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Roasted Banana Chai Baked Oatmeal

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com

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 | MarlaMeridith.com

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com

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 | MarlaMeridith.com

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 | MarlaMeridith.com

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.

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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 | MarlaMeridith.com

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

Roasted Banana Chai Oatmeal | Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com

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 | MarlaMeridith.com

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

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~ Marla Meridith

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56 thoughts on “Roasted Banana Chai Baked Oatmeal

  1. 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!

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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 ??

  8. 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: http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-recipes/basic-oatmeal.php 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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”

    1. 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.