baked oatmeal

Strawberries & Cream Baked Oatmeal with Brown Butter

Baked oatmeal is going to be your new favorite breakfast.

Oatmeal is a breakfast classic, but this make-ahead method skips your heat-and-stir routine and bakes them up in the oven! Studded with strawberries and swirled with brown butter, it takes everything you love about oatmeal to the next level.

Recipe creator Tami Steggell shared her recipe for strawberry and brown butter baked oatmeal. She said it’s a great spring or summer family breakfast. “Every adult loves it, and no child ever complains! The flavor is delish,” Tami said.

Don’t skip the brown butter! Tami says this is the secret ingredient. It plays beautifully off the fresh strawberries and gives the oatmeal a delicious flavor.

This recipe is one to bookmark for upcoming family gatherings or summer reunions. It’s an easy breakfast to serve a crowd, and can easily be reheated and enjoyed all week long.


Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil to grease pan

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, browned (60g)
  • 2 large eggs (110g)
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk (360g)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup (78g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (180g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6-8 sliced fresh strawberries, divided (250g)

Strawberry Glaze

  • ¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries (10-12g)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (30g)
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted (15g)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk of choice, as needed (30g)


  • Cream, Milk of choice, or yogurt of choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. Brown the butter: Add the butter to a small saucepan over medium high heat, allow to melt and continue to heat. The butter will begin to froth upwards into bubbles, once the bubbles show signs of turning golden, about 5 minutes. Quickly remove from heat and stir until bubbles have disappeared. The result will be a beautiful medium dark brown and nutty smelling butter. Set aside to cool.
  3. Slice the strawberries into circle “wheels”.
  4. The wet ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract (or extract of choice), and cooled brown butter until smooth and combined.
  5. The dry ingredients: Add the oats, baking powder, and salt, and whisk until combined.
  6. Next, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then fold in only half of the strawberries.
  7. Pour the prepared oatmeal into the greased dish, even out the surface and place the remaining strawberries on top.
  8. Bake 40-45 minutes until the edges are slightly golden brown and the center is set and a fork comes out mostly clean. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 10 minutes.
  9. While the oats are baking, make the glaze. Add 10-12g of strawberry powder (or the freeze-dried strawberries pulsed fine in a blender). In a small bowl, mix together the strawberry powder, powdered sugar, melted butter, and 1 tablespoon of milk of choice at a time until smooth and pourable for drizzling. Drizzle the glaze diagonally over the oatmeal. Cut into 6 slices. Serve warm in a bowl, garnish with cream, milk, or yogurt.
  10. Storing: Store baked oatmeal for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Enjoy leftovers cold or reheat in a microwave. Great for meal prep grab-n-go breakfast for the office and road trips. I truly enjoy slices cold as well.


Milk: Any milk of choice will work.

Fruit: other berries, peaches, apples and pears in season also work extremely well.

Extract: Rose water, orange blossom water, or no extra flavor at all.

The Oats: stick with rolled oats. Quick or steel cut will not yield the right texture.

Make them into Muffins! Use muffin liners, or grease a 12-cup muffin pan with olive oil spray. Using an ice cream scoop, evenly divide batter into each muffin cups. Reduce bake time to 25-30 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 45 minutes

Find more recipes from Tami on Instagram, @bitemeindustries, or on her website,

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