Breakfasts have always been a challenge for me, so I created this recipe as a quick and portable way to have healthy breakfasts all week. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Feel free to experiment with different dried fruits and flavorings to your taste. I imagine that adding quinoa, hemp protein, flax seed or other nutritional supplements would taste great.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring milk to a boil in a saucepan; immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Stir oats and vanilla into the milk. Stirring occasionally, cook at a simmer until the oats are soft, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

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  • Mix bananas, eggs, and applesauce in a large bowl. Mix baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl; stir into the banana mixture. Add oats mixture to the bowl; stir. Fold raisins through the oat mixture; pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover dish with plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove plastic wrap from baking dish and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 45 to 60 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I frequently add 1 sliced banana after pouring half the mixture in the baking dish and then covering with the remaining mixture.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 40.6g 13% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 36.7mg 12% DV; sodium 395.3mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
We love this. I do like to add more moisture (bananas applesauce) for our taste. This morning's variation substituted pumpkin for the bananas craisins for raisins a teaspoon of cardamon for one of cinnamon and included chopped almonds--yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2013
Took 75 minutes before it was "dry" enough to cut properly. It was still quite oatmeal like - I wouldn't describe it as like a cake as other reviewers have. Overall it tasted just like baked steel cut oats with some spices - nice but not sure it's worth the extra time:) Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
We love this. I do like to add more moisture (bananas applesauce) for our taste. This morning's variation substituted pumpkin for the bananas craisins for raisins a teaspoon of cardamon for one of cinnamon and included chopped almonds--yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2013
This bakes up like a cake! I wasn't sure how to serve this. Like pancakes with butter and syrup or fancy with whipped cream! I decided on just plain this time! When still warm this has an overwhelming banana taste but when cool the flavors blend. Either warm or cold this tastes good. It is a cake with the ease of cutting into but the texture isn't light and fluffy like most cakes! I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2013
Took 75 minutes before it was "dry" enough to cut properly. It was still quite oatmeal like - I wouldn't describe it as like a cake as other reviewers have. Overall it tasted just like baked steel cut oats with some spices - nice but not sure it's worth the extra time:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2016
I have been trying various Baked Oatmeal recipes. Baked Oatmeal II resembled a bar cookie and was delicious. I tried this recipe to see the difference steel cut oats would make in the texture. As it called for no sweetener I added 2/3 c of packed brown sugar (adding 55 calories per serving). I also increased the amount of fruit in order to use up blueberries. Also when I was making it I got distracted and forgot this was supposed to be an overnight recipe. It turned fine. For breakfast I think I like this one better. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/healthy-baked-steel-cut-oatmeal/ Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2016
I needed something to get rid of too many steel-cut oats. I tried this and I liked it. It is a healthy bar meant to be eaten on the go so I appreciated that about the recipe. The only change I made was to add the baking powder bananas and eggs after the 8 hour sit time and that worked well. I did add about a 1/4 cup of sugar because the bananas weren't sweet or ripe enough to sweeten the entire dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2014
I used whole milk because that's all we had but we all loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2014
This was ok. In reading the recipe I could tell I wanted a little more flavor so I added shredded coconut and Amber grade Maple syrup. Even with those extras it was just ok. It's not a cake to heavy. It's not a bar too light and moist. It's like sweet oat quiche. I don't think leaving it over night helps much. I suspect if one baked it right after combining the mixtures together it might be more cake like. I think leaving sit over night loses what ever raising abilities the baking powder had. I am going keep looking for something better to use steel cut oats in. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2015
I know its weird but add 1/4 lb of diced country ham and a handful of dry roasted peanuts and maybe a little more salt. Cook it a bit longer too. Savory and sweet is a great combination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2016
I didn't make any changes because it was the first time I made it. I made it exactly as written and it was exactly what I hoped it would be. The flavors here are wonderful together. The bananas really made this for me. I baked it for 45 minutes after the 8 hour rest in the refrigerator and thought the texture was perfect. I love the suggestions this recipe author made for additions. I'll be trying those in the future for sure. We're gonna love having this on the weekly rotation. Thanks for posting this! Read More
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