Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (gluten free) - - - >

Heck yes, I jumbled up baked oatmeal and banana bread, slammed them together, forced them to be friends, heat treated them until they made my house smell like potpourri, then ravaged them like a rabid chipmunk.

Okay, what happened was a lot less of a diseased smack down than what I just described. What happened was much more fluid…less aggressive…and the result was, of course, heavenly.

When it comes to breakfast, baked oatmeal and banana bread are always sure to give my heart a flutter.  Sweet and dense is the route I choose in the morning. And you can take that for what it’s worth. Okay.

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (gluten free) - - - >

Combining two of my food loves – baked oatmeal and banana bread – to make banana bread baked oatmeal resulted in a fit of how-did-I-not-make-this-eons-ago? It’s the perfect comforting breakfast for a lazy weekend morning.  Do you have children? They’ll eat this. Shoooo nuff! Especially if you drizzle maple syrup all over it. You’re a pleaser, admit it.

At any rate (where did that phrase come from? Am I mis-using it? Ah shhh yeah), this recipe is naturally sweetened using pure maple syrup and bananers. It can eeeeeasily be gluten free as long as you use gluten-free oats. Done.

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (gluten free) - - - >

Bake it this weekend. Put yogurt-atop. Sliced bananas. Drink a pot of coffee like no one’s watching. I’ll keep my fingers crossed you don’t encounter any rabid chipmunks. None whatsoever.

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (gluten free) - - - >

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Julia


For Serving

  • Sliced bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil an <a href="8” x 8” baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and stir.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs and whisk them in with the mashed bananas. Add the remaining “wet” ingredients and stir.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients in with the wet and stir to combine.
  5. Pour this mixture into the oiled baking pan.
  6. Bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the center tests clean.

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  1. Andrea

    I just stumbled across this recipe via Pinterest and am craving baked oatmeal for the first time in years! Love the ingredients and your photos are fabulous.

  2. Julie

    Ok. So, Jerry is in the hospital right now (long story). He eats a banana day, which is fine, but now they are on the counter and have become dewoozicated (almost disgusting) at which point, I won’t touch them. So, I’m looking at them this morning wondering what the heck I’m going to do with them when KAPOW! It hits me upside the head to stick them in baked oatmeal to eat on this week! Yes! So, tonight when I get home, it’s going to be the first thing I do. 🙂

  3. Stephie

    Did you know that baked oatmeal is one of my faaaaavorite breakfasts?? It is. But I feel like a FOOL for never thinking to do a banana bread version. Now that you’ve placed this glory before my eyeballs, it’s gotta happen pronto-tonto.

  4. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Hahaha! Can’t stop laughing over the rabid chipmunks! Love it! But seriously, I was JUST brainstorming recipe ideas for the coming month and actually wrote this exact thing down on my list of things to create! First the sandwich from Heaven and now this? Get outta ma’ head, woman!

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi there, the eggs are at the bottom of the ingredients list 🙂 You’ll need two of them. Let me know how you like the baked oatmeal! 🙂

  5. Andrea

    Baked this last night and enjoyed for breakfast this morning – delicious!! And so easy! A little wetter than I expected it to be (I wanted to cut into squares and freeze) but I’m sure a cupcake pan with liners would fix that next time. There Will definitely be a next time! Thanks for sharing

  6. Jules @ WolfItDown

    Holy smoke, this sounds amazing!
    Felt so bad about eating the last banana I had in the flat this morning now when I saw this – must be made SOON! I’ve already taken note of the link 😀
    You’ve got a lovely blog, and I can’t wait to dig a bit in the archive for more goodies 😀 x

  7. Nicole Ruark

    This was fantastic! So quick and easy to make. I made it at night and my family devoured it the next morning. Any ideas for making it with apples and more cinnamon?

  8. Andrea Rogers

    I am making this now an it smells sooo good already in the house I just hope that my kids also like it too!!!

  9. jr

    I added toasted walnut pieces to make this even more nutritious and delicious. Can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow. Literally–I’m going to have a little bit right now!

    1. Julia Post author

      So happy to here you made the naner bread oatmeal! It’s definitely one of my favorites and is lots of fun for brunching on with friends. Enjoy xo

  10. Virginia

    WOW! *****
    I just made this today and it’s the best baked oatmeal I’ve ever had. SO flavorful and sweet! I couldn’t believe there was only 2 T maple syrup! I followed the directions exactly (but used unsweetened vanilla almond milk) and cooked it 40 min. I ate it plain as it was so flavorful but it would also be good with some nut butter on top! Thanks for this recipe!!! 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Yippppeeeeeeeee! I’m so happy you like it, Virginia! I was blown away by how flavorful the baked oatmeal turned out, too…it’s incredible the amount of sweetness you can get out of bananas! Thanks so much for your kind note and have a great weekend!

  11. Mel

    This was delicious and leftovers freeze well. I portioned them out so all I had to do was grab one out of the freezer and nuke for 10 seconds on each side. So convenient and breakfast for an entire week! 🙂

  12. Janka

    Just made this. I love how nicely spiced it is! The only thing I added was unsweetened coconut because life is better with coconut ?


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