Banana Zucchini Baked Oatmeal Muffins

Adapted from www.hummusapien.com

Makes 12 servings

 Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds + 6 tbsp water (alternatively, you can use 2 eggs)
  • 2 medium to large over-ripe bananas
  • 2 small zucchini, grated (don’t squeeze water out)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or grease with coconut oil.
  2. Place flax and water in small bowl. Stir and set aside to “gel.”
  3. Place bananas in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Add grated zucchini, vanilla extract, and flax mixture, stirring to combine.
  4. Add oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, Stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon mixture into muffin cups, filling nearly to the top.
  6. Bake for 18-22 minutes until golden brown and dry on top.
  7. Store cooled oatmeal cups in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. These freeze well, too!

Banana Chocolate Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Vegan Banana, Walnut, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
Vegan Banana, Walnut, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

More oatmeal?!! Oh yes, more oatmeal! This one ventures into the land of baked oatmeal and it is so yummy!! This recipe is pretty darn close to this one from Vegan Yack Attack. It was so good when I made it I didn’t know how to improve it. A rare thing for me. It was also so good, I had to share it. This is a wonderful first vegan baked oatmeal. It holds together beautifully, is richly flavored, and makes you want more!

I’m just posting the recipe without a discussion this time as we have been over oatmeal in depth. This is a baked version which I am just starting to experiment with myself. Good luck and happy eating.

Banana Chocolate Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1 C. water
  • 1 C. non-dairy milk, or more water
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ C. coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 T. chia seeds
  • 1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 C. rolled oats
  • ¼ C. walnuts, chopped
  • 3 T. vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Stir together water, non-dairy milk, banana, sugar, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and salt.
  3. Mix in the oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the mixture into a high-walled, round, 7-8″ baking dish. (I greased mine with coconut oil)
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the the top and edges are golden brown.
  6. I ate mine with just a little cold almond milk and it was superb! If you like you could also add maple syrup, more banana, or really anything that makes you happy.