2bananasUse ripe or overripe bananas. Peel and slice the bananas.
1cupstrawberriesWashed and sliced.
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit
Lightly oil an 8x8 baking dish
Spread half of the strawberry and banana slices out to cover the bottom of the baking dish.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
Pour mixture into the baking dish and spread it out so that it covers the layer of strawberries and banana slices.
Top with remaining banana and strawberry slices. Use the back of a fork to press the fruit slices slightly down into the oat mixture. Optional: sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top before placing in the oven.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Use old fashioned rolled oats. Do not use quick oats or steel cut oats to make this recipe.Brown sugar or agave can be used in place of maple syrup. This baked oatmeal recipe is not very sweet. So, if you are used to very sweet baked oatmeal, you may want to drizzle the baked oatmeal with a little more maple syrup to make it a little sweeter.A 9x9 baking dish would work just as well as an 8x8 baking dish. Leftovers can easily be reheated in the microwave.Strawberries can be substituted with another berry or left out altogether. Banana baked oatmeal made without strawberries is delicious, too!