Baked oats are a perfect sweet and nutty start into your morning. They are delicious, healthy, and will keep you satisfied for hours. The firm consistency also makes them an ideal snack for the office or school breaks.
This recipe will lead to a cake-like result that has the healthy sweetness from bananas, raisins, and a small amount of maple syrup. Make sure to use ripe bananas. The riper they are, the sweeter. Ripe bananas can replace sugar in many recipes. If you happen to have ripe bananas that you can’t use, cut them in slices and freeze them for later use. They are perfect for nice cream or recipes like this one.
Chopped walnuts give the nice crunch and pumpkin spice adds the autumn flavors that will make you want to have a chai latte or a hot chocolate with it. Cozy!
Oats have way more to offer than their deliciousness. They are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Including oats into a healthy diet can help to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
I love oats for their versatility which comes in handy in any vegan kitchen! From cookie to meatless patties, there are so many ways to enjoy oats.
This recipe is really easy and can be adjusted depending on what the kitchen pantry has to offer. I used walnuts, but pecans or almonds taste great in it as well. The raisins can be replaced with blueberries, cranberries, or any berries of your choice. If you don’t have berries, you can chop up half an apple and add it!
A teaspoon toasted sesame oil enhances the nutty flavor, if you don’t have it on hand, use coconut oil or a neutral oil. To make it a real super food I topped it with hemp hearts, pine nuts and melted dark chocolate (optional).
As a mom, I know that it isn’t always easy to get the kids to eat healthy food. Baked oats are the perfect dish for the little ones that don’t care much about stove-top oats. Top them with fresh fruits and sprinkle with melted chocolate, any bet the little ones will ask for more!
- 3 cups oats
- 2.5 cups unsweetened plant milk
- 2 mashed ripe bananas
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil (optional)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- pre-heat oven to 392°F / 200°C and line a 7" baking pan with parchment paper.
- in a bowl, mix oats, milk, mashed bananas, pumpkin spice, sesame oil and let soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
- mix in the raisins, transfer to baking pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- When the oatmeal is baked enjoy warm as it is or top with fresh fruit, melted chocolate, and/or seeds to taste.
I recommend hemp hearts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds as a nutrient dense topping.