Easy Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

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

Strawberry season is here! I love picking up fresh strawberries at the farmers’ market so I knew I needed to create a strawberry baked oatmeal! Strawberry banana is such a classic flavor combo, but I figured why not toss some chocolate chips in the mix. You can never go wrong with some added chocolate, amiright?

This baked oatmeal recipe turned out better than I expected and I can’t wait for you to try it!

Close up shot of 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.

Strawberries, banana, chocolate chips, oats and other ingredients measured out to make strawberry banana baked oatmeal.

Ingredients in Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

  • old-fashioned rolled oats – my fave brand is Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats. 
  • pure maple syrup – pure maple syrup is the perfect natural sweetener to use for baked oatmeal in my opinion!
  • baking powder – helps the baked oatmeal rise. 
  • cinnamon – for a little spice. 
  • sea salt – just a touch! 
  • almond milk – I like using unsweetened almond milk, but any type of milk will work! 
  • egg – or a flaxseed egg. To make a flaxseed egg combine 1 Tablespoon of flaxseed with 3 Tablespoons of water and let it sit for about 5 minutes to “gel” up.
  • coconut oil – make sure you’re using extra virgin coconut oil. I’ve purchased several different brands of coconut oil before, but Nutiva organic extra virgin coconut oil is my favorite.
  • pure vanilla extract – a wonderful flavor enhancer. 
  • bananas & strawberries – the stars of the show! I would recommend using fresh fruit here. Frozen strawberries would likely work, but they also might release too much liquid while baking, so I’d recommend thawing the frozen fruit and draining the excess liquid prior to baking.
  • chocolate chips – I love Lily’s chocolate chips for a low-sugar option and Enjoy Life chocolate chips for a dairy-free/soy-free option.
Baked oatmeal with fresh strawberries, banana and chocolate chips in a square baking dish.

Making 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.

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!

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Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

4 from 199 votes
This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better? 
Close up shot of baked oatmeal with fresh strawberries, banana and chocolate chips in a square baking dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6

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
 

  • Set oven: Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Prepare pan: Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Mix ingredients: 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.
  • Add remaining ingredients: Gently fold in 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 of your banana slices and 1/8 cup of chocolate chips.
  • Pour into baking dish: Carefully pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Add toppings: Scatter the remaining strawberries, banana slices and chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake: 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.
  • Serve: 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.

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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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th of recipe (2/3 cup – 1 cup) Calories: 308kcal Carbohydrates: 48g Protein: 6g Fat: 12g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 23g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry banana baked oatmeal

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    270 comments
    1. Sara
      January 18, 2022 AT 11:21 am

      5 stars
      My husband, toddler and myself LOVE this recipe. It is super easy to throw together on Sunday and have breakfasts for a couple of days! We also love to top this with a litttle bit of maple syrup once it’s heated up.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 19, 2022 AT 4:59 pm

        Oh yay!! So glad this recipe was a hit, Sara. Thanks so much for the review. I so appreciate it!

    2. Brenda
      January 16, 2022 AT 11:26 am

      5 stars
      I made this for breakfast. I didn’t have almond milk so I used regular milk but it still turned out great (changed the nutritional value)!! This is a perfect recipe for a you chef in the making. Note: due to cutting strawberries and bananas, please help if the are smaller kids. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2022 AT 12:13 pm

        Happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Brenda. Thanks for the review!!

    3. Shelly
      January 8, 2022 AT 11:45 am

      5 stars
      Yummy!! Drizzled some maple syrup over the top. Will definitely make again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 10, 2022 AT 2:25 pm

        Pumped to hear this oatmeal was a hit, Shelly. Thanks for the review!

    4. Kathleen
      December 25, 2021 AT 10:30 am

      This sounds , and I don’t like oatmeal 😆 Could I use frozen berries? Would I reduce the amount of milk?

    5. Nyssa
      December 12, 2021 AT 8:16 am

      5 stars
      I’ve made this time and again and it’s always a hit! I omit the chocolate and usually do only half the maple syrup and it still tastes like dessert. My kids gobble it up! It’s also great subbing in different berries

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