Photo: Robin Shreeves
I had some bananas that were well past the eating stage, and usually I throw them in the freezer until I have enough to make banana bread. I decided I wanted to try something different. I’ve been seeing recipes for baked oatmeal lately, and I thought I’d see if I could find some sort of baked banana oatmeal recipe.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tablespoon brulee sugar (very fine sugar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare an 8x8 baking pan with nonstick spray or grease and flour.
In a bowl, mix all ingredients except the brulee sugar.
Pour mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through.
Remove the pan from the oven, and move the baking rack up to the highest shelf, and turn the oven to broil.
Sprinkle the brulee sugar evenly over the top of the baked banana oatmeal.
Return the pan to the oven, and broil, watching very carefully, until the top is brown and caramelized, but not burnt.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.
Serves 4 big servings
This can be served as is, or put a couple of squares in a bowl, and serve with a little heated milk (or heavy cream) over top.
I think blueberries, dried cranberries or raisins could be added to this.
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