This chocolate covered strawberry baked oatmeal makes for a special Valentine’s Day breakfast for children and adults alike. It has the perfect blend of chocolate and strawberries and is topped with a decadent chocolate covered strawberry.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. I personally love seeing all the fun and festive treats and crafts popping up on Pinterest and Instagram. Whether you’re single, taken or a child at heart, Valentine’s Day is a fun day to celebrate love and enjoy some festive treats.
Start the day right with this chocolate covered strawberry baked oatmeal. Valentine’s Day’s most popular treat turned into a delicious and satiating breakfast.
Chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, fresh strawberries and other baked oatmeal ingredients are mixed together for the base of this baked oatmeal dish. This base is topped with heart shaped strawberries and then baked to perfection. The baked oats are then topped with a festive chocolate covered strawberry.
Why You’ll Love This Baked Oatmeal
- 3x the chocolate
- Kid approved
- One bowl recipe!
- Easily made vegan and gluten free
Baked Oatmeal Ingredients
- Oats: I use gluten free quick oats for this recipe. However, you can also use rolled oats.
- Milk of choice: Any milk works in baked oatmeal. I typically use unsweetened almond milk.
- Banana: Banana adds natural sweetness and helps thicken the mixture to help create an ideal texture.
- Maple syrup: Maple syrup also adds natural sweetness, as well as provides antioxidants.
- Chocolate Protein Powder: adds chocolate flavor and lots of satiating protein.
- Cocoa Powder: to add extra chocolate flavor to the base of the baked oatmeal.
- Chocolate Chips: for good measure!
- Strawberries: can’t have chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal without fresh strawberries!
- Baking powder: baking powder is the preferred leavening agent for baked oatmeal. Baking powder helps provide an ideal baked oatmeal texture.
- Vanilla extract
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ingredients
- Whole fresh strawberry: you’ll want to use a nicely shaped strawberry with leaves or a stem
- Dark chocolate: for melting and dunking
- Valentine’s sprinkles: optional, but makes this breakfast all the more festive
How to Make Strawberry Hearts
Cut off stem/leaves in a ‘V’ shape
Stand strawberry up, cut side down. Thinly slice strawberry with a sharp knife.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In one mixing bowl, combine oatmeal ingredients. Allow oats to rest for 10 minutes.
- Add chocolate chips to small ramekin. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Dunk strawberry into chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip off and place on a piece of wax paper to harden. Add sprinkles before chocolate hardens.
- Pour oatmeal mixture into a greased baking dish. Top with strawberry hearts.
- Bake oatmeal at 400 degrees for 30-32 minutes. Allow oatmeal to cool for 5 minutes before topping with chocolate covered strawberry. Enjoy!
How to Meal Prep Baked Oatmeal
Muffins: Double the recipe and divide oats evenly amongst muffin tins. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
Bars: Triple the recipe (everything except baking powder, do 2 tsp baking powder), pour batter into a greased 8×8 inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. Bake at 400 for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool 10-15 minutes, then cut into bars.
Storage: Store muffins/bars in air tight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Use a 10-12 ounce baking dish or ramekin.
- Use quick oats or rolled oats for this recipe. Do not use steel cut oats.
- All the oatmeal mixture to rest for 10 minutes before pouring into the greased ramekin. This allows the oats to absorb some of the liquid and will prevent the strawberry hearts from sinking into the oatmeal.
- Pat strawberry dry before dunking in chocolate. This will help ensure the chocolate sticks.
Oats: use gluten free oats, if needed
Milk: any regular or plant based milk works in this recipe.
Maple syrup: you can use 1 tbsp of monk fruit syrup in place of the maple syrup.
Mashed banana: you can use 2-3 tablespoons of apple sauce or an additional 1 tablespoon of maple syrup in place of the mashed banana.
Protein powder: feel free to use a vegan pea protein powder or to omit the protein powder.
MORE BAKED OATMEAL RECIPES
- Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Baked Oatmeal
- Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal
- Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- small pinch sea salt
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- 2 fresh strawberries chopped
- Chocolate covered strawberry
- 1 whole fresh strawberry
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- valentine's sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In one mixing bowl, combine oatmeal ingredients. Allow oats to rest for 10 minutes.
- To make strawberry hearts, cut off the stem and leaves of one strawberry in a 'V' shape. Stand strawberry up, cut side down. Thinly slice strawberry with a sharp knife.
- Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips to small ramekin. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Dunk strawberry into chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip off and place on a piece of wax paper to harden. Add sprinkles before chocolate hardens.
- Pour oatmeal mixture into a greased baking dish. Top with strawberry hearts. Bake oatmeal at 400 degrees for 30-32 minutes. Allow baked oatmeal to cool for 5 minutes before topping with chocolate covered strawberry. Enjoy!