Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

6 servings
50 min

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This easy Strawberry Baked Oatmeal is perfect for breakfast or brunch. It is full of wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, crunchy almonds, and fresh strawberries. Leftovers can be portioned and reheated throughout the week. Enjoy a slice with maple syrup or almond butter!

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When I want a sweet but wholesome breakfast, I always think of oatmeal. This baked oatmeal with strawberries is not only yummy but easy to make. A delicious blend of oats, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon, and fresh strawberries bakes in the oven for just thirty-five minutes.

The result is delightfully sweet, wholesome baked oatmeal. The almonds add a nice crunch and additional protein, while the strawberries bring a subtle tartness. The flavor is comforting and keeps you wanting more.

This easy baked oatmeal recipe is great for make-ahead breakfast. Slices can be frozen too! Enjoy with maple syrup, almond butter, or even whipped cream. My other favorite baked oatmeal recipes include my Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal and Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal.


Why You Will Love This Oatmeal

  • Easy - Baked oatmeal requires minimal mixing and bakes quickly. You can enjoy it warm, right out of the oven too.
  • Simple, Wholesome Ingredients - You'll find ingredients like rolled oats, fresh strawberries, chopped almonds, and ground cinnamon in this recipe.
  • Make-Ahead Healthy Breakfast - Pre-slice the oatmeal after baking for an easy, ready-to-go breakfast.
  • Versatile - This recipe is easily adaptable to other ingredients and inclusions.


Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats
  • Light Brown Sugar (packed)
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Milk - Use whole, oat, almond, or coconut milk.
  • Egg (room temperature)
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • Strawberries (sliced or diced)
  • Almonds (chopped)


See the recipe card for quantities.


Instructions

1 - Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set it aside.

Stir the oats, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
Mix the milk, egg, and vanilla.

2 - In a large bowl, mix the oats, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon.

3 - Whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized bowl.

Pour the wet ingredients into the oat mixture.
Stir until combined.

4 - Pour the milk-egg mixture and melted butter into the bowl with the oat mixture and stir to combine.

5 - Stir in the strawberries and almonds just until incorporated.

Stir in strawberries and almonds.
Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake.

PRO TIP: Top the oatmeal with extra strawberry slices and chopped almonds for added visual appeal.

6 - Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until the top of the oatmeal is golden brown and the oatmeal is set.


Substitutions

  • Light Brown Sugar - Monkfruit sweetener, stevia, maple syrup, or granulated sugar
  • Unsalted Butter - Neutral-flavored oil or coconut oil
  • Vanilla Extract - Almond Extract
  • Almonds - Pecans, walnuts, or omit altogether


Variations

  • Add semi-sweet or white chocolate chips.
  • Use different types of berries like blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
  • Reduce the milk by roughly a third and add mashed banana.
  • Top with cream cheese icing.


See the cinnamon roll version of this recipe on my website!


Suggested Equipment

Here are a few of my favorite kitchen tools for this recipe.


  • Pyrex Prepware 4-Quart Rimmed Mixing Bowl
  • OXO Good Grips 11-Inch Balloon Whisk
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Sweese Porcelain Baking Dish, 8 x 8-inch Baker

Storage

  • STORE - Cover the pan in foil or store slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • FREEZE - Portion out the baked oatmeal into {6} slices, or desired amount of slices. Wrap slices individually or transfer to a freezer-safe container (or zip-top bag). Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • REHEAT - Place a slice of baked oatmeal onto a microwave-safe dish. Cover and heat for 45 seconds - one minute. Serve warm with maple syrup or almond butter.


Expert Tips

  1. Reserve a few extra strawberry slices and almonds for garnishing the oatmeal before baking.
  2. Make sure that your baking powder is fresh. Most of us do not use the full can of baking powder before its expiration date. Make sure that your powder has not expired.
  3. Slice ahead of time for easy breakfasts. Slice the oatmeal ahead for a ready-to-go breakfast.


What to Serve with Baked Oatmeal

Serve warm or cold.


  • Maple Syrup
  • Nut Butters - Almond, peanut, cashew, Nutella
  • Fresh Fruit - Sliced banana, strawberries, berries
  • Whipped Cream - Or Chantilly Cream

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know when baked oatmeal is done? The top of the oatmeal will be golden brown and the interior will no longer jiggle.

Can I use quick-cooking oats in this recipe? While I prefer rolled oats in this recipe, quick-cooking oats can be used as well. Keep in mind that the baking time may vary. *Do not use steel-cut oats in this recipe.

Can I use frozen strawberries in baked oatmeal? Yes, frozen strawberries can be used. If using frozen strawberries. use them straight from the freezer. Do not thaw the berries prior to adding them in with the other ingredients. Keep in mind that the baking time will vary if using frozen berries.


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Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups milk whole, coconut, almond, or oat
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup strawberries diced or sliced
  • 1/2 cup almonds chopped
  • For Serving: Maple syrup and almond butter
Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and set it aside.
Whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized bowl.
In a large bowl, mix the oats, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon.
Pour the milk-egg mixture and melted butter into the bowl with the oat mixture and stir to combine.
Stir in the strawberries and almonds just until incorporated.
Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until the top of the oatmeal is golden brown and the oatmeal is set.
Serve warm or cold.
Tips
  • STORE - Cover the pan in foil or store slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • FREEZE - Portion out the baked oatmeal into {6} slices, or desired amount of slices. Wrap slices individually or transfer to a freezer-safe container (or zip-top bag). Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • REHEAT - Place a slice of baked oatmeal onto a microwave-safe dish. Cover and heat for 45 seconds - one minute. Serve warm with maple syrup or almond butter.
Katelyn | Sugary Logic
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