A green St. Patrick's Day recipe for peanut buttery baked oatmeal! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #stpatricksday #peanutbutter #bakedoatmeal

St. Patrick's Day Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1

What you'll need:

Green Coloring Mixture

  • 1/2 ripe banana (fresh or frozen-thawed)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter*
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup spinach

Baked Oatmeal

  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed (fresh or frozen-thawed)
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, peeled and grated
  • 3 tbsp Green Coloring Mixture
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
  • 2-3 tbsp peanut butter*
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • (optional) 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup oats

What you'll do:

Green Coloring Mixture

  1. Add all Green Coloring Mixture ingredients to a small blender like a Magic Bullet. If you don't have one, double or triple the recipe so you have enough volume for a regular-size blender.

  2. Blend until smooth and then set aside.

Baked Oatmeal

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready your ramekin (either with parchment paper or nonstick spray - I choose to bake this oatmeal without either).

  2. In a medium bowl, mix mashed banana, grated zucchini, Green Coloring Mixture, ground flax/chia, peanut butter, salt, molasses, maple syrup, and (optional) vanilla well. 

  3. Add oats and mix to combine. 

  4. Place into ramekin and bake for 20-25 minutes. Then let cool slightly and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I used natural creamy peanut butter, but you could use crunchy too. I haven't tested it with powdered, but I'm sure it'd work too. It might not be as creamy though, so you might want to up the liquid by a tbsp or 2.
**If you're allergic to peanut butter, use another nut/seed butter and omit the molasses. I haven't tried molasses with any other nut/seed butter, so try that at your own risk! :)