Recipe | Baked Strawberry-Banana Oatmeal

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Not a day goes by that my 4 year old daughter isn’t begging for a bowl of warm oatmeal. During the past winter my husband got on an “oatmeal kick” and of course, being the little daddy’s girl that she is, she got hooked on it too.

I’m not one to knock pre-package food considering how convenient it can be but when it comes to oatmeal, nothing beats homemade. You can smell this baked strawberry-banana oatmeal throughout the house and digging in, it just doesn’t compared to the little oatmeal packets.

strawberry banana baked oatmeal

You can most definitely use whatever fresh fruit you have hanging around in the kitchen but since strawberries are in season and over-ripened bananas give dishes a natural sweetness, they’re the perfect combination for a baked oatmeal on a Sunday morning with the family.

 

baked strawberry banana oatmeal

Baked Strawberry-Banana Oatmeal
 
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Type: Breakfast
Serves: 6+
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 over-ripened bananas, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 over ripened banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, beat together milk, egg, smashed bananas, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon until combined.
  3. Add baking powder oats and half the strawberries. Stir well.
  4. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and pour the mixture in the dish, spreading evenly.
  5. Top with the remaining strawberries and bananas slices.
  6. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake 25 minutes.
  7. Turn broiler to low and broil 5 - 7 minutes until topping is caramelized.
  8. Serve warm.
Notes
Be sure the bananas you use are well past ripe. The natural sugars in an over-ripened banana will create sweetness. If that bananas you use are not over-ripened, consider doubling the brown sugar.

 

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  1. This recipe looks amazing! I am always looking for new breakfast food recipes and I think both of my picky eaters would love this kind of oatmeal. I might try and add some pecans…yum!

    • If they like oatmeal with fruit they’ll love this. My daughter would have eaten the whole dish if I had let her.

  2. This looks delicious! I have a few over-ripened bananas that I need to do something with. This might sound silly, but I’ve never thought of baking oatmeal, I always just microwave it or put it on the stove top! :) Great ideas!

    • Oh goodness you must bake it now, it’s soooo much better. You get a mix of soft and crunchy that’s just perfect.

  3. I don’t even like oatmeal yet this looks tempting!

  4. I love baked oatmeal. I cannot wait to try this!

  5. April says:

    This looks so good! My whole family loves oatmeal so I am definitely going to try it. Maybe even a version with pecans and peaches.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  6. I love oatmeal, and this looks delicious!

  7. This looks so good!!

  8. Love this oatmeal recipe! Totally ideal for summer and winter. Sunday morning recipes rule!
    http://bunchfamily.ca/sunday-diy-oatmeal-sundaes-autumn-leaf-pressing/

  9. Does anyone know if this could be put together the night before and baked in the morning? My time is limited in the mornings but I would love to try this.

  10. michelle says:

    we just made this and it yummy only change we made is we used almond milk

  11. Good post. Oatmeal is the best choice we have sometimes. Making it interesting seems like the challenging part. Thanks for posting.

  12. Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

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