Roasted Banana Chai Baked Oatmeal

by Marla on January 21, 2013 · 55 comments

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I have been on a breakfast binge so to speak. Last week I posted 5o Amazing Oatmeal Recipes which you guys swooned over. Since we all love oatmeal so much I figured why not share a new oat recipe today!

I dig chai tea and I figured it would be a delicious flavoring to add to oatmeal ~ you have gotta try this asap…

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Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I adore bananas as do my kiddos.

Roasting fruits and vegetables adds so much flavor. The heat brings out a natural sweetness and amplified flavor. It is worth the extra time it takes.

The natural sugars are pronounced and caramelization happens.

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This recipe is vegan and gluten free in case you are wondering.

Baked oatmeal is awesome because you get to make a large amount of healthy food that that is perfect to grab when you are in a time crunch.

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Not sure about you but I am always in a time crunch these days…

Maybe it has something to do with a ski resort outside my front door.

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The sunrises here in Telluride are spectacular ~ a fun way to wake up and enjoy oatmeal and a steamy cup of coffee.

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Top your oats with raisins, almonds and creamy coconut milk.

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The chai tea is steeped in almond and coconut milk….it adds the perfect spiced flavor to this dish.

For some guilt free decadence top with some Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream.

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Enjoy this comforting, healthy and balanced way to start the day!

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal

Ingredients

Method

    Roasted Bananas
  • Pre heat oven to 375 F with the rack in the middle. Toss banana slices with coconut oil, spread on a lined baking pan in a single layer, Bake for 30 minutes until bananas are sizzling, browned and caramelized.
  • Oatmeal
  • Bring almond milk and coconut milk to a boil with the cinnamon stick. Remove from heat, add the tea bags and steep for 10 minutes. Carefully squeeze the tea bags against the edge of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the flavor. Be careful not to break them. Remove the tea bags and cinnamon stick.
  • Reduce oven to 350 F. Mash 1/2 of the bananas with a few spoonfuls of the hot milk until you have a paste. In a large bowl combine the hot milk with the mashed bananas,oats, salt and baking powder. Transfer oatmeal to a 3 quart sprayed casserole dish. Top with extra roasted bananas and cover loosely with foil. Bake about 45 minutes. Remove foil last 5 minutes of baking.
  • Top with roasted almonds and raisins. Serve with some coconut milk or almond milk and maple syrup. For some guilt free decadence top with some Vegan Whipped Cream
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1 Jenny Flake January 21, 2013 at 6:08 am

What a knock out breakfast Marla! Bet it makes the house smell like a dream :)

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2 Julie @ Table for Two January 21, 2013 at 6:09 am

Roasting bananas – now that is something I’ve never done before but so brilliant. I’m sure it brings out all the bananas’ flavors and I love the sugary crust on the outside. This oatmeal is just perfect for breakfast or a snack!

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3 Dianna @ The Kitchen Prep January 21, 2013 at 6:22 am

Chai Tea is one of my favorite guilt-free indulgences these days… I also bought some Caramel Apple Tea yesterday that I bet would make a good adaptation! I will definitely be trying out this recipe, thanks for sharing. :)

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4 Kevin (Closet Cooking) January 21, 2013 at 6:31 am

This would be so good to wake up to in the morning! I like the sound of roasting the bananas!

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5 Rosa January 21, 2013 at 6:35 am

A wonderful recipe! That is something I wouldn’t mind eating for lunch too.

Cheers,

Rosa

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6 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective January 21, 2013 at 6:38 am

I’d love to wake up every morning at your house!

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7 Lori @ RecipeGirl January 21, 2013 at 6:49 am

Are you seriously still there? Did you really move there? This isn’t a dream? :) I hope it has been fabulous so far!!

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8 Lisa - Garnish with Lemon January 21, 2013 at 6:54 am

Thanks so much for the link back! This recipe sounds fabulous! Can’t wait to try it…roasted bananas? Yum!

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9 Kathy Steger @FoodWineThyme January 21, 2013 at 7:35 am

Ohhhhhh, I love caramelized bananas. Reminds me of banana’s foster. And what a great idea to add chai tea to the oatmeal. I bet the spice of chai and cinnamon work great with caramelized bananas.

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10 Marla January 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

Hi Kathy – bananas foster is such treat cause of those caramelized bananas. This can be the healthy version :)

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11 Megan January 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

It’s frigid here in Seattle – like everywhere else – and I need something to warm me from the inside out! This is just the ticket – beautiful Marla, as usual. :)

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12 Marla January 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

Thanks Megan….hope you get to try it soon :)

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13 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today January 21, 2013 at 8:08 am

I love oatmeal fro breakfast and I’ll try this one for sure. Actually hopefully I’ll manage to try all the 5o recipes this year as well :)

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14 Marla January 21, 2013 at 9:57 am

Marta, I need to try all 50 recipes too!

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15 Marian (Sweetopia) January 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

I’ll bet this tastes heavenly and has that smooth yet satisfying crunchy texture. Looks so good!

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16 Aimee @ Simple Bites January 21, 2013 at 8:39 am

I am making this as soon as possible, Marla. And that mountain view? Amazing.

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17 naomi January 21, 2013 at 9:01 am

Okay, I don’t need more persuasion-looks delish! Great pictures too, Marla!

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18 Marla January 21, 2013 at 9:47 am

Ha! I love being able to easily persuade ;)

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19 Jessica January 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

Oh yes, please! You and I are on the same wavelength with all the banana love!

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20 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit January 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

Ah, you make me miss the mountains every time I visit your blog. So beautiful. Are you still planning on going to Alberta this Winter?
Great minds think alike because I just posted a chai recipe today, too!

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21 Marla January 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Leanne, I will head over to check out your recipe now. No Alberta ~ these mountains are keeping me well entertained!

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22 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

This looks delightful! I love the chai flavour in this especially! So unique :)

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23 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction January 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

This is my kind of breakfast! I love adding roasted bananas to my oatmeal!

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24 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You January 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

Hi, Marla! Baked oatmeal is something new for me. I’ll have to try this one- I love bananas and chai plus the oatmeal looks like a pie. It likes to have dessert for breakfast. Looove it!!!!

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25 fabiola@notjustbaked January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

This is my kind of oatmeal. I have been on a breakfast binge lately as well. I just made granola and baked oatmeal in the same day. Now I will be making this! It looks amazing.

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26 Marla January 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Fabiola ~ sounds like you have been very productive in the kitchen. Love it!

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27 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

This looks like the best oatmeal ever, I love the roasted bananas!

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28 Marla January 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Why thank you Laura!

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29 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts January 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

Gorgeous photos. I’m dreaming up a different type of pizza with roasted bananas instead of the fresh ones I usually use.

Thanks for a new oatmeal twist!

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30 Marla January 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Pizza?? Nice idea ~ gotta try that over here too sometime!

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31 Carla @ Carlas Confections January 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

Yum! I love the roasted bananas! They look so pretty, and then extra bananas on top :) So perfect! I cant wait to try this

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32 Marla January 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Carla, isn’t is awesome how GREAT roasted bananas are??? Heavenly!

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33 Maria January 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

What a great breakfast! Love roasted bananas!

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34 Teawench January 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Holy cats this sounds awesome! I have a ton of chai tea. I don’t like to drink it but I love to cook & bake with it.

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35 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I’m sipping on Chai green tea as I type this. :-) What a fabulous-looking oatmeal, Marla!

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36 Averie @ Averie Cooks January 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Love the flavors of chai! Have been having chai tea in the evenings lately – caffeine free and love the flavors. This oatmeal is perfect!

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37 Julie January 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

What a beautiful oatmeal! I love roasted bananas – and I love chai equally as much… I’ll have to add this to my list of recipes to try!

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38 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Awesome recipe! Your combination is so creative! I love it!!!!!

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39 megan @ whatmegansmaking January 22, 2013 at 4:16 am

oh my goodness – this looks wonderful! I never thought to roast bananas, and I certainly never thought to make chai flavored oatmeal – I love it!!

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40 Elizabeth Cowie January 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

Just plain brilliant! I cannot wait to give it a try!

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41 HeatherChristo January 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

This sounds so great Marla- I also love hearing the tid-bits about your new life in the mountains :)

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42 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies January 23, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I do a chai, banana & oatmeal smoothie sometimes and it is one of my favorites, so I know I would love this too–it looks amazing!

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43 Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife January 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I could eat this everyday for breakfast!

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44 Amy @Foodie4Healing January 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

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45 Rebecca January 26, 2013 at 6:19 am

Thank you for such a delicious comforting breakfast! Just made it this morning for my family and we all loved it! Perfect for a cold winter morning!

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46 Marla January 26, 2013 at 9:03 am

Rebecca, thank you so much for stopping by to share this great news. I’m happy you guys got to try this oatmeal & enjoyed it :)

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47 Kristen February 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

LOVE t-ride!! I have family there and visit a few times a year!! Thanks for the oatmeal bake!! Question-we’re currently oat free…what would you use as a substitute? Quinoa ??

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48 Marla February 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

Kristen, I did not test this with quinoa ~ but I always LOVE it. Go ahead and give it a whirl.

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49 Mona March 3, 2013 at 11:40 am

Hi, I recently started following you after finding some of your recipes on Pinterest. I have been making a recipe similar to the “enhanced” oatmeal recipe here: http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-recipes/basic-oatmeal.php for a while. So when I saw these recipes I decided to switch it up a bit. Besides some recipes you shared from other people, I have made the pear and saffron baked oatmeal and just made this one today. Both were delicious. I think the oats I used were “quick-cooking” because I don’t have the “old-fashioned kind” (I usually use steel-cut). For this one I did not have tea bags so I put a couple of teaspoons each of tea-less masala blend and loose-leaf assam tea into a tea filter and used that. Not sure if I used enough but I was pleased with the end result. The roasted bananas were also fantastic. I have skipped the stevia on both occasions because you don’t seem to indicate where in the process it goes in. I have recently purchased a bottle of stevia drops and have yet to use it. I don’t like things too sweet anyway and a bit of maple syrup is fine. Could you make more steel-cut oat recipes? I have a huge bucket of that as I ordered a 12-kilo bag a while back… Thanks for the delicious recipes!

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50 4K June 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm

This looks fabulous! I can’t wait to try it. I did notice that you mentioned it as gluten free. For those who are not aware, oats are not gluten-free unless they say so on the package, because otherwise they are contaminated by flour in the processing facility. Just a heads up!

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51 Kate July 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

This looks solo good! Could you please tell me how many stevia packets would equal your 2 full droppers of the liquid stevia? The conversion chart said about 6? I want to be sure it is sweet enough for my tastes. Thank you”

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52 Marla July 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Hi Kate…all depends which brand you are working with and how sweet you like your oatmeal. I say go less & you can always add more per serving.

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53 Katie October 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

This looks amazing!

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