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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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5 from 4 votes

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

I love picking fresh fruit with my kids, and then turning some strawberries into baked oatmeal makes for a filling, nourishing breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soak8 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soaked baked oatmeal, strawberry baked oatmeal, strawberry baked oatmeal recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee -


  • 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!


  • 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.
  • The next morning, dump the oat mixture in a strainer to drain out the extra liquid.
  • 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.
  • Add the drained oats to the mixing bowl and combine well.
  • Pour the batter into a small, buttered baking dish. Use coconut oil for the dish if you are dairy free.
  • Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Let it rest 5-10 minutes before cutting.


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

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    Looks fabulous. Can’t wait to make this.

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

    5 stars
    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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    Does this recipe freeze and reheat well?

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