This is a quick and easy oatmeal to make with only real-food ingredients. A delicious way to eat those early, less-sweet berries (and wonderful with any strawberries, of course - even frozen!). Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and quick & easy, ready in about 15 minutes.
2cupsoat milkor other unsweetened plant-based milk
1ounceunsweetened baking chocolate
salta dash/to taste
1poundstrawberriesabout 2 ½ cups, fresh or frozen
1tablespoonmaple syrupor fruit-sweetened strawberry jam
chocolate chipsusually contains refined sugar
Coconut Cacao Blisscontains coconut oil and coconut sugar
nut butterI like pecan or almond butter
Chop the dates into small bits and place them, the oats, water, plant milk, cacao wafers/baking chocolate, and salt in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop the strawberries and place them in a small pot, along with the strawberry preserves/maple syrup and lemon juice. Bring the berry mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for a few minutes until the berries have softened.
1 pound strawberries, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Divide the oatmeal into serving bowls and top each serving with about ¼ cup of the strawberry sauce. Add desired toppings and serve. Extra servings can be stored in the fridge for a few days.
Beautiful Ingredient offers nutritional information for recipes on this site as a courtesy. The calculations are automatically provided by an outside service, which at times may not have a reference for every exact ingredient precisely as intended. Therefore, while accuracy is attempted, calculations should be considered rough estimates. The optional toppings are not included in the estimate.Note: The chocolate chips and Coconut Cacao Bliss are typically not refined sugar-free or oil-free.If using frozen strawberries, thaw them a bit ahead of time so that you can chop them. If you are gluten-free, look for oats specifically labeled “gluten-free.”