Since my Banana Bread Oatmeal was such a hit, I set out to create a strawberry version. I have very fond memories of strawberry oatmeal. Let’s take a trip down memory lane…
In my elementary school years, my Mom would buy the fruit ‘n cream oatmeal packet variety box for my brother, Shaun and I. Every morning she would ask “what flavor do you want today?” Shaun and I would both say “strawberries ‘n cream!” EXCEPT they only put 2 of that flavor in a box of 12. My mom would laugh and say, “how about peaches or bananas?” For some mysterious reason, there were a total of 8 packets of these flavors in this box. I love peaches and bananas now, but when you’re 6 they are not your first choices.
Other moms must have had the same problem too because a few years ago I realized they now just sell strawberries ‘n cream in a box. Thanks, Quaker, 20 years too late. Too bad blogging wasn’t a hit then. My mom could have formed a support group and started a petition to get those strawberry packets all in one freaken box, together, where they belong.
A couple of years ago I tried the fruit ‘n cream variety box and I couldn’t believe how disgusting it tasted. I happily gobbled that mush up for years. I’m so sophisticated now. I’ve moved on to steel cut oats and my cream isn’t a processed powder, it’s yogurt from Greece (okay, Chobani, practically the same thing). I make this on the weekend and eat it all week long. And yes, it goes great with any of your favorite Chobani flavors.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 4 cups of water
- 2 – 6 oz 0% Chobani Strawberry
- 2 cups of sliced strawberries
- Combine oats and water in a slow cooker. Cook for about 2-4 hours on high depending on how fast your cooker works.
- After the oats are cooked, stir in yogurt and top with strawberries.
- Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.