegan Version: Mix 1 TBS ground chia seeds with 2 ½ TBS hot water. Set aside.
In a small bowl mix together the quick cooking oats, baking powder, sea salt and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix mashed banana and peanut butter together until combined.
Add in the vanilla extract, maple syrup and chia seed mixture or egg. Mix until combined.
Add the almond milk and stir until batter is homogenous.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9×9” baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Or until the top slightly springs back when touched and the edges are just barely brown!
Melt the extra peanut butter and drizzle on top!
Cut into squares and enjoy!

These are still amazing the next day!

Variations:

Adding chocolate chips (duh!)

Using any type of nut or seed butter.  We tried sunflower seed butter and it was devine!  Sunflower seed butter darkens as it cooks, so the end result looks a bit different, but tastes amazing.

Please try it and let me know what you think!

 

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