I first made and blogged about this delightful recipe a few weeks ago. However, the only photo I took was a terrible one with my phone, so I decided to revisit it for the blog when I made it again this weekend. This recipe originally came from Budget Bytes.
This time when I made it, I halved the original recipe, because I only had two bananas left. The ingredients and steps below are for the way I made it today. You can easily double this if you have enough 'naners.
- 2 bananas (best if they're very ripe so they're easily mashed)
- 1/6 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/16 tsp of ground nutmeg
- 1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
- 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup of walnuts
First, I pre-heated my oven to 350 degrees.
Then, I broke the bananas into small pieces, and then mashed them with my potato masher.
They were very ripe bananas, so they very easily turned into this.
Then I added the 1/6 cup of brown sugar (luckily, my 1/3 measuring cup has a convenient line to show its halfway mark), an egg, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp of baking powder, 1/4 tsp of baking soda, 1/8 tsp of cinnamon (filled about half of my 1/4 tsp spoon), and 1/16 tsp of ground nutmeg (I just eyeballed this with about a quarter of my 1/4 tsp spoon).
I mixed these all together thoroughly with a fork. (I've yet to buy a decent whisk, I've found that a fork usually does the job just fine.)
Then I measured out 1 cup of almond milk.
And mixed that in.
Then I measured one cup of the oats...
And about a quarter cup more of the oats.
And mixed those in as well.
Next, I took about a quarter cup of the walnuts...
And coarsely chopped them up into bite-sized pieces.(Walnuts are really easy to just cut with a knife. No special chopper needed.)
Then mixed those nuts in with everything else!
Next, I sprayed some non-stick spray into a glass dish. (If you're doubling the recipe, you might want to use a dish with more surface area, like a brownie dish. However, I've doubled it in this dish as well. It just takes a little longer to get it to cook all the way through to the middle.)
And then pour the mixture into the dish.
I like to use this pie dish, because it has its own cover. If you don't have a cover for the dish you're using, cover it with aluminum foil.
Put it in the 350 degree pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, take off the cover and bake for about 15 more minutes.
When it looks like this, with brown edges and a fairly firm top, it's ready!
Almost looks like a big cookie from this angle!
And there you have it!
I love that it makes a few servings, so I can keep it in the fridge for the next few days for a quick, hearty breakfast. I re-heat it in the microwave to eat, but you could also just eat it cold if you like. I'm not a cold cereal sort of person, so that doesn't appeal to me.
Do you have any suggestions for other toppings or additions to this yummy breakfast meal?