Banana vanilla breakfast oat slice

So many people ask me for breakfast recipes and I always tell them to eat leftovers from whatever they had for dinner the night before. This never goes down well because very few can imagine eating chicken or fish for breakfast. You should try it though – it makes life and meal prep so much easier!

In an effort to find an alternative to the breakfast frittata, we are introducing this oat slice. Don’t be deterred by the ingredients list – you literally just combine everything and pour it into a dish to bake. We hope you enjoy it and don’t eat it all at once (which usually happens in the hour after it’s removed from the oven in our house!)


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (get the good stuff)
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten as you add them to the mix
  • 2.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, plus extra for serving
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup pecans, crushed


Preheat the oven to 175°C Fan Forced (350°F).

Line a 13 x 9 glass baking dish with baking (parchment) paper and evenly spread the oats at the base.

In a large microwave proof mixing bowl (I like to use the 8 cup Pyrex bowls), add the butter or coconut oil and melt it in the microwave.

Whisk in the maple syrup and vanilla.

Then add the eggs (one at a time, lightly beat each one) and add the almond milk.

Finally add the baking powder and salt and whisk until fully combined.

Pour the mixture over the oats and tap the dish to spread evenly.

Top with sliced and quartered banana and the crushed pecans.

Bake uncovered in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the oats are set.

Serve immediately with a splash of almond milk or cover, refridgerate and reheat later, adding the almond milk then.

I personally can eat this cold right out of the pan! I have made this with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries as well and it’s delicious so if banana isn’t your thing (or it’s too high in carbohydrates) go for berries!