Banana Nut Oatmeal

There are some seriously amazing breakfast foods in the world, but none beats the classic oatmeal and brown sugar.  On a recent trip to Waco, Texas, I experienced the joy that comes with Lula Jane’s baked oatmeal, and I decided to recreate it as soon as I got home.

I knew I wanted as many nuts as possible. I love walnuts right now, and I think I put at least two cups in my recipe.

On the side, I made sure to have extra walnuts, some brown sugar, and some warm skim milk.

The recipe makes enough for four people, but don’t be afraid to chow down. It’s hard to stop once you’ve pulled out a spoon.

So here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup whole pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 egg, beat
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1.5 cups skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas for layering. 

1) Pour the mixed wet ingredients into the mixed dry ingredients. Mix well.

2) Line an 8″ pan (square or round) with parchment paper (for easy removal and cutting!). 

3)Layer some banana slices on the bottom. Pour batter into pan. Top with remaining banana slices.

 Enjoy a slice of (healthy) heaven!