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.
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 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.
What You Need for Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
This baked strawberry oatmeal recipe is the perfect way to use up summer berries.
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
- 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 – The buttery flavor upon baking is my favorite, but if you’d like a dairy free option, use coconut oil.
- 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.
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.
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!
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!
Here are a few possibilities of things to add to your strawberry banana oatmeal:
- Seeds – pumpkin, flax, chia, hemp
- Nut butter, such as cinnamon peanut butter, almond, sunflower, or even sesame for a nut-free option
- Shredded coconut
- Fruit or other berries for a triple berry baked oatmeal
- Butter, ghee or coconut oil
- Yogurt or cream cheese for a strawberry cheesecake oatmeal flavor
- Homemade granola – we love the crunch from protein granola or maple cinnamon granola
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.
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.
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.
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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Looking for Other Oatmeal Recipes? Try one of the delicious oatmeal recipes below!
- Sweet Potato Oatmeal Bake
- Apple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
- Crockpot Gingerbread Oatmeal
- Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal
- Peach Baked Oatmeal
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat the inside of a 2 quart baking dish with butter, oil or non-stick spray.
- Mix dry ingredients (oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon).
- Beat in milk, eggs, 1 banana, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add in strawberries and chocolate chips, reserving some for topping.
- Pour batter inside the dish, adding a final layer of strawberries and sliced bananas on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the oatmeal is tender and moisture has been absorbed.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 31gProtein: 9g