Need to wake up your breakfast routine? Here is a easy, healthy recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal! This baked oatmeal is full of nutrients: Oats are high in antioxidants, soluble fiber, protein, and several vitamins and minerals. Peanut butter is high in protein and healthy unsaturated fat, as well as multiple vitamins and potassium. Bananas are high in fiber and potassium, as well as several antioxidants. It can help moderate blood sugar levels and are good for digestive and heart health. There is no refined sugar in this recipe either, so you can make this knowing you are filling your body with good things to start your morning off right!
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
1 ½ cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 overripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cups pure maple syrup
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¾ cup almond milk, unsweetened (or regular milk)
¼ cup creamy peanut butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9x9” square baking pan and set aside.
In a small bowl mix together the oats, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix the mashed bananas and peanut butter together until combined. Add in the vanilla extract, maple syrup and egg. Mix until combined. Add the almond milk and stir until the batter is well combined.
Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake 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 warm or chilled.
**Here's a neat tip: If you are eating egg free, here is a Vegan substitute: Mix together 1 Tbsp. flax meal or chia seeds with 3 Tbsp. hot water and let sit for 10-15 minutes until it turns gelatinous. Then mix in your recipe like normal.
Recipe source: Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal - JoyFoodSunshine