This one comes from procrasti-baking. I really wanted second breakfast more than I wanted to start writing my next book (which, deep down, wasn’t even true, but I thought food couldn’t hurt anyway). So I gave this one a whirl. First, I scrolled through The Oatmeal Artist‘s blog to find some inspiration. Thought this one sounded delicious, but I didn’t have any zucchini on hand, though her blog always makes me wish I did. So I gave something similar a go with what I did have on hand, and YUM! Pure yum.
You guys, I love pecans! I had no idea! Last year, I made a delicious pecan pie bar recipe from the fabulous Feasting on Fruit blog and absolutely loved it. I really do need to make it again so I can at least take a better photo (the things I do for the blog… LOL). But if you guys aren’t including pecans in any of your baked oatmeals, you really should! They’re a little sweet but certainly nutty, and I enjoy the slight crunch and texture. Hopefully you do too!
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- 1 ripe banana*
- 3 tbsp water or nondairy milk
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (or a flax/chia combo)
- (optional) 1/8 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp powdered PB
- 1/2 cup oats
- 6 whole pecans (plus optional 1-2 tbsp crushed)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and ready a ramekin for baking with parchment paper or non-stick spray. (I don't use either of those--I bake right within my ramekin, eat straight from it, and wash or soak immediately.)
Mash banana in small/medium mixing bowl. Add water and stir well to combine.
Add flax/chia through powdered PB and stir well to combine.
Add oats and mix. Then add (optional) crushed pecans (or any other mix-ins--chocolate chips, raisins, PB chips, etc.) and combine.
Put mixture in ramekin, place pecans on top, and bake for 20-22 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy!
*You can use fresh banana or frozen-thawed banana. I've done both and they both work well.
**Inspired by The Oatmeal Artist.