Y’all, I’ve discovered a new breakfast obsession. I’ve always been a huge oatmeal fan (I go through phases when I eat it on the daily), but only recently have I discovered the phenomenon that is baked oatmeal. Made with a bit of egg, milk, and bananas, this version is a cross between bread pudding and banana bread (dreamy), but since it’s made with oats, it’s way healthier and free of gluten and wheat. Packed with seeds, nuts, and blueberries, this makes a satisfying breakfast that will also give you tons of energy to power through a busy morning.

I created this particular combination for the garden party brunch I posted about yesterday, and it was a smash hit with all the girls. It’s beautiful without being fussy; worthy of a “special” meal but easy enough to make on a normal morning. Exactly as a great breakfast should be.

One of baked oatmeal’s best qualities is that most of the prep work can be done the night before, which comes in handy if you’re hosting a brunch or simply prepping for the weekday AM rush. I mixed up all the dry ingredients in one bowl, then combined the eggs, milk and vanilla in a second bowl and popped it in the fridge. In the morning, all that was left to do was add the melted butter, combine the wet and dry ingredients, and pop it in the oven to bake.

*photos by Wynn Myers. And don’t miss the rest of our Garden Party Brunch here!

Coconut, Banana & Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Serves 8

ingredients


  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, divided
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, divided
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk or almond milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 bananas, cut into slices
  • 2/3 cup blueberries, divided
instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray
  2. in a mixing bowl, add the oats, brown sugar, 3/4 cup of the pecans, 1/4 cup of the pumpkin seeds, 1/3 cup of the coconut flake, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and thoroughly combine.
  3. in a separate mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk until the eggs are completely combined.
  4. Pour the egg mixture and the melted butter into the dry ingredients and combine.
  5. in a large baking dish, arrange the sliced bananas into one even layer, then sprinkle half of the blueberries over the bananas.
  6. pour the oat mixture over the bananas and blueberries.
  7. evenly distribute the remaining pecans,  pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, and blueberries on the top of the oats.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, until the top is golden and the oats are set throughout. Serve warm, or refrigerate and reheat the next day.
9 comments
  1. 1
    Odessa | February 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! I love oatmeal with a passion, but I’ve never had baked oatmeal. And this looks so perfect for brunch or feeding friends for breakfast. 🙂

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  2. 2
    Carol | February 12, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Wow, that’s definitely on my list to try!

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  3. 3
    Amelia | February 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Baked oats are soooo good! I love the flavour combination in this recipe.

    Nourishing Amelia | Food, Health and Lifestyle Blogger

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  4. 4
    Meredith | February 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Any suggestions for those on sugar/honey/agave free diets to replace the brown sugar? Stevia, banana, anything else and what proportion? Thanks!

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    • Camille Styles | February 16, 2016 at 5:26 am

      Hi Meredith! I think stevia would be a good substitute. The package should give you the sugar -> Stevia ratio (it varies depending on brand, and whether it’s powdered or liquid), and then I’d decrease that just a tad to make it taste slightly less sweet. Wouldn’t hurt to increase the bananas just a bit too, since they’ll add natural sweetness. Proportions should be fine, since this is a recipe that doesn’t require exact amounts. Enjoy!

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  5. 5
    Hedy | February 17, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Nice choice.
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    Linda | March 1, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Looks delicious what did you top it off with is that yogurt.

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    Anna | March 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Would love to know where to find that skirt and top! Thank you!

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    • Camille Styles | March 2, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks Anna, the brand is Black Halo, from Shopbop! 🙂

      Reply
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