Ok so national banana bread day just happened?? AND #bakedoats is trending on TikTok? I know what I have to do. Make a banana-bread-baked-oats recipe OBVI.
This is the most simple single-serving breakfast recipe you will find on the internet, plus did I mention it’s like a personal serving of banana bread, but in a cake form? You just can’t not love it. If you are a banana bread lover (which I think COVID did that to us all) or if you are an oat lover (aka ME) then this is the perfect breakfast recipe for you. It’s moist, soft, and jam-packed with filling ingredients. Just thinking of it as taking all your breakfast favs, blending them, baking them and BOOM. cake.
But what if you don’t like banana? Don’t worry, I got you. I’ll tell you what other fruits you can sub a bit later in this post!
The real best part of this recipe is the simplicity. You really only need three main things, and the rest is all add-ons or pantry staples that you probably have on hand. But for this recipe, if you have:
- 50g oats
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana
Then you are good to go! After that I add 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt to make the magic happen. You can also add sugar to taste, but I found the banana does most of the work here.
Now, for the banana haters, I get it and I see you. Let’s talk about what else you can use besides banana:
- 80g blueberries, frozen and thawed gives the best results!
- 80g strawberries, fresh or frozen-then-thawed will work!
- 1 medium apple, about 100g, microwaved or cooked on the stove until soft – it’ll taste like apple pie vibes
Once you have all your ingredients, you just blend it all together! If you are still looking for a blender, you can find my favorite here.
Once you get a smooth batter-like consistency, you just need to pour it into a small baking dish. I’m using a small pie dish (because I love it and it’s adorable) but any glass ramekin, mini dutch oven or even an 8×5 baking dish will do! The batter will be pretty shallow, but that won’t change anything, if anything it will just make your cake/oats/bake cook faster!
Normally I would suggest using a metal or tin baking dish, since glass takes a longer time to heat up in the oven. But with a recipe liked baked oats, the beauty is that you don’t have to sweat the little things, since this is a pretty fool-proof recipe. I say go with either glass or metal for this one, you shouldn’t see a big difference!
And the best part – TOPPINGS. Top with anything, top with everything! Really make this baked oats recipe your own 🙂 I prefer to top with chocolate chips or flaxmeal, but here are some other great ideas on what to top with:
- a streusel made of oats+brown sugar+coconut oil
- coconut flakes
- dried raspberries
- dried blueberries
- craisins or raisins
- pumpkin seeds
- crushed cashews
- candied pecans
- crushed hazlenuts + white chocolate
- MORE sliced banana
Ok wow, now I’m really going off the rails, but you get the point right? TOP IT ALL and live your best life.
Now for the baking – did I mention you don’t need to grease your pan? I know, it’s a wonderful life. And that’s because this is designed to be eaten straight from the pan bby! After baking for about 18-22 minutes, dive right in with a spoon, because girl you EARNED this (well, you and your blender earned this, because that machine really put in the Lord’s work).
Happy baking (and banana-bread-ing!)
Banana Bread Baked Oats
- 1/2 cup oats 50g
- 1 medium banana 100g, very ripe
- 2 large eggs I'll put how to veganize in the notes section!
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chopped dark chocolate optional for topping
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- In a small blender, blend all the ingredients except the chocolate until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a small baking dish, I used a 7' pie dish, but it's really up to you!
- Top the batter with the chocolate chips, then bake at 350F for 18-22 minutes.
- Let cool for 5 minutes and then eat immediately 🙂