Chocolate Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

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This chocolate strawberry banana baked oatmeal is gluten free, dairy-free and vegan. It's so easy to make and great for entertaining! Just make ahead and reheat for brunch!
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Don’t you just love when your breakfast tastes like dessert? I know I do. Now, this chocolate strawberry banana baked oatmeal isn’t too chocolatey, but enough to satisfy any chocolate craving that you might have.

My favorite way to eat it is served warm with some chocolate chips and a drizzle honey (or maple syrup if you’re vegan), just to add a little bit more sweetness. It’s also great with a splash of almond milk on top, too!

If you’ve never had baked oatmeal before you should definitely try it. The texture is a bit more cake-like than regular oatmeal! This chocolate baked oatmeal recipe will even change minds of those who claim they don’t like oatmeal.. trust me!

A photo of a plate with a slice of gluten-free chocolate baked oatmeal topped with strawberries and bananas with a fork.

Why I love this chocolate baked oatmeal recipe

This baked oatmeal is perfect for serving for brunch if you’re feeding a crowd, but it’s also great for meal prep! I like to make a big batch of chocolate baked oatmeal on Sundays and then reheat throughout the week for an easy breakfast.

It’s also so filling, but doesn’t make me sleepy – which is key for a great breakfast recipe! It keeps me full until lunch time!

Plus, it tastes like dessert! And who wouldn’t want that? Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe

Ingredients: very ripe bananas, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, salt, almond milk, gluten-free certified oats, strawberries, and chocolate chips

Equipment:

A collage showing how to make chocolate strawberry banana baked oatmeal from mixing together cocoa powder, mashed bananas, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, baking soda and baking powder, to stirring in the oats, strawberries and bananas, to pouring it in a baking dish, to baking it in the oven and serving a slice with a fork.

How to Make Chocolate Baked Oatmeal with Strawberries and Bananas

With minimal preparation time, you can make this simple baked oatmeal with chocolate, strawberries and bananas!

  1. Mash the bananas.

    You want to use very ripe bananas in this recipe so that the bananas mash easily and are sweet. Mash them with a fork really well.

  2. Add in the cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

    Mix until it’s completely combined. It’s okay if there are still some clumps of banana.

  3. Pour in the almond milk.

  4. Stir in the gluten-free oats, chocolate chips and sliced strawberries.

    Mix until everything is evenly dispersed.

  5. Pour the oatmeal mixture into a prepared baking dish.

    The oatmeal will go almost to do the top of the baking dish, so make sure to use a dish that is not too short.

  6. Top with additional bananas, strawberries and chocolate chips.

    You can skip this step if you’d like but it creates a beautiful presenation and tastes good, too!

  7. Bake in the oven at 350F for 50-60 minutes.

    The baked oatmeal will be firm in the oven. Insert a toothpick into the center to check if it’s done. If it looks like there is still wet batter, continue to bake.

A photo of a slice of chocolate strawberry banana baked oatmeal on a spatula being raised from a baking dish.

FAQs and Tips for Making Chocolate Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

What type of baking dish do I need for this recipe?

I like to make this baked oatmeal in a 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch baking dish. A 9-inch pie dish would also work well, too!

Can I make this recipe in a larger pan?

As is, this baked oatmeal bakes up pretty tall. If you want a shorter baked oatmeal, you can bake this recipe in a 9×13-inch baking dish and reduce the cook time to 35-40 minutes.

How long does baked oatmeal keep for?

This chocolate baked oatmeal will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 4-6 days. Just reheat in the microwave or overn before serving.

Are oats gluten-free?

Yes and no. Oats are often cross-contaminated in the field with wheat, so ensure your oats are gluten-free certified (or even better yet, purity protocol) for this baked oatmeal to be gluten-free.

Can I use a different milk than almond milk?

Yes, any kind of plant-based milk will work in this recipe.

I’m not dairy-free or vegan. How do I change this recipe?

You can use cows’ milk in this recipe and use any kind of chocolate chips that you’d like if you do not need to eat dairy-free or vegan.

Round out your brunch with these other gluten-free recipes!

Love oatmeal? Try these gluten-free oatmeal recipes!

A photo of a baking dish with chocolate strawberry banana baked oatmeal in it with sliced bananas and strawberries on top and a bowl of chocolate chips next to it.


A photo of a baking dish with chocolate strawberry banana baked oatmeal in it with sliced bananas and strawberries on top and a bowl of chocolate chips next to it.

Chocolate Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

This chocolate strawberry banana baked oatmeal is gluten free, dairy-free and vegan. It's so easy to make and great for entertaining! Just make ahead and reheat for brunch!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

For the Baked Oatmeal:

  • 3 large ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free certified oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (vegan)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

For Topping:

  • 1 large banana (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips (vegan)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 8×8-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the bananas.
  • Combine the mashed bananas with the cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  • Then, add in the almond milk and continue whisking until smooth.
  • Add in the oats and stir to combine.
  • Then, stir in the sliced strawberries and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the oat mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  • Arrange the remaining banana slices, strawberry slices, and 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on top of the oatmeal mixture.
  • Bake in the oven at 350F for 50-60 minutes, until the oatmeal has set and a toothpick inserted into the baked oatmeal comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg
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This recipe was originally published on August 6, 2012 and updated on April 11, 2020 with new photos, tips and tricks to help you make this recipe perfectly every time!

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