Bananas are inexpensive and full of nutrients. I put 1/2 of one in my oatmeal for breakfast or before a morning workout for quick energy. Every once in awhile though, I buy too many and they start to go bad before I can eat them all! They are perfect to freeze for smoothies or banana ice cream (frozen banana just thrown into the blender.) Sweet tooth in full swing, I decided to bake with my banana and here is what I came up with. It’s also vegan and gluten free!
Baked Oatmeal Banana Bites
- 1 Ripe Banana Mashed
- 1/2 cup Dry Oats
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend (you can use white sugar)
- 1 tsp of Cinnamon
- 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
- Optional 1/2 tbsp Slivered Almonds, Flax or Chia Seeds
First, mash the banana with a fork.
Next, add the rest of the dry ingredients.
Next, mix it all together. You will not need any extra liquid but if you feel like you need it, add some water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I didn’t need any for my batch.
Now, preheat the oven to 375F. Let the oats soak up some liquid. The longer the better but I only let mine sit for about 20 minutes. You can use muffin liners for easy clean up or not, I did not since I have mini muffin pans. You should have enough batter for 12 servings.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and let cool. Time to enjoy! You can add chocolate chips and omit the cinnamon or add raisins or other dried fruit if you like.
These are easy if you have a dessert craving. Two bites are 66 calories with 1 g of protein and 2 g of fiber (without optional ingredients).
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miss lillie says
I enjoyed making and eating these, although mine probably weren’t cooked long enough because the bottoms were gooey. Tasted great though! They inspired me to try the same recipe substituting banana for pumpkin puree!
Just a quick note, oats aren’t gluten free! They will make people with coeliac disease (especially) very ill.
Thanks Siobhan but that’s not entirely true. While yes some oats are not gluten free, there are many that are in fact GF. They will say so on the bag/box so be sure to look for that label. Many professionals however, still do not agree on this topic. I have found that each individual may differ.
Bob’s Red Mill has lots of good alternatives .. with GF oats.
When you say Dry Oats is that old fashioned or can I use quick oats? Will it make a difference?
Do you think it is possible to make these with steel cut oats as well? I know it wont have the exact texture as those though.
I wish there was a way to add more protein to these -- egg whites or protein powder somewhere…