Saturday, June 23, 2012

Strawberries N' Cream Oatmeal

I grew up eating flavored instant oatmeal and one of my favorites was strawberries n cream. Of course I now know how processed those little packets are (not to mention, way to sweet!). So instead of never eating it again, I made my own version of Strawberries n' Cream. Luckily strawberries are now in season, so finding great tasting fresh strawberries is easy and inexpensive. This is a very basic recipe and can be customized according to your liking. I prefer a thick oatmeal, but if you'd like to thin it out some more, just add a little more almond milk. You've got yourself a nice, simple breakfast or even a nice post workout snack.

I didn't sweetened this oatmeal, I didn't think I need any sweetener. If you are more of a sweet tooth, try adding a touch of coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup. If you prefer softer strawberries, add them to the oats during the cooking process. The heat will soften them slightly. I prefer a fresh bite to mine. Also I used Soyatoo - a dairy-free whipped topping, but if you'd like to use regular whipped cream/topping, but all means do it. I'm sure it will be just as tasty!

Cook Time: < 5 minutes
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: 1


  • 1 serving of cooked steel cut oats (or 3/4c of cooked oats)
  • 1 tsp ground organic flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 large organic strawberries, sliced
  • 1 dollop of dairy-free whipped topping

If you are not using the steel cut oats recipe, add 1 splash of vanilla and a pinch of salt to oats as they cook. 

If reheating the steel cut oats - add the almond milk and flaxseed during the reheating process. Make sure to stir well. 

If the oat are freshly cooked - top with the almond milk and flaxseed and stir well. Let the oats absorb the liquid.

The top the oatmeal with the sliced strawberries and a small dollop of whipped topping. Easy enough and very filling. 

Nutritional Info for entire recipe:
Calories: 200 ; Fat: 5.5g ; Carbohydrate: 34g ; Fiber: 7g ; Sugar: 4g ; Protein: 8g


  1. I love strawberries and cream and oatmeal! I have a huge sweet tooth so I would need sweetener :-)

  2. Almond milk. Yummy. This sounds like a good idea for my breaky tomorrow.

  3. YUM! I love strawberries with my oatmeal, which I have yet to try with almond milk. I usually just use water, but the almond milk sounds so much more appetizing, It's time for a change! Thanks for sharing!