I wanted to share a delicious healthy baked oatmeal recipe with you that I’ve been making various versions for YEARS I’m a little ashamed of myself for not sharing it until now, but here it is in all its glory: STRAWBERRY BANANA BAKED OATMEAL WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS.
Just imagine a combination of chocolate covered strawberries and creamy sweet bananas together in oatmeal. SIGN ME UP!
Ingredients in strawberry banana oatmeal
There’s nothing better than warm oatmeal in the morning and this strawberry banana oatmeal is perfectly sweet thanks to extra ripe bananas, juicy strawberries and of course, a few mini chocolate chips sprinkled in. Here’s what you’ll need for the recipe:
- Banana: this gives the healthy baked oatmeal the perfect amount of moisture and natural sweetness. Make sure to use ripe bananas!
- Eggs: for a boost of protein in this baked oatmeal and to help it stay together. I haven’t tried using flax eggs instead, but let me know in the comments if you do.
- Almond milk: I love unsweetened vanilla almond milk in this recipe for a little extra flavor but feel free to use any milk you have on-hand.
- Coconut oil: you can use coconut oil, butter, ghee or vegan butter.
- Vanilla: for additional flavor.
- Rolled oats: feel free to use gluten free rolled oats but I would not recommend quick cooking oats or steel cut.
- Baking powder: to help this bake up properly and rise a bit.
- Cinnamon: I love adding a bit of cinnamon for a cozy flavor.
- Salt: this will bring all of the flavors out!
- Strawberries: you’ll love the juicy burst of strawberries in every bite. I think raspberries would also be incredlbe.
- Mini chocolate chips: feel free to use mini, regular, or a vegan & dairy free chocolate chip.
To finish it all off, I suggest serving this with a drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter on top, plus a sprinkle of sea salt.
How to make healthy baked oatmeal
This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is super easy to make. You’ll just need a mixing bowl and a 9×9 inch pan!
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×9 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl mix together the mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla until mostly smooth.
- Next add in your rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until well combined. Finally gently fold in strawberries and chocolate chips.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and bake for 25-35 minutes until edges start to become slightly golden brown. Serve warm with a drizzle of almond butter or peanut butter.
How to store, freeze & reheat baked oatmeal
To store this strawberry banana chocolate chip baked oatmeal in the refrigerator:
Be sure the baked oatmeal has completely cooled, and then cover your 9×9 inch pan with tinfoil before transferring it to the refrigerator. It will stay good covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, and you can reheat individual slices in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. I like to individually store slices in airtight containers for quick, on-the-go breakfasts.
To freeze & reheat this healthy baked oatmeal:
Once the baked oatmeal has completely cooled, cut it into 6 squares and wrap each square in plastic wrap and tinfoil. When you’re ready to eat it, place the unwrapped frozen square of baked oatmeal on a microwave safe dish and microwave it at 30 second intervals for 1-2 minutes. If you’d like to freeze the entire baked oatmeal for later, simply reheat it in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F while it’s covered with tinfoil.
More healthy oatmeal recipes you’ll love:
Dark Chocolate, Almond & Sea Salt Banana Baked Oatmeal
Power Flax Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Cottage Cheese Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Waffles
Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats
I hope you love this delicious, easy strawberry banana baked oatmeal! If you make it I’d love for you to leave a comment and a rating letting me know how you liked it. I greatly appreciate it – xoxo!
Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate Chips
Delicious strawberry banana baked oatmeal made with simple ingredients for an easy breakfast that's perfect for meal prep! This easy, healthy baked oatmeal recipe is amazing with a drizzle of peanut butter on top. Reheat a slice and enjoy all week long!
- 1 cup mashed banana (from 2-3 medium bananas)
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoons melted and cooled coconut oil (or sub melted butter or melted ghee)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free if desired
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup diced strawberries
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips, dairy free if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla until mostly smooth.
Next add in rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until well combined. Finally gently fold in strawberries and chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 25-35 minutes until edges start to become slightly golden brown. Serve warm with a tablespoon of almond butter.
To meal prep: Wait until oatmeal cools down, then cut into 9 squares and put into meal prep containers with a tablespoon of almond butter on top.
To freeze & reheat: Once the baked oatmeal has completely cooled, cut it into 6 squares and wrap each square in plastic wrap and tinfoil. When you’re ready to eat it, place the unwrapped frozen square of baked oatmeal on a microwave safe dish and microwave it at 30 second intervals for 1-2 minutes. If you’d like to freeze the entire baked oatmeal for later, simply reheat it in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F while it’s covered with tinfoil.
how come you say it serves 6 and you divide into 6 squares
Have you used frozen strawberries?? If not, do you think cranberries would work?
I haven’t tried it but I think frozen strawberries would work just fine!
Absolutely making this! looks amazing and very easily adaptable for any flavor combo!
YES tons of flavor options! Hope you love this one!
Sorry, I did not write the question correctly.
How come you say it serves 6 but divide into 9 squares.
No problem – I updated that in the recipe! Thank you!
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This was delicious! I had to cook it for 45 minutes but my oven is a bit slow. Husband is not a huge fan of chocolate in breakfast so I made his half without, but added some maple syrup on top to compensate. Huge hit, will make again!
Perfect! Glad you both enjoyed!
what happened with the print button? The recipe is awesome btw!
Hi Magdalena! We’re working on a fix for the print button, but for now if you click the white space underneath the “cook time” box it will pull up a new window that you can print! Glad you like this recipe!
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I used regular milk since it’s what I had on hand. Does this need to be refrigerated after it’s finished?
That should work just fine! And yes – I would refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve it 🙂
I made this for my toddler with regular whole milk and no chocolate chips. She gobbled it up — delicious!
Perfect! I’m so glad she enjoyed!
I’m not a big fan of banana…that’s an understatement (I hate them, don’t tell anyone) I see that its used in a good portion of your recipes.Can you offer some suggestion for substitutions? I know unsweetened applesauce may be a good option…any others you can think of?
It will depend on the recipe, but for baking applesauce should work fine! Sometimes an extra egg, or even Greek yogurt will work, too 🙂
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This looks delicious! How would you substitute steel cut oats into these oatmeal recipes?
You will likely just need to bake this longer! I would check on it at around 30-35 minutes.
Does the nutrition information include the almond butter on top?
Nope! Just the baked oatmeal (but I love adding some almond butter!)
how many bananas do you need for this recipe?
About 3 medium ones!
I’m planning to make this and carry it to serve, but warming up nut butter to top will be inconvenient (but sounds perfect!) Do you think i could just bake it in? When I add peanut butter to my oatmeal, it changes the texture. Just curious. Thanks
The nut butter on top is just a fun extra – feel free to leave it out or just bring a jar along to spoon on top 🙂
I want to get these right but think there’s something wrong with what I’m doing…the top is nice and crispy and the inside is mushy and uh gross. Howwwww do I make this harder than soft oatmeal? Desperate!!!
Very strange! I would double check your liquid ratios – it sounds like you might have too much liquid or your oven temp is a bit off.
I really like the taste of outmeal. I would love to add a mix on it. I will save this for future reference.
OBSESSED. I’ve made this 3 or 4 times now 😍😍
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I made these this week and the oat mixture turned really touch, mushy and sludgey.. what could I be doing wrong?
Strange! I’ve never had that happen. I’d double-check your liquid to dry ingredient ratio?
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This is such a great recipe! I’ve tried this now with raspberries and blueberries instead of strawberries. All combinations turned out so well. Thank you for creating this!!
Perfect! Happy to hear that 🙂
Very problematic cake. I made it on Friday for friends that were supposed to come over the weekend but my family loved it so much that they just ate it all!!!
I had to prepare a new one on Saturday morning and hide it until my friends come.
Thank you for another great recipe.
Haha a good problem to have! Glad everyone loved it.
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Delicious! My kids love it!
Can I freeze it post baking?
So happy to hear that! And yes, freezing it should work just fine. Be sure to let it cool completely before doing so!
My nearly two-year-old LOVES oatmeal. He thinks it’s an amazing treat! I made this last night for a quick breakfast today and he LOVED IT – like squealing with delight loved it! And I can see why. I took a piece to work with my usual scrambled eggs and it is SO GOOD. You could easily make this a healthy dessert! It was also easy and quick to throw together and pop in the oven. This will end up on our rotation, I’m sure!
Amazing! I’m so glad this one was kiddo-approved, too. Drizzle a little chocolate and call it dessert 😉 Perfect for meal prep!
[…] it too! The original recipe is from Ambitious Kitchen (whose recipes I LOVE) and it’s called Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal. I will typically eat it along with 1-2 hard boiled eggs for a hearty post-workout […]
Do you think quick oats would work with this recipe? I also have steel cut.
Quick oats are probably your best bet here!
how long shoud these last if not frozen?
It should last about 4-6 days in the fridge. Just keep it in an airtight container!
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This was so so so so good, I think this might become a staple in our household!
Glad you all loved it! Perfect for brunch or even to prep for a few days.
Why are they sugars so high?
Made it last night and it tastes great but what can I do to lessen the sugars?
Hi! You can leave out the chocolate chips. Most of the sugar is coming from natural sugars found in the strawberries and bananas.
Monique, this recipe is outstanding! I followed it to a tee (except replacing the dairy-free milk with reduced fat milk). I slathered some almond butter on top as you suggested and that took it to the next level! I can’t wait to eat it throughout the week!
Perfect! Love this one for breakfast meal prep. Glad you enjoyed!
Would flax seed eggs (or any other vegan egg substitutes) work in this recipe? Sounds delicious and I want to try it, but need to make it vegan. Thanks.
You could try flax eggs, but please know I haven’t tested it to be sure that it would work out. Let us know if you give it a go!
My kids absolutely love this!! It’s our new Sunday morning routine, bake and eat it up. What nonstick spray do you use?
The perfect Sunday morning! I usually get an olive, avocado or coconut oil cooking spray, but any should work just fine.
Really tasty! Better than a lot of baked oatmeal recipes I’ve tried. I used freeze-dried strawberries instead of fresh because that’s what I had on hand and they worked great. Also added some ground flax to add in some good omega-3s. Thank you!
Delicious! So glad you enjoyed!
Hi Monique! Love your recipes. This oatmeal bake was delicious when I first made it but went bad in 3 days. I made it to meal prep so I’m disappointed it didn’t last longer. I don’t know what I did wrong!
Hi Dee! Did you keep it in the fridge? If so, it should last 5 days!
Looks so yummy! Can you freeze this in a freezer zip loc or glass container for future use?
Simple and delicious! I love how there’s no added sugar (excluding chocolate).
Absolutely! Such a great breakfast.
So tasty! Thanks x
Glad you enojyed!
This recipe is on weekly rotation in our house thanks to the ease of assembly and simple ingredients we always have on hand. It bakes up so nicely and truly comes out with a creamy texture! No dry or crumbly oat bake. Love, love, love this recipe, thanks, AK!
So happy to hear that, Emma! The best breakfast 🙂
If I wanted to use raspberries..would it be the same amount as strawberries? Made the strawberry version and it was delicious!
Yes that should work out well!
Do you think we can make it vegan and use flax egg?
Hi! I haven’t tried it but let us know if you give it a shot!
Hi! Can’t wait to try these. Do you think I can add in collagen powder for extra protein? Or anything else you might recommend to make them more filling?
Yes, a scoop of protein powder should work well! You could also add 1/2 cup peanut butter to the wet ingredients!
Made this morning and OMG so delish!!!! So easy, and I bet it could be made with blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries too! Thanks for all of your amazing recipes!!
Absolutely! Glad you enjoyed!
Looks amazing! Do you think it would make a difference if I used coconut milk and frozen fruit?
That should be just fine!
This is seriously the yummiest oatmeal, gluten free kinda bread pudding I have ever, ever eaten. It’s so easy to make and looks beautiful in the pan. I used strawberries and raspberries, both frozen and it turned out amazing.
Thank you so much. My husband is gonna go nuts over this
This is exactly what I have been looking for for some easy weekday meal prep. We swapped chocolate for almond slivers and it turned out perfect! Will try with chocolate next time. Thanks for this great recipe!
Perfect! Glad you enjoyed!
Made this using flax egg (one Tablespoon flax meal mixed with three Tablespoons water…let set until thickened) and no oil (I am oil free)…turned out amazing!!!!
I’m glad that worked out well!!
Hi! Love, love, love these bars!! They are SO easy and delicious. I have a question about the calories… I know, I know… I’m sorry to be that girl. Is the 195 with the scoop of almond butter?
So happy you love them! And nope, the nutrition is just for the ingredients listed.
This recipe is great for meal prep. I just reheat a portion throughout the week and it is 👌. My kids love it. The chocolate chips help 😜. SO good and satisfying.
Absolutely! Perfect breakfast 🙂
My husband and I love to make this Monday and have it for a few days. Such a cozy and filling breakfast.
Perfect for breakfast meal prep! Glad you both love it 🙂
I made this all the time last spring. This reminds me that I need to make it again!
Love this baked oatmeal. It’s super easy and has an excellent texture (some baked oatmeal’s are too watery or too dry). Really customizable — I’ve used both strawberries and raspberries with success!
So easy and delicious! Left out the chocolate chips so my 8 month old could have it, and it was a hit!
Perfect! So happy to hear that!
This is super delish and easy to make. My kids devour it every time I make it!!
Been trying different baked oats recently. This is one of my favorites so far. Perfect balance of chocolate and fruit for breakfast, or anytime of day:D. Saving this to make again soon!
This recipe is delicious, easy to make, healthy, and the oatmeal is great for your cholesterol numbers.
Haha yes it ticks so many boxes! Happy you love it 🙂
I found this to be really dry- the liquid to oat ratio seems off to me
Sorry to hear that! I haven’t had that issue, but really appreciate the feedback. Did you use old fashioned rolled oats? And did you change anything about the recipe?
I was surprised how good this was sweetened with just the banana and strawberries. I left out chocolate chips because I was out. It was delicious! I did have to bake longer for some reason. At 40 minutes it was still soft in the middle. Will definitely make again!
Yay!! So glad to hear it came out great 🙂 By soft do you mean undercooked? If so, did you use a 9×9 pan?
This was delicious! Great way to use up ripe bananas too!
Yes, absolutely! I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Oh my goodness this was delicious! Any excuse for chocolate for breakfast 🙂
I love this recipe. It’s a way to get more oats into my diet aside from oatmeal. I substituted frozen organic dark cherries for the strawberries as I wanted to be able to make these without running to the store….again. They were so good with the cherries and the chocolate. Thank you for doing the work in creating a versatile dish that I can use to change out ingredients I already have.
Love meal-prepping this over the weekend and having it for an easy, yummy and healthy breakfast on busy weekdays. My 1 and 4 year old love it too! Straight out of the fridge and putting it in the toaster oven for a few minutes gives it an extra toasty crunch – highly recommend!