This strawberry porridge is healthy and delicious with a smooth texture. Based on rolled oats and strawberries, this oatmeal recipe is plant based, dairy free and perfect to meal prep in advance for those busy mornings. With the option to sweeten with pure maple syrup, this porridge recipe is without added sugar.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start the day right with a bowl filled with goodness.
I love making breakfast recipes and this one was inspired by another of my creamy oat recipes, Strawberry Overnight Oats. Made on the stovetop, this is a delicious bowl for cold mornings! Though if you're looking for an oat recipe for those warmer mornings then you should try my homemade granola.
This easy peasy bowl of oats is perfect for strawberry season and can be made using the following ingredients.
- Rolled Oats (porridge oats, oat flakes)
- Rose Water (optional)
- Coconut beverage
- Pistachios (optional)
See recipe card for quantities.
- Chopping board
- Sharp knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large saucepan
How to make strawberry porridge
To make this healthy porridge recipe, follow the steps below.
STEP 1: Boil. Add the rolled oats, water, coconut milk, rose water, strawberries and pistachios to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low to medium heat to simmer, stirring frequently.
STEP 2: Serve. Once porridge is creamy, the rolled oats are tender and have absorbed most of the water, remove from the heat. Serve warm topped with remaining strawberries and pistachios as well as maple syrup if desired.
Sometimes ingredients are hard to find or not in season. Or perhaps you just plain don't like some of them. See a list of substitutions you can make to this recipe:
- Coconut beverage - instead use any other non-dairy milk such as almond milk, oat milk or any other milk of choice.
- Rolled oats - rolled oats can be substituted for a different type of oats if desired such as steel cut oats, oat groats, or instant oats, otherwise known as quick oats. If using steel cut oats or oat groats, you will need to cook these for much longer and you will also need to add the strawberries once the oats are almost cooked, rather than straight away.
- Strawberries - if strawberries aren't in season or you're just not a strawberry fan, you can leave them out all together or swap for blueberries or any other fresh berries.
- Rose water - rose water isn't a very easy to get ingredient (albeit delicious). Therefore rose water is an optional ingredient. You can also use vanilla extract for additional flavour.
- Pistachios - swap for any other nut or seed if desired.
Here are some ideas for getting creative with your strawberry oats porridge and for making the perfect healthy breakfast. Add:
- Hemp seeds and chia seeds for a higher omega 3 version!
- Organic Bananas for porridge with banana and strawberries.
- Protein powder for a high protein porridge.
- Nutella (you might like to check out my Healthy Nutella Porridge)
- Peanut butter for healthy fats
- Greek yogurt or a dairy free yogurt
- Any other fresh fruits
This strawberry oatmeal can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat on the day of eating by adding desired serving to a saucepan on a low heat, along with a dash of milk. To prevent fruit from going brown, top with any fresh fruit as desired just before serving.
Yes! Rolled oats are high in fibre and are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates. Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
In this porridge and strawberries recipe there is 324 calories per serve. See the full list of nutrition information on the recipe card.
No. Technically oats are a gluten free grain, however most oats are contaminated with gluten through processing. Non-contaminated oats can be suitable for those on a gluten free diet. Anyone with Coeliacs Disease should discuss this first with their physician as oats contain a protein similar to gluten and can cause an inflammatory response.
- 1 Large saucepan
- Chopping Board
- Sharp knife
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup coconut beverage
- 1 teaspoon rose water
- 250 grams strawberries rinsed, ends removed and halved
- 1 tablespoon pistachio kernels roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup optional
- Add rolled oats, water, coconut beverage, rose water, half of the pistachios as well as two thirds of the strawberries to a large saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil.1 cup rolled oats, 2 cups water, 1 cup coconut beverage, 1 teaspoon rose water, 250 grams strawberries, 1 tablespoon pistachio kernels
- Reduce to a medium heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until rolled oats have absorbed most of the liquid and are tender.
- Serve topped leftover chopped strawberries and pistachios. Top with pure maple syrup if desired.250 grams strawberries, 1 tablespoon pistachio kernels, 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
StorageStore leftover porridge in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. To re-heat, add desired amount into a small saucepan along with a dash of milk or water. Bring to a low heat and stir frequently until warmed.
- Protein powder - to make high protein porridge
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds
- Desiccated coconut or coconut flakes
- Any other nut and/or seed
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