You might mistake this Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal recipe for a sweet treat because it’s fresh, flavorful, and tastes just like dessert.
I fell in love with stovetop oatmeal because of our Fluffy Banana Stovetop Oats. Perfectly creamy, thick & luscious, and healthy!
I’m excited to be sharing a new stovetop oatmeal recipe with you today and it involves two of my favorites things…1. strawberries and 2. cream.
Strawberries and cream is a flavor combo that I just can’t get over. I love the freshness of the berries and cream adds that aspect of indulgence that I just love.
This strawberries and cream oatmeal recipe is indeed made on the stovetop and eaten warm. It’s also gluten-free and vegan, too! In order to get started, you need 7 simple ingredients.
What You Need
- rolled oats– rolled oats are my favorite kind of oats to use for stovetop oats. They cook quickly and the texture is amazing.
- almond milk– any kind of milk will work for this recipe! Even cow’s milk or lactose-free milk.
- banana- banana helps add all-natural sweetness to this recipe without adding refined sugar.
- strawberries- we recommend using fresh strawberries, but frozen will do the trick, too!
- chia seeds– chia seeds add volume to stovetop oats and I promise you that you don’t want to skip them. Plus, they add omega-3 fatty acids, too!
- vanilla extract– when in doubt, add vanilla extract. A touch of vanilla brings out the lovely fruity hues of the strawberries.
- maple syrup– maple syrup is warm-tasting all-natural sugar that is going to make your oatmeal taste like dessert!
Just look how pretty these oats are!
I can’t get over how chia seeds make things expand so much! The more the merrier…who’s with me!?
Fun Flavor Swaps
This is a great base recipe for you to take and play with. Here are some fun swaps for you to try!
Strawberries: Try using 2 cups of a different fruit such as blueberries, peaches, nectarines, or apples for a completely different vibe!
Maple Syrup: No maple on hand? No problem! Feel free to swap in honey or agave instead.
Vanilla Extract: Instead of vanilla extract, try adding almond extract or even a little bit of orange or lemon extract.
PS: if you were hoping for an overnight oats version of this recipe– try our Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats recipe for a similar vibe. It’s eaten cold instead of hot! PS: Here are 8 of our favorite overnight oats recipes from FFF!
More Oatmeal Recipes
- Banana Berry Baked Oatmeal
- Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats
- How to Make Oatmeal
- ALL Oatmeal Recipes
Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 medium banana mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups plain, unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Place all ingredients into a medium pot and bring to a boil over medium/high heat, stirring often.
- Once boiling, turn down to low and continue cooking for around 10 minutes or until thick and creamy. Make sure to continue stirring throughout the entire process.
- Top with more berries, chia seeds, and coconut cream.
Tips & Notes
- Nutrition information does not include toppings.
Absolutely delicious!!!! My kids and I love oatmeal, so I was so excited to try this one. I blended the chopped strawberries with the banana in my little food processor, then proceeded as written. I did however use only 3C (almond milk) and found that to be the perfect consistency for us. Ate with a dollop of vanilla frozen yogurt… Oh man, it’s so good!!! Thank you!
can you sub the almond milk for cows milk? my son has a nut allgery
I highly recommend blending the banana and strawberry into the milk in which you cook the oats! I blended 2 bananas and about 4 strawberries into 2 cups of milk and cooked the oats in. At the end once its thick, cooked and creamy, take the oatmeal off the heat and fold in the rest of the diced strawberries! If you want to be thorough you can add the salt, maple syrup and vanilla to the milk as well!
Love this recipe!! Cant go wrong with oatmeal! Thanks!
Has anyone tried to cook this in the microwave? This looks really good and I need some new breakfast stuff to have at work. However, I don’t think it will do well to cook ahead of time and reheat so I would have to cook at work in the microwave.
Hey Lauri! I cooked it ahead of time and reheated and it was delicious! That’s the beauty of oatmeal 🙂
Absolutely amazing! Tastes like banana bread in a bowl. I only wished I had some almond butter with me to make this heavenly bowl even more heavenly. I love it. Thank you. <3
YES! I add nut butter to EVERYTHING. So good.
I love the adding of chia seed for more healthier oatmeal. Your photography is so beautiful! I am such a huge fan of strawberry oatmeal so these practically have my name written on them!
Hi Lee, have you tried popped amaranth before? It’s an amazing substitute for oatmeal. Amaranth has 3.6x the amount calcium, double the iron, and 1.7x more magensium. Not to speak that popped amaranth is gluten-free and a compelte protein 🙂 Check it out: http://www.5-am.co/oatmeal-breakfast-vs-popped-amaranth
This oatmeal looks amazing! Definitely the perfect breakfast to wake up to!
Yum! I’d love to wake up to this <3 So much better than plain old oatmeal without all those add-ins. And that sleep tracking app sounds amazing, I tried a different one some time ago and it didn't really seem to work so I need to try this one! And I'm definitely with you on the 8+ hours team 😀
Seriously this oatmeal is my jam! Girl- if I don’t get 8+…watch the eff out!
I am known as ‘app mom’ – I work for an app company (Kurbo) and I use way too many app’s!! I literally can’t take a sip of water without tracking it (thanks a lot Plant Nanny) lol. So when so lost my 3rd Fit Bit I gave up…I’m better off I figure with one less app! So no, I do it track my sleep – I’m way to hyper focused and would make myself crazy obsessing over it I’m sure! Thanks for the recipe idea. Totes going to make this for hubby…he Loves his oats!! ??
LOL I didn’t know the term app mom was a thing 😛 I feel like at first I was super obsessed with it and would get anxiety about the rating it was going to give me…now I’m a little more comfortable with it. It’s like someone is watching you all night 😛
I love that sleeping app! I’d bet I would not be able to sleep if I knew I had this beautiful bowl of oatmeal waiting for me:)
LOL. Pretty much why I get out of bed every morning. OATMEAL.
I’ve had that app on my phone for what feels like forever – and LOVE it. Especially how it can wake up you between a time frame so you can finish a sleep cycle. I’m glad they upgraded it to have you put it on your nightstand. When I first downloaded it, it did need to be on your bed by your pillow!
Ahhhhhh yes the wakeup feature is really cool! I didn’t realize that at first it needed to be on your bed. Who’s got a cord that long?!?!
HOLY YUM, Lee! This is definitely my new favorite breakfast. Looks amazing and so creamy!! Hope you are doing well. 🙂
This sounds so delicious! And the pictures are so pretty 🙂
Ahhh thanks love!
I have that app! I was obsessed with it for awhile but it’s a hassle because it drains my battery if my phone isn’t plugged in but when I’m at my boyfriend’s there’s no plug near the bed so I stopped using it and kinda forgot about it. I’ll have to check it out again though!
WAHHHHHHH. It makes me feel so bad about my sleeping pattern 😛 I also don’t think it’s 100% accurate.
I know! there were definitely some nights where it thought I slept well but I woke up tired or when I think it picked up my dog instead of me. but I love stuff like that and fitbit stats so it’s fun to look at!
Yum, I love the addition of chia seeds to make it heartier and thicker1
The chia seeds give this oatmeal some serious va va voooooom!
Oh I think I tried that app and then I stopped because I thought it had to be ON my bed, and my cord didn’t reach far enough, lol. I should look into it again because I am curious!
These photos are gorgeous! You’ve totally helped get me on board of the oatmeal train (it was a hard task, so kudos) 😉
HAHAHAA it totally just needs to be on your bed stand…not actually ON your bed, silly!