Caramelized Banana, Dark Chocolate & Walnut Baked Oatmeal
5 from 3 votes

Caramelized Banana, Dark Chocolate & Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal topped with caramelized bananas, maple syrup, walnuts and a touch of dark chocolate. A wholesome and comforting breakfast.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 404 kcal



  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-2 ripe-firm bananas sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  • 3 ripe-firm bananas sliced
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • generous 1/3 cup pure maple syrup plus more, if needed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate bar or chocolate chips
  • milk for serving



  1. Grease a 2 1/2 quart baking dish and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Transfer half of the mixture to the prepared baking dish, top with 1-2 sliced bananas and 2 tablespoons walnuts. Top with remaining oat mixture.

  3. Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla until combined. Pour evenly over the oats. Jiggle the dish around if necessary to distribute the wet ingredients. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the oats are tender and have absorbed the liquid. About 10 minutes before the oatmeal is done, begin the topping.


  1. Add butter to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, stir in maple syrup and water. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Add the sliced bananas and reduce the heat to low. Allow the bananas to cook for a few minutes on each side until they begin to darken, soften and slightly caramelize. 

  2. Top the oatmeal with the caramelized bananas and all of the syrup/butter mixture. Add an additional drizzle of maple syrup, if desired. Top with walnuts and dark chocolate. Serve warm, with a generous splash of milk.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers can be tightly covered and refrigerated. The bananas will start to brown over time but the oatmeal will still taste fine. Add an extra splash of milk when reheating.

Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Banana, Dark Chocolate & Walnut Baked Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Potassium 699mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 17g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 9.6%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 19.2%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.