Make a quick breakfast that bursts with strawberry flavor and tastes like a treat with this healthy strawberry oatmeal recipe. Using fresh strawberries, this delicious oatmeal recipe is perfect for strawberry season and is the best way to give yourself something that eats like the sweet treats you love while being good for your health!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Delicious: As the most important meal of the day, breakfast should be nutritious. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be bland and boring. With fresh strawberries, you’ll elevate your oatmeal.
- Simple: For busy weekday mornings or a weekend breakfast, there’s nothing like having an easy oatmeal recipe to turn to that tastes so good you’ll want to eat it every day. With little prep time, you’ll be on your way to enjoying this soon!
- Healthy: When you combine juicy strawberries with rolled oats, you get a powerhouse of nutrition. Ripe strawberries have vitamin C and other important nutrients, while oats will give you fiber that fills you up, protein, and complex carbs to start your day.
Ingredients + Notes
When you make strawberry oats, you only need a few simple ingredients. It couldn’t be any easier to make, and when strawberries are in season and you’re tired of strawberry jam, you can use your berry bounty on this beautiful breakfast.
- Rolled Oats: Rolled oats cook quickly and lend a cream oatmeal texture that works as a great base for those strawberries.
- Oat Milk: Hot oat milk helps the oats come to that proper texture while giving them a non-dairy yet creamy flavor. Think strawberries and cream; you’ll see this is like those healthy desserts you can eat for breakfast.
- Maple Syrup: Simple maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness to balance the flavors of your fresh berries. It’s my go-to for sweet taste without adding sugar.
- Salt: A pinch of salt always surprises people because it balances the sweet tastes of a scrumptious strawberry oatmeal you’ll love.
- Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are the star of this oatmeal bowl!
You’ll have your strawberry oatmeal on the table in just a few easy steps to enjoy. You can use the microwave or stovetop method to get things going. Just gather everything from the ingredient list first!
1. Pour the oat milk into a microwave-safe mug and microwave for 30-60 seconds (until steaming hot). (Alternatively, you can heat the oat milk on the stove in a small saucepan until it just starts to simmer.)
2. Cut up the strawberries.
- Cut two of the strawberries into slices and set them aside.
- Quarter the other two strawberries and add them to a glass. Muddle until thoroughly mashed. (Alternatively, place two strawberries in a glass and use an immersion blender to mash/puree the strawberries.)
3. Add rolled oats, maple syrup, salt, and muddled strawberries to a bowl and pour hot oat milk over the top.
4. Let sit for 3-5 minutes until the oats have soaked up most of the liquid.
5. Stir oatmeal and add the sliced strawberries to the top, along with your favorite toppings.
Full Recipe Video
If you need to swap an ingredient or want to make changes, this creamy strawberry oatmeal can easily be made with a few variations.
- Sweeteners: If you’re out of maple syrup, consider brown sugar, stevia, agave nectar, or monk fruit sweetener to bring out the best in your fresh strawberries.
- Milk Alternatives: If you don’t have oat milk, you can choose any non-dairy milk, like soy milk, cashew milk, soy milk, or almond milk. No milk at all? No problem! You can use boiling water instead. (Keep in mind oat milk is naturally very sweet, so if you use an alternative liquid, keep that in mind. You might need to add more sweetener.)
- Extracts: Vanilla extract is a staple in every kitchen cabinet. You can use this to create more sweet flavors without adding sugar and add less sweetener, too. Strawberry extract would also be amazing in this recipe.
- Protein Powder: Feel free to add some protein powder to your oatmeal bowl as well. You’ll get an extra boost to power you through your hectic day.
- Oats: Rolled oats are ideal for this recipe, but instant oats can work too. Any oats that cook quickly will get the job done. I recommend avoiding steel-cut oats here as they won’t work for this quick cooking method.
Recipe Topping Ideas
Finish off your strawberry oatmeal bowl by giving it some toppings. Here’s what I recommend!
- Fresh Strawberries: Take any remaining strawberries and slice them. You can arrange them on top in an artful way or simply toss them on.
- Fresh Berries: Other berries are always a match for juicy strawberries. Try some blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries on top.
- Peanut Butter: Any nut butters you have on hand will be delicious in this strawberry oatmeal. Think of it like a bowl of peanut butter and jelly!
- Crumble Mixture: You can make a tasty crumble mixture in your food processor to put on top that will have this oatmeal tasting like a strawberry pie.
Want to save your strawberry oatmeal for next time? It’s always best to make it fresh, but leftovers can be used for strawberry oatmeal bars or a delicious strawberry oatmeal smoothie. Here’s how to keep things fresh!
Use an airtight container for the remainder of your strawberry oatmeal, and you can keep it for up to 5 days in the fridge.
To use in some healthy desserts later on, feel free to freeze the leftovers of your strawberry oatmeal. Keep it airtight, and you’ll be able to keep it for up to 3 months.
Yes, oatmeal with strawberries is an excellent choice for a healthy breakfast. You get all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that fresh strawberries bring, while the oats help you by giving you protein, good carbs, and fiber.
Strawberries go well with oatmeal, but if you can’t find any, you can always use bananas, blueberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, and pears.
For this recipe, it will only take you 10 minutes from start to finish. You can prep ahead by mashing the strawberries first so that it goes more quickly. Additionally, using the microwave to warm up the oat milk makes it speedier too.
Oatmeal is one of those foods you can feel good about eating every day. It has heart-healthy benefits and is a great way to keep full and sustained until lunchtime.
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Strawberry Oatmeal Recipe
- 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup oat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- 4 strawberries, washed and stems removed
- Pour the oat milk into a microwave-safe mug and microwave for 30-60 seconds (until steaming hot). (Alternatively, you can heat the oat milk on the stove in a small saucepan until it just starts to simmer.)
- Cut up the strawberries. Cut two of the strawberries into slices and set them aside. Quarter the other two strawberries and add them to a glass. Muddle until thoroughly mashed. (Alternatively, place two strawberries in a glass and use an immersion blender to mash/puree the strawberries.)
- Add rolled oats, maple syrup, salt, and muddled strawberries to a bowl and pour hot oat milk over the top.
- Let sit for 3-5 minutes until the oats have soaked up most of the liquid.
- Stir oatmeal and add the sliced strawberries to the top, along with your favorite toppings.
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