Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

It’s strawberry season everyone! And you know what that means…it’s time to get into that kitchen and put that bounty of incredibly delicious little berries to work! Baked oatmeal is a favorite in our house. In fact, my go to fall breakfast is usually some Baked Apple Walnut Oatmeal. I love it so much that I make it at least once a week when apples are at their best. So when I spotted this recipe for a summertime baked oatmeal featuring one of my favorite fruits, I couldn’t wait to give it a try. This simple yet delicious baked oatmeal is perfect for a lazy weekend morning.

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Today marks our fifth wedding anniversary. On June 14, 2008, I married my best friend in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With twenty-three good friends and family we celebrated for a full week filled with scuba diving, great food, and fun on the island of Grand Cayman! I really can’t believe that it has already been five years!

Happy anniversary Andrew! I love you more than words can express! :D

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped, divided
1 cup fresh strawberries, gently rinsed and dried, hulled and sliced, divided
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1 medium banana, sliced thin

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine oats, salt, 1/3 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, half of the walnuts, half of chocolate chips and half of the strawberry slices. Arrange the remaining strawberries, walnuts and chocolate on top of the oats. Then, scatter the banana slices; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, vanilla, orange zest, butter, and egg. Pour over oat mixture. Gently shake the baking dish to help distribute the milk mixture go throughout the oats.

Bake until golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the oatmeal from the oven and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Turn the broiler on and place the oatmeal back in the oven. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the brown sugar melts. Serve warm.

Source: adapted from Inspired Taste

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

 

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18 Responses to “Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal”

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    Karen — June 14, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You make a beautiful couple!

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — June 14, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    Happy Anniversary! These oatmeal looks delicious!! I want, I want!! :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 14, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    What a beautiful happy couple. I hope you two can get some time to celebrate. Happy anniversary!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — June 15, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    Happy anniversary! I am a daily oatmeal eater as well, but I have never tried the strawberry banana combo. Definitely will be soon!

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    Eileen McClean — June 15, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Wonderful , can’t wait to try this, thanks!!!
    Happy Anniversary!and many more!

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    Nina — June 15, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Our anniversary is also June 14….1985! Celebrated last night at a favorite restaurant in town. There were 2 other couples also celebrating their anniversary on the same day. Lucky us.. :-)

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    Kim - Liv Life — June 15, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Happy, Happy Anniversary!! Grand Cayman is high on my list of must visit locales. Just like this oatmeal is high on my list of Must tries!!
    Love the banana in here, my daughter will be thrilled!

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    sandi b. — June 15, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! My husband and I just celebrated our 37 wedding anniversary on June 13th….I love June :)

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    Penny — June 16, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    I just took the pan out of the oven. My husband says “It’s delicious”. I made it with blueberries and omitted the chocolate chips.

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    Ashley — June 20, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    I love new breakfast options, and this looks fabulous! Strawberries and bananas go so so well together. Yum. Happy anniversary!

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    Laura Dembowski — June 30, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts. This looks so pretty! And happy anniversary!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — July 1, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    Holy deliciousness!

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    Ashley — July 29, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    So I finally made this oatmeal this morning and it was tasty! The orange zest was a little overpowering for me, so I think next time, I’d leave it out. Loved all of the colors in this breakfast dish!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — August 8, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    Oh what an incredible breakfast!!

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    christine — August 27, 2013 @ 5:07 am

    Made this and LOVE it! Do you know the nutrition info by any chance?

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    Toni — September 5, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    Hi! Do you know if this can be prepared ahead of time (like the day before) and cooked later? Or would the fruit get yucky? Thank you!

    • Christina replied: — September 8th, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

      Yes, you can mix all of the ingredients together the night before cooking and then bake in the morning. I would place the bananas on the bottom of the dish since they may brown slightly over night if they are placed on top of the oats. If you give it a try I would love to hear how it turns out for you! :)

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