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If you have been reading my blog at all since I began it, you know I’m bananas for …. Well … bananas. I eat two a day, bake with them, blend them into smoothies, sauté them … basically I eat them anyway I can.
And now I have a new way to get bananas in my life: Sir Bananas™ Bananamilk. Okay, first of all it’s just fun to say Sir Bananas™, and in my world, food should always be fun, especially when it also packs a bunch of nutrition with eight essential nutrients. It is also a good source of protein, calcium, and potassium; plus it has no artificial colors or flavors.
Sir Bananas™ is just starting to make its way into stores. I picked mine up at Walmart. Be sure to check out their store locator to see where it’s available near you.
The first thing I did was try Sir Bananas™ all by itself. Since it’s made with real bananas, it has that wonderful creamy goodness of bananas. Think about what they to do smoothies, adding body and creaminess. That’s what they do to this milk.
I can’t believe no one has combined milk and bananas before but I am definitely glad they did now. This milk is Deliciously Smooth. Snackably Good.
So once I stopped drinking Sir Bananas™, as it is, I made one of my all-time favorite breakfasts: baked oatmeal. But this is no ordinary baked oatmeal. It’s Berry Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal.
Tons of blueberries and strawberries are on the bottom, creating a juicy, fruit crisp like thing. Then it’s topped with the oatmeal, cinnamon, mashed bananas, and of course Sir Bananas™. Some toasted walnuts finish it off.
This is such a comforting breakfast. It is also the perfect make ahead dish that you can enjoy all week long, cold or warm. Plus, it is easily made gluten free and full of good for you ingredients.
So make this Baked Oatmeal and head over to Sir Bananas™ website for some fun goodness because This Milk is Bananas and so is the website!Print
- 3 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 1 ½ cups blueberries
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free if necessary
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 2 cups Sir Bananas™ Bananamilk
- ½ cup walnuts, toasted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine strawberries and blueberries in an 8 inch square pan.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon, bananas, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in a large bowl. Be sure everything is well combined. Add bananamilk, and stir to combine.
- Pour over the fruit mixture in the pan. Place pan on baking sheet just in case it bubbles over. Bake for about 30 minutes until bubbling. Top with toasted walnuts.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Serve chilled or reheat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.