Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

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

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

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! To see how we make regular oatmeal, here’s the oatmeal recipe we follow almost every morning.

Baked oatmeal with strawberries, banana and chocolate

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. For another overnight recipe, take a peek at our favorite overnight oats recipe.

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.

Oatmeal that's been baked with brown sugar, milk, fruit and nuts

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 or you can substitute the egg with one flax egg. 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.

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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

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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

Watch Us Make the Recipe

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, see notes for egg-free version

3 tablespoons butter, melted (substitute melted coconut oil)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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


  • Prepare Oatmeal
  • 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
    • 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

      • Storing and Reheating
      • Store the baked oatmeal in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or a warm oven.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • For gluten-free oatmeal, use certified gluten-free oats.
  • For egg-free oatmeal, you can leave the egg out completely. The oatmeal will be a little looser when baked. You can also substitute with a chia or flax egg.
  • 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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263 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Dianne March 15, 2018, 2:23 pm

    Could I substitute steel cut oats if I soaked it overnight?

    • Joanne May 2, 2018, 2:59 pm

      Hi Dianne, This should be fine.

  • Amanda March 11, 2018, 5:48 am

    Hi, How long would this last in the fridge after it is baked? Thanks!

    • Joanne May 4, 2018, 12:19 pm

      If covered, the baked oatmeal should last up to 3 days.

  • Faceira February 25, 2018, 10:36 pm

    Tried it almond milk and it was delicious! Next, will try without the egg. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Katrina Pearce December 13, 2017, 1:02 pm

    I was wondering if I doubled this recipe would it fit in a 3quart glass cake/brownie baking dish?

    • Joanne February 8, 2018, 3:28 pm

      Hi Katrina, You should be fine.

  • Jay December 9, 2017, 12:23 am

    I have never liked oatmeal, except for oatmeal cookies, But I am certainly going to make this! Thank you for your delicious creativity! Funny thing about Walla Walla… I recently came into possession of a converted hippy school bus camper/motor home, with the home location of Walla Walla painted on the porch in the rear! Yep! Creative people out your way!

    • Joanne February 8, 2018, 3:29 pm

      So glad you are trying out the oatmeal and how funny that Walla Walla was painted on the porch!

  • Jessica Velazquez November 20, 2017, 9:09 am

    I was wondering should I double or triple this recipe for a lasagna pan? I want to make this for my head start kids for breakfast and need to have enough for 34 kids and I have 3 lasagna pans. Thanks

    • Joanne November 20, 2017, 4:36 pm

      You can definitely double it and I think a triple batch will fit (but it will be to the top).

  • Beth Schwartz October 17, 2017, 11:28 am

    Can this be frozen?

    • Joanne November 16, 2017, 3:17 pm

      Hi Beth, This can absolutely be frozen. I prefer to bake it, cool it then freeze. You could even freeze into smaller portions.

  • Jo Kok October 6, 2017, 11:40 am

    Can i use frozen berries?

    • Joanne November 16, 2017, 3:27 pm

      Hi there, Frozen berries are an excellent alternative. I’d add them frozen.

  • Kira August 31, 2017, 8:52 pm

    Can it be frozen and reheated at a later time?

    • Joanne November 22, 2017, 4:23 pm

      Hi Kira, Yes! You could even freeze in smaller (individual) portions.

  • Dianne August 31, 2017, 6:32 pm

    I have made this many times because it is so good. I have often wondered if I could use steel cut oats. Any thoughts?

    • Joanne November 22, 2017, 4:25 pm

      Hi Dianne, Steel cut oats would be great! The texture will differ slightly, but it should work really well.

  • Crystal Miller-Liggon June 8, 2017, 8:56 pm

    Can you reheat it the next for left overs? Or is it only good the morning you make it?

    • Joanne August 9, 2017, 6:13 pm

      Hi Crystal, the leftovers are delicious. Simply reheat.

  • Elizabeth March 11, 2017, 7:53 pm

    So easy and delicious!

  • Elizabeth Smith December 20, 2016, 8:41 am

    How many calories per serving? Anyone know?

  • Olivia September 1, 2016, 7:19 am

    It was very Delicious!

  • Olivia September 1, 2016, 7:18 am



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