Earlier this week I found myself with two overripe bananas and leftover pumpkin puree. What's a girl to do other than bake? I knew I wanted something wholesome so it led me to baked oatmeal .
I love baked oatmeal because it's simple. You just mix the ingredients together in one bowl, bake it and cut into squared when cool. When you're ready to eat it you can enjoy it as is or reheat in the microwave. I've been enjoying it warm this week with cashew butter, raspberries and pumpkin seeds.
This recipe is pretty nutritious. You're getting fiber from the oats and pumpkin, along with a load of nutrients. The ripe bananas and small amount of honey add enough sweetness. Like I said, I'm loving it for breakfast.
The recipe is below if you want to give it a try!
Banana Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
2 ripe bananas (mashed well)
2/3 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 cup honey (I like using raw honey)
¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, mashed bananas, pumpkin puree, honey and almond milk.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
3. Pour into greased baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
4. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
Store in the fridge in a container with a lid.