Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe

This extra easy baked oatmeal recipe with fresh strawberries, bananas, and chocolate is one of our favorite things to make for breakfast. Make it in the morning or assemble the night before and bake the next day! Jump to the Baked Oatmeal Recipe now or watch our quick recipe video showing you how we make it.

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How to Make Baked Oatmeal

There’s something special about entertaining in the morning — it’s casual, laid back and really can start the day off right. This easy baked oatmeal is where we turn when there are more than the two of us in the house.

It’s really flexible. Feel free to play with the add-ins to our recipe. We love adding strawberries, banana and chocolate, but  add whatever you love. Or, add that odd amount of nuts, raisins or cranberries left in your pantry from another recipe. It’s up to you!

How to Make Baked Oatmeal at Home

If you take a read through the comments below, you’ll see so many who have shared this baked oatmeal recipe with family or friends. Some have even taken it to work.

You can mix all of the ingredients the night before cooking and then bake in the morning. If you do this, place bananas on the bottom of the dish and not on top of the oats since they may brown slightly over night.

Some readers have tried freezing the oatmeal: After mixing everything together, tightly cover the oatmeal or pour into resealable plastic bags and freeze for up to one month. Then, when you want to bake the oatmeal, just remove from freezer, thaw and bake as directed. If you decide to do this, we suggest that you mix the fruit into the oatmeal instead of placing on top to prevent browning – especially the bananas.

How to Make Oatmeal in the Oven

You may also like these Easy Homemade Blueberry Muffins from scratch. We make them in one bowl in under 30 minutes.

Recipe Substitutions

This baked oatmeal recipe is easily adapted for dairy-free and egg-free diets. While we call for one egg in the recipe, we have had success removing the egg completely. Another easy substitution is replacing soy, almond or even coconut milk for the milk called for in the original recipe.

You can, of course, change the fruit and chocolate in the recipe, too. To reduce calories or level of sweetness, eliminate chocolate from the recipe all together. You could also substitute blueberries, blackberries or other fruit for the strawberries and banana

Finally, if you wish to reduce the amount of sugar, readers have had success eliminating the sugar all together. You could do this or replace the sugar with honey or agave nectar.

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Recipe updated, originally posted December 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear and added a quick recipe video. – Adam and Joanne

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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Our extra easy baked oatmeal recipe with fresh strawberries, bananas and chocolate is such a crowd-pleaser. You could make this in the morning or if you’re short on time, prepare it the night before and bake in the morning. There are lots of substitutions you can make, here. A few ideas: replace the milk with soy milk, remove the egg, reduce sugar a little, or change up the fruit, nuts and chocolate to something you love. We talk a bit more about recipe substitutions in the article, but you can also read below in the comments to see what others have done.

Makes approximately 6 servings

You Will Need

2 cups (175 grams) old fashioned rolled oats

1/3 cup (70 grams) light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1 teaspoon Chinese five spice or substitute cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 cup (55 grams) walnuts, chopped

6 ounces strawberries, sliced

1/3 cup (60 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups (470 ml) milk, dairy or non-dairy

1 large egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices

Directions

    Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously spray the inside of a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, orange zest, Chinese five spice, salt, half the walnuts, half the strawberries, and half the chocolate. Add to prepared baking dish.

    Scatter the remaining strawberries, walnuts, chocolate, and the banana on top of the oats. In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract, then pour over the oats and fruit. Gently shimmy and shake the baking dish to help the milk mixture go throughout the oats.Baked-Oatmeal-with-Strawberries,-Banana-and-Chocolate-Step-1

    Bake oatmeal until the top is golden brown and the milk mixture has set, about 35 minutes. For an extra tasty top, sprinkle a tablespoon or so of brown sugar on top of the oatmeal, and then place back in the oven under the broiler and broil for 20-30 seconds.Baked-Oatmeal-with-Strawberries,-Banana-and-Chocolate-Step-1

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • For gluten-free oatmeal, use certified gluten-free oats.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1/6 of the dish / Calories 423 / Total Fat 18.5g / Saturated Fat 8.1g / Cholesterol 54.5mg / Sodium 283.1mg / Carbohydrate 51.2g / Dietary Fiber 5.7g / Total Sugars 27.5g / Protein 12.8g
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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249 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Alexandra Thorpe January 15, 2019, 7:16 am

    Hi i”m a diabetic would it be possible to use other types of sugar and how much .

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    • Joanne January 15, 2019, 2:49 pm

      Hi Alexandra, Yes, you can use alternative sweeteners. I’d go based on your tastes. You could always leave out the sweetener altogether and then sprinkle the baked oatmeal with something (honey/stevia/whatever you usually use) based on your tastes.

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      • RP August 18, 2019, 11:44 am

        I just made this using 1/4 cup coconut brown sugar and 1/4 cup erythritol, which is a bit less sweet than sugar. It was delicious. Reminded me of the Quaker strawberries and cream packets I used to like as a kid, but more rich in flavor and wholesome (we avoid processed and convenience foods when possible). I also didn’t use chocolate chips or bananas. Only strawberries and pecans, because I didn’t have walnuts at home. I’d like to try it with bananas next time.

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  • Megan M December 1, 2018, 12:09 am

    If I want to bake this in individual ramekins, will the bake time change much?

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    • Joanne December 3, 2018, 1:12 pm

      Hi Megan, The bake time will be a bit less. I’d keep an eye on them while in the oven and take them out when the oatmeal has set.

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  • Sabrina May 17, 2018, 5:53 pm

    This is one of my favorite recipes!!! We always make this before a weekend of skiing – it makes getting up really early so much easier. 🙂 If I mix it up the night before and leave in fridge to cook in the morning. Should I reduce the cook time? Does consistency change a lot?

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    • Joanne December 3, 2018, 3:36 pm

      Nothing should change if you make it the night before.

      Reply

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