This baked oatmeal will make you feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast! Really it’s made from only good for you ingredients. Enjoy as a make ahead breakfast for the week, as a special weekend breakfast for the family, or as part of a delicious brunch menu when entertaining!

Have you ever heard that saying that you should have oatmeal in the morning because it sticks to your ribs so you’ll stay full longer? Well that’s why I love it. I find that I’m much more satiated after an oatmeal breakfast than after a traditional savory breakfast.

While I love oatmeal, baked oatmeal takes it up a notch (or a lot of notches)! It’s like a sweet breakfast casserole that can really be dressed up to wow your guests.

Scoop it into bowls or if you’re feeling fancy (and who isn’t?) slice into squares and top with whipped cream, fresh strawberry slices, and extra syrup.

For this recipe you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):

  • Old fashioned rolled oats
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ripe banana
  • Strawberries

What milk is best to use?

Use whatever milk you enjoy most.

If you can tolerate dairy, whole milk, 2%, 1%, and skim milk all work well.

If dairy free, almond milk and oat milk are yummy in this baked oatmeal.

Can you skip the eggs?

The eggs are there to bind together the oatmeal and create a casserole texture. Don’t skip them! You can use a flax seed egg if you’d like though!

Is this baked oatmeal gluten free?

Yes, if you use gluten free oats.

Is this baked oatmeal dairy free?

Yes, if you use a dairy free milk. I love both oat milk and almond milk in this recipe!

Can you prep the oatmeal mixture ahead of time?

You can’t prepare the oatmeal mixture ahead of time and let it sit. The oats will soak up all the liquid and the finished texture will be too thick. So make sure you stir everything together and bake right away!

Is baked oatmeal good for meal prep?

Absolutely! Make this ahead of time and heat up slices throughout the week. It reheats beautifully. You’ll love how convenient it is to enjoy all week long!

You can refrigerate the entire dish or slice into separate servings and freeze. It will last 4 to 6 days in the fridge.

How to serve

Scoop it into bowls or (if you’re really want it to be impressive) slice into squares and top with whipped cream, fresh strawberry slices, and extra syrup.

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Baked Strawberry Banana Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal will make you feel like you're having dessert for breakfast! Really it's made from only good for you ingredients. Enjoy as a make ahead breakfast for the week, as a special weekend breakfast for the family, or as part of a delicious brunch menu when entertaining!

Ingredients 

  • cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking dish with melted butter or spray with a nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Peel the ripe banana and add it to a separate bowl. Use a fork to mash the banana. Then add milk, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl with the banana.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the oats and seasonings. Stir until well combined. Stir in the chopped strawberries.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until oatmeal has set. 45 minutes will be soft and more like a traditional oatmeal. 50 minutes will be firmer so you can slice into squares. Once removed from the oven, let the oatmeal sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Scoop or slice into 9 servings. Top with additional maple syrup or honey, nutella, whipped cream, or vanilla yogurt and serve!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 230kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 151mg, Potassium: 335mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 154IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 148mg, Iron: 1mg
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