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Strawberry Oatmeal

Strawberry Oatmeal

  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cook Time: 00:05
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop


Wholesome old-fashioned oats are cooked with freeze-dried strawberries and cream, and then topped with fresh strawberries for the ultimate Strawberry Oatmeal.


Units Scale
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (see note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup crushed freeze dried strawberries (from about a 1.2 ounce bag)
  • 2 cups old fashioned / rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream, or milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced



  1. Add water, maple syrup, and salt to a medium pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low and add in the freeze-dried strawberries and oats.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats have thickened and are tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Shut off the heat and stir in the almond extract and cream, if desired.
  5. Divide oatmeal into dishes, and top with fresh diced strawberry. Serve immediately.


This recipe is barely sweetened. If you want a sweeter oatmeal, feel free to add in additional maple syrup.

Freeze dried strawberries are used for the flavor punch, but also so this can be used as meal prep. To crush the freeze-dried strawberries either crush them with your hands while they are still in the bag, or roll them with a rolling pin. They shouldn't be a powder, just crumbled.

If you want to make this for meal prep, do not add the fresh strawberries until ready to serve.

You can use quick oats if you want, but the texture will be slightly different and you won't need to cook the oats for as long.

Keywords: Strawberry Oatmeal