Banana/Walnut Baked Oatmeal Squares :)
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|1 Tbsp||cooking oil or melted coconut oil (to be extra healthy)|
|2-3||very ripe bananas, mashed up|
|1/2 c||brown sugar, firmly packed|
|2 1/2 c||raw rolled or old fashioned oats|
|1/2 c||toasted walnut pieces (i lightly toast in the microwave)|
|2 tsp||baking powder|
|1 tsp||ground cinnamon|
|1/2 tsp||ground nutmeg|
|sugar in the raw brand turbinado sugar|
Grand Rapids, MI (pop. 188,040)
Member Since Jan 2011
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!
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 :)