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.
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
- 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.
Allergen InformationNightshade 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.