|Chocolate and Banana Baked Oatmeal|
We like to let our baked oatmeal cool to room temperature so we can cut slices to snack on throughout the day. That gave me the perfect opportunity to dress it up with a little whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Chocolate and Banana Baked Oatmeal
makes one 8-inch square pan or one deep-dish pie plate
adapted from Budget Bites
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted
1/3 cup brown sugar, light or dark
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (almond would be yummy too)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 banana, sliced
1 cup heavy cream
1-2 tablespoons vanilla sugar (or granulated sugar)
Preheat oven to 350F and spray baking pan with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, mash 1 1/2 cups of bananas (3-4). Add all the remaining oatmeal ingredients except the oats. Whisk to combine; make sure there are no cocoa powder lumps. Stir in the oats and pour into prepared 2-quart baking dish; place on sheet pan and place in oven for 45 minutes. Eat warm or cool to room temperature and garnish with sweetened whipped cream, banana slices, and chocolate curls. Serves 6-8.