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Strawberry oatmeal is a healthy breakfast idea! The easy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. It’s made on the stovetop with one pot and pantry staples, like rolled oats, maple syrup, and almond milk. It’s perfectly creamy, sweet, fruity, and a beautiful pink color!
There’s nothing quite like beginning your morning with a warm, comforting bowl of oatmeal! My favorite way to enjoy oats is with fresh fruit. You may have tried my Banana Oatmeal or Blueberry Oatmeal already. This strawberry oatmeal uses the same ingredients, but it’s flavored with fresh strawberries instead.
The addition of strawberries transforms this boring beige oatmeal into a pretty pink color. And when your breakfast is pink, how can you not begin your day with a smile?! The recipe also uses rolled oats, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. It’s quick, easy, and made in 15 minutes or less.
Moreover, you can customize your oatmeal with all sorts of mix-ins and toppings. Try these strawberry oats with almond butter, vanilla protein powder, chocolate chips, and more!
This strawberry oatmeal is:
- Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and oil-free
- Creamy, sweet, fruity, and comforting
- A quick and easy breakfast recipe
- Refined sugar-free // sweetened with maple syrup
- Made on the stovetop with one pot
- Customizable with your favorite toppings
Ingredients for strawberry oatmeal
- Oats: Rolled oats are the best variety for stovetop oatmeal. Since they are steamed and flattened, they create a thick and creamy texture. If you only have quick oats, you can use them instead. However, do not use steel cut oats.
- Strawberries: Add fresh or frozen strawberries to create a fruity flavor and baby pink appearance.
- Almond milk: Use almond milk or any type of plant-based milk. If you aren’t following a vegan or dairy-free diet, you can use dairy milk instead.
- Water: We’ll use a combination of water and non-dairy milk for the liquid portion of this recipe.
- Maple syrup: These oats are naturally sweetened with maple syrup. You can use honey, agave nectar, or coconut sugar too.
- Vanilla: Vanilla extract creates a sweet aroma and flavor.
- Cinnamon: This healthy anti-inflammatory spice adds warm flavor.
- Salt: A pinch of salt enhances all of the other ingredients.
How to make oatmeal with strawberries
For the full ingredient measurements and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
First, combine all ingredients in a small pot. This includes rolled oats, almond milk, water, strawberries, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt.
Next, transfer the pot to a stovetop and cook over medium-high heat. Frequently stir the oatmeal so it does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Cook until thick and creamy, about 7-8 minutes, while mashing the strawberries to break them apart. The longer you cook, the thicker and creamier it will become.
Then, transfer the oatmeal to bowl(s). Add your favorite toppings, like fresh fruit, nut butter, granola, nuts, seeds, and more. Enjoy!
What should I mix with berry oatmeal?
There are all sorts of mix-ins for oatmeal. You can change it up every time and never grow tired of this breakfast!
- Peanut butter: Make it taste like PB&J oatmeal by adding a spoonful of creamy peanut butter.
- Protein powder: Mix in a scoop of vanilla protein powder in order to make it a high protein oatmeal recipe.
- Almond butter: Add almond butter for a boost of healthy fats.
- Cocoa or cacao powder: If you love chocolate and strawberries together, you’ll enjoy stirring in cocoa powder or cacao powder.
- Seeds: Boost your oats in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids with chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flax seeds.
What toppings go well with strawberry oatmeal?
With so many options to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a favorite way to top your oats!
- Berries: Strawberries are already mixed into the oatmeal, but you can add extra berries on top. Use more strawberries or try it with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
- Peanut butter: Transform it into peanut butter and jelly oatmeal by adding a drizzle of peanut butter on top.
- Dark chocolate: If you love chocolate covered strawberries, you’ll enjoy dark chocolate as a topping. I love using stevia-sweetened chocolate chips to keep it refined sugar-free.
- Banana: Sliced banana pairs well with strawberry oatmeal.
- Granola: Add granola chunks on top to create a crunchy texture.
- Coconut flakes: Try coconut flakes or shredded coconut on top to create a tropical flavor.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Is oatmeal with strawberries good for you?
Yes! This strawberry oatmeal recipe is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and contains no refined sugar. It’s also packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.
What is the healthiest fruit to put in oatmeal?
Strawberries are one of the healthiest fruits to put in oatmeal. They are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants.
What is strawberry oatmeal made of?
Only 7 ingredients: oats, strawberries, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
Can I meal prep oatmeal?
Yes, you can make oatmeal as a meal prep breakfast. However, I do not recommend meal prepping hot oatmeal. Instead, follow my recipe for Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats.
Can I save leftovers?
Yes, you can store leftover oatmeal, but I really do not recommend it. These oats are best enjoyed immediately after making them.
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- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This strawberry oatmeal recipe is an easy and healthy breakfast idea! These stovetop oats are made in one pot with pantry staples like rolled oats, strawberries, almond milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon. They’re vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and a pretty pink color. Customize this strawberry breakfast recipe with your favorite mix-ins and toppings! #oatmeal #oatmealrecipe #oatmealrecipes #oatmealbowl #strawberries #strawberryoatmeal #healthybreakfast #veganoatmeal #rolledoats #porridge
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk (or any type of milk)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, finely diced
- 1–2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- Toppings of choice (fresh fruit, nut butter, nuts, seeds, etc.)
- Combine all ingredients in a small pot.
- Transfer the pot to a stovetop and cook over medium-high heat. Frequently stir the oatmeal so it does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Cook until thick and creamy, about 7-8 minutes, while mashing the strawberries to break them apart. The longer you cook, the thicker and creamier it will become.
- Transfer oatmeal to bowl(s). Add your favorite toppings, like fresh fruit, nut butter, granola, nuts, seeds, and more. Enjoy!
- Oatmeal mix-ins: Protein powder, cocoa powder, nut butter, nuts, or seeds.
- Oatmeal toppings: Fresh fruit, nut butter, granola, or dark chocolate.
- How to store leftovers: This strawberry oatmeal is best enjoyed immediately after making it. I do not recommend storing leftovers. However, if needed, you can store them in a sealed container inside the refrigerator.
- How to make them gluten-free: If you follow a strict gluten-free diet, check to make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 222
- Sugar: 11g
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 39g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 6g
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