Banana & Cherry Baked Oatmeal

First of all, I just want to say how touched I am from reading all of your comments on my post last week in which I announced the official launch of my new business, Sugarcrafter Sweets. It means more to me than I can put into words, and I can’t thank you enough for your support. Second, I wanted to answer a question that I’ve been asked a few times since my announcement – no, I’m not going to stop blogging. I’ll still be here on Sugarcrafter, cooking and baking up delicious things…although I may be posting a little less frequently now that I have a business to run!

Along those lines, today I have a simple recipe for baked oatmeal. I made mine with bananas and cherries that I had frozen from last year, but you can use strawberries, blueberries, or any other kind of fruit that you like. Also, feel free to get fancy with the spices, perhaps using nutmeg instead of cardamom or sprinkling a little cinnamon-sugar on top. It’s a perfect way to start your day. I hope you enjoy it!

  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups whole sweet cherries, halved

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 12×8″ pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder, brown sugar, spices, and salt.

In another bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, egg whites, butter, and vanilla.

Arrange the banana slices on the bottom of the dish.

Spoon 2/3 of the cherries over the bananas, and then sprinkle the oat mixture over the top. Drizzle the milk mixture over the top of the oats, making sure all of the oats are moistened. Scatter the rest of the cherries on top.

Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

24 Responses to “Banana & Cherry Baked Oatmeal”

  1. 1 Stephanie Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Never made oatmeal like this before, but there’s always a first. Thanks!

  2. 2 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Stop blogging?! Don’t even think such things!!! {{So excited for you!!}}

  3. 3 Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Mmmm, I am loving the look of this baked oatmeal. I love the pretty color added by the cherries!

  4. 4 Katrina Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 9:18 am

    So easy! Love this simple and tasty looking breakfast!

  5. 5 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 9:36 am

    YUM! I love oatmeal in any form, and this one looks amazing!! And, SO glad that you don’t plan to stop blogging. =)

  6. 6 Cookbook Queen Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I love oatmeal, but have never tried it baked. I love how chewy it looks though, and the bananas and cherries added sound amazing!!

  7. 7 Jennifer Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I’ve never baked oatmeal before–well, not in this type of way. It looks delicious!

  8. 8 Sara Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 10:32 am

    This looks amazing! Thank you!

  9. 9 shelly (cookies and cups) Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I need to bake me some granola! who knew?

  10. 10 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite comfort breakfasts. This looks wonderful!

  11. 11 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    This looks fabulous! I need some new creative breakfast ideas, so I’m definitely going to whip up a batch of this baked oatmeal this week. Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe!

  12. 12 Sharon Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Is this like a bar? Sounds Delicious!!

  13. 13 Tracy Says:
    May 23rd, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Sharon – It does cut nicely into a bar once it cools a little!

  14. 14 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking Says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    What a delicious looking baked oatmeal, Tracy! It would be perfect for a family or for when I have guests staying over. Love the fresh cherries and bananas you added in!

  15. 15 Baking Serendipity Says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I love fresh cherries this time of year, and into oatmeal is the perfect use for them!

  16. 16 Erika - The Teenage Taste Says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    YAY! I was a little worried that you were going to stop blogging – thank goodness that isn’t happening! I love your blog, Tracy!

  17. 17 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef Says:
    May 26th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    wow, this looks amazingly good. I love how neatly you placed the bananas. I’m way too careless sometimes.

  18. 18 Jamie | My Baking Addiction Says:
    May 26th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I have been meaning to try baked oatmeal for ages and this combination looks like the perfect recipe to start with.

  19. 19 Rachael Says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I tried the baked oatmeal… Mine came out a bit chewy (almost rubbery chewy )… Did I cook it too long? Thanks a bunch!

  20. 20 Tracy Says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Rachael – They should be somewhat chewy, but not rubbery…I’d suggest mixing the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients (and adding in the cherries after doing so) before pouring them over the bananas to make sure that all of the oats are nice and moist. Hope that helps!

  21. 21 Rachael Says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you Tracy! I’ll try that next time!

  22. 22 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I have some bananas and strawberries just calling out for this recipe. Thanks, Tracy!

  23. 23 Miss CandiQuik Says:
    June 20th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Yum, this looks delicious! Congrats on your business :)

  24. 24 Jen Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Just made it for my paddle tennis team for after our match. It was a big hit! I used the portable warmer and they said I should have brought ice cream with it it was so delicious. Thank you!

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