Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

22 May 2017

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

Healthy strawberries and cream oatmeal. Made with 4 ingredients, and ready in under 15 minutes.

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal Recipe


I have been obsessed with oatmeal lately.

Am I too late on the oatmeal train? I mean, the weather is finally starting to heat up, and all I can think of in the morning is warm bowls of oatmeal.

Just watch. All my summer recipes will be soups and stews. I am so backwards.

But in order to make my oatmeal resemble a spring/summer like feel, I am opting for a strawberries and cream oatmeal. Because the strawberries in my local produce stores are looking gooood!



Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal Recipe


If you have been following along with my posts lately, you might know that I read the book I quit sugar, which made me want to quit sugar for a week. Obviously my efforts failed miserably. (See my Soft Nutella Cookies post a couple of days into my no sugar diet. Oops).

But there was one ingredient in the book that intrigued me, because I have both never seen it sold, and I saw a recipe in the book using it that I really wanted to make. That ingredient was coconut cream.


Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal Recipe


So I started searching everywhere for coconut cream. In the ethnic food sections. In health food stores. Then I finally found some in Bulk Barn.

But in my excited haste to buy coconut cream, I didn't read the label that it was sweetened. Sigh. I think I am purposely sabotaging myself in this no sugar diet.


Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal Recipe


I made this recipe vegan by using almond milk, but you can use whatever milk you have on hand. If you don't have the coconut cream, I would suggest whipping cream, or even milk on top. To make it a little sweeter, you can try evaporated milk. The possibilities are endless!

This recipe took me no time at all to make. I made it, photographed it and got ready for work in less than an hour.

I like to pride myself in my efficiency, but it is rare that I have time to prepare a recipe in the morning before I start my work day.

And I kind of like it. You can be expecting a lot more oatmeal recipes in the upcoming weeks as a result!


Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal Recipe



Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
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What you'll need:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 large strawberries, diced
  • 2 teaspoons sweet coconut cream

Directions:
  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until the milk begins to simmer. 
  2. Add in the oats and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring continuously until thickened.
  3. Mix in the strawberries and coconut cream. Enjoy warm.




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8 comments:

  1. Lol! I don't think you're too late! I mean, oatmeal is delicious year round if you ask me! Especially if strawberries and cream are involved!! This looks deeeeeelish! Cheers, girlie!

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  2. You have made oatmeal so glamorous!

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  3. I've always on the look out for oatmeal recipes. We buy boxes of oatmeal from Costco!
    I can't wait to try your version. Looking delicious!

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  4. Oatmeal is good stuff -- can't get enough of it! This looks wonderful -- thanks!

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  5. Hi Cathleen, I have a bowl of oatmeal at least twice a week. Love that you added coconut cream and strawberries. Will try this combo, way to start the day.

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  6. This warm oatmeal definitely a healthy & hearty breakfast to kick start the day. Like the added strawberries!

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  7. I am loving the idea of strawberry and cream for breakfast...thanks for the inspiration Cathleen.
    Enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  8. I LOVE oatmeal and with strawberries??? Yes to the yes! I also love coconut cream - that stuff is good!!

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