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?

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

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.

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

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

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Brittany Mullins
This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better? 
4.54 from 138 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 308 kcal

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: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gFat: 12gFiber: 6gSugar: 23g
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    250 comments
    1. Betsy
      June 10, 2021 AT 12:55 pm

      Can this be portioned and frozen?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2021 AT 2:09 pm

        Yes! I typically like to portion these out into individual servings to freeze. 🙂

    2. Rebecca Thomas
      May 24, 2021 AT 2:17 pm

      Hi, what could i use instead of the coconut oil please? This seems like the perfect breakfast for my shift patterns as a nurse

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 24, 2021 AT 2:45 pm

        You can skip the coconut!

    3. Denise
      May 23, 2021 AT 2:01 pm

      5 stars
      Delicious! I will make again, possibly swapping half the chocolate chips for walnuts.
      I would recommend, though, that if prepping ahead, do not use coconut oil or butter, as it will solidify overnight.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 24, 2021 AT 1:42 pm

        I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Denise! Thanks for the note about coconut oil/butter.

    4. Chelsea
      May 21, 2021 AT 9:32 am

      5 stars
      I forgot to give my 5 stars! SO good and so simple just like everything else I have tried on here!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 21, 2021 AT 11:27 am

        This makes me so happy to hear, Chelsea! I’m so pumped this baked oatmeal has been a hit! Thanks for the review and the star rating. I so appreciate it!

    5. Chelsea
      May 21, 2021 AT 9:31 am

      So good and simple! Just like everything else I have tried on this website!

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