Strawberry Baked Oatmeal features old-fashioned oats, a touch of brown sugar for sweetness, sliced almonds for crunch, and plenty of fresh strawberries. This delicious baked oatmeal is perfect as a filling breakfast or afternoon snack. It’s easy to make and great to prep in advance! 

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe

  • Quick and easy – There are no complicated steps or hours of waiting required for this recipe. Just combine the ingredients, pop them in the oven, and breakfast is ready in under an hour! 
  • Simple ingredients – This baked strawberry oatmeal comes together with just a handful of ingredients. You likely already have most of what you need waiting in your kitchen. 
  • Nourishing – Made with gluten-free oats, eggs, almonds, and strawberries, this recipe is full of fiber, healthy fats, and nourishment. It’s sure to keep you full and satisfied all morning long! 

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strawberry oatmeal ingredients


Eggs: These act as a binder, holding all the ingredients together. 

Almond Milk: We’re using plain unsweetened almond milk for this recipe. If you prefer a stronger vanilla flavor, you can also use vanilla almond milk instead. Or, swap out any plant-based or dairy milk you like best. 

Dark Brown Sugar: This adds a subtle touch of sweetness and helps to keep the oatmeal soft and moist.

Melted Butter: A little butter adds delicious richness. 

Vanilla Extract: In my opinion, the best oatmeal recipes always contain vanilla. It adds the perfect touch of sweetness and depth to round out all the flavors.

Lemon Juice & Zest: This is a must-have ingredient and pairs nicely with the flavor of the strawberries.

Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats: Oats are naturally gluten-free. However, if you have a gluten allergy you will want to look for certified gluten-free oats to avoid the risk of cross-contamination with gluten-containing ingredients. 

Baking Powder: This helps the oatmeal bake rise in the oven, becoming soft and fluffy. Make sure it’s fresh for the best results! 

Spices: Ground cinnamon and salt add a little bit of warmth and enhance the flavor of the rest of the ingredients. 

Sliced Almonds: We use sliced almonds for a bit of crunch and a boost of healthy fats. 

Chopped Strawberries: These are the star of the show! Be sure to wash and slice your strawberries before you begin. 

wet batter ingredients in bowl

How to Make Baked Strawberry Oatmeal 

Step One: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9×9 baking dish. 

Step Two: Add the eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, melted butter, vanilla, and lemon zest to a large bowl. Whisk until well combined. 

Step Three: Add the oats, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt to the bowl of wet ingredients. Stir until well combined. 

Step Four: Next, fold the almonds and fresh strawberries into the batter. 

Step Five: Transfer the oat batter batter to the greased baking dish, and sprinkle a few more sliced strawberries on top. 

Step Six: Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until the oatmeal is just almost set. 

Step Seven: Allow your strawberry baked oatmeal to cool slightly and set. Then, slice, add your toppings of choice, and enjoy! 

strawberries and oats folded into the wet batter

Baked Oatmeal Variations and Additions

  • Keep it dairy-free – if you need to keep this recipe completely dairy-free, feel free to use melted coconut oil or melted vegan butter in place of traditional butter. 
  • Swap the sweetener – Not a fan of brown sugar? Use maple syrup or honey instead. 
  • Add extra fruit – if you want to add even more fruit to your baked oatmeal, try adding a handful of fresh blueberries, sliced bananas, or even coconut flakes. 
  • Swap the nuts – Not a fan of almonds? Use chopped walnuts or pecans instead. Or, omit them completely. 
  • Use extra spices – feel free to increase the spices! A little ground ginger would be lovely. Or, try adding extra cinnamon!
  • Add chocolate – fold your favorite chocolate chips into the oat batter to make this recipe even more decadent. 

Ways to Serve

This strawberry baked oatmeal is perfectly good on its own, but you can also add a drizzle of maple syrup for extra sweetness. I also love to top it with fresh sliced bananas and extra nuts. Or, try toppings like: 

Can I Make This Oatmeal Strawberry Bake Ahead of Time? 

Yes. If you would like to prep this recipe in advance, you have a couple of easy options. 

Option One: Because the oats will soak up all of the liquid in the batter, I do not recommend prepping the batter in advance and baking the next morning. Instead, I find it more helpful to prep all the dry ingredients and all the wet ingredients separately the night before.

To do this, add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl, cover, and let sit on the counter. Next, whisk together all the wet ingredients, leaving out the strawberries and nuts. Cover the mixture and place in the fridge.

The next day, when you are ready to make your baked oatmeal just combine the wet and the dry ingredients and fold in the strawberries and almonds. Then, transfer the mixture to a baking dish.

Option Two: The second option is my personal favorite. Bake the oatmeal the night before, cover it with foil, or transfer it to an airtight container. Then, reheat in the morning. You can reheat a slice of the oatmeal in the microwave for thirty seconds at a time. It will taste as good as new! 

strawberry baked oatmeal in baking dish with serving dish

How to Store and Reheat

  1. Store leftover strawberry baked oatmeal in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. 
  2. Reheat the oatmeal in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Or, warm it in the oven at 350 degrees, wrapped in foil, until warmed through. 

Can I Freeze Leftovers? 

Yes! To freeze the oatmeal, let it cool completely. Then, transfer it to an airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months. 

Reheat from frozen in a baking dish covered with foil in the oven at 350 degrees. Or, warm the oatmeal in the microwave.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why are my baked oats soggy? 

If the center is soggy, your oats likely need a little more time in the oven. The best way to tell when they’re done is to insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, your oats are finished baking! 

Can I use frozen strawberries? 

Absolutely! For the best results, I recommend using the strawberries from frozen without letting them thaw.

Can I use quick oats or steel cut oats? 

I have not tested this recipe with steel-cut oats. I recommend using old-fashioned for this recipe.

baked oatmeal in baking dish with serving spoon

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Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This quick and easy strawberry baked oatmeal recipe is full of fresh strawberries, crunchy nuts, and whole grain oats to start the day!


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, plus more for the top
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries, plus more for the top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 9 inch deep pie dish.
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Whisk all of the wet ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Next, add the gluten free oats, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt to the mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Lastly fold the almonds and fresh strawberries into the oat batter.
  5. Transfer the strawberry oatmeal batter to the greased baking dish and top with a few more sliced strawberries.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until the oatmeal is just almost set.

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Eat Love Eat

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  1. Great timing! I’m moving and I have oatmeal and frozen strawberries to eat up!