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Baked Lemon and Vanilla Oatmeal with Strawberries

White bowl with a serving of baked oatmeal topped with the strawberry topping.For those who don’t (usually) like oatmeal… follow the recipe here for the baked oatmeal.

Meanwhile, make strawberry topping: in a medium bowl, toss these ingredients together with remaining 2 tbsp sugar and set aside 15 minutes. 

  • 1 pound strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

To serve, spoon oatmeal into bowls and add strawberry topping.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes


  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats


  1. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla, salt, lemon zest, and nutmeg. Add oats and stir to combine. Transfer to prepared dish and spread out evenly. (At this point, the oatmeal can be baked immediately or covered and refrigerated overnight.)

  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, stirring halfway through, until mixture is thick and oats are tender, about 30 minutes. Set aside 5 minutes to let cool and thicken.

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