Jan 10, 2012

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas



Start your day off right with this warm, satisfying heart-healthy breakfast your family will love.

Oatmeal baked with ripe bananas, blueberries, cinnamon, honey and walnuts... need I say more? Yes! this IS as good as it sounds, I promise!!

You can make this with any combination of nuts and fruit you like, the possibilities are endless! But I really loved biting into a sweet warm banana, I felt like I was eating dessert.


Your family will thank you for this one, and you'll feel good knowing they are eating a healthy breakfast. Enjoy!





Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
Modified from Ambrosia Baking
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/6th • Old Points: 4 pts Points+: 6 pts  
Calories: 211.7 • Fat: 5.4 g • Protein: 5.6 g • Carb: 38.1 g • Fiber: 3.8 g • Sugar: 22.8 g
Sodium:
76.9 mg (without salt)   
 


Ingredients:

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup honey (or agave)
  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup fat free milk (or any milk you desire)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Lightly spray a 8 x 8" or 9 x 9" ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.


Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Sprinkle half of the blueberries over the bananas, 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, 1 tbsp of the honey and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, and salt; stir together.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining honey, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.


Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas and blueberries.

Pour the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats.  Sprinkle the remaining blueberries and walnuts over the the top.

Bake
the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.

311 comments :

  1. Oooh I am on an oatmeal kick, this could be my next breakfast!

    P.S. I love your whisk!

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  2. Wow does this ever look amazing. I already have another recipe lined up to use my overly ripe bananas, but now I need to make this! Love baked oatmeal.

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  3. How do you think this would be leftover? Looks great but can't see us eating it all in one day.

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  4. You really must!! Reminded me of banana nut bread and oatmeal, all in one!!

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  5. I'll let you know tomorrow, there is one piece left!! My guess is good, it's very moist.

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  6. I've made almost this exact recipe a bunch of times - leftovers are fantastic! Keep them in the fridge and warm in the microwave the next morning, adding some milk if needed. LOVE this recipe! :)

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  7. Oh yum! I would be curious about it as a leftover too. I guess I'll find out, totally going to try it this weekend!

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  8. Love this! I've been having oatmeal for breakfast every day for the past week, and I'd love to work some blueberries into the mix. :)

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  9. Can not wait to try this! My family doesnt like oatmeal! So hopefully leftovers are good!!

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  10. Hi Gina, this looks so good. Can it be made with regular rolled oats (non-quick)? I wanted to try it without going to the store...Also, I wonder if I soaked Irish oats overnight, could I substitute those for the quick oats here (even if baking it longer)? Thought it might be a way to be even healthier.

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  11. Thursday Breakfast! Need to get the blueberries! Love oatmeal for breakfast YUMO

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  12. I'm curious as well how it will be left over! I would love to make a large pan for the 2 of us to eat throughout the week if it would work.

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  13. that's like, all my fav things combined...YUMMM... will try this SOON! Thanks!!

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  14. I made something like this with mango and blueberries and it was really good. I'll be making this for sure.

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  15. Hi Gina- how would using strawberries or raspberries instead of the bananas affect the baking time? Any ideas or should I just experiment?

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  16. I love love LOVE baked oatmeal. I like the idea of combining berries and bananas - I usually stick with one or the other!

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  17. Yummy! And I have everything I need to make it!

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  18. Would it be ok to freeze? I am the only one in my family who would eat it. I would love to divide it into servings and freeze individually.

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  19. Yumm...wondering about a combination of apples and cranberries? Not sure how to measure the fruit for that combo but I have leftover cranberries in the freezer from the holidays and I love apples cinnamon oatmeal...hmmmmm

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  20. I love the idea of the blueberries & bananas. I made one similar to this one with apples and cranberries (it's on my blog www.mimisfitfoods.com) and I seriously want to eat it every day. YUM!

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  21. Do you think I could make this with old-fashioned oats?

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  22. i feel like this is perfect for a snack bar as well !!!

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  23. Hi! I've been reading this blog for a while but this is my first comment. I have the same green polka dot bakeware (that you can see in my blog too!), and I just used it on Sunday to make my own version of your baked oatmeal! I usually use dried fruits and eat it cold, like "granola bars". I can't wait to try this version on a weekend =)

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  24. Looks so good! I would like to make this for breakfast tomorrow, but I only have old fashion oats. Do you think that would work?

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  25. Kristen answered your question, reheats well!

    Kelly, the baking time would be the same for other berries.

    Not sure if this freezes and reheats ok, if anyone tries it, let me know!

    Apples and cranberries would be great!! I would probably simmer the apples and cranberries over the stove first so they are soft and yummy.

    I'm not sure if Old fashioned oats would work, but my guess is yes.

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  26. This sounds so good! It would be like eating a dessert for breakfast!

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  27. I have been looking for a baked oatmeal recipe and this looks delicious! can you use regular oats and not the quick cook? Do you think you could freeze this?

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  28. These look SO yummy and I love your picture of oatmeal :)

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  29. Would love to know if anyone has had success w/ this or something similar, assembling ahead and then cooking in the morning. Thinking maybe if I use regular oats, they'd hold up overnight. Having my minions wait 45-60 minutes for breakfast is not going to work, but this looks so good.

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  30. WOW...this looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I must try them!

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  31. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU....I've been looking for a baked oatmeal recipe...can't WAIT to try this!

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  32. This looks delicious! I love baked oatmeal, but haven't tried blueberries in it yet. Can't wait to try it :D

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  33. I do not have a ceramic pan. Can I use a glass dish? Thanks

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  34. This looks fantastic!! I'm going to try it this weekend!!

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  35. Just made it and tasted, yum! I also added flax seed to mine.

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  36. Gina,

    Do you have any idea if this would work okay without the nuts? And how this would affect points values?

    Amy xx

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  37. This might be the only way to get me to eat oatmeal. Can't wait to try it.

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  38. I would love to try this but am allergic to cinnamon. Do you have any substitution ideas? Do you think it would taste ok without the cinnamon?

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  39. This looks delicious! I love baked oatmeal - it was always a favorite growing up, and now when we have people over for the weekend. I can't wait to try this healthier version!


    http://rewardsofsimplelife.blogspot.com/

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  40. Old-fashioned oats would work. I make a version of baked oatmeal with bananas and brown sugar and I exclusively use old-fashioned oats for everything. I like the texture better with the whole oats, and you can nuke it in the microwave as well.

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  41. Continuation of above....the leftovers are just as delicious!

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  42. Oooh this is on the menu for breakfast next week!

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  43. looks awesome. can't wait to try it!!!

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  44. Wow is all I can say! Just made this so my family has something different and healthy for breakfast tomorrow. I used apples and raisins instead of the bananas and blueberries, no nuts and extra cinnamon. I baked the apples in the cinnamon and honey first (just like the bananas). It's FABULOUS! My 11 year old twins are eating it for dessert right now with vanilla ice cream on top! Thanks!

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  45. Thank you so much for what you do! I've referred so many of my friends to your site! My biggest pet peeve is tasteless food. I've tried quite a few recipes from your site and my usual ploy is to double the spices and herbs, but I don't have to do that with yours! I LOVE THAT! and the best bonus ever is that it's low calorie! I don't have to feel guilty for eating the things I love!

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  46. What is the texture like? This looks REALLY good, but I've not been able to figure out how to eat oatmeal the regular way. If the texture is more like a cross between a bread/bar and oatmeal, I may be able to do it!

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  47. This sounds DELISH! I made a baked oatmeal that I found on the Wholefoods website and while it was lovely, it was without doubt more points + than this (I wasn't tracking when I made it so didn't write the numbers down!)

    By the way - I made your apple & cranberry crumble over Christmas and we had it with ice cream for dessert and with fat free natural yogurt for breakfast - wonderful :)

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  48. I am sorry if it has already been asked but could this be made with almond milk? I just started WW and have yet to check the points for almond milk.
    Thanks!

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  49. YUM-MY! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. can't wait until tomorrow - I have to make this tonight! sounds so good!! hope my bananas are ripe enough.

    will be dessert tonight and leftover for breakfast tomorrow!

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  51. Hi, Gina. Any recommendation if making the night before...as in bake whole thing or do part? I'd like to bring it into our work breakfast. Thanks!

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  52. I have another baked oatmeal recipe, not skinny like this, that I can make ahead of time and let sit overnight in the fridge, then just pop in the oven in the morning to bake. Do you think this could be done the same way? If so, I will go make & assemble it now! I struggle with finding a hearty breakfast that will last and I don't like regular oatmeal (which the rest of my family LOVES) but baked with these fruits & nuts is something right up my alley!!

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  53. oooh i love baked oatmeal! now i want some... at 9:18 at night, haha :)

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  54. Does anyone know what the WW points for this are?

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    1. Yes, it's at the beginning of the recipe.
      5 points
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  55. This really is like a dessert! The texture is like the moistest cake you've ever had, not crispy or dry.

    You can leave the cinnamon out, or replace it with a spice you like. I'm sure you can assemble this the night before, then add the liquid in the morning and bake. And if you want to bake the night before, go for it! I would undertake it so it doesn't dry out when you re-heat it.

    Emalee, so glad you feel that way!

    Glass dish would work fine.

    Becky great idea adding flax!

    Sure, you can make it without the nuts, not sure of the Weight Watcher point difference off hand.

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  56. KJ, so glad you made it already!

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  57. Yeah! I've been following a recipe on Pinterest made with strawberries, bananas, walnuts and chocolate chips but have been too lazy to work up the WW points. Think I'll try your version tomorrow as I happen to have ripe bananas on hand and blueberries in the freezer. Thanks Gina!

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  58. I overlooked this at first, then realized I have a bag of frozen berries in the freezer that I have no idea what to do with. I saved it and will be making it probably over the next few days. Looking forward to trying it!

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  59. This is right up my ally! I love making baked oatmeal, especially in individual portions! I made a banana version (http://cupcakesaremylife.blogspot.com/2011/11/baked-banana-oatmeal.html) and a caramel apple version (http://cupcakesaremylife.blogspot.com/2011/12/caramel-apple-baked-oatmeal.html)! Great ideas!

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  60. Mine just came out of the oven. We used slivered almonds and old fashioned oats. It is fabulous. Thanks!

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  61. i was JUST searching your site yesterday for oatmeal recipes! how did you know? ;) this looks so delicious, i can't wait to try it.

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  62. I have been on a serious oatmeal kick lately and have been trying to find new ways to change things up! This recipe looks fabulous and reminds me of another one I tried recently. PS I love your picture of the heart mead of oatmeal, too cute!

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  63. Cannot WAIT to try this!!!

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  64. This looks amazing, and I am totally going to try it this weekend! I wonder what I could sub for blueberries though. I live in India and don't think they're available here. Maybe strawberries would be nice?

    By the way, I'm a new reader and totally love your blog (though I'm vegetarian, but thankfully you have lots of veggie friendly recipes too!).

    Leia

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  65. Mmmmm looks so good, can't wait to try this.

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  66. Do you think you could make this with steel cut oats?

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  67. I have been making baked oatmeal for a couple of years but the points are sooooooo much higher, 9 pts., so this is a very welcome addition - can't wait to make it; I make it and cut into servings and freeze it - and voila breakfast on the go to take to work etc. Thank you so much for all your awesome recipes, tips and hints; you are truly amazing.

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  68. This looks fabulous! I love banana and blueberry together and in an oatmeal bake even better!

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  69. I saw this post yesterday and thought, "Oooh... so gonna be making this on my day off!" - and when I got home, my husband had already made it. Win!

    He had everything on hand but the milk, so he used half-and-half (adds a point per serving, btw). It is wonderful as dessert, and I reheated some in the microwave for breakfast. I love the idea of adding a little milk; might do that tomorrow if there's any left.

    I might experiment with freezing portions, too. I could see this being a great go-to item for breakfast on the run.

    Thanks, Gina!

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  70. THANK YOU again for another awesome recipe!!! Mine is in the oven, smells so yummy, and I cannot wait for it to be ready!! Like dessert for breakfast-what a better way to start the day!

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  71. Heather, thank you, I had fun playing with my food!!

    Leia- Sure, any berries would be great! Thanks, so many recipes can easily be adjusted for Vegetarians.

    Tara, I'm jealous! I would be floored if I came home and my husband prepared a meal. :)

    I agree, like dessert for breakfast!

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  72. This looks so good! We have several bags of blueberries in our freezer...does anyone know if frozen would work in this recipe? Thanks!

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  73. We have made a similar "clafoutis" recipe. I cut it into the appropriate serving sizes and wrap each one individually and freeze. Take one out at night and put it the refrigerator. In the morning just put in the microwave for a minute or two. If you forget to take it out the night before you can still microwave it from frozen. Fast and delcious breakfst!

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  74. Yummy, got this email today and made it for breakfast. So yummy - I will have the kids try it tonight after swimming for a snack. The only thing I would do differently is to chop my walnuts smaller. - I will definately be trying more of your recipes soon. Thank You

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  75. Love baked oatmeal and this recipe looks perfect!

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  76. Just reheated my last piece for breakfast today! Just as good... if not better!

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  77. I'm a big fan of baked oatmeal. It makes an easy work day lunch.

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  78. This looks so amazing and perfect to add to a Saturday morning brunch spread! Healthy and impressive! Can't wait to try.

    Thanks thanks!

    Xx
    @DeeLynn

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  79. Looks so good! Can't wait to try and then play with the recipe to add other fruits, nuts, etc.!

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  80. it's in the oven right now, will post again with details! if it's yummy, this is my lunch today!

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  81. will a glass dish work?

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  82. Quick question...one of my little ones loves fruit but doesn't like the chuck texture...do you think this would work if after heating the bananas and blueberries I could puree it a bit?? what are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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  83. I am new to this cooking thing to be honest... I've been married for 3 years but have just started cooking ( I know, I know, pathetic!) we just had our second child and after spending 53 days in the NICU (she was 11 weeks early.) my weight went crazy so I'm trying to cut back with the help of your fabulous site!

    Being new to cooking I'm not sure how apples would factor into this. I know my 2 year old loves apple/cinnamon oatmeal so I could I just follow this recipe exactly (simmer the red apples awhile.) and subsitute red apples for the fruits in your recipe or no?

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  84. Saw this, as I woke this morning.... and I will be enjoying it in the next few minutes. COULDN'T WAIT TO MAKE IT.

    THANK YOU....
    Xo
    Tairalyn
    www.littlemissmama.com

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  85. Recipe looks AMAZING and I can't wait to try it out. I reran the points with and without the nuts. I actually came up with 6points WITH the nuts and 5 points without the nuts. I entered all the ingredients you listed and used 6 servings as you recipe stated.

    Make a recipe or two a week from your blog and absolutely have loved everyone. I also have told all my friends to check you out as well.

    Keep up the good work...your recipes are amazing and photos out of this world!!!

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  86. I am going to try this in the slow cooker.

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  87. This is going to be yummy in the tummy for me tomorrow morning. Looks amazing : )

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  88. Well, that was the best tasting lunch I have had in ages!!! I am already looking forward to breakfast tomorrow morning. Thanks Gina!!!

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  89. OMG! This looks awesome! I'll be making this next after the sweet bread I already made a few days ago. When I was off Weight Watchers during the holidays, I made a very similar recipe with tons of butter in it that I knew I would have to give up once back on. Your version looks very similar, but so much healthier & less butter. Thank you!!!

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  90. Can't wait to try this out!!! I have all the ingredients at home and I'm thinking this might be on the menu tomorrow morning.

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  91. YUMMY... can't wait to try this! Seems like a great snack for the kiddos too.

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  92. Cannot wait to try this:) :) Sounds really good:) :)

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  93. Can this be done with frozen bananas mashed with the blueberries?

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  94. What could work in place of bananas? I don't like that flavor, but would like that moistness they must bring to the recipe, which looks amazing!

    Thanks!

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  95. What can be substituted for the egg - if allergic to egg?

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  96. do you put foil overt it for the remaining 30 mins??

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  97. Does this get crunchy?

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  98. you can use ener-g egg replacer for the egg probably. otherwise, applesauce?

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  99. I made this yesterday! If you would have asked me if I like oatmeal, I would have said 'Eh.'

    The great thing about this recipe is that is also a method.

    I am going to be experimenting with different fruits, nuts, and spices.

    Just love it!! Thanks again, Gina!

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  100. Good morning, Gina!
    Just ate your recipe this morning. I NEVER bake, but when your recipe hit my email box, I said lemme give it a try. Especially, because my morning regimen usually includes oatmeal already. The dish was an excellent change and a good first try for me.

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  101. Sounds delicious on this cold Minnesota morning! Pinning it for our next cold day. :)

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  102. Made this this morning and it was great. I always want to eat more oatmeal, but I'm not crazy regular cooked oatmeal--the texture bothers me. So thanks for an alternative way to cook it.

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  103. can this be made with frozen blueberries?

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  104. First off yummo!! Made this last night and had it for breakfast this morning! Had all of the ingredients except the nuts. I plugged the recipe into etools recipe builder minus the nuts and it still came out to be 5 pointplus per serving.

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  105. YUM! I'd love to make this over the weekend and pack it for a weekday bfast- how would you recommend reheating it?!

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  106. I made these yesterday for breakfast and had some today for lunch. It was just as good today as yesterday. The kids even ate some for desert!

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  107. I made the recipe this afternoon for my husband. I didn't expect to like it myself. I am not a huge fan of oatmeal or bananas. But YOWZA! This is very good. I agree with Gina's comment "the riper the better" for the bananas. I am now trying to figure out where to hide it before my husband gets home ;-)

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  108. Made it today for after dinner tonight! Loved it!!

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  109. Could this be made with water? Current,y breastfeeding and was told to. Ut dairy products out of my diet...

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  110. OMG this is fantastic. Made it for breakfast and it was delicious. My daughter who hates oatmeal with a passion happily munched away thinking we were being naughty eating dessert for breakfast. I only had one banana so chopped up a pink lady apple and threw that in with the blueberries and banana. Just tasted some cold (for investigating purposes lol) and it was sooooo good . Think this will be a staple in our house

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  111. This was fabulous!! I used blueberries & apples (not a banana fan), subbed pure maple syrup because I didn't have honey. So yummy!! Next time i think i will try making in individual ramekins so everyone can have their own little dish. Thank you for making my morning oatmeal much more interesting!!

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  112. I made this on 1/12/12
    Husband ate all of it. i had a slice. it is AWESOME !!! thank you.
    Holly

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  113. Gina, how many points with this be if the walnuts aren't included?

    Thanks!

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  114. This was really good! First time making something from your blog! It was a hit! Thankyou

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  115. Hiya! I made this tonight for dinner! It was SO good! I made a vegan version of it with unsweetened soy milk and 1 TBSP of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 TBSP of Water to replace the egg I also used AGAVE instead of honey. I didn't check to see what the difference in calories were but this dish was WONDERFUL...so good right out of the oven! It doesn't taste too sweet and it is VERY moist! The hot blueberries just popped in my mouth! Looking forward to eating it in the morning as well! THANKS!

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  116. AMAZING!!!!!!!
    Another great receipe.

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  117. Hey Gina I made this for my family this morning:-) It's currently in the oven but I'm wondering for the final baking - should it be covered or uncovered? I have it covered right now and I'm going to uncover for the last few minutes. thank you!

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  118. Hi Gina, this is my first comment on your site. I've been making your recipes for a year now and they never disappoint. I just made the baked oatmeal and it was outrageously delicious. My only substitutions/changes were no nuts (forgot!), I used blackberries AND blueberries, and I added a layer of banana slices on top. I broiled the dish at the very end to caramelize the banana slices on top. Tonight I'm making your empanada recipe. Thanks so much for your site.

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  119. Made this today. Delicious! Now I have breakfast for the next three days! Hubby ate two servings!

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  120. For those wondering about making it ahead... I assembled this last night for this morning, skipping the 15 minute banana bake, using old-fashioned oats. Chose those oats b/c they'd be soaking in the milk all night. It came out soft, like a bowl of hearty, thick oatmeal loaded with fruit. Didn't have time to bake longer to see if it would get crispier. As it was though, everyone loved it and it'll see regular rotation in our Saturday morning "big breakfasts." Do think I'll try swapping some of the honey for brown sugar.

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  121. I made it this morning minus the honey (none on hand), and it was a big hit with everyone. While it is a bit a baking time, there is little time needed to actually get it together. It will be a regular from now on. Thanks!

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  122. Looks so yummy but I really just want to say how much I LOVE your wisk!!!!

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  123. Gina...Made this the night you put it online...Love the fact that most ingredients were readily available to a "Weight Watcher's kitchen" and I was able to make it same day as your post. I made it before bed & had it warmed up the next day...Yum!!!!! Keep your great recipes coming!! Sandy. :)

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  124. This turned out great. I used old fashioned oats and it was perfect. Next time I will cut back on the honey as I found it to be a bit to sweet for my taste.

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  125. Tried this today for breakfast and it was unbelievable delish! Loved it

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  126. I made this today and it was delicious. I served it with some vanilla flavoured soya yogurt and it was a wonderful breakfast, on a very cold frosty morning. Thank you.

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  127. Hi Gina,
    I have been using your recipes for some time now and I have been meaning to write you for the immense gratitude I have for your recipes and the whole design of your website. You have single-handedly taken the frustration and aggravation out of constantly trying to come up with new and inventive recipes day after day and have them be healthy for you at the same time. I am a fellow Long Islander and teacher and I recommend your blog to everyone I encounter, whether it's from the leftovers they smell in the teacher's room or for a delicious recipe to help inspire weight loss and eating healthy. You truly are an inspiration and such a talent. As the months draw nearer to my wedding in November, I will have you and your recipes to thank for being able to fit into my dress and my fiance into his tuxedo. i couldn't wait to share my appreciation and tell you how I basically decide what to cook for dinner based on what I have in the fridge and what recipe that best matches on your site. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have even assisted my college roommate in losing over 100lbs. on Weight Watchers using your recipes to get her through the holidays and the constant decisions we battle each day with food consumption! You are fabulous!

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  128. Gina - As soon as I saw this recipe, I picked up the laptop, walked in to the kitchen, and baked this dish. It is AMAZING! Even my picky son loved it. Yet another wonderful recipe that we love from you. All of my cookbooks are collecting dust because everything I make now comes from your recipes. Thank you soooo much!

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  129. Made this today and loved it. But the rather gray-blue color from the blueberries was a bit off-putting. Yours didn't look at all like that in photo. Do you have a secret? I used fresh blueberries and whole oats. Thanks for a wonderful site...I love using it.

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  130. I love this recipe! It looks wonderful. I would like to make it for my daughter to have an easy breakfast on school mornings. Sometimes it can be tough be get her to eat breakfast as she is too busy putting on make up and doing her hair. ;)
    Would this be something that would be okay to divvy up into single portions after cooking and then freezing?

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  131. This was so delicious I ended up making three more pans for the entire week! Thank you for the amazing recipes!

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  132. I just made this today as a Sunday morning treat. And it is soo delicious! I shared it with my friends on Facebook and they all want to make it now. I used frozen blueberries, and the finished product ended up more liquidy than what your picture shows, so I think the next time I make this with frozen blueberries I will adjust the amount of milk I put in the recipe. Now the only problem is it's so hard to eat just one serving for breakfast!

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  133. Yay! An baked oatmeal my husband and I can eat! We are going sugar free, but we can do natural sugar like honey! I'm excited to try this! It looks and sounds delicious!

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  134. I made this for breakfast this morning. It was delicious! I left out the nuts and used about half the honey(because I ran out). I also used a glass dish and it turned out perfect!

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  135. I fixed this today for breakfast. I am in love!!! So delicious! I love all the ingredients in it! Thank you for this!!!!

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  136. Fantastic!
    http://www.benjity.wordpress.com

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  137. This is the first recipe I tried from this site and it was amazing. I have my menu for the whole week planned out and everyone of them is from this site so I am hoping they all taste as good as this did.

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  138. Would love to know if anyone has any tips on making this with steel cut oats? I am not sure if they would just require extra soaking or if they would just not fit in to this dish at all?

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  139. Made this recipe right after I got done cleaning up from our dinner which was your Chicken taco chili. Again we both enjoyed it. I can't wait to have another piece tomorrow morning before work. As long as I have your site I think losing weight & eating healthy will be a breeze!!! & I love how I have majority of the stuff already on hand!

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  140. I saw this and made it right away... yum yum yum! Thanks again

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  141. Are you kidding me, this was fabulous, and we had to control ourselves from eating the whole dish...after the 1st bite, my husband said...is this dessert? What a winner!

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  142. This dish was FANTASTIC! Im on WW and their recipies, usually , not so great. but this was awesome and decent portion. i also had a 1/2 c yogurt to fill me up for breakfast. and i had ot make it with some frozen fruit mix that i had cuz my bananas werent ripe enough. I cant wait to make it with bannanas! Thank you!

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  143. I made this today and it's so great! I peeled and sliced 3 apples instead of bananas and cooked that with the blueberries an extra 10 minutes and it was plenty soft when the whole thing was done. I find your points a little high. Do you add every ingredient into the recipe builder or only those ingredients that have known PP values? I didn't do any of the fruit (fruit is 0 points) and came up with slightly fewer WW points. All that said, it's amazing. Thank you! I may omit the nuts next time because it will bring down the points evern more as what I really liked is the fruit on the bottom and the yummy cake like oatmeal goodness on the top. YOU'RE THE BOMB!!

    Kelly H

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  144. I'm making this tomorrow (with apples and craisins) and then your salmon with rosemary for dinner. A great SkinnyTaste day - thank you! And, if you remember, where did you get that beautiful green dish with the polka dots? I have been looking for a smaller baking dish and that is the cutest one I have seen!

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  145. Absolutely delicious. My husband is tough to cook healthier foods for as they typically are not very flavorful and filling, but this was a huge hit. He and I both really enjoyed the not too sweet taste and the richness with the egg. Yummo. Will definitely be recommending this to friends.

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  146. I just sang your praises on my weight loss blog, lol. This is phenomenal! Thank you for all you do. You've made "dieting" so much easier for all of us. :)

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  147. Cannot tell you how much my family & I loved this! Looking forward to trying some other grain & flavour combinations too! Thank you so much for all your fantastic recipes!

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  148. This was terrific as written, and reheated really well too. Family loved it. Husband suggested apples and we'll try that soon. Thanks so much.

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  149. I am going to try this recipe. Just wondering how are you serving it? In a bowl with milk or just like a piece of cake on a plate? How are you warming it up for the leftovers?

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  150. FYI-- I baked it the last 30 minutes uncovered, used no nuts, and frozen blueberries-- turned out great. For a breakfast or brunch it is wonderful as it was out of teh oven. To make it a dessert, we drizzled maple syrup over the servings.

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  151. Made this again yesterday with cherries and apples. Instead of vanilla I used almond essence and it was so good, tasted just like cherry apple bakewell. Delicious served with 0% Greek yogurt. I had also frozen a piece of baked oatmeal on Saturday and took it out yesterday to see how it tasted after freeing it. It was okay,it lost it's bite and felt a bit mushy but the flavour was still good.

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  152. I made it this morning and took it to a brunch. Everyone loved it (however I agree with a previous post, the blueberries turned the whole thing a blue/gray color so it wasn't super pretty - I used frz blueberries). The pan was gone in about the first 15 minutes though and I made sure to let everyone know how healthy it was! Thanks!! I will be making this for our family's Saturday breakfast instead of a heavy coffee cake!

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  153. Made this yesterday and it was delicious!
    However, when I put it in the recipe builder on WW, it came out to 6 points+. I talked to my meeting leader about it and she said that when you bake the fruit, you have to count the points for it, so it is actually 6 Points+.

    Still worth it for a treat!

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  154. Mmm this was amazing! Made it for dinner, used an extra banana and almonds instead of walnuts. Thanks for another delicious recipe!

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  155. Incredibly easy recipe and it kept me full all morning. FYI, I saved in the frig overnight and reheated in the microwave. Came out great!

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  156. Wow, so glad you all liked this!

    Mari, great idea caramelizing the bananas!

    Aimster, lol!!

    To replace dairy, use almond milk.

    Blue circle, smart idea using ramekins! I may do that next time too!!

    Uncover for final baking.

    KinderKelly Oh how wonderful, what school?

    Not sure why some had the blueberries running the color, mine did not. Either way, I'm sure the flavor is the same.

    I always count the fruit in my nutritional info, fruit is not free. Not sure why you got 6 and I got 5. Steel cut oats I believe is higher than quick oats. Maybe that is why? I will recheck to be sure.

    I serve this on a plate like a slice of cake. I reheat it in the microwave just to get it warm. Reading all these comments makes me want to make it again!!

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  157. Wow! Thanks for another wonderful recipe! I just made this this morning with strawberries instead of blueberries. I live in Senegal, West Africa, and it's hard enough to find fresh strawberries here. Fresh blueberries are unheard of! It was amazing! Thanks for helping make ww so much fun for a newbie like me!

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  158. Senegal, wow! You could really use any combination of fruit here. Thanks for commenting!

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  159. This is delicious! I can't believe it's healthy for you too! I love your blog!! I just discovered your blog a few months ago and have already made a ton of recipes!! I'm a health food nut who loves to cook/bake and am always trying to find new things to make. Thanks for the recipes.

    I do have a question. How do you figure our the calorie/nutritional information for a dish? I never know what the calorie intake is when I make something.

    Thanks!

    ~Pam

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  160. Gina, it has been a while since I have commented on one of your recipes but I HAVE to tell you how much I love this one!

    First of all, the title has three of my toddler's favorite foods in the title--banana, blueberries and oatmeal. I knew I had to make it! I made it for dinner (as breakfast in our home is usually super simple and quick, like yogurt or toast) and when my husband came home from work he thought I had made a blueberry crisp for dessert--and I said, "No, this is actually a healthy dinner". Needless to say, we were ALL happy and satisfied!

    The leftovers heated beautifully in the microwave so it would be a good make ahead option at the beginning of the week so we can enjoy it for breakfast all week long. In fact, I'll be doing that soon.

    In my opinion, the bananas made the dish amazing. I read some comments of people asking what they could replace the bananas with--I can't think of anything that would make it taste as amazing as the bananas did.

    I'll be printing this recipe and adding it to my permanent collection.

    Thanks, Gina, for what you do. Your recipes are always delicious, well explained and expertly photographed--it's a real pleasure to have a free resource like your blog at my fingertips. ; )

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  161. I have to tell you I was prepared to write a "it's not you it's me" type of thing because I'm not really a lover of bananas BUT I had everything to make this dish in my fridge so I knew I had to give it a whirl. I am so glad I did!!!!!!!!! I couldn't wait to try it the minute I took it out of the oven. It is AMAZING! And guess what?! I even love the flavor & texture the bananas lend!! I won't change a thing when I make it again - this is going into my recipe binder pronto!

    I now have your 3 bean chili in my crockpot for tonight's dinner. I will be a faithful blog follower from now on - thank you so much for your hard work!

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  162. This is amazing...amazing! I just love your blog and have recommended it to my friends. I've made several of your recipes and have loved every one. It's so hard to find recipes for food that is good for you and that tastes good, too. My son loves your recipes as well, which makes them definite winners by me :) Thanks for sharing them!

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  163. Made this tonight but I put in frozen blackberries from our yard this summer. It was so good everyone loved it.
    Thanks for the great recipes.

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  164. My 15 year-old daughter and I just made baked oatmeal for the second time this week - by her request! She's been out of school due to snow and it's the perfect treat for this weather. Thank you so much for all your delicious and healthy recipes, Gina! :)

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  165. I made this last weekend with the bananas and it was delish! I now have it in the oven with apples. I can't wait. 20 more minuets!

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  166. just took this out of the oven- delicious! the bananas are what really made it. i don't even like oatmeal that much, but loved this. thanks!

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  167. So yummy! Made this for Saturday morning breakfast, and it was so delicious! Look forward to having leftovers for the week.

    Gina - thank you for providing such high quality and healthy recipes.

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  168. I make a version of this quite frequently, use some raisens . I cut mine into 9 portions . I use 9+9 pan. Let cool and wrap on plastic wrap and freeze pull out for bfast or snack...I also use egg beaters instead of egg , Splenda for sweetner , my recipe calls for small amt yogurt .

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  169. Do you put the foil back on when you put the oatmeal in the oven for the remaining 30 minutes?

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  170. Thank you, Gina! I just finished my yoga for the day and I am currently feasting on this delicious breakfast. What a treat!

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  171. FABULOUS recipe - I did add a bit of brown sugar to the top and it reheats BEAUTIFULLY the next day! Thanks for sharing.

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  172. I have a banana allergy in the family, what would you substitute for it???? Loks great,c an't wait to try it!

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  173. What a great alternative to plain oatmeal. I've tried it so many ways and never been a fan but this I liked. We only have 2 people in our house so there was a lot of extra that I was hoping to eat during the week. I did have it a few days but by about the 4th day it had turned sour - I'm assuming it was related to the cooked fruits. Anyway, next time we'll have to eat it faster :)

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  174. Thank you thank you!! This was my first time making (and eating) baked oatmeal, and let me tell you, man I was missing out! This recipe was DELISH!! Even my husband loved it. I frequently tell others about your blog. Just today I shared this recipe with 3 coworkers, all of whom seemed truly eager to try it out. Thank you for all of your time and dedication!!! You make a difference in our lives!

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  175. I have been looking at this recipe for a week and finally made it today. It is delicious. . My new favorite breakfast.. Thanks so much

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  176. Just tried this recipe this morning and its AMAZING! my new favorite breakfast for SURE! I just discovered your site this month and I'm loving your recipes! Thanks for all that you do!

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  177. Gina, I tried this today for the first time. It's delish! I would imagine that tomorrow morning it will be even better when the flavors have had a chance to blend together well. I used frozen mixed berries (instead of blueberries) that I thawed out first because that's what I had on hand and it was yummy. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  178. Second Time I'm making this recipe. One of my favorite. I add about 8 grams of natural PB on top of a serving and it packs a punch! Filling!! Thank you!!

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  179. This was an amazing recipe! My husband and I had it for dinner. It is sweet and tangy and yet hearty and fulfilling at the same time. LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!

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  180. DELICIOUS!!!! This will be a new weekly breakfast staple in my household! Thanks for such a scrumptious recipe!

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  181. We just made this and it was amazing! We made two small changes - We used 2 1/2 sliced bananas to cover the bottom so we smashed the remaining half and mixed it in with the milk. It spread the banana all over the oatmeal! The other change was we reduced the agave a lot.

    Great recipe, thanks!!

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  182. I WAS not an oatmeal person by any means - but this recipe made me a believer. I have passed this wonderful recipe onto my daughter who has 3 children along with most of my coworkers and even my leader at WW. Great way to get over an oatmeal boycott. I am looking forward to trying it with apples and cranberries. Thank you so much.

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  183. Just made this for my husband and me for dinner and it was awesome! I loved the warm bananas and the tang of the blueberries. Plus my house smells wonderful! Thanks!

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  184. Thank you Gina for your cooking talents and for posting recipes along with photos for us to enjoy on this blog. Since discovering Skinnytaste a few weeks ago, I've made many recipes and have not been disappointed. So healthy, delicious and easy! This oatmeal is another winner!!

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  185. I want to say thank-you as well! My fiance and I are doing weight watchers and thanks to all your helpful recipes, we've both lost about 5lbs! :) Also helps that you have such a great variety of recipes, and the ones I've made are so so good!!

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  186. I made this baked oatmeal for breakfast this morning. OMG...absolutely delish! This has become my new favorite way to eat oatmeal.

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  187. I'm making this right now, :DDD smells good! I made some changes; I used maple syrup instead of honey, and a coconut almond milk blend just because I like the flavor more. I also mixed the nuts into the oats instead of sprinkling them on top which was an accident, they won't get toasted on top:(( but OHWELL. can't wait til the oven beeps !

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  188. I've used peaches instead of the bananas. Wow, is it ever GOOD! Thanks for the great recipe. I think I've made it 5 times in the last three weeks. Also added flax seed. YUM!

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  189. Ginaaaa. I cannot thank you enough for this recipe. I do not like oatmeal by any means. I tried so many times to eat it, but could never get it down. I was looking for ways to incorporate oatmeal in my diet and this recipe was the answer. I made it last night and had it for breakfast this morning. I shared it with my co-workers and they loved it. Thanks again.

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  190. I have made this a few times and it is amazing! Can you please put it under the "breakfast" category, I always have a hard time finding the recipe when I need it :) thanks

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  191. Sounds wonderful..Will make this soon!I'll try the strawberries too instead of banana's ..And the flax seed...Yummmm..
    Thanks so much you rock!

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  192. I made this the other night and not quite what I was looking for. It was soggy, is that normal? I am going to try again cuz it really does look delish. Any advice?

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  193. I had the same issue noted just above about this turning out soggy. I followed the directions exactly and did not make any substitutions. I even baked it an extra 5 minutes when I checked at 30 and noticed it didn't look set as your pics demonstrated. While the flavors were still very good, the sogginess was tough to get over. I would still try to make this again, but if you have any insight into what could have caused this, I would love to hear it!

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  194. I loved this recipe! I did everything the same but I sliced an apple really thin and placed it on top! It was super yummy!

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  195. This was pretty good. I omitted the blueberries because the ones I purchased from the store were not very good. I do think it would have been better with some sort of berry to sweeten it up a bit for my 4 year old. I will definitely make this again when I have access to fresher berries!

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  196. My daughter who "hates oatmeal" loved this! She first ate it reheated and thought it was blueberry banana bread. I didn't correct her of course! When I served it to her fresh from the oven it was more like oatmeal consistency, and she didn't care for it. But as long as I serve it to her reheated she LOVES it!

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