Back to oatmeal today. I do love the oats.
When I made this the first time it was not delicious. I had the wrong proportion or something and I was not impressed. I tweaked the recipe and came up with this version which was yummy so I thought I would share it with you.
I served this as part of a brunch and it rounded out the menu nicely. It also made great leftovers for the week to come. We just reheated it in the microwave for a minute. I think this would be good with some nuts layered in with the bananas, too. Or topped with some whipped cream.
Because I was having people over for brunch I doubled the recipe below and it nicely filled a 9×13″.
If you have spent any time on Pinterest.com you have seen a zillion recipes for oatmeal or baked oatmeal. I think it’s a “thing” right now. Like baked donuts. . blech. (And since I am very, very trendy. . HA. . .I had to make some, too!) If you have not seen Pinterest and would like to continue your regular life, I would suggest not looking at it. It will suck you in. You’ll lose hours, days, weeks of your life in a mouse click. However, if you do hang with the cool kids on Pinterest, you can follow me here.
On a topic unrelated to oatmeal. . .Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. If you don’t know what Fat Tuesday is, all you really need to know about it is Paczki. (Pronounced punch-key) Paczki are a Polish jelly filled doughnut that are served just before Lent. They are very high calorie, often made with lard and are delicious. I am going to pick up a few at my local Paczki bakery of choice today so I have them ready to enjoy in the morning with my coffee. My favorites include the ones filled with lemon, raspberry or chocolate. They are a dietary splurge but my theory is moderation! Enjoy!
Baked Banana Pineapple Oatmeal
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk (or milk substitute such as soy or almond)
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 egg whites
2 bananas sliced
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl stir together oats, cinnamon, baking soda and brown sugar. In a smaller mixing bowl whisk together milk, apple sauce & egg whites. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to combine. Set aside.
Lightly spray and 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray. In the bottom of the baking dish scatter the bananas and pineapple tidbits. Pour the oat mixture over the fruit.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until it’s golden brown and the oats are set. Serve warm or it’s good cold as left overs, too.