Heart Shaped Strawberry Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe with Chocolate Topping
Start Valentine’s Day with a healthy and fun breakfast! This heart shaped strawberry steel cut oatmeal recipe with chocolate topping is everything you need to get your day off to a LOVEly start.
Let’s get something straight here. Oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring. It also doesn’t have to be confined to a bowl.
Let’s get something else straight. Valentine’s Day treats do not have to be sugar-laden concoctions that use up all your calories for the day. (Although if we’re being honest, if I had something like that in front of me right now, I would probably chow down.)
I took one of my favorite recipes for pan-seared oatmeal and turned it into a super fun, super healthy, and super tasty breakfast.
I’m absolutely thrilled to be a Bob’s Red Mill Brand Ambassador this year. I use their products ALL the time (and buy them with my own money all the time). I always partner with brands that I use in my own kitchen – it’s important to me that I only recommend products that I am confident will deliver consistently high-quality results and recipes. Bob’s Red Mill is one of them…their popcorn is my favorite so that’s saying something in and of itself, right?! I may or may not have Amazon Prime subscribe & save set up on that popcorn because I go through so much of it.
About this steel cut oatmeal recipe
I used their steel cut oats to make this super fun (and surprisingly easy) oatmeal. This pan-seared style of steel cut oatmeal is perfect for busy mornings.
Steel cut oats take slightly longer to cook than traditional rolled oats so the great thing about this recipe is that you can cook them a day in advance. You pour the cooked oatmeal into a 9×13 pan and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, all you need to do is cut it into squares (or use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast!), and sear it in a pan until golden brown and crisp. The oats will have a great crispy texture on the outside but maintain a smooth, soft texture on the inside.
I made a chocolate topping for these cuties that tastes indulgent but isn’t at all. It’s a combination of low-fat cream cheese, plain Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, and a bit of strawberry jam to sweeten the mixture, and also to correspond with the strawberries in the oatmeal.
Strawberries, chocolate, and hearts – seems like a pretty perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast to me.
So what do you think? Wanna make these for your Valentine? I think I’ll be making them for my kiddos on Valentine’s Day for sure!
Used in this recipe:
- Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
- deep saucepan
- 9×13-inch Baking Dish
- parchment paper
- heart-shaped cookie cutter
- heart-shaped sprinkles
- cocoa powder
Need more breakfast ideas?
to pan-sear and top:
Serving Size: 1-2 hearts
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 71mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Protein: 4g
Verdict: Love these. I love oatmeal like this and the heart shapes are icing on the cake.
Husband’s take: He’s been eating them cold. I think it’s gross, but he likes it. I prefer them hot.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Surprisingly easy and totally doable.
Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Bob’s Red Mill as a brand ambassador to bring you this post. They compensated me for my time but all opinions are, as always, my own. If you opened my cupboards and fridge, you’d find a wealth of Bob’s Red Mill products that I purchased myself. Thanks for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands I use and love!