Easy Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal
Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe for busy mornings, topped with toasted almonds and chia seeds to make it extra tasty and wholesome!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberry purée see Tips & Tricks below
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds plus additional for garnish
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon pure almond extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoon strawberry preserves
- 1 to 2 tablespoons half-and-half
- Toasted sliced almonds & sliced strawberries for garnish
In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring milk to a boil, watching carefully so that it doesn't boil over. Stir in oats, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cover for a few minutes. Stir in strawberry puree, honey, chia seeds, vanilla, almond extract, and salt. Before serving, swirl in strawberry preserves and half-and-half, then top with toasted almonds, sliced strawberries, and additional chia seeds.
To make the strawberry purée, wash and hull about 8 ounces of fresh strawberries. Place them in a blender or mini food processor and blend/process until smooth. Alternatively, if your berries are very soft and ripe, you may mash them with a fork.
If your strawberries are particularly sweet, you may reduce or omit the honey.
To toast the almonds, spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until fragrant and lightly toasted, watching carefully so that they don't burn.
Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 35.9mg | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 2.7mg