Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Vegan Easy & Healthy


Wake up to the mouthwatering aroma of banana bread with this Healthy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Vegan recipe. This delicious and nutritious breakfast is the perfect way to use up those ripe bananas that are sitting on your counter. As a vegan, it can be difficult to find tasty vegan breakfast options, but this banana bread-inspired baked oatmeal is sure to please. It’s easy to prepare, taking only 5 minutes of hands-on time, and is sure to impress your guests. With a 35-minute bake time, it’s the perfect dish to serve for a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Baked oatmeal is the perfect dish to serve to hungry guests at breakfast. 

What is Vegan Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal?

Banana bread baked oatmeal is a breakfast dish that is made by combining mashed ripe bananas, rolled oats, milk, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. The mixture is then baked in the oven until it becomes a soft, flavorful, and nutritious breakfast option.

Ingredients & Substitutions: What Is In A Vegan Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

The ingredients for this delicious vegan banana bread baked oatmeal are a perfect combination of healthy and indulgent. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

baked oatmeal ingredients
  • 2 cups of your favorite plant milk – whether you prefer almond, soy, or oat milk, any plant-based milk will work for this recipe.
  • 2 very ripe bananas – make sure they’re nice and spotty for the best flavor and texture.
  • 2 cups of rolled oats – make sure they’re not instant oats, as they won’t hold up as well in this recipe.
  • 1/3 cup of all-natural peanut butter – you can use creamy or crunchy, whichever you prefer.
  • 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup – this natural sweetener gives the baked oatmeal a delicious, caramel-like flavor.
  • 3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds – these add some extra fiber and nutrition to the recipe.
  • 3 tablespoons of hemp hearts (optional) – these are another great source of plant-based protein and healthy fats.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder – this helps the baked oatmeal rise and become fluffy.
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon – this warm spice is perfect for fall mornings.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (only use if your PB is unsalted) – this helps balance out the sweetness in the recipe.
  • A pinch of nutmeg – adds a subtle, warm flavor to the baked oatmeal.
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract – for some extra flavor.
  • 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chunks – because who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast? Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks are my absolute favourite. They are made in an allergy-safe facility! 

Once you have all of these ingredients ready, you’re ready to start making your vegan banana bread-baked oatmeal. Let’s get started!

Flavor Variations for your Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Vegan

This vegan banana bread baked oatmeal recipe is incredibly versatile and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Here are a few flavor variations to try:

  • Blueberry Banana: Add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter for a burst of sweetness and a pop of color.
  • Chocolate Chip Banana: Mix in 1/4 cup of vegan chocolate chips for a chocolatey twist on the classic banana bread flavor.
  • Cinnamon Swirl Banana: Mix 1 tsp of cinnamon into the batter before baking for a warm and cozy flavor.
  • Peanut Butter Banana: Stir in 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter for a peanut butter banana flavor.
  • Coconut Banana: Add 1/4 cup of shredded coconut to the batter for a tropical twist.

Get creative and come up with your own variations, the possibilities are endless!

Helpful Tools

Making vegan banana bread baked oatmeal doesn’t require any fancy equipment, but there are a few helpful tools that can make the process even easier.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Baking dish – You’ll need a 6×9 inch baking dish to bake your oatmeal in. A glass or ceramic dish works best.
  • Mixing bowl – Use a large mixing bowl to combine all your ingredients.
  • Fork or potato masher – This will help you mash the bananas thoroughly.
  • Measuring cups and spoons – Make sure you have measuring cups and spoons to measure your ingredients accurately.
  • Spatula – A spatula will help you mix your ingredients together and fold in the chocolate chunks.
  • Toothpick – This will help you check if your baked oatmeal is done.
  • Oven mitts – Don’t forget to use oven mitts to take your baking dish out of the oven.

How To Make This Recipe

Now that you have all your ingredients ready, it’s time to start baking! Don’t worry, this recipe is super easy and quick to put together.

Here’s what you need to do:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

In a large mixing bowl, start by mashing the bananas thoroughly with a fork or potato masher. You want to make sure there are no big chunks left.

bananas in baking dish

Add in all the remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chunks. This includes your rolled oats, plant milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, ground flax seeds, hemp hearts (if using), baking powder, cinnamon, salt (if using), nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Stir everything together until well combined.

baked oatmeal banana bread in baking dish

Once your mixture is well combined, fold in the vegan chocolate chunks. You can also use vegan chocolate chips or chop up a vegan chocolate bar into small chunks.

Pour the mixture into a 6×9 inch baking dish, making sure it’s evenly spread out.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the mixture is set. You can check if it’s done by inserting a toothpick into the center – if it comes out clean, it’s ready!

cooked baked oatmeal in baking dish

Let the baked oatmeal cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. It’s perfect on its own, but you can also add a dollop of vegan yogurt or some fresh fruit on top for some extra flavor and nutrition.

Enjoy your delicious and nutritious vegan banana bread baked oatmeal!

Vegan Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal In baking dish

Tips & Tricks For This Vegan Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

  • Banana: When it comes to bananas, the riper the better! Overripe bananas are sweeter and more flavourful, which is perfect for this recipe. Don’t throw away those brown bananas – just peel them and store them in the freezer for future use!
  • Oats: For this recipe, you can use quick oats or rolled oats, depending on your preference. Make sure that your oats are gluten-free if you have a gluten allergy or intolerance. Always double-check that the oats are made in a gluten-free facility if gluten is a concern.
  • Plant Milk: You can use any plain or vanilla-flavoured plant milk for this recipe. Some popular options include almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, and oat milk. Choose the milk that you prefer or have on hand.
  • Flax Seeds: Ground flax seeds are a great substitute for eggs in this recipe. They act as a thickening and binding agent, while also adding fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Hemp Hearts: Hemp hearts are optional in this oatmeal bake, but they are a great addition for extra protein and essential vitamins and minerals. They also add a nutty flavour that complements the banana and peanut butter.
  • Chocolate Chunks: If you’re a chocolate lover, use dark vegan chocolate chunks for an extra indulgent oatmeal bake. However, if you’re not a fan of chocolate, chopped walnuts can be a great alternative for added texture and crunch.

FAQ: Vegan Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Can I use regular milk instead of plant milk?

Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer. However, using plant milk will make this recipe vegan and dairy-free.

Can I use regular peanut butter instead of all-natural peanut butter?

You can, but keep in mind that regular peanut butter may contain added sugar and oils. All-natural peanut butter is a healthier option since it only contains peanuts and sometimes salt.

Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

Yes, you can use honey instead of maple syrup. However, keep in mind that honey is not vegan, so this recipe will no longer be vegan if you use it.

Can I use steel-cut oats instead of rolled oats?

No, steel-cut oats will not work in this recipe since they require more liquid and longer cooking time.

Can I add other ingredients to this recipe, like nuts or dried fruit?

Absolutely! You can customize this recipe to your liking and add any nuts, seeds, or dried fruit that you prefer.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the fridge?

Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Simply reheat it in the microwave or oven before serving.


Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Vegan Healthy

The perfect way to use up your ripe bananas. This banana bread inspired baked oatmeal is a healthy and delicious vegan breakfast!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 2 cups plant milk
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • cup all natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp hemp hearts (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt (only use if your PB is unsalted)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mash the bananas thoroughly. Next, add all remaining ingredients except the chocolate chunks into a 6×9 baking dish. Stir well to combine, then fold in chocolate chunks.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, serve and enjoy!



The perfect way to use up your ripe bananas. This banana bread inspired baked oatmeal is a healthy and delicious vegan breakfast!
Banana bread is a favourite amongst guests in our house. Making a banana bread baked oatmeal is even easier than putting together banana bread itself. The best part is, this delicious recipe is vegan, incredibly nutritious, and filling.  Although it takes 35 minutes to bake, it only takes 5 minutes of hands-on prep! Baked oatmeal is the perfect dish to serve to hungry guests at breakfast. 
Banana – If you’ve ever made banana bread you know that the riper the banana the better the bread. Overripe bananas are sweeter and more flavourful than their green counterparts.
Tip: Once bananas turn brown, peel them and place them in an airtight container in the freezer.  Whenever you need ripe bananas for a recipe, just thaw them and they are ready to use! 
Oats: Use quick oats or rolled oats for this recipe.
Oats should be gluten free, which makes this oatmeal bake recipe gluten free! Always double check that the oats are made in a gluten free facility if gluten is a concern. 
Plant Milk: Any plain, or vanilla flavoured plant milk can be used in this recipe. Almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, and oat milk are the most popular choices. 
Flax Seeds: Ground flax seeds are used in place of eggs in this recipe. They act as a thickening, binding agent as well they add fiber and omegas. 
Hemp Hearts: Hemp hearts are optional in this oatmeal bake. However I like to add them for extra protein, and essential vitamins and minerals. They also add a beautiful nutty flavour, which goes perfectly with bananas!
Chocolate Chunks: Dark vegan chocolate chunks are my personal favourite in this oatmeal bake. However, if you don’t want chocolate, 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts can be used instead. 
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks are my absolute favourite and they are made in an allergy safe facility! 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Conclusion: Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Vegan Recipe

In conclusion, this Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Vegan recipe is a delicious and healthy breakfast option that is perfect for busy mornings. With its easy 5-minute prep time and delicious banana bread-inspired flavor, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your household. By using overripe bananas, gluten-free oats, and a variety of plant milks and add-ins, this recipe is versatile and customizable to suit your taste preferences. Whether you enjoy it as a sweet breakfast or a comforting dessert, this recipe is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. So, next time you have overripe bananas on hand, give this recipe a try and enjoy a warm and comforting bowl of banana bread-inspired oatmeal.

22 thoughts on “Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Vegan Easy & Healthy

  1. Carol says:

    5 stars
    My amazing daughter made this for us when we were visiting for Christmas. It was so so delicious! And so so filling! AND so so healthy! Definitely a winner in the recipe world and one I will be using it on myself as well as guests! THANK YOU SPICYVEGANFOOD for sharing this and so many other wonderful amazing vegan recipes!
    PS- my favorite part of your u tubes are the dog, 🐶💖

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you SOOO much! So happy you loved this recipe and of course the dog cameos on youtube! She’s the star of the show for sure! 🙂

  2. Barrett C. says:

    5 stars
    Yum this was soooo good! Tasted like a warm vegan banana bread! Loved it, thank you so much for sharing 😀

  3. Willow Sparks says:

    5 stars
    Amazing flavour love the banana and worked out great for a nice quick vegan breakfast idea. My family loved it too

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much for trying out my recipe! It definitely has a great banana bread flavor!

  4. Tiffany.B says:

    LOVE this recipe and my son also devoured this when I made it for him. I did add some extra vegan chocolate chips but the flavour taste like a banana bread, thank you for sharing!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Hi Tiffany! Thank you so much for trying out my vegan baked oatmeal banana bread recipe! So happy your family loves it as well 😊

  5. Jacqueline says:

    5 stars
    So tasty loved how simple and quick this was, thank you!!

  6. Sienna says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe so tasty 😋 loved it.

  7. Beatrix says:

    5 stars
    This was super easy to make and clean up which is a bonus. My kids LOVED it and requested all week. The flavour was very delicious and was a little healthier version of a traditional banana bread. Thank you for this I’m going to make them another one if your oatmeal bake recipes next week.

  8. Nora says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe these baked oatmeal’s are such a time saver and the flavor is amazing. My kids are loving them.

  9. Jacqueline says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe prepped everything so quickly and turned out great. Also I now have breakfast for the next couple of days!

  10. Lindsay says:

    5 stars
    Loved this and was super super easy to make and really did remind me of banana bread type recipe. I will make this again. Looks like I will have left overs for a couple of mornings as well.

  11. Evania says:

    5 stars
    My first time using a flax egg and I must say it worked out great or at least I didn’t notice any change in flavour. Great recipe thank you

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m glad the flax egg worked well for you in the recipe—no noticeable change in flavor is a success! Thank you for trying it out.

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