Roasted Banana Chai Baked Oatmeal

Marla Meridith

January 21, 2013

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

I have been on a breakfast binge so to speak. Last week I posted 5o Amazing Oatmeal Recipes which you guys swooned over. Since we all love oatmeal so much I figured why not share a new oat recipe today!

I dig chai tea and I figured it would be a delicious flavoring to add to oatmeal ~ you have gotta try this asap…

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

I adore bananas as do my kiddos.

Roasting fruits and vegetables adds so much flavor. The heat brings out a natural sweetness and amplified flavor. It is worth the extra time it takes.

The natural sugars are pronounced and caramelization happens.

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

This recipe is vegan and gluten free in case you are wondering.

Baked oatmeal is awesome because you get to make a large amount of healthy food that that is perfect to grab when you are in a time crunch.

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

Not sure about you but I am always in a time crunch these days…

Maybe it has something to do with a ski resort outside my front door.

Telluride, Colorado | Winter |

The sunrises here in Telluride are spectacular ~ a fun way to wake up and enjoy oatmeal and a steamy cup of coffee.

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

Top your oats with raisins, almonds and creamy coconut milk.

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

The chai tea is steeped in almond and coconut milk….it adds the perfect spiced flavor to this dish.

For some guilt free decadence top with some Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream.

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe |

Enjoy this comforting, healthy and balanced way to start the day!


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  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 06:08h, 21 January

    What a knock out breakfast Marla! Bet it makes the house smell like a dream 🙂

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 06:09h, 21 January

    Roasting bananas – now that is something I’ve never done before but so brilliant. I’m sure it brings out all the bananas’ flavors and I love the sugary crust on the outside. This oatmeal is just perfect for breakfast or a snack!

  • Dianna @ The Kitchen Prep
    Posted at 06:22h, 21 January

    Chai Tea is one of my favorite guilt-free indulgences these days… I also bought some Caramel Apple Tea yesterday that I bet would make a good adaptation! I will definitely be trying out this recipe, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    Posted at 06:31h, 21 January

    This would be so good to wake up to in the morning! I like the sound of roasting the bananas!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 06:35h, 21 January

    A wonderful recipe! That is something I wouldn’t mind eating for lunch too.



  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 06:38h, 21 January

    I’d love to wake up every morning at your house!

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl
    Posted at 06:49h, 21 January

    Are you seriously still there? Did you really move there? This isn’t a dream? 🙂 I hope it has been fabulous so far!!

  • Lisa - Garnish with Lemon
    Posted at 06:54h, 21 January

    Thanks so much for the link back! This recipe sounds fabulous! Can’t wait to try it…roasted bananas? Yum!

  • Kathy Steger @FoodWineThyme
    Posted at 07:35h, 21 January

    Ohhhhhh, I love caramelized bananas. Reminds me of banana’s foster. And what a great idea to add chai tea to the oatmeal. I bet the spice of chai and cinnamon work great with caramelized bananas.

    • Marla
      Posted at 10:00h, 21 January

      Hi Kathy – bananas foster is such treat cause of those caramelized bananas. This can be the healthy version 🙂

  • Megan
    Posted at 07:39h, 21 January

    It’s frigid here in Seattle – like everywhere else – and I need something to warm me from the inside out! This is just the ticket – beautiful Marla, as usual. 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:58h, 21 January

      Thanks Megan….hope you get to try it soon 🙂

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    Posted at 08:08h, 21 January

    I love oatmeal fro breakfast and I’ll try this one for sure. Actually hopefully I’ll manage to try all the 5o recipes this year as well 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:57h, 21 January

      Marta, I need to try all 50 recipes too!

  • Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted at 08:14h, 21 January

    I’ll bet this tastes heavenly and has that smooth yet satisfying crunchy texture. Looks so good!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites
    Posted at 08:39h, 21 January

    I am making this as soon as possible, Marla. And that mountain view? Amazing.

  • naomi
    Posted at 09:01h, 21 January

    Okay, I don’t need more persuasion-looks delish! Great pictures too, Marla!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:47h, 21 January

      Ha! I love being able to easily persuade 😉

  • Jessica
    Posted at 10:01h, 21 January

    Oh yes, please! You and I are on the same wavelength with all the banana love!

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    Posted at 10:21h, 21 January

    Ah, you make me miss the mountains every time I visit your blog. So beautiful. Are you still planning on going to Alberta this Winter?
    Great minds think alike because I just posted a chai recipe today, too!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:18h, 21 January

      Leanne, I will head over to check out your recipe now. No Alberta ~ these mountains are keeping me well entertained!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Posted at 10:31h, 21 January

    This looks delightful! I love the chai flavour in this especially! So unique 🙂

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    Posted at 10:43h, 21 January

    This is my kind of breakfast! I love adding roasted bananas to my oatmeal!

  • Denise Browning@From Brazil To You
    Posted at 10:45h, 21 January

    Hi, Marla! Baked oatmeal is something new for me. I’ll have to try this one- I love bananas and chai plus the oatmeal looks like a pie. It likes to have dessert for breakfast. Looove it!!!!

  • fabiola@notjustbaked
    Posted at 10:56h, 21 January

    This is my kind of oatmeal. I have been on a breakfast binge lately as well. I just made granola and baked oatmeal in the same day. Now I will be making this! It looks amazing.

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:15h, 21 January

      Fabiola ~ sounds like you have been very productive in the kitchen. Love it!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 10:57h, 21 January

    This looks like the best oatmeal ever, I love the roasted bananas!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:15h, 21 January

      Why thank you Laura!

  • kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts
    Posted at 11:18h, 21 January

    Gorgeous photos. I’m dreaming up a different type of pizza with roasted bananas instead of the fresh ones I usually use.

    Thanks for a new oatmeal twist!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:09h, 21 January

      Pizza?? Nice idea ~ gotta try that over here too sometime!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections
    Posted at 11:20h, 21 January

    Yum! I love the roasted bananas! They look so pretty, and then extra bananas on top 🙂 So perfect! I cant wait to try this

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:09h, 21 January

      Carla, isn’t is awesome how GREAT roasted bananas are??? Heavenly!

  • Maria
    Posted at 12:06h, 21 January

    What a great breakfast! Love roasted bananas!

  • Teawench
    Posted at 12:28h, 21 January

    Holy cats this sounds awesome! I have a ton of chai tea. I don’t like to drink it but I love to cook & bake with it.

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    Posted at 12:43h, 21 January

    I’m sipping on Chai green tea as I type this. 🙂 What a fabulous-looking oatmeal, Marla!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 13:31h, 21 January

    Love the flavors of chai! Have been having chai tea in the evenings lately – caffeine free and love the flavors. This oatmeal is perfect!

  • Julie
    Posted at 16:21h, 21 January

    What a beautiful oatmeal! I love roasted bananas – and I love chai equally as much… I’ll have to add this to my list of recipes to try!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    Posted at 17:38h, 21 January

    Awesome recipe! Your combination is so creative! I love it!!!!!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    Posted at 04:16h, 22 January

    oh my goodness – this looks wonderful! I never thought to roast bananas, and I certainly never thought to make chai flavored oatmeal – I love it!!

  • Elizabeth Cowie
    Posted at 10:54h, 22 January

    Just plain brilliant! I cannot wait to give it a try!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 13:33h, 22 January

    This sounds so great Marla- I also love hearing the tid-bits about your new life in the mountains 🙂

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    Posted at 14:52h, 23 January

    I do a chai, banana & oatmeal smoothie sometimes and it is one of my favorites, so I know I would love this too–it looks amazing!

  • Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife
    Posted at 18:56h, 23 January

    I could eat this everyday for breakfast!

  • Amy @Foodie4Healing
    Posted at 19:59h, 24 January

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 06:19h, 26 January

    Thank you for such a delicious comforting breakfast! Just made it this morning for my family and we all loved it! Perfect for a cold winter morning!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:03h, 26 January

      Rebecca, thank you so much for stopping by to share this great news. I’m happy you guys got to try this oatmeal & enjoyed it 🙂

  • Kristen
    Posted at 08:45h, 04 February

    LOVE t-ride!! I have family there and visit a few times a year!! Thanks for the oatmeal bake!! Question-we’re currently oat free…what would you use as a substitute? Quinoa ??

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:17h, 04 February

      Kristen, I did not test this with quinoa ~ but I always LOVE it. Go ahead and give it a whirl.

  • Mona
    Posted at 11:40h, 03 March

    Hi, I recently started following you after finding some of your recipes on Pinterest. I have been making a recipe similar to the “enhanced” oatmeal recipe here: for a while. So when I saw these recipes I decided to switch it up a bit. Besides some recipes you shared from other people, I have made the pear and saffron baked oatmeal and just made this one today. Both were delicious. I think the oats I used were “quick-cooking” because I don’t have the “old-fashioned kind” (I usually use steel-cut). For this one I did not have tea bags so I put a couple of teaspoons each of tea-less masala blend and loose-leaf assam tea into a tea filter and used that. Not sure if I used enough but I was pleased with the end result. The roasted bananas were also fantastic. I have skipped the stevia on both occasions because you don’t seem to indicate where in the process it goes in. I have recently purchased a bottle of stevia drops and have yet to use it. I don’t like things too sweet anyway and a bit of maple syrup is fine. Could you make more steel-cut oat recipes? I have a huge bucket of that as I ordered a 12-kilo bag a while back… Thanks for the delicious recipes!

  • 4K
    Posted at 21:03h, 09 June

    This looks fabulous! I can’t wait to try it. I did notice that you mentioned it as gluten free. For those who are not aware, oats are not gluten-free unless they say so on the package, because otherwise they are contaminated by flour in the processing facility. Just a heads up!

  • Kate
    Posted at 12:18h, 18 July

    This looks solo good! Could you please tell me how many stevia packets would equal your 2 full droppers of the liquid stevia? The conversion chart said about 6? I want to be sure it is sweet enough for my tastes. Thank you”

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:30h, 18 July

      Hi Kate…all depends which brand you are working with and how sweet you like your oatmeal. I say go less & you can always add more per serving.

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    This looks amazing!

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