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White rectangular dish of baked strawberry oatmeal, cut into six pieces.
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Baked Strawberry Oatmeal

Begin your day on the right note with this delicious Baked Strawberry Oatmeal. This is a healthy, make-ahead breakfast that the whole family will love. The Baked Oatmeal is rich in nutrients, with fragrant, fresh strawberries, chia seeds and milk added to the rolled oats. They are all mixed together in one bowl, and gently sweetened with maple syrup. It is so easy to make that it’s suitable for busy weekdays.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 235kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 300 g (10.5 oz) fresh strawberries - divided See Note 1
  • 2 ¼ cups (180 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ½ tablespoon chia seeds See Note 2
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ¼ cups (560 ml) oat milk - dairy, soy or nut milk can be used. See Note 3
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • coconut oil - for greasing the baking dish.

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (355 F).
  • Lightly grease an 8 x 10 inch (20 x 25 cm) baking dish with coconut oil. 
  • Slice each strawberry into 3 or 4 pieces, depending on their size.
  • In a large bowl, add the rolled oats, chia seeds and baking powder, and stir.
  • To the oats, add the milk, maple syrup, vanilla and lemon zest and mix again until everything is well combined.
  • Add ¾ of the strawberries and stir.
  • Pour the mixture into your baking dish and top with the remaining strawberries, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  • Bake for approximately 35 minutes, until the mixture is set and lightly golden brown. 
    Remove from the oven, and rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with yoghurt, additional milk and syrup if you wish, or enjoy as is.

Notes

  1. Strawberries: I have used fresh strawberries, but you could also use frozen. You may need to add 5 minutes to the cooking time. The oatmeal may be a little flatter but will taste delicious all the same.
  2. Tablespoon: we use a standard Australian tablespoon which is 20 ml (4 teaspoons).
  3. Milk: use milk of your choice. I use almond or oat milk. Add more milk when serving if you prefer a thinner texture.
  4. Toppings: the toppings are optional (and are not included in the nutritional information). 

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 2mg