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Strawberry Baked Oatmeal :: Gluten, Egg, + Dairy Free with Nut Free Option

June 25, 2014

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal :: Gluten, Egg, + Dairy Free with Nut Free Option
Last weekend, my family made our yearly late June trip to our local U-Pick for our delicious 30 pound strawberry haul. The girls had a riot – every year my oldest becomes so much more helpful and this year she filled up almost half a box (about 5lbs!) by herself!

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal :: Gluten, Egg, + Dairy Free with Nut Free Option
I’m skipping the jam this year to have more freezer berries for smoothies and yogurt since I’ll have another little mouth to feed – and baby Caitlyn already loves her yogurt! I used a large portion to make my strawberry granola, froze a little over half, dehydrated some, and the rest are sitting in a big bowl to eat this week and use in some baking.

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal :: Gluten, Egg, + Dairy Free with Nut Free Option
The day after we picked, I decided to make baked oatmeal using the berries and it came out so yummy. We had homemade sausage and some fresh strawberries alongside, and it was such a great Sunday breakfast!

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal :: Gluten, Egg, + Dairy Free with Nut Free Option
It should work with whatever you are picking this summer – peaches, cherries, raspberries – have fun!
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Strawberry Baked Oatmeal :: Gluten, Egg, + Dairy Free with Nut Free Option
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups oats (Not quick oats. If you are gluten free, be sure your oats say gluten free – like the Bob’s Red Mill GF oats.)
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 1 cup crispy nuts, chopped (Almonds, pecans, brazil nuts – whatever you have! I just buzz them up in the food processor. If you don’t have crispy nuts made up – just buzz up some raw nuts and put them in to soak with your oats over night. IF YOU ARE NUT FREE just use sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds)
  • ½ cup coconut shreds
  • 2 TB flax meal (if you can handle eggs you can use 2 eggs instead)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-4 TB honey or pure maple syrup (sucanat or pure cane sugar would work too)
  • 2 TB melted coconut oil (butter would work too)
  • 1 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries – whatever size you want! I just quickly used a pairing knife in hand and chunked them up into the bowl! Not perfect at all!
  • Drizzle whole yogurt, pure maple syrup, or raw honey over the top if desired!
Instructions
  1. The night before you want to make the baked oatmeal, put the oats and lemon juice in a mixing bowl and fill with filtered water just to cover the oats. Set the bowl in a warm spot in your kitchen 8-12 hours. This “soaking” process makes the oats easier to digest.
  2. The next morning, dump the oat mixture in a strainer to drain out the extra liquid.
  3. While the oats are draining in the sink, preheat your oven to 375, and get the rest of the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add the drained oats to the mixing bowl and combine well.
  5. Pour the batter into a small, buttered baking dish. Use coconut oil for the dish if you are dairy free.
  6. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Let it rest 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Tips:

  • In the amount of time it takes the oven to preheat you can get this batter made and into the pan – don’t over think! Comes together fast!
  • You could double the recipe if you are feeding a crowd or want more leftovers for the week. Just use a larger baking dish (9×13) and you’ll have to bake it longer – say 45 or so minutes.
  • Pack up the leftovers in a thermos or travel crock for breakfast at work the next day! This amount made just enough for us to have breakfast as a family, and a husband sized serving to take to work on Monday 🙂
  • Need some tips on how to go U-Picking? HERE are some of mine!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions June 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Sounds so DELICIOUS! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica June 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Another good one!!! Thanks, Renee!

  • Reply Anna June 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Great recipe. I love it. Full of goodness and nutrients. Pinned!

  • Reply Linda Spiker June 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    This looks like a delicious and comforting breakfast!

  • Reply Angela England June 26, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I love oatmeal cookies and this looks sweeter than most. My kids would love it with strawberries over raisens! 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer Margulis June 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Looks fabulous. Can’t wait to make this.

  • Reply Susanne Runion June 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    This looks sooooo good! It is really making me hungry. I am going to have to try this! Thanks.

  • Reply The Food Hunter June 27, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I may make this for breakfast this weekend

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