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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    225 comments
    1. Elizabeth A Houseman
      March 26, 2021 AT 12:24 pm

      Can I substitute the coconut oil for a different oil? I plan to make this tomorrow and I do not have Coconut oil and am trying to save a trip to the grocery store.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 26, 2021 AT 3:42 pm

        Yes, you can use butter or even a mild nut butter (like almond butter or cashew butter) instead of the coconut oil or simply omit it! It will still taste delish.

    2. Laveena
      March 25, 2021 AT 9:50 am

      Hi. Wanted to check in case I want to use Steel cut oats, what changes do I need to do? Does it also need to soak overnight ? Thanks

    3. Heather
      March 21, 2021 AT 9:59 am

      I made this today and was a bit let down at how tasteless it was. I found I had to add some brown sugar in order to have some flavor. I didn’t add the chocolate chips as I an allergic to chocolate and that could be where the majority of the flavor came in. I do not think I would be making this in the future without adding in some brown sugar before cooking.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 21, 2021 AT 4:55 pm

        Hi Heather! Thanks so much for the comment. I’m bummed that you didn’t think it had much flavor. The chocolate chips do add a good amount of flavor so maybe skipping those was the issue. I actually made it again this weekend and didn’t have maple syrup so I left that out and it still had plenty of flavor. I’m wondering if your banana and strawberries weren’t ripe/flavorful? Did you add the vanilla?

    4. Grecia C
      March 18, 2021 AT 1:52 pm

      I recently made this and it was very tasty. Definitely the best oatmeal I’ve had! I used frozen strawberries and blueberries instead of chocolate chips and it came out amazing. Possibly a bit more moist but still delicious.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 19, 2021 AT 11:53 am

        Yay! So glad you loved this recipe, Grecia. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    5. Theresa Payne
      March 8, 2021 AT 1:24 pm

      This recipe is a breakfast staple in our household. So easy to make and reheats beautifully for quick weekday breakfasts.
      I’ve always used fresh strawberries but wondering if anyone has had success using frozen strawberries?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 8, 2021 AT 11:50 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad this recipe has been a hit! Using frozen strawberries 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!

    6. Elaine
      March 7, 2021 AT 10:17 am

      This is my new “go to” breakfast! I make it on Sunday and enjoy the rest of the week. Love it! I also added some chopped walnuts to mine.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 7, 2021 AT 9:23 pm

        Yay!! So glad you loved this recipe, Elaine! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    7. Stacey
      February 28, 2021 AT 6:12 pm

      Baked oatmeal is amazing!

    8. Wendy Goldner
      February 28, 2021 AT 2:54 pm

      I can’t stop making this! Playing around with fillings. It just gets better and better. Sometimes it’s breakfast, sometimes it’s dessert. It’s always delicious!!

      1. Summer
        March 19, 2021 AT 5:32 pm

        I don’t know if maybe this was just too healthy for us, but this had a very strange gummy/wet-sponge texture that we just couldn’t get over. My boyfriend has never not eaten something I’ve made but he took one bite and suggested we throw it out. One bite each and it went in the trash 🙁

        1. Brittany Mullins
          March 22, 2021 AT 3:10 pm

          Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear that. Did you change anything about the recipe? Did it seem dry or too wet to you?

      2. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:18 pm

        Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! So glad you’re loving this recipe, Wendy. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    9. Melissa Gingold
      February 27, 2021 AT 11:47 am

      This is the exciting new weekend brunch item my family has been craving! Definitely adding this to the rotation.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 27, 2021 AT 1:02 pm

        Woo!! So glad it was a hit with your family. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    10. Barb
      February 27, 2021 AT 11:43 am

      This has become my go to favorite! So easy and delicious!! ❤️❤️

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 27, 2021 AT 1:03 pm

        Woo!! So glad you’re loving this recipe, Barb. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I appreciate it. 🙂

    11. Courtney Y
      February 27, 2021 AT 10:41 am

      I made this for a friend’s birthday because we’re both mindful of sweets/good ingredients and this was perfect. Heated up with a little almond milk and it made a perfect breakfast for my week!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 27, 2021 AT 1:06 pm

        So glad this recipe was a hit! Thanks for the review, Courtney. I so appreciate it!

    12. Olivia
      February 27, 2021 AT 9:53 am

      This is the BEST baked oatmeal!!!! It is so filling and delicious. I love this for breakfast!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 27, 2021 AT 1:07 pm

        Yay!! So glad you love this recipe, Olivia. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    13. Courtney
      February 27, 2021 AT 9:19 am

      Sooooo delicious!! I had this week for work and will be making again next week. So easy, fast, and keeps for a surprisingly long time in fridge. Co-workers complimented on how yummy it smelt and looked. The recipe/link may have been given out to multiple people 😉 I’m a big oatmeal fan and this recipe was the absolute perfect twist!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 27, 2021 AT 1:09 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit and thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂 I so appreciate you coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me!

    14. just.me2913
      February 26, 2021 AT 10:39 am

      We enjoyed this recipe. The choc chips I used were sweetened so that made everything too sweet (not the fault of the recipe!) so next time I would omit or find unsweetened chocolate chips. The strawberries also went a bit mushy and didn’t have much flavour once baked.

    15. Amanda Harbinja
      February 26, 2021 AT 8:23 am

      This recipe is like eating dessert for breakfast! The strawberry makes it oh so delish. I added some ground flaxseed and chia. Devine!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 26, 2021 AT 3:17 pm

        So glad you loved it, Amanda!! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    16. Rebecca R
      February 21, 2021 AT 7:31 pm

      Absolutely love this recipe. New family favorite. I love the strawberry tart flavor paired with the sweet of the bananas and chocolate!

    17. Les épices de Camille
      February 21, 2021 AT 6:12 am

      I just did it this morning and posted it on my Instagram : lesepicesdecamille. The recip is just fabulous and so yummy ! I love it for breakfast

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 21, 2021 AT 8:24 pm

        Yay!! So glad you loved this recipe, Camille. Thanks so much for the review. I so appreciate it!

    18. Stacy
      February 20, 2021 AT 12:55 pm

      This was absolutely delicious! You have turned us into baked oatmeal fans 🙂 We are making the blueberry one next this weekend and on to the chocolate one later in the week. Thank YOU for these amazing recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 20, 2021 AT 8:31 pm

        Ahh yay, that makes me SO happy to hear!! So pumped you’re loving the baked oatmeal recipes. 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave a review, Stacy. I so appreciate it!

    19. Christie
      February 20, 2021 AT 10:36 am

      This Strawberry Banana baked oatmeal was stellar! So easy to whip up (literally 1 bowl) and really filling. Will definitely be making again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 20, 2021 AT 8:40 pm

        Woo!! So glad you loved it, Christie. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    20. Heather
      February 16, 2021 AT 5:48 pm

      My go-to baked oatmeal recipe! It’s so delicious and great to have on hand for easy weekday breakfasts. Have also swapped the chocolate chips for blueberries and just as tasty!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 16, 2021 AT 9:14 pm

        Woo!! So glad you love this recipe, Heather. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    21. Amy
      February 15, 2021 AT 7:07 pm

      This is the best baked oatmeal I’ve ever made!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 15, 2021 AT 7:44 pm

        Woo!! That makes me so happy to hear. Thanks for the review, Amy. I so appreciate it!

    22. Foram Patel
      February 15, 2021 AT 10:12 am

      I don’t normally write comments on recipes but I had to for this one. I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out amazing. A winner with everyone in the family. I will be making this recipe at least once a month! I can’t wait to try all the other combinations.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 15, 2021 AT 2:59 pm

        Woo! So glad this recipe was a hit with your fam. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    23. Estela
      February 13, 2021 AT 11:02 pm

      Made this tonight for the first time. It was DEELICIOUS!! Made it without the chocolate chips and it plenty sweet. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 14, 2021 AT 7:20 pm

        Woo! So glad you loved this recipe. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    24. Jill
      February 13, 2021 AT 9:33 am

      Yum! This was delicious!! Will definitely be making it again. I ended up mashing both bananas since I don’t prefer it sliced and it was perfect!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 13, 2021 AT 10:13 pm

        Woo!! So glad you loved it, Jill. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    25. Tanya
      February 11, 2021 AT 1:11 pm

      I made the strawberry banana oatmeal yesterday. WOW so amazing! I am obsessed with all things EBF! Your recipes are easy and incorporate all of the good things that help with better eating habits! Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 11, 2021 AT 11:44 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear!! So glad you loved this baked oatmeal. Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it, Tanya.

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