Yes, it IS a word. It’s been approved by Katie. Boatmeal=Baked Oatmeal, for those of you who not familiar with the lingo. Anyways, when I was in Lake Geneva last summer, I tried baked oatmeal for the first time ever and was immediately in love.
It is such a simple food, but it is so, so good. It’s similar to an oatmeal muffin…but different. It’s kind of like a granola bar-muffin-bread mixed into boatmeal.
I decided to make the banana version with a few alterations. It was deeee-lish and tasted just like banana bread and oatmeal, go figure! Boatmeal has a slight chewy texture, and if you opt for the extra 5 minutes of broiling (which I HIGHLY recommend), you’ll end up with a nice, toasty little crust on top that really pulls the whole thing altogether. What are you waiting for? Hop on the boatmeal train! (or boat?)
(adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie)
1/2 cup oats
pinch of salt
about 1/4 of a very ripe banana, mashed
3 1/2 Tablespoons of water or milk
1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 packets of Splenda or 2 Tablespoons of white sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. I did not grease my baking dish before putting the ingredients in, but I was able to get my boatmeal out just fine, if you are unsure if your baking dish will let the boatmeal out easily, I recommend spraying with cooking oil.
- Combine oats and salt. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a small loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin, or I used a mini pie tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until it’s set. Set your oven to HI broil for 5 minutes, or until crust is golden-brownish or to desired doneness. Enjoy!
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