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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This meal prep oatmeal is great for saving time, and 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.
We are suckers for summer strawberries in our house. Since they’re a great finger food for babies and toddlers, Hannah and Camryn both love them and making strawberry banana baked oatmeal is a wonderful use for them.
This strawberry oatmeal bake is kid-friendly and they’ll have fun mixing, mashing, and picking out the perfect berries to add to their oatmeal.
And now with this healthy strawberry oatmeal, you have a new way to enjoy this popular summer fruit. It can be a great baked oatmeal meal prep go-to.
- Oats- rolled or old-fashioned both work!
- Baking powder
- Milk- I used 1%, but any variety will work.
- 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.
Of course, you can also freeze them for later, or even make strawberry chia jam. We’re all about finding fun ways to use them up.
This baked strawberry oatmeal recipe is the perfect way to use up summer berries. We also love adding strawberries to chocolate baked oatmeal too – the best!
I also ate a lot of this as a healthy snack while breastfeeding.
How To Make Baked Strawberry Oatmeal
You’ll mix your dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls and then mix them until combined.
Then, gently mix in the mashed banana and 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.
Bake at 30-35 minutes.
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
- Chocolate chips (we love these dairy free ones) or cocoa nibs
- 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
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
One of the best things about strawberry banana oatmeal is that it’s great for easy breakfast meal prep.
If you want freshly 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.
This strawberry baked oatmeal is the perfect meal prep oatmeal to make once and enjoy all week.
Once it 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 beware 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.
Looking for Other Oatmeal Recipes? Try one of the delicious oatmeal recipes below!
- Sweet Potato Oatmeal Bake with Blueberries
- Apple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Crockpot Gingerbread Oatmeal
- Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal
- Peach Baked Oatmeal
This Strawberry Baked Oatmeal is a healthy summer oatmeal staple. This meal prep oatmeal is great for saving time, and you've never tasted a baked oatmeal with strawberries like it before!
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 cups uncooked rolled or old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I used 1%)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 mashed banana for 1 sliced banana
- 1/3 cup maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 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, banana, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add in the strawberries last. You can also add in chocolate chips if you are using them.
- Pour batter inside the dish, adding a final layer of strawberries and sliced bananas on top. Sprinkle brown sugar on top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until oatmeal bake is tender and moisture has been absorbed.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g
What’s your favorite way to use strawberries?