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I wanted to hurry up and post this recipe before summer is completely flittered away.  I realize that most of you probably get to enjoy longer summers than I do (summer in upstate New York is a short and sweet affair), but I still thought I better hurry up and post this already, especially since I’ve been dreaming about strawberry shortcake oats since the start of strawberry season.  As much as I love strawberries and shortcake separately, I’m not a huge fan of strawberry shortcake, mainly because I don’t like soggy cake.  With oats as the shortcake replacement, the soggy cake problem is completely eliminated.  And once again, who doesn’t love breakfast for dessert or vice versa (such as caramel apple oats or almond joy oats)?  Even with all the other amazing oatmeal combinations, I think this might actually be my favorite bowl of oats.



Strawberry Shortcake Oats


(Yield:  1 serving)


¼ c steel cut oats

½ frozen banana, thawed

¾ c water

Dash salt

3 TB plain yogurt

~ ¾ c sliced strawberries

Sprinkle of sugar (½-1 tsp)


Sprinkle sugar on the berries and refrigerate for at least one hour; the berries will macerate and their natural juices will be drawn out.  In a small pan, combine the oats, frozen banana, water, and salt; heat on medium-low heat for ~12 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency.  Stir frequently and whisk occasionally to incorporate the banana.  Serve topped with the strawberries (and their juices…the juices are the best part!) and yogurt.


Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. Mmmmmmmm strawberries and oats…delicious!!! Where in upstate NY do you live? I live in the Hudson Valley.

  2. Ooohhh…a new & healthier twist on strawberry shortcake!

  3. I’m tagging this for when strawberries come back into season here as we’re just seeing the end of Winter (thankfully!). It looks gorgeous!

  4. I love the oats in this recipe! It looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  5. This is a genious way to have dessert for breakfast! I am often having my healthy oats for breakfast. I may just have to mix it up and some strawberries and cream!

  6. I have people over for dinner tomorrow, I think I’ll make this for dessert!

  7. This looks like something I would devour in 5 seconds. Love it!

  8. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    I would love these delicious oats with strawberries for breakfast! Sounds fantastic!

  9. vat a yummy healthy and delish breakfast!! faith i love this idea!! m gonna try this :)

  10. What a fantastic idea. I could easily down a bowl of this. Looks super delish!

  11. Wow thats one healthy and delicious looking bowl of goodness!

  12. how gorgeous! this reminds me of my beloved strawberry shortcake doll from childhood…

  13. Beautiful recipe! I can enjoy it now since we have wonderful winter strawberries in Australia!

  14. you TOTALLY inspired me with that gorgeous bowl of oats…holy moly…sure is one heck of a sweet bowl!

  15. We’re having the last days of strawberries here, so good to see this recipe now. Sounds so healthy and sweet.

  16. Heavenly Housewife says:

    This is so original and it looks absolutely amazing. I am in awe :)

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