Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

Have I mentioned that I love summer?

Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal. Everyone says this tastes like dessert, but it's healthy!

After the most stressful year I’ve ever had, I’m living in a beachside house with a great group of girls and even though I’m taking summer classes, my earliest lecture doesn’t start till 11 in the morning and I have three day weekends. Every week, you guys :shock:  .

So now that I have an entire morning to catch up on blog reading over a filling and tasty breakfast, you better bet that I’m taking full advantage of it!

Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal. Everyone says this tastes like dessert, but it's healthy!

One of the perks of living with so many friends is that there’s always someone who is willing to be a taste tester. After finishing up shooting pictures of my newest creation, two of the girls wandered into our kitchen and snuck a bite. Their verdict?

“THIS TASTES LIKE DESSERT!!”

And yup yup yup, it’s that good my friends. Tangy, fresh, sweet, creamy, and healthy. What more could you want? My game plan is to double the recipe and store some of the easy strawberry compote in the fridge to quickly top my oats in the morning and save time and gain yummyness.

Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal. Everyone says this tastes like dessert, but it's healthy!

Also, can we all give a big hurrah over all the summer fruit that’s in season? My mindset right now is eat all the berries and I’ve been devouring cartons on cartons of blueberries and strawberries like nobody’s business. Berries beware. I’m on the loose.

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal 4

I’m linking up today with the lovely Jenn from WIAW to share these delicious oats! 


Looking for more tasty oatmeal recipes? Here are some of my favorites!    

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Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
 
A deliciously fun twist that can make a normal breakfast taste like dessert!
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Ingredients
  • Strawberry Compote:
  • 1¾ cups fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and cut in half.
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tbsp honey
  • pinch of salt
  • Vanilla Cream Drizzle:
  • ½ tbsp vanilla coffee creamer
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 servings of cooked oatmeal
Instructions
  1. In a medium- sized saucepan, add together the strawberries, orange juice, vanilla extract, honey, and salt. Bring to a soft boil and cook for 12-15 minutes or until berries have softened into a compote, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the coffee creamer and powdered sugar.
  3. Serve the strawberry compote over hot oatmeal and drizzle with the sugar-cream mixture.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
*Nutrition calculated with ¼ compote, ¼ the drizzle, and one ½ cup (dry) serving of oats
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼th recipe Calories: 230 Fat: 3.3g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 47g Sugar: 20g Sodium: 40.5mg Fiber: 5.6g Protein: 5.5g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Sounds like you’re having an amazing summer with living by the beach and having three day weekends! :) This oatmeal sounds amazing! The quaker strawberries and cream is my favorite flavor, but this definitely looks WAY better than that! Pinned!
    • says

      Hi GK! Thanks for your input. If you check out the recipe, there’s only 1/2 a tbsp for 4 servings, which breaks down to about only 1/3 of a teaspoon for each bowl of oats. While I understand that some people like to be extremely diligent with their eating habits, I consider my mental health to be just as important as the health that results from “eating clean” and I choose not to get too caught up over things like 1/3 of a tsp of non-filtered, fatty milk. Me classifying this recipe as “healthy” reflects my opinion on what sort of food constitute health and personally, I choose not to limit myself to only eating things like raw kale and pressed organic juice. What I’m trying to say is that though there may be a little bit of creamer in each serving, I don’t immediately rip off labels since they still hold true for me and I don’t think of health in an all-or-nothing mindset. I totally understand that some people might not think the same way. Hope that make sense! Have a great day :).
    • says

      GK, you can always choose the real coffee creamers in the stores that don’t have the bad ingredients. There are bunch of them that use real milk and cream. Even though it has fat, but it is not artificial at least. We can all be smart about the choices we make. Having a little bit of the real stuff is better than having too much of the bad ones :)

      Christine, thanks for the recipe! Do you mind telling me how many cups of the compote can I use for my serving only after it is cooked, and can I use frozen fruit? Can I go crazy and probably add a table spoon of peanut butter?! YUM!

      • says

        Thanks for commenting, Mary! I REALLY appreciate your support! :) I totally agree with everything you said in your comment. Frozen fruit will work perfectly! Unfortunately, I didn’t measure in cups with the final product, so I can’t say for sure. I’ll make the recipe soon and get back to you! And YES! Go crazy with those healthy fats!! Peanut butter makes everything better!
  2. Lauren says

    I came across this recipe and your gorgeous pictures yesterday and I loved it so much I just HAD to make it this morning! It was delicious and really brought my oatmeal to a whole new level! I used coconut milk because I didn’t have any coffee creamer but I’m sure it would be great that way too. I will definitely be making this in the future with all different types of fruit on top of my favorite steel cut oats! It was really fast too; I even had time to make it before my exam this morning. Thank you for the recipe! :)

    • says

      This comment totally made my day! Doesn’t the strawberry mixture make oats taste a million times better?! And I LOVE your variation with the coconut milk- I’ve never taught of that! Let me know how different types of fruit work out for ya if you don’t mind :).

      Hope your exam went well!

  3. says

    This may be my first time seeing orange juice in an oatmeal recipe. What a clever addition. I’m also not a huge oatmeal eater, but this masterpiece looks way to awesome to not give a try. Have you tried eating it room temperature?
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