Easy Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better?

Want to know one of the best feelings ever? When I share a sneak peek of recipe testing and you all go wild! I take all of your feedback seriously, so it feels so dang good when you go crazy over one of my recipes. Thank you! Everyone loved this baked oatmeal recipe on Instagram so I’m extra excited to share it here on the blog.

Baked oatmeal with fresh strawberries, banana and chocolate chips in a square baking dish.

Is Baked Oatmeal Healthy?

I get ask this question often so I’ll start out by saying that yes, baked oatmeal is a healthy breakfast option. There is a great balance of macronutrients – healthy fats from the egg and coconut oil, fiber from the oats, and lean protein from the egg.

How Long Does Baked Oatmeal Last in the Fridge?

Baked oatmeal lasts about 4-6 days in the fridge. If I’m not serving it to a group of people for brunch, I love making one batch on Sunday and having balanced breakfasts the rest of the week. This is a great recipe for meal prep!

Close up shot of baked oatmeal with fresh strawberries, banana and chocolate chips in a square baking dish.

Ingredients in Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

  • rolled old-fashioned oats
  • pure maple syrup
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • almond milk
  • egg (or flaxseed egg)
  • coconut oil
  • pure vanilla extract
  • bananas
  • strawberries
  • chocolate chips

How to Make Baked Oatmeal

While it may take a few more minutes to whip up baked oatmeal than it goes to make basic stovetop oats, it’s still super simple! You’ll start by mixing the dry ingredients (oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt) together in a large mixing bowl. Add in the wet ingredients (milk, maple syrup, egg, coconut oil, vanilla and mashed banana) and stir until everything is well combined. Lastly, fold in the strawberries, banana slices and chocolate chips. Pour into your baking dish and then top with extra berries, bananas and chocolate chips (because the more the merrier… right?!).

Enjoy right after baking or store in the fridge and reheat for healthy, delicious breakfasts all week long!

Can You Make Baked Oatmeal Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make baked oatmeal ahead of time. There are a couple options that work really well. Here’s what I recommend:

Option 1: Bake and Then Reheat Before Serving

  1. Prepare baked oatmeal as the recipe suggests. Once baked, let the oatmeal cool, cover the baking dish and place in the fridge. You can do this 1-2 days in advance.
  2. When ready to serve, take oatmeal dish from fridge, cover with foil and reheat in a 350°F oven for about 20 minutes. For individual portions, set toaster oven to 350°F and bake for 5-10 minutes or reheat in the microwave for 1 minute.

Option 2: Prep as Much as You Can Without Baking

  1. Mix together your dry ingredients in a bowl, cover and let sit out on the counter until morning.
  2. Mix together all the wet ingredients in another bowl, cover and store in the fridge until morning.
  3. In the morning, simply mix the wet and dry ingredients together, pour oatmeal mixture into your prepared baking dish and bake as recipe suggests.

Baked oatmeal portion in a bowl with fresh strawberries, banana, chocolate chips and almond milk.

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Close up shot of baked oatmeal with fresh strawberries, banana and chocolate chips in a square baking dish.

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better? 


Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 large egg (or 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas (1 mashed and 1 sliced)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh quartered strawberries (divided)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (divided)
  • cooking spray
  • additional strawberries, bananas and milk for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add in milk, maple syrup, egg, coconut oil, vanilla and mashed banana. Stir well to combine.
  3. Gently fold in 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 of your banana slices and 1/8 cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Carefully pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Scatter the remaining strawberries, banana slices and chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the middle of the bake is set (it might still be slightly wet from the strawberries but that’s okay). The top/edges will be golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. This will allow the baked oatmeal to set a bit more. Portion and serve. Top with additional fresh strawberries, banana and a splash of milk.

Notes

  • Storage: Store baked oatmeal in the fridge in an airtight sealed container for 4-6 days.
  • To reheat: Add a portion to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until warm throughout, about 1 minute or set oven (or toaster oven) to 350° and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until warm. Top with extra almond milk, if desired.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe (2/3 cup - 1 cup)
  • Calories: 308
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 6g

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    157 comments
    1. Hannah
      January 18, 2021 AT 2:53 pm

      I love all your baked oatmeal recipes! Perfect to make for Sunday brunch and then save leftovers for breakfast the rest of the week 🙂 I used Trader Joe’s frozen chocolate-covered strawberries in this recipe (and skipped the choco chips) and it was delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 20, 2021 AT 12:21 pm

        I’m so glad you’re loving the baked oatmeal recipes, Hannah! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Wei Wei
      December 16, 2020 AT 1:28 pm

      I really want to make this but only have a cake pan, not a baking dish. Will it still work?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 17, 2020 AT 7:24 pm

        Yes, that should work just fine! Let me know how it turns out for you. 🙂

    3. Tiffany
      December 13, 2020 AT 10:05 am

      This recipe is amazing. I will be sure to try more of your recipes.It feels like such a treat for breakfast without crazy calories.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 13, 2020 AT 9:51 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you loved this recipe, Tiffany. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    4. Keeley
      December 4, 2020 AT 12:01 pm

      Hey Brittany! Just wondering how you could go about reheating this in an oven?(temp and duration) I don’t have a microwave. Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 4, 2020 AT 3:03 pm

        Hi Keely. To reheat the whole baked oatmeal, cover with foil and reheat in a 350°F oven for about 20 minutes. For individual portions, set oven (or toaster oven) to 350°F and bake for 5-10 minutes. I usually use my toaster oven for this!

    5. Rima
      November 27, 2020 AT 8:29 pm

      Hi, does it set like Flapjacks?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 28, 2020 AT 11:23 pm

        Hey Rima – No, baked oatmeal is basically just oatmeal in a baked form. It is soft, but shouldn’t be mushy. It’s like a creamy, soft breakfast casserole. Hopefully that helps!

    6. Romy Smits
      November 11, 2020 AT 1:11 pm

      This is the most delicious baked oatmeal I have tried!! This reminds me of a banana bread, just healthier and fresher with the strawberries! Super filling for breakfast as well!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 11, 2020 AT 8:13 pm

        Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear, Romy!! I’m so glad you loved this baked oatmeal recipe. 🙂 Thanks so much for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me!

    7. Preeti
      November 7, 2020 AT 12:50 pm

      Hi Brittany,

      Can I use honey instead of maple syrup? Would it still be okay to store the bread in the fridge for a few days?

      Thanks.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 7, 2020 AT 7:21 pm

        Yes, you can use honey instead of maple syrup!

    8. Tammy
      October 30, 2020 AT 12:47 pm

      Your recipes are so amazing! I have been making them for a while now and just made the above. It is phenomenal! Even my kids will eat everything I’ve made from your posts!
      Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 2, 2020 AT 12:26 am

        Ahh thank you for such a sweet review, Tammy! I’m so glad you’re loving the recipes! 🙂

    9. Carmen
      October 24, 2020 AT 11:17 am

      Due to allergies, almond milk and coconut oil aren’t options for my family. Do you have recommendations for substitutes? Could we use ghee and nonfat milk?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 24, 2020 AT 3:53 pm

        Yes, you can use any milk and ghee or butter will work just fine as a sub for the oil. 🙂

    10. Shenise
      October 23, 2020 AT 7:19 pm

      I made this recipe as a healthy dessert for my husband and I, and we loved it!! We make it all the time now. Thanks for posting how to make this yummy treat!

    11. Samantha
      October 18, 2020 AT 1:43 am

      This is a go to for when I have visitors. It’s so easy to make ahead and who doesn’t love a little strawberry banana chocolate combo for breakfast.

    12. Don
      October 10, 2020 AT 7:29 pm

      How do I double this recipe?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 10, 2020 AT 7:36 pm

        Hey Don – you would just need to times everything by 2 to double this recipe.

    13. Deanna
      September 29, 2020 AT 9:37 am

      Do you think frozen mixed berries would work in this recipe?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 30, 2020 AT 1:18 am

        That should work just fine! You might need to cook it longer depending on how much liquid the frozen fruit releases while cooking. Let me know how it turns out for you!

    14. Casey
      September 17, 2020 AT 9:37 am

      This is so delicious! I didn’t have the chocolate but it worked out just fine. Yum. Make it.

    15. Crystal Webb
      September 10, 2020 AT 2:45 pm

      So happy I found this blog and this recipe in particular! My family is obsessed! So delicious and just the right amount of sweetness. I’m not fond of overly sweet and this was the perfect amount. So filling and a healthy breakfast for the family. Every recipe I’ve tried so far has been amazing and I can’t wait to try more!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 11, 2020 AT 1:07 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Crystal! I’m so glad your family is loving this recipe. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    16. Nici
      September 1, 2020 AT 3:51 pm

      Loved it! I prefer mine a little crunchier, curious if less milk would accomplish that? My kitchen smelled so delicious, and the taste was just as good.

      Could I prep this the night before, refrigerate it, and pop it in the oven in the morning?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 1, 2020 AT 9:37 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Nici! I’m not sure if I would use less milk because it might turn out too dry. If you’re looking for it to be crunchier, I would try cooking it longer.

        As far as prepping it the night before I usually don’t recommend this with baked oatmeal because the oats will soak up the liquid overnight and it might turn out dry. The coconut oil will also solidify in the fridge. So there’s two options to save time: 1) You could combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, cover and leave out on the counter overnight, then just add in your wet ingredients in the morning. 2). You could mix everything besides the milk together in a big bowl and place it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, stir in the milk until combined, pour batter into your prepared baking dish and bake! The coconut oil will be solid after sitting in the fridge overnight, but since you mixed it in melted the day before it should still be well dispersed. It also might take a little extra cook time since it’s going in the oven cold.

        Sorry, I know this isn’t the answer you were hoping for. Let me know what you decide to do!

    17. Madeline
      August 22, 2020 AT 11:45 am

      I almost never leave comments, but for this recipe I had to. I couldn’t believe how tasty it was! And with no sugar too (besides what was in the chocolate chips). The sweetness of the berries really makes it almost like a dessert, but very healthy and surprisingly filling. A perfect breakfast/snack/pre/post-workout option. I substituted half a cup of the strawberries for blueberries and it was great. I love this blog because everything on here is exactly the kind of stuff I love to make and it’s all unbelievably delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 22, 2020 AT 3:49 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Madeline. I’m so pumped you loved this recipe. Thanks so much for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers, so I really appreciate it. <3

    18. Jess
      August 16, 2020 AT 4:25 pm

      This was so yummy! Thank you so much. I was wondering for future, could I swap almond milk for oat milk? Or would that be an oat overload?
      Thank you again 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 17, 2020 AT 3:18 pm

        Hey Jess – You could totally swap the almond milk for oat milk. 🙂

    19. Amy
      August 11, 2020 AT 11:42 pm

      It was delicious! Unfortunately, mine wasn’t dry like the pictures. I followed everything regarding to the ingredients and left it for a total of 70 minutes but it was still soggy in the middle but on the tips of the outsides was dry. I don’t know what I did wrong.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 12, 2020 AT 7:57 pm

        Hey Amy – Oh no! What size pan did you bake this in? And you didn’t change anything about the recipe? It probably needed more time to cook in the center or else it didn’t get enough time to set after taking it out of the oven. If you notice the sides getting done faster than the middle, you can always cover it with tin foil to prevent the sides from burning.

    20. Beth
      August 5, 2020 AT 2:24 pm

      This was seriously so delicious and easy to make! Made it last week and loved having breakfast ready all week. Will definitely be making again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 5, 2020 AT 11:14 pm

        So pumped you loved this recipe, Beth!! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    21. brahim d staps
      July 29, 2020 AT 1:43 pm

      Thank you for the info , Much appreciate it!

    22. Suzanne Holt
      July 27, 2020 AT 1:41 pm

      I made this recipe with a bunch of mixed berries instead of just strawberries and it was amazing!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 27, 2020 AT 9:32 pm

        Awesome!! So glad it turned out for you, Suzanne. 🙂

    23. Abbey
      July 20, 2020 AT 10:15 am

      I didn’t even see the measurements 😐

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 20, 2020 AT 12:55 pm

        Hey Abbey – If you scroll down, the full recipe with the measurements is listed out towards the bottom of the post.

    24. Savannah
      July 19, 2020 AT 5:20 pm

      Could this be frozen?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 19, 2020 AT 11:04 pm

        Definitely! I normally portion out and freeze the individual slices so it’s easy to grab just one and reheat. 🙂

    25. Alexandra
      July 18, 2020 AT 6:56 am

      I just want to thank you so much for this recipe!!! I’m guilty because I have actually enjoyed this recipe for over a year now and I only now got myself to write a review😖 Now that we got that out of the I have to say that this is the baked oatmeal that got me to explore not only other oat recipes but healthy recipes in general!! I absolutely love everything about this recipe❤️❤️❤️ And of course I strongly recommend it!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 18, 2020 AT 3:07 pm

        Ahh this makes me so happy to read, Alexandra! I’m so glad you love this recipe and that it got you to branch out to try other healthy recipes. 🙂 I so appreciate you coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it!

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