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Strawberry Shortcake Baked Oatmeal

August 22, 2013

Remember that time I posted my Baba Ghanoush recipe a week early for Amy’s veggie of the month link-up? Turns out I am terrible at reading instructions. I’d like to believe it was my way of reminding you to go pick up your strawberries and eggplants in prep for the link-up, but really I just don’t know how to read.

Strawberry shortcake baked oatmealWell I’ve finally figured out the rules and I think I am posting my strawberry recipe on the right day! Since I have had ZERO inspiration to cook anything these days besides oatmeal, take a wild guess as to what strawberry dish I made for the link-up? Yeah I know…not so creative. Sorry if I have been overloading you with oatmeal recipes lately. Conveniently I had 10 pounds of strawberries on hand from last weekend’s strawberry picking outing so no grocery haul was necessary (I am always well stocked with oats!).
Strawberry Shortcake Baked Oatmeal 2Fun fact I learned while strawberry picking. Did you know there is such thing as summer (june-bearing) and fall (ever-bearing) strawberries? Apparently we were picking the fall strawberries. Fall strawberries tend to be smaller in size and are not as sweet but retain the flavour much longer after freezing (i.e. freezer jam or frozen pies). Summer strawberries on the other hand are larger and sweeter but are not the best if you plan on freezing them. I had the intention of gobbling up every last strawberry so the freezing thing didn’t really apply to me. The ones we picked are a bit tart (still sweet) but that certainly hasn’t stopped me from consuming them like a vacuum.
Strawberry Shortcake Baked Oatmeal 1Since I still had an abundance of strawberries even after making the oatmeal I thought I would get fancy and make some jam. I don’t have the patience or the skill to make actual jam so I went with chia jam instead. I did a take on my Blackberry-Ginger Chia Jam except this time I used xylitol instead of coconut palm sugar. The coconut palm sugar worked great to add a molassesy taste with the ginger but I wasn’t looking for that with the strawberry version so I subbed in xylitol. It worked perfectly! *editors note: I replaced the xylitol with honey and it was equally as good!*I basically coated the oatmeal with the jam (clearly…the pictures look like a big blob!) and then proceeded to eat it for breakfast and again for lunch. I wasn’t kidding with the whole laziness in the kitchen thing. But it is was also just too darn good to not eat it for two meals in a row!

I’m so excited to see what everyone else does with their strawberries and eggplants for Amy’s Fruit and Veggie of the Month Link-Up. Gotta use up the rest of the strawberries before they go bad!


Strawberry Shortcake Baked Oatmeal

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


For the oatmeal:

  • 1 flax egg (1 T ground flaxseed mixed with 3 T of water)
  • 2 cups of oats (GF oats if necessary)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup lite coconut milk (almond milk will also work)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
  • For the chia jam*:
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup of strawberries, chopped
  • 2 T chia seeds


For the oatmeal:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a medium sized baking dish with non-stick spray or coconut oil.
  3. Make flax egg and set aside for 5 mins.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients.
  5. Add coconut milk, vanilla and honey to dry mixture.
  6. Stir in flax egg.
  7. Add strawberries and stir until well combined.
  8. Pour mixture into baking dish and bake for 40 mins.
  9. Serve immediately and top with strawberry chia jam or store in fridge.

For the chia jam:

  1. Bring water to a boil and add xylitol.
  2. Allow honey to dissolve.
  3. Once dissolved pour half of water-honey mixture into a blender with the strawberries. Blend until smooth.
  4. Stir in chia seeds.
  5. Let sit in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.


*Recipe edited in June 2014 to replace xylitol with honey

What’s your favourite way to eat strawberries? How about your favourite summer fruit?


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  • Reply
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee
    August 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Mmmm make this for me this weekend?! Good job re-following the rules 🙂

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    August 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I somehow have never made baked oatmeal before. but this inspires me to give it a try — looks soo delicious!!

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    August 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I haven’t tried baked oatmeal before but I’m sure I would love it. My husband and I both love strawberries–so we are excited to give this a try!

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    August 22, 2013 at 11:37 am

    This looks so delicious, especially topped with the jam! My favourite way to eat strawberries is in strawberry banana smoothies. It’s always been one of my favourite smoothie combinations!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      so so gooood! My go-to smoothie for sure. Sometimes I add a put of PB or AB to kick it up a notch!

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    Kathy @ Vodka and Soda
    August 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    i love strawberries; i usually toss in a few in my overnight oats or mix them with some greek yogurt.

    Vodka and Soda

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    August 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I love the idea of using chia seeds to make jam! I’ll have to try that. And I love that you’re always stocked with oats – I can’t even remember the last time I was running low because I always make sure to have extras in stock. Those, Greek yogurt, bananas, and almond butter are things that I refuse to go without.

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      It’s so easy to make! Apparently jam is easy to make too but the idea of canning overwhelms me! Plus I can make one serving and polish it off by the end of the week so not a problem for me! AB and strawberries are perfect 🙂

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    August 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Your pictures are always so beautiful! Time to stock up on strawberries!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you Kim! You have no idea how much I appreciate that! Especially coming from you since your pics are basically professional!

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    August 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    this looks soo good! and i love the chia seed jam idea! i need more strawberries in my life! blueberries have been my go-to summer fruit this year, but i could use a little change of pace!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Blueberries come right behind strawberries for me! This would definitely work with blueberries too though!

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    August 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Haha you did it perfectly! This looks so good!!! I got some chia seeds in my Foodie Penpals package and I’ve been wanting an easy way to use them! Thanks for linking up!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Do it!!! Chia seeds are so fun. I love making pudding with them. Plus they remind me of chia pets which I totally had back in the day 🙂

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    Sarah Cook
    August 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I’m right there with you on the baked oatmeal cravings. I’ve been wanting to try it with strawberries and your version looks so good! I love that you didn’t add any sugar too. I actually bought a vegan jello that had xylitol and the flavor was pretty good. That’s saying a lot considering I am highly sensitive to the taste of alternative sweeteners. My tongue knows sugar all too well!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Just a little honey and xylitol 🙂 Some people have trouble digesting xylitol but I don’t seem to have that problem. Says a lot since I have trouble digestion almost anything!!

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    August 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    This looks so good!! I loove me some strawberries 🙂

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    Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers
    August 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Sounds great! I just got some strawberries at the grocery store, and they are soooooo good.

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    Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
    August 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    These look great! I always have oats too- they are just so versatile 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      I buy more when my stash is “low” and by low I mean less than 10 cups…Addicted!

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    August 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    these look so good – i have no problem overloading on oats or strawberries 🙂

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    August 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    My oh my this looks SO good! I’m in love with strawberries right now, and this recipe looks perfect!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Thank youuu!! Trying to eat as many starwberries as I can before they go out of season..I’m going to turn red!

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    August 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Looks so pretty!

    Ooohh that’s a toughie, I love strawberries just about any way! I guess I’d say with a bit of dark chocolate or topping off my yogurt are my favorite ways to eat em lately.

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    Em Kathryn
    August 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I love eating strawberries on salads. This oatmeal looks so good. Do you just reheat each morning say if I were to make enough for the week? I’ve got all the makings for this at home so I’m excited to give it a go!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Yup! Just reheat and top with jam 🙂 So simple! Makes enough for 4 servings but you could probably play around with the ingredients or change portion sizes to get it to last through the week…I just baked two of these!

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    August 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    This looks fantastic! I eally love the jam addition. Need to try this with some GA peaches. 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      I made baked peach oatmeal last weekend! Loving peach season! Never had a Georgia peach though but I’m sure they trump all!

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    Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures
    August 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    This looks amazing!! I want some now! I never get tired of oats and oatmeal – especially in the form of sweets! Seriously, so yummy!

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    August 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I discovered about a year ago how much I love Strawberries and not long after that I also discovered that I’m allergic to them 🙁 such a bummer! Though, I can still eat them but in small doses.

    I don’t know though this looks way too good to pass up on. I also did not know that there was a difference with summer and fall strawberries. That’s pretty cool to know that though and after thinking about it our frozen strawberries are super tiny compared to the fresh ones!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Serious bummer!!! Everything in moderation though right? Maybe hold off on pouring the jam all over it like I did 😉

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    August 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Mmm looks super good. I love strawberries. My favorite way to eat them is just straight from being washed. Or dipped in chocolate 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 22, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      A perfectly fresh strawberry cannot be beat…except maybe with a bit of chocolate 😉

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    August 22, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Oh my, this is so my cup of tea! I have been loving oats so much! I might try this with peaches… oh yums 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 23, 2013 at 2:26 am

      You should! I made a similar recipe with peaches over the weekend and it was divine!

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    Alex@Veggin Out
    August 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    You know how much I love my baked oatmeal so this looks perfect! Especially with the jam. I would definitely eat it for breakfast and lunch (and possibly even dinner 😉 ). You can never eat too much oatmeal! 🙂

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    Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake
    August 22, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I am so making this omg omg!!!!! You don’t know how excited I am! Can’t wait to bake it and have for breakfast soon! Maybe make it this weekend 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 23, 2013 at 2:27 am

      Audrey you are too cute!! Let me know what you think when you make it! This is definitely a recipe I plan to make over and over again 😉

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    August 23, 2013 at 1:24 am

    This looks so good! I think my Mom has the same casserole dish as you! How funny is that!? 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 23, 2013 at 2:28 am

      CorningWare! A staple in every mother’s kitchen…my Mom just so happens to be my roommate lol

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    Beth Sheridan
    August 23, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Oh that looks wonderful!!

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    Paige Podbelsek
    August 23, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Ahhhhhh this looks SO good! Especially that jam covering the single piece….awesome. Favorite way to eat strawberries is still the same as when I was 8 years old…on a plate with a good ‘ol pile of sugar (or Stevia now), or even powdered sugar to roll/dip them in. Simple and sweet!

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    August 23, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Ohh my goodness, this is the prime example of a dessert style breakfast that I just ADORE!! This looks amazing!! Can you please come make it for meeee!?!

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    August 23, 2013 at 4:15 am

    I love the chia jam topping! Looks and sounds delicious!

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    August 23, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, especially in Europe. They are so luscious and tiny! The chia jam looks amazing including the oatmeal. I love strawberries in my cheezecakes, plus my favorite summer fruit is probably the finger lime or the paw paw.

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 25, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      I’ve never heard of those!!! I think I learn more from you than any other blogger!

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    August 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    This looks and sounds so good. Chai jam you say? Looks easy enough! I told my boyfriend last week that I wanted to try and make my own jam and he just laughed. We’ll see how much he’s laughing when I make a delicious batch! Though this just seems to be what goes on top and can’t be kept in the fridge for too long like regular jam?

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      Not quite as long as regular jam. Mine lasts about a week but I usually finish it before then 🙂 You should make jam! Then tell me how you did it lol!!!

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    *CaNdY FiT*
    August 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    This looks incredible!!!

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    August 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Baked oatmeal is so good and this version looks delicious!

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    August 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    This is just gorgeous!

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    Run like a G!
    August 25, 2013 at 2:32 am

    This looks heavenly (is that a word? lol)!

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    August 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I love blueberries! This looks so amazing! I am saving the recipe for sure. I love BAKED oatmeal!

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    August 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I made strawberry chia jam last year with my strawberries too! I even froze some, but it only ended up lasting a month in there- too good!

    This looks amazing!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      Oh ya mine was gone within a few days. Strawberries are definitely my fav fruit. Feel great knowing they were picked not that far from my house too 🙂

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