Maple Pecan Banana Baked Oatmeal

Serves One Portion

Total Time 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Banana Baked Oatmeal
    • 3 / 4 cup rolled oats
    • 1 / 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 banana
    • 2 / 3 cup milk of choice
    • 1 / 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple Pecan Topping
    • 2 tablespoons pecans
    • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
    • pinch of salt
  • Additional Toppings of Choice: sunflower seeds, pure maple syrup

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a ramekin with coconut oil or cooking spray.

In a small mixing bowl, add oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix to combine.

In a separate mixing bowl, mash half of the banana and set aside the other half to use for topping. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

Add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture into your ramekin. Slice the other half of the banana and spread across the top (as shown in photo).

Place into the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the edges are golden. Let cool for 10 minutes.

While the oatmeal is cooling, prepare the maple pecan topping. To a small skillet, add the pecans. Toast over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring often to avoid burning. Once fragrant, turn the heat down to low before adding pure maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Coat the pecans with the syrup. Remove the pecans once shiny and glassy in appearance.

To the finished baked oatmeal, add the maple pecans. Add additional optional toppings if desired. Enjoy!