Banana/Walnut Baked Oatmeal Squares :)
GREAT BREAKFAST ON THE GO! Lightly sweet-- wholesome- filling! I created this recipe from a Baked Oatmeal recipe-- that featured applesauce instead of banana and didn't have Bisquick in it (I replaced 1/2 C of the oats with Bisquick)-- I however, really like the cake like texture it has now-- it holds together enough so you can pick up a square and eat it by hand. I have since come up with other versions: Banana/Chocolate Chip, Spiced Peach, Cinnamon Apple, Pumpkin/Raisin... I'm working on coming up with a Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Square version-- I'll post it here when I do!
12 generous size squares
cooking oil or melted coconut oil (to be extra healthy)
very ripe bananas, mashed up
brown sugar, firmly packed
raw rolled or old fashioned oats
toasted walnut pieces (i lightly toast in the microwave)
sugar in the raw brand turbinado sugar
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
Spray a 13" x 9" pan with pan coating spray-- cover sides and bottom well.
In a large bowl, stir together: oil, bananas, sugar and eggs.
Add in dry ingredients: oats, Bisquick, baking powder, spices, walnuts-- and milk. Mix well-- be sure to break up the brown sugar and incorporate it.
Pour into the prepared pan
If desired-- I let bake for about 20 minutes-- pull out and sprinkle generously with Sugar in the Raw brand, Turbinado Sugar. (It's course and adds a nice bit of a crunch to the top!) Return to the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Let cool-- then cut into squares-- I make about 12 servings from one pan. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator--lightly warm back up. I like to re-heat in my toaster oven :)