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Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal is a healthy summer oatmeal staple with flavorful strawberries and bananas. A delightful and balanced healthy breakfast option.

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Strawberry baked oatmeal is a great time saver for those busy mornings. You’ve never tasted a baked oatmeal with strawberries like it before!

If you’ve ever been to a strawberry patch, you know how hard it is to not pick way too many berries.

Since they’re a great finger food for babies and toddlers, we always have them on hand.

This strawberry banana baked oatmeal is a wonderful use for them.

baked strawberry oatmeal in white 2 quart baking pan

Aside from oatmeal, we love throwing strawberries in a summer strawberry salad, in greek yogurt smoothies, mixed with yogurt parfaits and more. 

Of course, you can also freeze them for later, or even make a strawberry fizz cocktail or strawberry chia jam

Why We Love Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Who doesn’t love summer strawberries? I think everyone does!

But, here are the main reasons we love this strawberry banana baked oatmeal.

  • Kid Friendly – If you’ve taken kids to pick strawberries, you know how much they love this sweet fruit. Get the kids involved and let them mix, mash and add the perfect berries to these strawberry baked oats.
  • Healthy, balanced breakfast or snack – The gangs all here as this baked strawberry oatmeal dish boasts healthy carbs, fat and protein. Top it with this delightful chocolate cashew butter and you’re good to go
  • Great for meal prep – Oats are one of my favorite foods for meal prep because you can do so much ahead of time to make your mornings easier. You can meal prep oats with overnight oats, baked oats, minute oats – it’s all so convenient.
strawberry baked oatmeal with wooden spoon in white baking dis

What You Need for Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

This baked strawberry oatmeal recipe is the perfect way to use up summer berries in a hot oatmeal. If you prefer an overnight oats cold recipe, try these berry chia overnight oats.

Here’s what you need to make these strawberry banana baked oats, and there are also modifications below.

  • Strawberries – Fresh is preferred, but frozen will definitely work in these strawberry baked oats. They may be a little more runny, though.
  • Oats- rolled or old-fashioned both work!
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk- I used 1%, but any variety will work. If you’re vegan, soy milk or another plant milk works fine.
  • Eggs – I didn’t test with a flax egg, but it should work fine in this recipe.
  • Butter – I love a good butter flavor, but if you’d like a dairy free option, use coconut oil to coat the pan.
  • Maple syrup – You can leave this out, or reduce, to make it less sweet.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Banana- Ripe bananas are much sweeter in baked goods. Use browning, spotted bananas if you have them for more natural sweetness.
glass bowl of ingredients to make baked oatmeal with strawberries

I really loved these as a healthy pregnancy breakfast, and now a slice of strawberry banana baked oatmeal provides an easy healthy snack while breastfeeding

How To Make Strawberry Baked Oats

This oatmeal bake comes together quickly!

You’ll mix your dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls and then mix them until combined. 

Then, gently mix in one of the bananas and the strawberries. 

glass bowl with strawberries, oats and banana

Spread the oatmeal mixture into a 2 quart pan. For a pretty topping, slice some of the strawberries lengthwise and place them on top of the oatmeal.

It’s super easy, and can easily be prepped the night before – see notes below for directions.

This is a great example of what to eat before running in the morning. It’s ready for you!

baked oatmeal topped with strawberries and banana

Toppings and Mix Ins

You can add endless toppings or mix-ins to change up this baked oatmeal with strawberries and bananas.

If you want to add some extra staying power, you can add nuts, nut butter, or seeds for a protein and healthy fat boost!

baking dish and two plates with strawberries and baked oatmeal

Here are a few possibilities of things to add to your strawberry banana oatmeal:

We love chia seeds on just about everything because they have so many benefits, especially for exercise!

Get as crazy and creative as you want. I love to buy my favorite seeds and toppings in bulk from Thrive Market

How to Meal Prep Baked Oatmeal with Strawberries in Advance

One of the best things about strawberry banana oatmeal is that it’s great for easy breakfast meal prep.

If you want a fruity baked oatmeal but don’t want to go through the hassle of mixing and getting the kitchen messy in the morning, just prep the night before.

Combine all of your ingredients and spread them in the pan. Instead of immediately baking it, cover the pan and put it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Then bake as directed. 

That way, the labor is done, and you can still enjoy it fresh and hot in the morning. 

baked strawberry oatmeal graphic with text

FAQ

How to store Strawberry baked oatmeal

Once your baked oatmeal cools, cover and place in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. Warm before eating. You can add a little milk if it seems too dry. 

Can you freeze baked oatmeal?

Yes, you can freeze baked oatmeal. After baking, let it cool, and then cover it or place it in a freezer friendly tupperware and freeze for up to 3 months. I also like to cut it into single servings before freezing so it reheats quicker.

Can you use frozen strawberries in baked oatmeal?

You can use frozen strawberries, but the texture may change. You don’t technically need to let them thaw beforehand, although they may “bleed” a little bit when baking, making the result more watery. They also won’t be as firm as fresh strawberries when baking.

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Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
Yield: 6 servings

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Strawberry Baked Oatmeal is a healthy summer oatmeal staple. Strawberry and banana oatmeal is sweet enough and can be made in advance for those busy weeks!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 cups oats (rolled or old-fashioned)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (I used 1%)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat the inside of a 2 quart baking dish with butter, oil or non-stick spray.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon).
  4. Beat in milk, eggs, 1 banana, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add in strawberries and chocolate chips, reserving some for topping.
  5. Pour batter inside the dish, adding a final layer of strawberries and sliced bananas on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the oatmeal is tender and moisture has been absorbed.

Notes

Optional toppings: hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, fruit, cocoa nibs

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 31gProtein: 9g

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  1. Hi I’m curious why there is butter in the ingredient list and not the recipe? Is it just to coat the pan?

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