A real cake and banana baked oatmeal


Buying bananas at Costco is hard to pass up (so cheap!) but they all go ripe at the same time.  All 150 of them.  So one second you have a bunch of green fruit and then you blink and find yourself with a million pounds of brown spotted bananas to use up.  Stat. 

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I’ve been adding them to everything.  And freezing them for smoothies.  I have 2 loaves of banana bread in my freezer.  I have pumpkin banana bread in the fridge.  I have made gluten free banana pancakes for myself twice.


These guys were my birthday breakfast.  I used the mix I got at Costco with an extra egg and banana mixed in.  It makes them way more fluffy and delish.  I think I like them better this way.  I might try with pumpkin puree mixed in next.

I digress…


The point I was (long-winded-ly) getting to is that the product of banana overload is this beautiful baked oatmeal recipe.


Baked Banana Oatmeal [vegetarian, gluten free, FODMAPs friendly]


  • 3 really ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup oats (certified GF if needed)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp NuNaturals stevia more fiber baking blend (or sub sweetener of your choice)


Mash bananas and whip in eggs, milk and vanilla.  Then add in dry ingredients. 

Pour into (greased or parchment paper lined) 7×11 baking dish. 

Bake for 35-40 minutes at 275 degrees.

Let cool before portioning out servings.  It will set once it gets to room temp.  I ate mine that way, topped with peanut sauce (peanut butter, almond milk).


Don’t worry if the mix looks really liquidy before you put it in the oven…I was skeptical, but it baked down to perfection.

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So yeah, there’s the recipe of the month.  Don’t expect much more from me until November.  Ha!

Here’s what my mom made me for my birthday dinner.


I had a few things bookmarked that I requested.


Pan-seared butternut squash from The Kitchn


Broiled Spicy Brown Sugar Salmon by Jessica


Food52’s kale and quinoa pilaf

And wouldn’t you know it?  Every dish was freakin’ awesome.  Thanks mom!!!

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We always got to pick our birthday meals growing up, so it was so cool to be back in Nor Cal, close enough to home to re-start the tradition.  And my mom baked me a cake too!!


Oh how I’ve missed birthday cake!  [Am I rocking that sweatshirt or what, Marie?!]



Good food.  Good fun.  Good news all around.  Right Patty-cakes?


The WF employee recommended Pamela’s GF chocolate cake mix and I can say I 100% agree that it’s the best I’ve tasted.  You’d never know it was gluten free.  It’s not just “good for a GF cake”.  It’s just plain good.


Fudgy and soft and chocolate-y.  She used this frosting by Cherrybrook Kitchen.  It’s appearance is different than the (Betty Crocker) icing I’m used to seeing but taste wise it was indiscernible.  Also a winner in my opinion (no vegan/GF qualifiers needed).

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I feel pretty lucky. 🙂

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Comments (15)

  1. Nicole @ FruitnFitness

    What an awesome mom you have! It looks like a fantastic birthday dinner and dessert!

  2. Courtney

    Mom’s are the best! I am jealous that you are close enough to your mom that she can cook you a bday dinner 🙂 It sounds like a happy birthday!


  3. harlow

    It looks more like chocolate condensed milk!? Which I love. Used to steal from the fridge and hide under my bed as a kid,so wouldnt need to share with my siblings:)))

    Anyways,happy birthday! P is adorable!

  4. Betsy

    have you ever tried wrapping the top of your bananas together with saran wrap? It is supposed to keep them from getting ripe too quickly.

  5. Sophie

    Aww you are so lucky! What a lovely meal, and hello cake 🙂

    So trying the oatmeal bake!

  6. Livi

    my mom just sent me the Bob’s Red Mill gf chocolate cake! but now I’m going to have to try pamela’s too…sigh it’s a tough life but someone’s got to do it! 🙂

  7. Abby

    You probably know this, but once bananas get slightly ripe you can stick them in the fridge to stop the ripening process (or slow it.) They still turn brown on the outside, but stay fresh and not overripe on the inside! But really, they’re so cheap to buy that I just buy what I need when I need them 😉

    Looks like a great birthday. Yay for moms all around!

  8. Dlbarry

    I woke up to this baked banana oat recipe, and my brown bananas up stairs started calling me, popped it in the oven first thing and had a yummy hot breaky waiting for my husband and I when we were ready to eat. Thank you for the inspiration to bake this morning! Turned out great.

  9. Christina

    That looks like a perfect birthday supper!!!

  10. The Candid RD

    HAppy belated birthday! love your blog. Just found it when I searched Low FODMAPs. Nice work! I think I’ve actually stopped by before, in the distant past….but hey, I’m back!

  11. Marie

    I can’t believe you wore that sweatshirt! You really need to start bringing a sweatshirt when you come home so you don’t have to wear my old Girl Scouts one!!! And super jealous of that cakkeeeee!!!!! (maybe there are still leftovers?!!?)

  12. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    Happy birthday! That’s a pretty sweet tradition, especially when it includes a cake like that! Nom nom.

  13. Megan

    how do you get the peanut butter sauce for melty? it looks fantastic!

    happy birthday!!!

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