Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake Oatmeal
Cheesecake for Breakfast.
Okay, so this really isn't cheesecake. I tricked you. Mean, I know. But come on , I can't have a real piece of cheesecake for breakfast on a random Tuesday morning. Can I? Well maybe if it was my birthday, or Mother's Day (which is only a few days away...) or Sunday Funday....
Anyways, I've opted for the next best thing. Oatmeal. Aka, my breakfast staple.
I wanted to have fun with breakfast today. So I broke out the container of cottage cheese and gave my regular bowl of oats a much needed protein boost. Mixed with a little brown sugar, some graham cracker crumbs and sliced strawberries. There you have it, cheesecake inspired oatmeal.
Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake OatmealIngredients:
1/2 cup Quaker quick oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup 1% cottage cheese
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp vanilla
2 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
In saucepan, heat almond milk till it reaches a boil. Add cinnamon and oats. Reduce heat and cook stirring constantly for 5-7 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in cottage cheese, brown sugar and strawberries (reserve a few for the top.) Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Pour into bowl, top with graham cracker crumbs and remaining sliced berries.