This Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal is a hearty, healthy plant-based breakfast with banana, flax eggs, protein powder, hemp seeds, and fresh berries to start your day on the right foot.
As you may or may not know, I'm a big fan of oatmeal for breakfast. Whether it's Creamy Coconut Matcha Oatmeal or Creamy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Oatmeal or hey, sometimes Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I can't get enough oats!
And can you blame me? They're so satisfying, can be enjoyed hot or cold, easy to make, and packed with health benefits. I'm talking fiber, antioxidants and blood-sugar balancing compounds. What more could you ask for in a humble grain?
Today I'm adding to my oatmeal recipe repertoire with delicious Banana Strawberry Baked Oatmeal. If you're an oatmeal lover like me, you're going to want to save this recipe!
How to Make Banana Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
This oatmeal gets baked in a 9×13-inch baking dish. To serve it, you simply cut slices like a cake! It's a fun way to serve oatmeal that also is clean and easy to take on the go without a spoon or bowl.
Here are the ingredients to make baked oatmeal with strawberries and bananas:
- Rolled oats. These are also called old-fashioned oats. They're less processed and larger than quick or instant oats.
- Mashed banana. Choose a nice ripe one for the best flavor and natural sweetness.
- Flax egg. See here for how to make this vegan egg substitute with flaxseed meal and water.
- Syrup. You can use maple syrup (my recommendation), or another liquid sweetener like honey (if you're not vegan), date syrup or agave.
- Vanilla extract. For a nice warm note.
- Vegan protein powder. This is optional. You can swap the protein powder for more oats if you like.
- Hemp seeds. These are so good for you! They're packed with healthy fats and plant protein. Plus they add a wonderful creamy texture to the baked oats.
- Strawberries. Choose the freshest, ripest red berries you can find!
- Shredded coconut. For a bit of crunch and extra nuttiness. To make this a nut-free recipe, omit the coconut.
- Almond milk. Feel free to use another plant-based milk if you like. Oat, hemp, cashew, coconut or soy milk will all work in the recipe.
Baked Oats for Breakfast Meal Prep
If you're wondering if baked oats are good for meal prep, the answer is yes. This is a perfect vegan breakfast meal prep recipe. You can make a single or double batch of baked strawberry banana oats and store them for the week.
In the fridge, the oats will stay fresh for up to five days. Keep them in an airtight container.
You can also freeze baked oats. To do so, cut the oatmeal into individual servings. Then spread out on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour, or until solid. Then you can transfer the oatmeal slices to an airtight container and freeze for up to three months.
For a fast on-the-go breakfast, simply place a frozen oatmeal square in the fridge the night before. In the morning, you can grab it cold or warm it in the microwave for a few seconds and enjoy.
Is Baked Oatmeal Gluten-Free?
As long as you buy oats that are certified gluten-free, this is a celiac-friendly recipe. It's also dairy-free, egg-free and can easily be made nut-free by skipping the coconut and using nut-free milk.
Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups
If you'd like, you can also make this baked oats recipe in a muffin tin. The cooking time will be shorter, so check after 18-20 minutes. The oatmeal muffins will be done when they're firm to the touch and golden on the edges.
More Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Ok, maybe you don't want to eat oatmeal EVERY morning. IF that's the case, I've got you covered with these other healthy plant-based breakfast recipes:
- Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
- Energizing Almond Joy Smoothie
- Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes (Vegan + GF)
If you love this recipe for Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal and try it for yourself, be sure to tag me on Instagram, I love seeing your stunning creations!
Banana Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
- Add the oats and boiling water into a mixing bowl. Allow to sit for 10 - 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, stir together the banana, flax egg, syrup, vanilla and protein powder. Pour this mixture over the softened oats and stir to combine.
- Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl and stir again to combine.
- Pour the oat mixture into a 9x13 baking pan. Top with sliced banana and strawberries if desired.
- Bake at 375ºF for 50 - 60 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then cut into squares (or scoop out) and enjoy.