I think I have mentioned before that I am not much of a breakfast maker. Morning time during the week in our home is kind of, well if I am being honest, really is a mad house. Kids are running around, I am packing lunches, finding the missing shoe or sock, sorting through the clean laundry (that is yet to be folded) to find the clean pair of uniform pants, and somewhere in there finding something to put in front of them before we run out the door. I really want to try and get a few more warm meals in our breakfast rotation rather than just throwing cereal in a bowl. Oatmeal is a big favorite for the boys, but I always forget about it. Well, this last weekend I only had a couple of eggs and the husband was home so I racked my brain on what I could make to feed a crowd. Something warm and homemade and filling and a little special since it was the weekend. That’s when this recipe came to me. I basically combined my banana bread recipe with a baked oatmeal recipe and threw in the chocolate chips so the kids felt like they were getting a treat. What came to be is delicious. I have been sneaking bites for desert all week. This is perfect to make ahead and reheat with a little pat of butter on top. Enjoy!
3 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Ripe Bananas
3 Cups Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
3 Tbs. Melted Butter
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp. Salt
2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Tbs. Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking dish with butter and sprinkle of flour. In a large mixing bowl combine all of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine all wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine well. Mix in chocolate chips. Pour oatmeal into prepared baking dish and bake until lightly browned on edges and a knife comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips over top and serve with a pat of softened butter. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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