This Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal is perfectly sweetened with mashed banana and a little bit of maple syrup and gluten-free made with ground oat flour and rolled oats.
Make this on the weekend for the family or during the week for a healthy breakfast meal prep recipe.
Is it bad that sometimes I base friendships off of the foods people like and dislike? For example…if you like peanut butter, I automatically like you. If you like olives…you’re going to have to work really hard to make me like you (cough Emily and Linley). Honestly – my biggest fear in life is that my children are either going to despise peanut butter or worse off, be allergic to it. #thehorror
The good thing is that I haven’t met many people who voluntarily don’t like peanut butter. It’s the food of the Gods if you ask me. It’s Friday and we’re sharing a recipe video! I know, I know…we don’t normally share videos on Friday, but we’re doing this for your own good. Why? Becuase you NEED to make this baked oatmeal recipe this weekend. It screams Sunday morning.
This particular oatmeal bake recipe is wonderful for so many reasons. First, it’s 100% gluten-free! It’s made with rolled oats and ground oat flour. Great for those that can’t gluten or that are allergic. Second, oatmeal bakes are just an all-around winning breakfast. They taste like dessert, but are actually good for you! Third, this peanut butter banana oatmeal baked recipe combines all of my favorite things…peanut butter, banana, and oats. LOLZ.
Here’s What You Need
- all-natural peanut butter
- maple syrup
- almond milk
- rolled oats
- oat flour
You can’t go wrong with that ingredient list, people. Plus, if you’re sick of overnight oats, baked oatmeal is the PERFECT substitute!
Can we talk about the ripeness of bananas for a hot second?
Not too green, not too brown…just right. I like my bananas perfectly yellow. That’s IF I’m eating the banana by itself or on top of something. Anyone who says they like green bananas is just…FILLINTHEBLANK. I heard that if you eat a green banana…you can straight up eat the peel, too. No idea if that’s true or not, but it is Friday so I thought I’d share that fun fact. When it comes to extremely ripe bananas I gag at the thought of eating it on its own. However, when it comes to mashing an overly ripe banana for sweetness in baked goods or smoothies….I’M ALL FOR IT. This delicious recipe is a close cousin of one of my favorite FFF recipes, the Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats.
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bake
- 1 medium banana ripe
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup oat flour or any kind of flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- First, preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a medium-size baking dish or cake pan. I used a but a 9x9-inch cake pan will also work!
- In a large bowl, mash 1 very ripe banana until liquidy. Then, add in eggs, peanut butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and almond milk and mix until smooth.
- Add rolled oats, flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Transfer batter into baking dish and slice a few bananas on top.
- Bake at 375º for about 30-40 minutes (it will depend on the size and depth of your baking dish) or until firm.
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This recipe has been updated and slightly tweaked from the original which was posted in 2016.
This is a great dessert! I added dark chocolate! 😋
Have you tried this recipe with almond butter? I don’t have natural PB at the moment, but still want to try this recipe out!
Unfortunately this recipe lacked flavour I tried before feeding it to my family. Sad to say I won’t be sharing this with them. Shame was so excited to try this ran out & bought the missing ingredients I didn’t have.
I was wondering can the oat flour be replaced with almond flour?
Shockingly, this is the first time I’ve ever put peanut butter in an oatmeal recipe. It was so good! Love an oatmeal that’s healthy but can also easily feed a gaggle of kids in the morning. Thanks for the recipe.
What can replace Oat Flour?
White whole wheat or all-purpose!
Love this recipe!! I’m starting ultimate portion fix, and I’m trying to figure out how this recipe will translate to the colored containers, because I definitely want to keep using this recipe!
It’s so good, right?!
My 1 and 3 year old love this “banana cake”. Question – have you ever made the mix as muffins? If so what cooking time would you recommend? Thanks!
Not this mix specifically, but I make oatmeal cups all the time! 16-18 minutes. Here’s one they might love. V similar –> https://fitfoodiefinds.com/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-baked-oatmeal-cups/
Thought it tasted like cardboard – shared the recipe with my friends anyway.
It was good, albeit a little dry. I ate my twin afterwards as I was unsatisfied.
quoted from above…. “Honestly – my biggest fear in life is that my children are either going to despise peanut butter or worse off, be allergic to it. #thehorror”
I have been a big fan of yours for some time and am constantly sharing your recipes but lady im absolutely disgusted, you have some serious nerve to mock and belittle children with food allergies. wow just wow.
It’s clearly a joke about how much she loves peanut butter, lighten up
lol. She is obviously joking. I have a life threatening peanut allergy, and I can see appreciate the humor in this comment. I make this with almond butter. Still amazing!!
They are simply amazing, Lee. Thanks!
This was my first time making baked oatmeal and it was perfect for my 1 year old! Do you store baked oatmeal in the fridge?
Yes, store it in the fridge!
Love this recipe!! How would this translate I to Ultimate portion fix from Beachbody? I want to keep using this recipe, but I need to figure out how the serving size translates to the colored containers.
I am legit obsessed with this recipe! I’ve made it for brunch, weekly prep, and even had it as a part of Christmas breakfast! I’ve made this with eggs as written, but also made it with flax eggs and it was perfect both ways! Absolute favorite!
I’m not familiar with oat flour. Can almond or coconut flour be used instead?
Love this recipe so much! Ive added grated carrots and collagen and it’s been an amazing breakfast on the go! Fiancé approved recipe!!
Nice flavor! Like banana bread, without all the added sugar. I did sprinkle some mini chocolate chips across the top & doubled the recipe (what else what I do with two equally brown bananas?!).
I used the recipe on my phone and it was my first time creating something from your site. I’m not sure if the website is optimized for mobile, but even within the recipe itself, there were advertisements in between sections and additional ones popping up all over. It made it difficult to read the recipe. I know advertising is important, but perhaps not within the physical recipe itself?
Absolutely delicious! I made these in a muffin tin and could seriously devour them all! I spread a small bit of strawberry jam on top as I ate mine. I am a teacher who could eat (and sometimes has) peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch every single day. I also love oatmeal…and bananas…this is the perfect marriage of all three ingredients! Thank you!
SO GOOD, right?!
Pretty sure anyone who cooks gluten free would know to use GF oats.