Salted Caramel Banana Baked Oatmeal

Wake up to a delicious & nutritious gluten-free banana-baked oatmeal elevated with a salted caramel drizzle. And it’s all naturally sweetened with bananas, maple syrup, honey, and applesauce.

how to make the best gluten-free salted caramel banana baked oatmeal naturally sweetened and anti-inflammatory

If you’re like me, you want to start your day with a healthy breakfast. But some days, you are lucky if you make it out the door wearing matching shoes. Now, you can supercharge your morning with my Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Banana Baked Oatmeal. It may look fancy but it’s nutrient-dense to boost energy and naturally sweetened with bananas, raisins, maple syrup, honey, and applesauce to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Why You’ll Love This Salted Caramel Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe:

  • It’s naturally sweetened with bananas, raisins, maple syrup, honey, and applesauce.
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
  • You can make them ahead of time to streamline your morning.
  • It’s a delicious way to incorporate superfoods into breakfast.

How Do You Make My Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe?

Step 1: Mash Your Bananas

You can either mash your bananas by hand with a fork on a plate or put them in a medium-sized mixing bowl with the milk, honey, unsweetened applesauce, almond butter, apple cider vinegar, chia seeds, vanilla, and almond extract. Then blend them together until smooth using an immersion blender

If you mashed your bananas by hand, add the milk, honey, unsweetened applesauce, almond butter, apple cider vinegar, chia seeds, vanilla, and almond extract and mix with a whisk.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 2: Add the Dry Ingredients

Add the quick oats, ground flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt to the mixing bowl. Gently whisk just until the ingredients are blended. You do not want to overmix.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 3: Add the Raisins

Add the raisins and gently mix with a spatula until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. 

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.

Step 4: Pour and Bake

Pour the batter into a parchment-lined 8×8″ baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray.

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Step 5: Make the Caramel Sauce

Combine the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and a dash of salt in a small bowl. Whisk together with a fork until blended. Allow to cool in the fridge before piping onto the squares.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.

Step 6: Assembly

Remove the cooled bake from the pan and slice into sixteen 2″ squares. Place a thin slice of banana on top.

Pour the caramel sauce into a piping bag or small snack bag. Trim the corner with a 1/8″ opening. Then pipe the caramel sauce in a diagonal zig-zag across the top of each square.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
how to make the best gluten-free salted caramel banana baked oatmeal naturally sweetened and anti-inflammatory

Salted Caramel Banana Baked Oatmeal

Wake up to a delicious & nutritious gluten-free banana-baked oatmeal elevated with a salted caramel drizzle. And it's all naturally sweetened with bananas, maple syrup, honey, and applesauce.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 16
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

WET INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk (almond milk is my fave)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

DRY INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash salt

Instructions
 

Baked Oatmeal:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • You can either mash your bananas by hand with a fork on a plate or put them in a medium-sized mixing bowl with the milk, honey, unsweetened applesauce, almond butter, apple cider vinegar, chia seeds, vanilla, and almond extract. Then blend them together until smooth using an immersion blender
    If you mashed your bananas by hand, add the milk, honey, unsweetened applesauce, almond butter, apple cider vinegar, chia seeds, vanilla, and almond extract and mix with a whisk.
  • Add the quick oats, ground flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt to the mixing bowl. Gently whisk just until the ingredients are blended. You do not want to over mix.
  • Add the raisins and gently mix with a spatula until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. 
  • Pour the batter into a parchment-lined 8×8" baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
    Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Salted Caramel Sauce:

  • Combine the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and a dash of salt in a small bowl. Whisk together with a fork until blended. Allow to cool in the fridge before piping onto the squares.

Assembly:

  • Remove the cooled bake from the pan and slice into sixteen 2" squares. Place a thin slice of banana on top.
  • Pour the caramel sauce into a piping bag or small snack bag. Trim the corner with a 1/8" opening. Then pipe the caramel sauce in a diagonal zig-zag across the top of each square.

Video

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Keyword baked oatmeal, banana baked oatmeal, gluten-free pancakes, healthy breakfast, naturally sweetened, salted caramel
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