This may come as no surprise, but I seriously love oatmeal.
And not the stuff that comes in a packet and is ready instantly. No, I much prefer the refrigerated kind, the kind that turns into delicious granola, or the kind that gets baked and tastes like dessert (like this).
I also happen to love strawberries.
So why not combine my two loves into one dish and call it breakfast?
The Hubster was actually the one who requested a dish like this. I think he may have (finally) started to get tired of his “regular” breakfast of a two egg omelet with tomatoes, onions, and cheese with a side of toast or pancakes.
And I felt like I needed something healthy for breakfast that didn’t require a ton of time to make.
Kill two birds with one stone, did I.
The verdict on the strawberry baked oatmeal? A resounding delicious.
And super easy to boot.
Took longer to prep the strawberries than anything else. Okay, maybe not as long as it took to bake, but seriously, I got to do other things. Like read. And blog. And dream about how delicious this was going to taste.
Speaking of strawberries, I actually used frozen for this batch. We had a bag in the freezer that was begging to be used. Would probably be mind-blowing awesome with some fresh-picked berries.
Great. I made myself hungry again.
Good thing I have another batch in the fridge waiting for me. Waiting to be placed in the oven, sprinkled with a pinch of sugar, and heated for 10 minutes.
Just brace yourself, you might just have a mouthgasm.
10 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
- Combine oats, quinoa, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Add almond milk, maple syrup, and egg. Stir to combine.
- Add strawberries and mix in.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and place in oven.
- Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Cut and serve!
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Transfer serving portion to an oven safe bowl or ramekin.
- Sprinkle with sugar (optional).
- Place in oven for 7-10 minutes or until warm all the way through.
- Serve immediately!
Nightshade Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free*, Gluten Free*, and Soy Free.
*The Wheat and Gluten Free status of this recipe is dependent upon your choice of oats. Make sure to use Certified Gluten Free oats to avoid any contamination.