Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
This healthy Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal with it's dark chocolate chunks, toasted almonds, and coconut only tastes like an indulgent breakfast treat.
- 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas about 3-4 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups of light coconut milk can use canned or from carton
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 1/3 cup toasted almond slices
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, brown sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla, and baking powder. Whisk until the batter is smooth. Pour in the coconut milk, and whisk well.
Stir the oats into the batter. Fold in the shredded coconut and the dark chocolate chunks.
Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Top with the toasted almond slices.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set and the edges are golden brown.
Let cool to warm, and then slice into 6 equal squares.
Serve and enjoy.
Note- individual baked oatmeal squares can be stored in a resealable bag and refrigerated or frozen to enjoy throughout the week. To thaw frozen baked oatmeal squares, zap in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.