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!
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Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
This strawberries and cream oatmeal recipe is a healthy breakfast idea that’s both gluten free and vegan. Oh, and kid-friendly, too!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- 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.
- Nutrition information does not include toppings.
- Serving Size: 1/4
- Calories: 291
- Sugar: 15
- Fat: 7
- Carbohydrates: 51
- Fiber: 10
- Protein: 8