Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal with Toasted Walnuts
All your breakfast dreams will come true with this banana chocolate chip baked oatmeal with toasted walnuts! It's packed full of satisfying ingredients like shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and hearty oats, and it all comes together with very little effort! You can eat it when it's hot and fresh right out of the oven, but it also keeps very well just covered with tinfoil on the counter.
Melt 3 tbsp. of butter in microwave or on stove and set aside to cool slightly.
Grease an 8 x 8 pan and set aside.
Add all dry ingredients (except chopped walnuts) to one mixing bowl and all wet ingredients (except butter) to another mixing bowl.
Combine wet and dry ingredients then whisk melted butter in. Add to greased pan, and put into the oven for 30 minutes.
When there are five minutes left on the timer, put the chopped walnuts on a pan and add to the oven beside the oatmeal mix for five minutes to toast them (don’t skip the walnuts - they’re one of the best parts!). Remove the walnuts from the oven.
My oatmeal is always ready after 30 minutes, but yours may take longer. Cook until the centre looks set. Add the walnuts to the top of the oatmeal and let cool on the counter.
Serve immediately or cover with tin foil and keep on the counter for up to five days!
If you find really big bananas, one might be enough to fill one cup, but I usually have to use two bananas to get a full cup of mashed bananas
Feel free to play around with the cinnamon and allspice measurements. If you don't have allspice, a bit of nutmeg will do!