Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bake

Oatmeal Banana Bake – one word – heaven! :)

Here is a great healthy alternative to banana bread.  You could do various modifications to this recipe with different fruits (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, etc).  This is a very family-friendly recipe and my two-year old had fun helping me slice the bananas with a butter knife and mix the ingredients together.  Because of the banana in it, this recipe is a little higher in carbs and sugar than my typical meals.  If you are really trying to watch your carbs and sugar you can make this recipe without the banana.

NOTE: This recipe has no preservatives in it so you MUST keep it refrigerated or else it will go bad very quickly.  It will stay good in the fridge for 4-5 days and you can freeze individual portion sizes in ziploc bags for 1-2 months (although mine never last that long because they taste so good!)  :)

 Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

  • 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 4 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder (I use MRM brand Rich Vanilla flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Stevia in the Raw
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 sliced bananas (sliced fairly thin)
  • 4 large strawberries (sliced fairly thin)

 Directions:

In a medium bowl mix together dry ingredients.  In another medium bowl mix together wet ingredients except fruit.  Spray an 8” or 8.5” round baking pan with non-stick baking spray (you could also use an 8×8 glass pan if you wanted).  Line the bottom of the round baking pan with one of the thinly sliced bananas. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients – make sure it is distributed evenly.  Pour mixture on top the layer of sliced bananas.  Cover with remaining sliced banana and sliced strawberries.

Cook at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes until top is golden brown and knife comes out clean when placed through the center.

This makes 4 servings (cut into 4 wedges). One serving contains:

1/2 c. oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 egg white
~1/3 c. unsweetened almond milk
1/2 banana
1 strawberry
Small amounts of: Greek yogurt, applesauce, stevia, spices, etc.

Nutritional Information (with bananas):
One Serving: 1 wedge or 1/4 of recipe
Calories: 381
Fat: 7
Carbs: 53
Protein: 34
Sugar: 12

Nutritional Information (without bananas):
One Serving: 1 wedge or 1/4 of recipe
Calories: 336
Fat: 7
Carbs: 42
Protein: 33
Sugar: 5

This is a double batch I made with raspberries instead of strawberries:

Comments

  1. Hi Natalie. This was one of a few new recipes I made on my big cooking day yesterday. I have to say this is a delicious recipe, and my partner loves it, too! He and I are both extremely fond of banana bread and this is a much healthier alternative. I plan on trying different fruits, but this is already a great combo. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hey Mindy!!! Thanks so much for the feedback!! I’m so glad you guys liked this recipe – it’s one of my favorites and my 2-year old will eat it too which is a HUGE plus! :)

  2. Lavender says:

    I see what looks like a picture of your banana strawberry bake thing, in a 9×13 inch glass dish, do you have the recipe for that? Or do you just double the recipe and cooking time? Thanks!

    • Hey Lavender! So sorry for the late response – I just doubled the recipe but didn’t double the cooking time, I just checked it at the regular time and if a knife came out clean then I took it out, if not I would cook it for 5-minute increments at a time :)

  3. This looks great but I don’t like sweeteners usually. Do you think it would still be good without Stevia in the Raw? Also, is Stevia in the Raw considered clean? I’ve read mixed reviews about it. Thanks!

    • Hi Marcy!
      Stevia in the Raw isn’t 100% clean because it does contain some maltodextrin, but I do still use it in my cooking. The bananas in this recipe would probably make it really sweet on its own. If you try it let me know what you think!

  4. Hi Natalie, I’m a little confused I read your recipe for the banana bake on bodybuilding.com and it called for 2c of oats and the said 4 servings but the one listed on this site calls for 1/2c of oat and still says 4 servings. I don’t want to go over my limit for a meal period. Btw I am doing Live Fit right now. Thank you, Sarah

  5. Hi Natalie,

    This recipe looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it! I’m curious, do you know how many grams of fiber it has in it?

    Thanks!

    Jenny

  6. This recipe was amazing! I used only 1 banana, and blueberries since that’s what was in the fridge. SO good! Thank you for this!

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