Butternut Squash Banana Oatmeal Bake

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Oh my gosh, guys!  I had some leftover butternut squash from a casserole I had made the other day, so I decided to make an oatmeal bake with it, and WOW!  This was a breakfast win! I am 100% in love with this oatmeal bake!!!  It’s so far beyond delicious that I can’t even believe that it’s good for me, but guys!!!  It is!!!  Three of the main ingredients are butternut squash, banana, and oats.  All of which are great for you as the following pins explain!

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Plus, all the other ingredients in here (almond butter, raw honey, etc.) are also great for you!  Seriously, I’m obsessed, and I for sure am making this the next time we have people over for breakfast or brunch!

BUTTERNUT SQUASH BANANA OATMEAL BAKE

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups butternut squash, cut into small cubes
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups gluten-free oats (the gluten-free part is optional)
  • 1 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk, plus a little more
  • 1 egg
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 4 Tbsp. almond butter, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. raw honey, divided
  • 1 tsp. alcohol free vanilla

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and grease a 2 qt. casserole dish.  In a small bowl, toss together the butternut squash, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, and 1/2 tsp. olive oil.  Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

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2.) When the butternut squash is done, add 1/3 of the squash to a bowl with 1 banana.  Mash completely.  Add 1 egg, and 3 Tbsp. almond butter, and mix well.  In a medium mixing bowl, add the oatmeal, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon.  Mix well, then add the squash and banana mixture.  Add 3 Tbsp. of raw honey, 1 cup almond milk, and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Stir to combine completely.

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3.) Slice the remaining banana into small pieces.  Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared casserole dish, then top with the remaining butternut squash and the chopped banana (the bananas will brown when you bake them, so you can wait to add them until after, but baking them gives a delicious flavor to them!). Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 23 – 30 minutes (shorter time = creamier texture, longer time = more solid texture).

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4.) While the oatmeal is baking, add 1 Tbsp. almond butter and 1 Tbsp. raw honey to a small sauce pan.  Heat over low heat to make into a drizzleable (is that a word) sauce.  If it is not runny enough to drizzle, add small amounts of almond milk until it is runny enough.

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5.) When the oatmeal is done baking, take out of the oven and drizzle the almond butter and honey mixture over top.

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6.) Allow to sit for about 5 minutes before using a spatula to cut into pieces and serve.

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I still can’t believe how yummy this stuff is!  Seriously, one of my top three breakfasts now!  Enjoy! 🙂

Banana Oatmeal Bread Bake

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I LOVE this banana oatmeal bread bake!  I made this for breakfast the other day, and I am now hooked!  Topped with a dollop of almond butter, this makes for a nutritious and filling breakfast, and it’s a nice twist on the normal bowl of oatmeal!  I actually got the idea from the following pin for a oatmeal banana smoothie.

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I was craving this flavor, but didn’t feel like a smoothie, so I improvised and came up with a baked form of this that is AMAZING!  This is really easy to throw together, and is incredibly good for you!  That along with the awesome taste of this makes this a major win for breakfast.

BANANA OATMEAL BREAD BAKE

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil for greasing the pan
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • Almond butter for topping (optional)

Directions

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a bread pan with coconut oil.  Line the pan with parchment paper so that the paper hangs over the edges (this will allow for easy removal of the oatmeal bake from the pan).  Grease the parchment paper as well.

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2.) In a large mixing bowl, mash your bananas.  Add your almond milk, egg, vanilla and honey.  Mix well.

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3.) Add in the oats, baking powder, and baking soda.  Mix well, then poor the mixture into the prepared bread pan.

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4.) Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 35 – 45 minutes, depending on how soft you want your center.

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5.) Spoon out of the pan, or use the paper to pull out and place on plate then spoon out servings.  Top with a dollop of almond butter, if desired.

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YU-UM!  Enjoy! 🙂