After banana nut on my mind, and a pantry full of leftover oatmeal, I pretty much knew immediately what I was going to be making this week for breakfast. Some sort of… banana nut oatmeal. But! Not just any banana nut oatmeal. I wanted it to be chunky monkey style. What’s chunky monkey? Well, one of my most favorite flavors of ice cream that’s made with bananas, chocolate chunks, and walnuts.
There you have it, chunky monkey oatmeal. Of course, one of my favorite ways to make oatmeal is for it to be baked and ‘Amish’ style. This breakfast oatmeal also happens to be gluten-free (so long as you mind your brand of oats.)
I started this Amish Oatmeal off with my recipe from a while back for plain-Jane baked Amish Oatmeal, and then added in the few bits and pieces of chunky monkey. This oatmeal isn’t really an afterthought sort of breakfast. This oatmeal needs to be mixed up the day (or night) before so that it can set in the fridge overnight. That lets the oatmeal soak up all the goodness of everything we’re mixing in and gives you a cake-like oatmeal instead of the usually ‘bowl of oatmeal’ consistency.
So, even if you aren’t a fan of oatmeal in general - you may like it baked like this!
I have to say, I am in love with this chunky monkey oatmeal. There’s nothing more needed other than maybe a little bit more unsweetened vanilla almond milk over the top and you’ve got yourself a bowl full of breakfast happiness.
As a side note, I can see this being a great 'slumber party breakfast option for kiddos!
TheSkinnyFork.com Baked Amihs oatmeal that's got bananas, chocolate, and nuts in it to make for one chunkey monkey! Make it ahead of time to have breakfast on hand all week long. Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook Time: 30M
Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 1 'Square' of Oatmeal • Calories: 323 • Fat: 17 g • Saturated Fat: 7 g • Carb: 37 g • Fiber: 5 g • Protein: 7 g • Sugar: 133 g • Sodium: 168 mg
• 1/2 C. Light Butter, Room Temperature
• 2 Whole Large Eggs
• 1/3 C. Brown Sugar/Stevia Blend
• 1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
• 1 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
• 1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
• 1/4 Tsp. Salt
• 1 C. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
• 3 C. Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
• 2 Whole Large Bananas, Mashed
• 2 Oz. Walnut Pieces
• 1/3 C. Dark Chocolate Chunks
Prepare a 8x8” or 9x9” baking dish by lightly coating it with non-stick baking spray.
In a large bowl, beat together the 1/2 C. Light Butter and 2 Whole Large Eggs.
Add in the 1/3 C. Brown Sugar/Sweetener Blend, 1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder, 1 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract, 1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon, and 1/4 Tsp. Sea Salt until no lumps remain.
Add the 1 C. Milk and stir to combine.
Finally, add the 3 C. Oatmeal, 2 mashed bananas, 2 Oz. walnut pieces, and 1/3 chocolate chunks. Stir well.
Pour the mixture out into the prepared baking dish, cover and set in the fridge overnight.
Once the oatmeal has set overnight, remove it from the fridge and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the baking dish in the oven to bake for about 30-45 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown and the oatmeal has set.
When it's done, remove from the oven and allow to cool just slightly before cutting into 9 equal squares and serving.
Nutritional Claims: Pescatarian • Gluten Free • Wheat Free • Peanut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free