Strawberry rhubarb oatmeal gives you a mixture of sweet and tart flavors! If you’re looking for a new variety of oatmeal, this recipe is definitely worth making. It is creamy, low in fat and Trim Healthy Mama-friendly!
What Do I Need To Make Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal?
This recipe is so simple to put together.
The hardest part is waiting for the old fashioned oats to cook!
Here’s what you’ll need to make strawberry rhubarb oatmeal:
- 2 qt. saucepan (my favorite is GreenPan)
- wooden spoon
- old fashioned oats
- cashew milk or almond milk
- mineral salt
- sweetener (like brown sugar)
- strawberry extract
- strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- rhubarb (fresh or frozen)
What Does Rhubarb Taste Like?
You may or may not have ever eaten rhubarb in your life.
I grew up in the country where we grew rhubarb in our small garden every summer.
Many people will tell you that rhubarb resembles celery in looks.
Definitely not in taste though!!
Rhubarb is quite tart and will even cause one to pucker when eating it raw.
Eating it raw is my personal favorite!
Rhubarb has a crunchy and juicy texture that can be described as sour.
Some have described it to eating a green apple.
How To Get Sweet Rhubarb
Rhubarb will sweeten as it cooks.
You really don’t need to add sweetener if you choose not to.
Adding cooked rhubarb to sweet berries will help the tartness not stand out too much.
If you desire to cook rhubarb with a sweetener, I recommend using a sweetener that measures like sugar cup for cup.
Lakanto Monkfruit classic sweetener would be a great choice.
To cook rhubarb for a dessert or just to have sweet rhubarb, here’s an example of what you’ll need to do.
Combine 1/4 cup of sweetener (that measures like sugar) and 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
Add about 3 cups of chopped rhubarb and bring to a boil again.
Now turn it down to a simmer.
You’ll want to cook for about 10 minutes at a simmer until the rhubarb is tender crisp.
Take off of heat and cool.
Horray, you now have rhubarb sauce to pour over ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, etc.
Is Oatmeal A Low Carb Food?
No, oatmeal is not low carb.
If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan, you will know that oatmeal fits into the “healthy carbs” category.
Why Do We Need Healthy Carbs?
Getting the proper healthy carbs in your diet, centered around protein, will give you energy and sustain you until your next meal.
Though people have been scared of eating carbs for so long, there’s really nothing to be afraid of when it comes to healthy carbs.
Eating healthy carbs, such as quinoa, oatmeal, apples, sweet potatoes, sprouted whole grain bread and more, will keep your metabolism guessing.
If you were to only eat low carb food and never give your body nutrient-dense carbs, you could potentially “take the fire out of your metabolic fuel-burning ability”. (to quote Serene and Pearl -THM authors)
To learn more about safe and healthy carbs that are wonderful for your body, read the Trim Healthy Mama Plan book. It is full of great information!
How To Store Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal
If you plan on making more than 1 serving of this oatmeal, you can simply store any leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator.
Can I Use Fresh Or Frozen Strawberries and Rhubarb
To be honest it does not matter at all if your fruit is fresh or frozen.
Fresh berries and rhubarb would be awesome, but frozen is delicious as well.
I normally have more frozen fruit on hand than fresh, simply because it keeps for so much longer.
I will mention that you probably won’t be able to find frozen rhubarb in your grocery store.
The best way to get frozen rhubarb is to find a local farmer and buy the rhubarb fresh, then proceed to chop it up and freeze it for later use.
Oatmeal Recipes You Will Want To Try
Here are a few reader favorites that you may enjoy as well.
Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Oatmeal – When you eat blueberry lemon poppyseed oatmeal, you are giving your body nutritional benefits!
Not only will you be receiving antioxidants and vitamin C, your body will appreciate the healthy carbohydrates from oatmeal.
All in all, this is a filling, low fat meal that your family will devour with pleasure!
Mocha Oatmeal – A unique twist on a familiar breakfast of oatmeal and coffee!
Healthy Mango Crisp – When your body is craving some good carbs, this single serve healthy mango crisp will satisfy!
It is sweet and delicious, giving you energy for your day, plus it only takes a few minutes to make from start to finish!
Instant Pot Blueberry Breakfast – The warm gooey spoonful of oatmeal mixed with blueberries and other yummy ingredients just makes this recipe so delicious and filling, but it’s even better when you can make it in your Instant Pot.
Peanut Butter No Bake Treats – A childhood favorite cookie recipe can be indulged in once again!
Peanut butter no bakes…only these treats will leave you feeling no guilt and no stomach ache!
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Strawberry rhubarb oatmeal gives you a mixture of sweet and tart flavors! If you're looking for a new variety of oatmeal, this recipe is definitely worth making. It is creamy, low in fat and a Trim Healthy Mama-friendly!
- 1/2 cup dry old fashioned oats
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup cashew milk or almond milk
- pinch of mineral salt
- 1-1/2 Tablespoons Monkfruit Golden (or your favorite sweetener that measures like sugar)
- 1/4 teaspoon strawberry extract
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup chopped rhubarb, fresh or frozen
1. In medium saucepan on low to medium heat, pour in dry oats, water, cashew milk, salt.
2. Cook until tender. 15-20 minutes.
3. When oatmeal is cooked, take pan off of heat and stir in strawberry extract and sweetener.
4. Stir in strawberries and rhubarb leaving a few pieces for a topping.
5. Add more cashew milk if desired.