Baked Maple & Banana Oatmeal (Vegan, GF)
This baked oatmeal is perfect for busy mornings; make it one time on Sunday, and you'll have yourself got breakfast for the majority of the week! Believe it or not, the first time I made this, I perfected it in the MICROWAVE. The oven in our Boston apartment does this super fun where it makes awful burning smells ever so often -- don't worry, I've notified the maintenance department, and they are on it! THANK goodness. So, our oven was out of commission when I wanted to make baked oatmeal. Of course. Luckily, we have a microwave as a backup in tricky situations like this one. However, if you prefer to make this in the oven and you have an excellently-functioning oven, by all means make it that way (instructions on how to do so are below).
Baked Maple & Banana Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten Free)
This maple & banana oatmeal is a breakfast delight, either hot or cold. Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free. Bake it one time, and you've got 3-4 servings of oatmeal to look forward to!
Serves: 3 -4
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of almond milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
- Mix bananas, oats, collagen peptides, baking powder, vanilla extract, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a mixing bowl
- Slowly add in 1 cup of coconut/almond milk -- you may need more or less than this amount depending on the ripeness of your bananas
- Spray a small, microwave/oven-safe baking dish and pour the mixture into the dish
- Drizzle maple syrup on top of the oatmeal; sprinkle some 1-2 more teaspoons cinnamon
- Covering the dish with a paper towel, microwave for 7-ish minutes
- Aim for the top of the oatmeal to have a baked/harder texture, and for the middle to be a bit softer -- that's when you know it's done!
- Remove from microwave, eat, and ENJOY
- Store leftovers in the fridge
- If you are making this in the oven, simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- *Omit collagen peptides if choosing to eat vegan