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Guest Post: Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal from Melissa, The Faux Martha

March 14th, 2013

Melissa is a wonderful blog friend whom I admire very much. Over the year (ish?) that I’ve known her, she’s been incredibly supportive of Turntable Kitchen…and me, personally. She’s a Jill-of-all-trades (there’s a reason her site is called The Faux Martha, a nod to the one and only) who recently started a business with another friend, Erin. Her knitted cowls (I own one but could totally use them in every color) are beautiful as they are cozy and warm, and her site is refreshing, inviting, and all-around inspiring. I’m so happy to have her here today! Also, thrilled to hear her special news (congratulations!!!)— Kasey

It’s quite an honor to be hanging out over here today. I’ve been a fan of Turntable Kitchen for a long time and counting. I knew Kasey and I would make good friends after seeing her Instagram feed. We both share a love for making a warm breakfasts on Saturday mornings. And more than once we’ve posted simultaneous stacked whole wheat waffle pictures. So when she asked me to guest post, I knew it had to be breakfast related.

I’ve had an obsession with Baked Oatmeal of late. Mostly because the stovetop/microwave oatmeal wears me out by early winter and leaves me longing for something more. Make that less, something less pasty. So a couple weeks ago, I made and posted a pumpkin rendition of baked oatmeal. But it didn’t stop there. With the influx of overly ripe bananas around the kitchen, I thought it would be appropriate to make a banana baked oatmeal. My husband on the other hand, who likes to consider himself my “brand” manager, told me I was over doing it with the number of baked oatmeal posts. I begged to differ. But thankfully, Kasey, my breakfast loving friend, gave me an easy out. And I don’t think you’ll be disappointed either. Nor was my husband when he tried this banana-nut-maple concoction. On paper, he doesn’t understand tweaking a tried and true recipe. It takes hitting his taste buds to experience the profound impact. You could say I won that argument. Ha! And because Kasey is always adding unique spices to her recipes, I followed suit with the cardamom. I think she’d be proud.

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal
serves 5

DRY
2 c. uncooked oats (quick-cooking or old fashioned work)
1/3 c. walnuts, chopped
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1/8 tsp. sea salt
dash of nutmeg

WET
1 c. milk
1/3 c. maple syrup
1/4 c. applesauce, jarred or homemade
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spray an 8″ square baking dish and set aside.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
3. Combine wet ingredients and mix together until well combined.
4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir well.
5. Pour mixture into baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes.
6. Serve warm.


  • Laura

    It’s true that Kasey is always invoking cool/unusual spices in a surprising way, so I loved that little wink and nudge. Warm and comforting breakfast + two of my favourite ladies on the internet–what’s not to like here? Beautiful, Melissa! :)

  • http://www.aidamollenkamp.com Aida Mollenkamp

    Oh, I adore Melissa and share the love for baked oatmeal!

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    Aw, thank you! Glad you enjoyed Melissa’s post!

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    She’s a doll. Yay for baked oatmeal!

  • Liv

    This was AMAZING!! Best breakfast I ever had, without feeling guilty afterwards. I downsized the recipe for one serving and nixed the nuts and applesauce but still used an entire banana. I didn’t realize the oven would make such a difference to oatmeal but this tasted like banana bread. SO GOOD

  • Becky

    This has me thinking, as I’m always running late on weekday mornings…Could this be baked in a muffin tin and used as a (reheated?) grab n go breakfast throughout the week?

  • Becky

    And then I saw Melissa’s baked oatmeal to go (http://www.thefauxmartha.com/2012/01/18/baked-oatmeal-to-go/) and answered my own question.

  • WithStyleGrace

    yay!! welcome melissa!! this sounds delicious. might need to make it tomorrow morning.

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    We can never have enough oatmeal recipes ;)