This Skillet Baked Oatmeal with Fresh Strawberries is a delicious way to start a weekend morning. It is a satisfying dairy-free, gluten-free, and hearty breakfast recipe that is very easy to make.
I love to make this Skillet Baked Oatmeal for our weekend breakfast. Everyone loves the fresh strawberries baked right into the cereal. To make it extra special, layer some fresh strawberries on top before bringing it to the table!
This post is sponsored by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Making strawberries and cream oatmeal right at home
As a kid, I always loved those flavored packets of oatmeal. I especially loved the banana and the strawberries and cream oatmeal. However, those packets of prepackaged and flavored oats are not very frugal. Making your own homemade strawberries and cream oatmeal is far more affordable.
This Skillet Baked Oatmeal is made with a natural sweetener, which in my opinion, is better for you than sugar. It is a vitamin C packed breakfast that you can feel good about putting on the table for the family.
What you need to make this breakfast recipe
Whole Rolled Oats: Be sure the container says whole oats. I buy this brand in bulk as it is more affordable.
Golden Monkfruit or Maple Syrup: I have used both sweeteners. I come from a family of maple syrup producers, so I usually have plenty on hand. Maple syrup is great if you have it on hand. If you don't have a problem with using brown sugar, you can substitute that here as well.
Strawberries: I always prefer fresh, but sometimes that is not possible. I keep a supply of frozen strawberries in my freezer and have substituted frozen for the fresh. The visual effect will be different, but the taste will be the same.
Cast Iron Skillet: I like to use cast iron because it heats evenly and is easy to use in the oven. You need an oven-safe skillet for this recipe because it is baked.
Make this recipe your way
- Substitute any of your favorite fruits for the strawberries. We love to use canned peaches and blueberries as well
- Substitute brown sugar for the maple syrup
- Stir in a tablespoon of flax seed or chia seeds to boost the fiber.
- Add ¼ cup chocolate chips or sprinkle some on top after baking.
- I use almond milk, which makes this recipe dairy-free. However, you can use regular milk in place of almond milk if you don't have to be dairy-free.
Other strawberry recipes you may like
Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding may sound like dessert, and sure, you can eat it as dessert. But, it is good enough for you to call it breakfast as well!
Gluten-Free Strawberry Muffins have a tangy lemon glaze that complements the flavors in this muffin perfectly.
Easy Strawberry Tart is a low carb sugar-free and gluten-free dessert recipe that is super easy to make and absolutely delicious. It is one of our favorite strawberry recipes.
Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Shooters are great when you want a quick dessert. The cake is made in the microwave and is sugar-free, gluten-free, and low carb.
Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Galette is an old fashioned dessert recipe made with a popular combination of strawberry and rhubarb.
Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters are fun little desserts with a touch of tequila. These are great for Cinco de Mayo celebrations!
Strawberry Rhubarb Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is sweet, tangy, and smoky. Perfect for any protein you want to grill!
Roasted Strawberry Chipotle Sauce brings the incredible flavor or roasted strawberries to your plate along with a slightly spicy sweet smoky flavor.
Strawberry Vodka Mojita is a berrylicious spiked beverage with a hint of mint.
Watermelon Lime-Berry Sangria is for the wine lover who likes to add a little jazz to their wine.
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Skillet Baked Oatmeal with Fresh Strawberries
- 1 lb. fresh Florida Strawberries sliced and divided
- 3 cups whole oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 ½ cups almond milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup or golden monkfruit
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pure Maple Syrup for topping optional
- Extra Milk for topping optional
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-in cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Place half of the strawberries in prepared pan.
- Sprinkle the strawberries evenly with the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
- In a small bowl whisk together the milk, syrup, lemon zest, eggs, and vanilla. Pour over oats. Top with remaining strawberries.
- Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until the center is set.
- Top with extra maple syrup and/or almond milk (if using)