Banana Spice Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese

You know what’s delicious? Banana spice cake with cream cheese frosting.

I fell in love with that cake during my sophomore year of college. The dining hall would serve a variety of desserts every evening, and I loved when they offered this cake. My roommate/cousin (hi, Candice!) would always grab a slice when this was available.

Banana Spice Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese #oatmealartist

Now that I like vegan cream cheese, I was so excited to finally make this oatmeal. I have to say, out of all my cream cheese oatmeals (I have many more, and they will be posted in the upcoming weeks!), this one is my favorite.

And honestly, if you don’t have the cream cheese, you can make this oatmeal without it and it’s still incredible. It’s a bit like banana bread, but I loved the intensity of the spices in this recipe. Omgggg.

I also added pecans when I ate this. Super good. šŸ™‚

Banana Spice Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese #oatmealartist #vegan

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Banana Spice Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • scant 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tbsp cream cheese (I used Tofutti)

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a single-serving ramekin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash banana. Add milk, vanilla extract, and molasses. Mix.
  3. Add in oats, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt; mix until combined.
  4. Stir in the baking powder (always add baking powder last!).
  5. Pour into the prepared ramekin. Drop in small clumps of the cream cheese on top. Then, bake for 18-22 minutes.

Banana Spice Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

6 Responses to Banana Spice Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese

  1. Guess I better start stocking up on cream cheese!

  2. Cassie says:

    I would love to try adding cream cheese into oatmeal or baked goods! I generally like adding Greek yogurt, but it doesn’t have the same texture or flavor! I’ll look into some homemade cream cheese recipes that don’t call for dairy, or just find a clean vegan cream cheese brand!

  3. This is the first time I’ve seen you say to always add baking powder last. Is this something you just recently discovered, and what’s the reason for it?

    • Lauren Smith says:

      Yes, I just learned this. I read recently that baking powder has a short “lifespan” once it gets wet. Liquid activates it, but then you need to get it under some heat as soon as possible afterwards before it loses its effectiveness. I’m not too concerned about it since I’ve been making baked oatmeal for years without worrying about it, but I figured since I know better now, I should give the best advice that I am capable of haha.

      • Great, thanks for the tip! I was also surprised to see you call for 1 tbsp maple syrup in addition to a whole banana. Is this a conscious effort to add more sweetener to all your recipes so people don’t complain? And do you actually use the sweetener yourself? I used a teaspoon of xylitol in this one, but I don’t think it was really necessary.

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