Baked Strawberry Oatmeal is simple, nutritious and perfect for busy mornings. Make in advance and re-heat when you’re ready!
Fall is the perfect time of the year to introduce my latest recipe post for Baked Strawberry Oatmeal. This is a great season to enjoy a hot, filling breakfast. The weather is much cooler now so a nice warm start to the day is just what you’re looking for. This could not be more true than where I am from. Vancouver, B.C. is a beautiful place but it does rain a lot. Fall is the beginning of the rainy season in Vancouver. You can expect to see many more warm dishes in the coming months to make up for those cold, rainy days ahead.
Baked Strawberry Oatmeal has been a breakfast staple in my house for a long time. It is fool-proof and oh so tasty! There are so many variations you can try and I am here to tell you, they are all awesome. For example, I typically make this Baked Strawberry Oatmeal with blueberries as my step daughter, Jessica, loves them. Frozen mixed berries are equally good. This recipe calls for applesauce but since I didn’t have any the last time I made it, I mashed up an overripe banana instead. It was so good! My favourite variation to this recipe is to add strawberries and bananas.
- 2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Craisins or Raisins
- 1 1/2 Cups Milk
- 1/2 Cup Applesauce
- 1 Cup Strawberries, fresh or frozen If you use frozen, be sure to thaw them and drain in a colander first
- 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar, craisins/raisins, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, melted butter, egg, vanilla, and applesauce. Add the milk mixture to the dry mix and stir well. Be sure that the ingredients are well incorporated. Pour into an 8"x 8" baking pan that has been coated with vegetable spray. Bake for 20 minutes.
If there are actually any leftovers to be had, we love to take them to work. Baked Strawberry Oatmeal is very portable and will taste just as good the next day. Just add a little milk and reheat in the microwave for 30 sec – 1 minute. The milk will soften it up and makes it a delicious, hearty breakfast. I love that I can make this recipe a head of time.
This recipe can be altered to suit your own taste. While it really doesn’t call for a lot of sugar to begin with, you can use less or more depending on your personal preference. The fruit adds it’s own natural sugar and plenty of sweetness. This means that adding more sugar can really be kept to a minimum.
It may look like it’s quite runny for what is to become baked oatmeal, but trust me, it isn’t! It will bake up nicely into the perfect texture. Do not be afraid! lol!
Look at how great that turned out. I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!