Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

// Strawberry Baked Oatmeal is a delightful blend of nourishing oats and the juicy strawberries. It can be served as a breakfast, or a dessert.



This Easy Strawberry Baked Oatmeal is a delightful blend of nourishing oats and the vibrant color and juicy flavor of the fresh strawberries. It can be served as a wholesome breakfast, a satisfying dessert, a brunch center-piece, or a hearty snack! 

You get a delectable freshly baked treat when you combine the natural sweetness from fresh strawberries with the wholesomeness of oats. 

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The delicious blend of nourishing oats, the beautiful flavor of strawberries, crunch from almonds, and sweet bananas make it a treat that can be enjoyed by people of all age groups.

And the simplicity and scrumptiousness of this strawberry baked oats make it a perfect healthful choice for any occasion. 

Plus, it is a straightforward and versatile recipe that can be tailored to meet various dietary preferences. 

On this page, you will get a step-by-step picture and video recipe on how to make strawberry baked oatmeal. 

About Strawberry Baked Oatmeal 

Strawberry baked oatmeal is a harmonious blend of textures and flavors. It is a baked dish that is so full of healthfulness, and scrumptiousness. The natural sweetness and flavor of fresh strawberries infuse this dish with an irresistible and delightful taste.

It is a satiating and fulfilling meal that keeps you energized for hours. 

This recipe has everything you need to start the day which makes it an ideal choice for breakfast. It can also be served as an oat dessert, brunch, or a snack.  

Different textures, beautiful colors, and delicious taste, it has everything to suit everyone’s palate. The combination of oats and strawberries appeals to both children and adults, so it is one of those recipes that the whole family can relish.

Just mix it, bake, and serve it on any day. 

The beautiful red hue of the strawberries makes them visually appealing, thus, it can also be served for special occasions or when hosting guests. 

With this recipe, indulge in a nutrient-packed combination of oats, strawberries, bananas, nuts, and chia seeds, providing an abundance of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. 

With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, even a novice cook can bake it with so much perfection. To save time and hassle in the morning, you can prepare this dish in advance, and enjoy a ready-to-bake breakfast or snack.

Plus, the individual portion servings make them a nourishing option to grab when you find yourself in a rush. So, make it at night, refrigerate and savor leftovers throughout the week, either cold or reheated. 

With its blend of nutritious oats, juicy strawberries, and customizable options for various dietary preferences, this easy strawberry baked oats recipe offers a versatile and delicious way to start your day or enjoy a wholesome snack. 

Whether you choose to make this tantalizing delight of easy strawberry baked oats ahead of time or devour it freshly baked, this baked oats recipe will surely become a favorite. 

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Making this recipe of baked strawberry oatmeal is very easy and requires only a handful of ingredients and about 10 minutes of your effective time for a delightful outcome. It is an ideal dessert, breakfast, or snack option for those seeking a quick and nutritious dish. 

I have used regular oats in this recipe, but you can also use gluten-free oats to make it gluten-free. I have used regular milk here, but you can use any milk of your choice. For a vegan version, substitute milk plant-based milk or any non-dairy alternative. 

To sweeten it, I have used maple syrup, but other sweeteners such as coconut sugar, agave, honey, or raw brown sugar can also be added to the baked oats recipe.

For nutritional enhancement and added crunch, I have topped the oatmeal with sliced almonds, you can also use other nuts such as walnuts, or pecans. 

I have also added chia seeds to this recipe to make it rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. For flavoring, I have used ground cinnamon and vanilla extract. 

To experience the delight of easy strawberry baked oatmeal, grab some fresh strawberries, oats, banana, and your favorite ingredients, and indulge in the mouth watering delight of strawberry baked oats. 

Love oats? Then you might also want to try these delicious oat recipes: Mango Oats Smoothie, Strawberry Overnight Oats,  Mango Overnight Oats, Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie, Oats Green Paratha, and No-Bake Oats and Chia Energy Balls

This Strawberry Baked Oatmeal 

✓ is wholesome and nutritious 

✓ is bursting with flavor 

✓ is easy to prepare & customizable 

✓ can be made in advance 

✓ is a perfect dish for meal prep 

✓ is a perfect for on-the-go breakfast 

✓ is family-friendly 

✓ is satisfying and filling

✓ is a delightful dessert or afternoon snack 

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Ingredients 

For making this strawberry baked oatmeal recipe, you will only need some basic ingredients that are easily available in any kitchen. Let’s dive into the details of each ingredient: 

  • Strawberries: Fresh juicy and sweet strawberries are the star ingredient of this recipe. Other than being rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, they also add a burst of juicy flavor, natural sweetness, and gorgeous color to this recipe.

I have used fresh strawberries here, but you can also use frozen strawberries for making this recipe. Just remember to thaw them before adding to the oat mixture. 

  • Bananas: I have added 1 mashed ripe banana to the wet ingredients. It acts as a natural sweetener and contributes to the creamy texture of strawberry baked oats. I have also topped the dish with banana slices to give a touch of tropical flavor to the dish. 

  • Egg: I have used 1 large egg in this recipe. It is used as a binding agent and provides moisture to baked strawberry oatmeal. For making it vegan, you can substitute the egg with a flaxseed egg.

To make flaxseed egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 2 tablespoons of water and let it sit for a few minutes until it develops a gel-like consistency. 

  • Rolled Oats: I have used 2 cups of rolled oats as base of the baked strawberry oats. It provides a hearty and satisfying texture. They are also a great source of fiber, essential nutrients like manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. 

  • Milk: It adds creaminess to this strawberry baked oat and helps bind the ingredients together. I have used 1 3/4 cups of regular dairy milk for this recipe.

But you can also use a non-dairy alternative such as almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk, and any other milk of your choice. 

  • Coconut oil: I have added coconut oil to the oatmeal mixture to make it rich and moist. Adding coconut oil also adds a subtle tropical note. But you can also use olive oil for a milder flavor. 

  • Sweetener: I have added maple syrup as it adds a natural sweetener. Maple syrup infused baked strawberry oats with a satisfying caramel-like taste. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 

  • Vanilla extract: It adds a subtle sweet aroma to this strawberry baked oats while enhancing the overall flavor profile of the oatmeal. 

  • Ground cinnamon: I have added 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the oats mixture. It adds a warmth and depth of flavor which complements the natural sweetness of strawberries and bananas. 

  • Baking powder: By aiding the oatmeal in rising slightly during baking, baking powder results in a fluffy and tender texture. 

  • Fine sea salt: I have added about 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. It heightens and balances the sweet flavors of the dish. 

  • Chia seeds: They are a superfood which provide additional fiber and omega-3 fatty acids and also help create a pudding-like consistency in the strawberry baked oatmeal. 

  • Chocolate chips: I have added dark chocolate chips to add decadence and indulgence to this baked oatmeal. You can also use milk or white chocolate chips in this recipe. Dark chocolate can also be used in this recipe. 

  • Sliced almonds: It provides a delightful crunch, rich protein, healthy fats, and nutty flavor to this strawberry baked oatmeal recipe. 

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Variations

Mixed Berry Baked Oats 

If you like to enjoy a medley of berries then you can use a mix of berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries alongside strawberries. This mixed berry blend will create a symphony of gorgeous flavors and colors. 

Strawberry Coconut Baked Oats 

If you like tropical coconut flavor in baked oats, then add about 1/4 cup of shredded coconut to the oatmeal mixture. And also, swap regular milk with coconut milk for a tropical twist. 

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal 

To make this version, replace sliced strawberries with 1 cup of chopped apples. Follow the same recipe to make this apple pie version of baked oats. 

Nut-Free Baked Oats 

If you don’t like using nuts in baked oats then feel free to omit almonds. To provide a delightful crunch without nuts, you can also replace almonds with toasted sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, or pumpkin seeds.

Maple Pecan Baked Oats 

Transform the baked oatmeal by replacing the strawberries with chopped pecans. Also, drizzle generously with maple syrup on top before baking. The combination of pecans and maple syrup creates a rich, nutty taste and a delightful caramel-like flavor. 

Mocha Baked Oats 

Love mocha infused dishes? Then you would love to try mocha baked oats. To make this version, add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 teaspoons of instant coffee or espresso powder to the oats mixture. You can keep the strawberries in this recipe as strawberries and mocha go well together. 

Tropical Paradise Baked Oats 

In this variation, you need to swap the sliced strawberries with chopped pineapple pieces and substitute the chocolate chips with unsweetened coconut flakes. Follow the same recipe to enjoy a bite of a sunny tropical island. 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Strawberry Baked Oatmeal 

Love PBJ flavors? Then you can combine them with this strawberry baked oatmeal. To make this version. Top the oats mixture with 3-4 tablespoons of peanut butter and jam or jelly and swirl before baking. 

Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal 

Similar to the Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe, adding lemon and blueberries to this oats recipe enhances the freshness and juiciness of this baked oats recipe. To make this recipe, add 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the oatmeal mixture. Also, swap sliced strawberries with blueberries to get a sweet-tart baked oats recipe. 

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Serving Suggestions 

After baking, let the baked oatmeal cool for 7-8 minutes on a cooling rack to get the perfect slices. You can also serve it straight from the oven if you prefer soft serve. 

You can serve the warm baked oatmeal pieces as they are or to increase the flavor, serve it with a dollop of cream or a dollop of yogurt, and also drizzle generously with maple syrup. 

To make it look more appealing, dust it with powdered sugar, drizzle with chocolate sauce, and garnish it with fresh strawberries. You can also serve it along with blueberry baked oatmeal. Pair baked oatmeal with a cup of steaming hot coffee, tea, or even with strawberry milkshake or mango milkshake for a complete and indulgent breakfast or snack experience. 

Storage Suggestions 

Leftovers store very well in the refrigerator. Just ensure the baked oatmeal cools completely before storing. Once cooled, place the leftover sliced in an airtight container and refrigerate them for 4-5 days. 

When you want to enjoy strawberry baked oats, simply serve them cold or reheat the individual servings in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until warmed through. 

Freezing 

If you like to store strawberry baked oats for a long time, then you can freeze the individual portions. To freeze, place baked oats in freezer-safe containers or zip-top bags and freeze for up to 2 months.

When you want to indulge, thaw the frozen baked oatmeal overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave before serving. Just keep in mind that the texture may slightly change after freezing and reheating. 

Make-Ahead Strawberry Baked Oats 

If your mornings are hectic, then you can make this baked oatmeal in advance. You need to follow the same recipe instructions for this recipe. Make the oatmeal mixture at night, but instead of baking it immediately, cover the oatmeal mixture and refrigerate it overnight.  

In the morning, give the oatmeal mixture a stir. Bake it in a preheated oven. Slice and serve your freshly baked and nutritious breakfast in no time. 

Tips and Tricks for Making Strawberry Baked Oatmeal 

  1. Variations and additions: With the same batter, you can also bake muffins, make pancakes, bake cookies, bake bars, or even make smoothies. You can also top with other nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds, melon seeds or hemp seeds.  

  2. Easy Overnight Preparation: If you prefer overnight oats, or a meal prepped breakfast for a busy weekday, then the mixture can be prepared at night. In the morning, bake the mixture and your fresh and delicious breakfast is ready to start your day. 

  3. Double the recipe: If you want to make it for the entire week, then you can easily double the recipe.  

  4. Gluten-Free and Vegan Oats: To make gluten-free baked oats, use gluten-free oats, and also use vegan milk alternatives. 

  5. Toast Oats: If you like crunchier texture then toast the rolled oats for a few minutes before adding them to the mixture. 

  6. Use ripe bananas: The ripe bananas are sweet, so make sure to use ripe bananas to add natural sweetness. Look for bananas that have brown spots on the peel to give this baked oatmeal the best flavor. 

  7. Sweetness: I have added ¼ cups of maple syrup in this recipe, but feel free to adjust the amount of maple syrup to your taste preferences. You can also use honey, or agave in this recipe. 

  8. Other mix-ins: You can add other ingredients such as raisins, dried cranberries, shredded coconut, dried apricots, or other dried fruits for added texture and flavor. 

  9. Baking time: Baking time may vary depending on the temperature of the oven. It also depends on the desired consistency of baked oatmeal. So, you might need to adjust the baking time. 

  10. Other flavors: I have baked oatmeal with ground cinnamon. You can also use other spices such as ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, or ground ginger to add warmth and depth flavors. 

  11. Do not overmix: After adding dry ingredients to the wet ingredients make sure that you do not over mix the batter. Gently fold the wet and dry ingredients together until they are just combined. 

  12. Cool before slicing: Make sure to let the baked oatmeal cool for 7-8 minutes before slicing. This cooling time allows the baked oatmeal to cool, hold its shape and makes it easier to serve. 

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FAQ 

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones? 

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries. Just remember to thaw and drain them before using to remove any excess liquid before using.

Also, keep in mind that frozen strawberries might release more moisture during baking, which can affect the texture slightly.  

Can I substitute other fruits for strawberries?  

Absolutely! This is such a versatile recipe, so you can definitely use other berries and fruits. In this recipe, you can use mangoes, pineapple, apples, blueberries, and raspberries. They all work well in this recipe. The sweetness depends on the fruits you have used. 

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?  

Yes, you can make this recipe gluten-free by using certified gluten-free rolled oats.  Make sure that other ingredients you use are also gluten-free. 

Can I make this recipe vegan?  

Yes, you can make this baked oats recipe vegan by substituting eggs with a flaxseed egg. You can also use non-dairy milk options, such as almond milk or oat milk. Also, use dairy-free chocolate chips, or simply omit them altogether. 

Can I prepare this recipe the night before?  

Yes, you can make this recipe in advance. Make the oatmeal mixture the night before and refrigerate it overnight. In the morning, simply stir the mixture and bake the oatmeal as instructed.  

Can I freeze strawberry baked oatmeal?  

Yes, you can certainly freeze the baked oatmeal if you want to store them for a long time. Wrap individual slices tightly in plastic wrap. Then place them in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze.

When you want to serve, thaw baked oatmeal in the refrigerator before reheating. 

How long does it stay fresh?  

Baked oatmeal will stay fresh for up to 4-5 days when stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 

Can I reheat the baked oatmeal? 

Yes, you can reheat the baked oatmeal. To reheat, place individual servings in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Alternatively, you can also reheat it in the oven at 150°C/300°F until heated to your desired warmth. 

Can I skip or replace chia seeds or replace them with something else? 

Yes, you can certainly omit chia seeds from this recipe. The chia seeds give it thicker consistency and add extra nutritional benefits. If you don’t prefer chia seeds, then you can substitute it with ground flaxseeds. 

Can I adjust the sweetness?  

Yes, you can surely adjust the sweetness of this recipe. You can taste the oatmeal mixture before baking and add more sweetener if needed. 


Strawberry Baked Oatmeal (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to Make Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9x11-inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper. Hull and slice strawberries lengthwise. Also, peel and slice 1 banana. Keep them aside for later use.
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  3. Mix dry ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, salt, baking powder, and ground cinnamon. Stir until well combined.
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  5. Whisk wet ingredients: In a large bowl, mash 1 large banana using a fork ot a potato masher. Add 1 large egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Whisk well until combined. Next, add milk and whisk.
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  7. Add chia seeds and mix. Pour the dry mixture into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Also, add 1 3/4 cups of sliced strawberries and stir until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated, forming a thick batter. Transfer the oatmeal mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
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  9. Top with remaining strawberry slices, sliced bananas, chocolate chips, and sliced almonds. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden, the edges are set and the center is slightly firm.
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  11. Once baked, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for 7-8 minutes on a cooling rack before serving. This resting time will give you nice squares. Alternatively, you can serve immediately bowl style. Serve warm slices of the Strawberry Baked Oatmeal with a dollop of Greek yogurt, cream, a drizzle of maple syrup, or a sprinkling of extra chocolate chips, if desired. You can enjoy this scrumptious treat as a cozy breakfast option or a delightful brunch dish. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
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Strawberry Baked Oatmeal [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal is a delightful blend of nourishing oats and the juicy strawberries. It can be served as a breakfast, or a dessert.
★★★★★
(Rating: 5 from 4 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
40 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Breakfast American 6
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
210 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
  • 1 large egg (or flaxseed seed egg)
  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 3/4 cups milk of choice (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1/4 cup dark or white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Make Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9x11-inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper. Hull and slice strawberries lengthwise. Also, peel and slice 1 banana. Keep them aside for later use.
  2. Mix dry ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, salt, baking powder, and ground cinnamon. Stir until well combined.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients: In a large bowl, mash 1 large banana using a fork ot a potato masher. Add 1 large egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Whisk well until combined. Next, add milk and whisk.
  4. Add chia seeds and mix. Pour the dry mixture into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Also, add 1 3/4 cups of sliced strawberries and stir until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated, forming a thick batter. Transfer the oatmeal mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  5. Top with remaining strawberry slices, sliced bananas, chocolate chips, and sliced almonds. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden, the edges are set and the center is slightly firm.
  6. Once baked, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for 7-8 minutes on a cooling rack before serving. This resting time will give you nice squares. Alternatively, you can serve immediately bowl style. Serve warm slices of the Strawberry Baked Oatmeal with a dollop of Greek yogurt, cream, a drizzle of maple syrup, or a sprinkling of extra chocolate chips, if desired. You can enjoy this scrumptious treat as a cozy breakfast option or a delightful brunch dish. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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NOTES:

  1. If you prefer overnight oats, or a meal prepped breakfast for a busy weekday, then the mixture can be prepared at night. In the morning, bake the mixture and your fresh and delicious breakfast is ready to start your day.
  2. If you want to make it for the entire week, then you can easily double the recipe.
  3. To make gluten-free baked oats, use gluten-free oats, and also use vegan milk alternatives.
  4. If you like crunchier texture then toast the rolled oats for a few minutes before adding them to the mixture.


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