This simple vegan baked oatmeal is packed with fiber and absolutely delicious. It requires less than 10 minutes of active kitchen time and can be made in advance to enjoy throughout the week!
This post is sponsored by Chiquita. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Blissful Basil!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you might have noticed that Chiquita bananas are sporting some eye-catching pink stickers in honor of the occasion.
Through October, more than 200 million Chiquita bananas worldwide will feature pink stickers to help raise awareness for breast cancer and in support of the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives. The pink stickers are intended to encourage action from millions of consumers in the fight against breast cancer and serve as a simple reminder about the importance of eating healthy, donating, signing up for a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walk, and getting recommended screenings.
And because a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of cancer, I've teamed up with Chiquita to bring you one of their recipes that meets the American Cancer Society's nutritional guidelines. The ACS recommends a diet that emphasizes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. This Chiquita vegan baked oatmeal recipe is plant-based, packed with whole grains and fiber, and is delicious!
It's also Sloane-approved (as are the bananas—one of her favorite foods).
This vegan baked oatmeal is incredibly simple and can be made in advance, portioned out, and enjoyed throughout the week. It's also surprisingly satisfying. Just a wee little wedge packs loads of fiber, potassium, and micronutrients to both fill and fuel.
To make it, you'll add the following to a large mixing bowl:
Chiquita banana (mashed)
Raisins or dried cranberries
Give it all a good stir...
Then, turn the mixture out into a lined or greased seven-inch round baking tin, and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and set.
Allow the baked oatmeal to cool and then slice it up and serve as desired.
If you're meal-prepping this recipe, I recommend individually wrapping each slice so that you can easily grab-n-go throughout the week.
Enjoy and this month, be sure to keep a look out for Chiquita bananas with pink stickers at your local store.
Vegan Baked Oatmeal
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 ripe Chiquita banana, mashed
- ¾ cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- ½ cup dates, pitted and diced
- ½ cup raisins or dried cranberries
- ½ cup pecans
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 7-inch round baking tin.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
- Allow to cool before slicing to serve.