baking powder – helps the baked oatmeal rise and lightens the texture of the baked oatmeal.
cinnamon – this adds a subtle hint of flavor and sweetness. I love adding it to my baked oatmeal recipes.
maple syrup – add a hint of sweetness with maple syrup. You can use another liquid sweetener if you prefer.
sea salt – just a pinch to bring all of the flavors together.
mashed banana – adds moisture, a subtle flavor and sweetness to this baked oatmeal.
chopped strawberries – the star of the show! I like using fresh strawberries, but frozen will work in a pinch.
chocolate chips – I like to mix in chocolate chips and top with a few extra for good measure. I’m currently hooked on Lily’s chocolate chips because they’re low in sugar.
What if I Need More Than 1 Serving?
Need more than one serving?! You’re in luck! I created this strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe that makes 6 servings. This recipe is great if you want to bake once and eat healthy all week long! I also have an easy recipe for chocolate chip baked oatmeal cups that are an awesome portable breakfast option. You could easily add strawberries to that recipe if you wanted!
This recipe is best enjoyed right after baking! It does take about 35 minutes to prepare, but much of that time is hands-off cooking time!
If you want to try prepping it in advance you can combine all the ingredients, place in a covered container and then transfer to the baking dish and bake the next morning. I haven’t fully tested this method, but it should work just fine.
Toppings: chopped strawberries, banana slices and/or maple syrup, banana slices and/or maple syrup optional toppings
Preheat: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix ingredients: Combine all ingredients (except chopped strawberries and chocolate chips) in a mixing bowl.
Add mix-ins: Add chopped strawberries and 1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips.
Pour: Pour into a greased ramekin. (I used an 8 oz mini Le Creuset) Top with additional chopped strawberries and more chocolate chips.
Bake: Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Enjoy: Let cool, add toppings of choice and dive in.
Want to add protein powder? Add 2 tablespoons of protein powder (I would use vanilla in this recipe) while mixing. You shouldn’t need to add any extra liquid, but if the mixture is dry while mixing you can add a splash of extra milk.