Baked Caramelized Banana and Raspberry Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

I seriously do not know how I would get through life without oatmeal. It’s one of my absolute favorite foods, and my favorite way to start off my day (alongside some nice freshly-brewed coffee, of course). I had a phase when I would eat it mixed with nutella and dried cranberries every day- then moved away from nutella to more of an applesauce-mixed-in kinda deal- and now, with my newfound love of bananas, am on a new kick of oatmeal, sliced bananas, granola, and craisins.

However you like it- I defy you to find a better breakfast option. Full of fiber, low on calories (depending on toppings)- its delicious, and is so good for you. Really the only annoying thing about oatmeal for me is that it takes me a full 2 minutes to make it… I know, absolute torture.

Caramelized Bananas

Bananas and Raspberries

That’s why I was so excited to find this recipe for baked oatmeal from A Cozy Kitchen. It’s got caramelized bananas, tart raspberries, and a delicious sweetness that is improved over time- leftovers are expected and encouraged! Perfect to make in the beginning of the week, and enjoy the rest of the week with zero effort!


Baked Caramelized Banana and Raspberry Oatmeal
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 ripe bananas, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon of white or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, divided
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups frozen raspberries

  1. In a small skillet, over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. While butter is melting, toss sliced bananas with sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg. Add banana mixture to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bananas are brown. Set aside.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375F with a rack in the top third of the oven. Generously butter the inside of an 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the remaining cinnamon and nutmeg, oats, half the almonds, the brown sugar, salt and baking powder
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the the milk, egg, half of the butter, and the vanilla.
  5. Arrange the bananas in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle two-thirds of the berries over the top. Cover the fruit with the oat mixture. Slowly drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Gently give the baking dish a couple thwacks on the countertop to make sure the milk moves through the oats. Scatter the remaining berries and remaining almonds across the top.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Drizzle the remaining melted butter on top and serve. Sprinkle with a bit more sugar or drizzle with maple syrup if you want it a bit sweeter.
  7. Serves 6, generously

Baked Oatmeal
Happy Eating 🙂


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