Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal boasts the delicious flavor of banana bread, but it’s made with wholesome oats, pecans, and coconut oil for a healthy, filling breakfast!
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SEVEN wholesome, delicious baked oatmeal recipes!
Happy New Year, friends! I hope this finds your 2017 off to a fantastic start. My kids don’t head back to school until Wednesday, but I’m already mentally preparing for the early rising and lunchbox packing and homework helping and activity chauffeuring that’s about to hit us full force once again — sigh. But first thing’s first…breakfast!
Since we usually do a bit more indulging than usual over the holiday break, I always like to get off to a good start in the New Year. And this year, that means I’ll be baking a big pan of Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal to reheat for quick and wholesome breakfasts on hectic mornings in the upcoming week.
My kids are huge fans of baked oatmeal, and I love it as well for a variety of reasons, as evidenced by the ever-growing baked oatmeal recipe variations that I’ve shared over the years. And why do I love baked oatmeal so?, you may be asking yourself. Well, allow me to explain:
1. It’s quick and easy to make;
2. It reheats beautifully, meaning that I can make it ahead of time for several mornings’ worth of breakfasts;
3. My kids really like baked oatmeal, resulting in cheers when I make it…and not having to listen to any whining over what I’m serving for breakfast;
4. It tastes really good; and
5. It’s wholesome, filling, and loaded with healthy ingredients, making it the perfect fuel that lasts until lunchtime!
Given all of those factors — and given my family’s affinity for a nice banana baked good — it’s a wonder that I only concocted this Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal for the first time a few weeks ago. But when I finally did, it was no surprise that my kids raved over it. It tastes pretty much like yummy banana bread, except it’s loaded with chewy oats, studded with toasty nuts, and sweetened with maple syrup. It also includes a couple of eggs to hold everything together and some coconut oil to further boost the moisture and nutrients. Totally tasty despite being hearty and wholesome? Yup…pretty much the perfect breakfast to kick off the New Year!
And if you’re just now becoming acquainted with the wonderful world of baked oatmeal — or if it’s already an old friend but you’d like to explore some new flavor options — then just below the recipe, you’ll see that I’ve put together some links with all of my baked oatmeal recipes in one handy-dandy location. Enjoy!
Hope you enjoy the video, too!
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