Roasted Strawberry Cottage Cheese Bowl

This strawberry cottage cheese bowl pairs maple roasted strawberries, oats and coconut with cottage cheese for a delicious, protein-packed breakfast.

I’ve been making cottage cheese bowls with fruit for many moons, but it wasn’t until recently that I switched things up by roasting the fruit beforehand. This trick is a total game-changer and adds so much flavor to the cottage cheese.

Roasting Strawberries

Roasting the strawberries not only enhances their flavor and sweetness, but it helps the berries release a little juice which makes for the perfect sauce to mix into a bowl of cottage cheese.

Alone the roasted berries and cottage cheese have kind of a mushy texture so for this recipe the strawberries are roasted with oats and coconut flakes. The oats and coconut add a nice crunch to the mixture, as well as, some whole grains and healthy fats. The combo is filling, delicious and perfect for days you need a hearty, protein-packed breakfast.

Ingredients in Roasted Strawberry Cottage Cheese

  • cottage cheese – the star of the recipe!
  • strawberries – I love the sweet flavor the strawberries bring to the cottage cheese.
  • old fashioned oats – otherwise known as rolled oats. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but often contaminated with gluten, so if you have a gluten intolerance make sure you get oats that are labeled gluten-free. My fave brand is Bob’s Red Mill.
  • unsweetened coconut flakes – for some added crunch.
  • maple syrup – the perfect all natural sweetener. Make sure you’re buying pure maple syrup.
  • cinnamon – for a little spice to blend with the sweetness.

Serving & Storing Roasted Strawberry Cottage Cheese

The berries do take 30 minutes to roast, which is fine for a relaxed weekend breakfast, however if you’re making this for the weekday it might be best to make your roasted mixture ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to make the bowl. The roasted berry mixture should last about 4-5 days in the fridge.

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If you make this strawberry cottage cheese bowl please be sure to leave a comment and star rating letting me know how it turned out! Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

Roasted Strawberry Cottage Cheese Bowl

Brittany Mullins
This strawberry cottage cheese bowl pairs roasted strawberries with cottage cheese for a delicious, protein-packed breakfast or snack.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 435 kcal


  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 8 strawberries quartered
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup + extra for topping
  • pinch of cinnamon


  • Set oven: Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  • Prep ingredients for roasting: Toss strawberries, oats, coconut, maple and cinnamon in a small bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread berry mixture over it.
  • Roast: Bake berry mixture for a total of 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Let berries cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve: Place cottage cheese in a bowl. Add roasted berry mixture on top and enjoy! If the cottage cheese doesn't taste sweet enough you can add an extra drizzle of maple.



Serving: 1gCalories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 29gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 826mgFiber: 6gSugar: 20g
Keyword strawberry cottage cheese
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Recipe Rating

    1. Alexa Jordan
      May 6, 2021 AT 1:48 pm

      This looks really good. Roasting is an interesting take on it.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 7, 2021 AT 10:49 am

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Alexa! Thanks for the review 🙂

    2. Meredith
      May 12, 2020 AT 10:31 pm

      5 stars
      I made the berry mixture in a toaster oven, which worked well. Mine didn’t turn out like the picture, and was pretty wet and gloopy. That said, it was delicious. I let it cool for a few min and then added to the cottage cheese still warm. It tasted like a creamy berry cobbler. Was definitely sweet enough and didn’t need any extra toppings.

    3. Edwina
      July 25, 2017 AT 12:09 am

      I like the idea of cottage cheese bowls. This one looks good with the strawberries. I’m a bit like you with cottage cheese. Sometimes I’m in love with it and other times I forget I even have it in the refrigerator because it sits there so long. This is a good breakfast idea. I’m going to try it.

    4. Wendy
      April 17, 2013 AT 12:54 am

      Hi Brittany,

      I just wanted to tell you that I’ve just discovered your webpage tonight and have really enjoyed your articles. You have alot of interesting advice, workout routines, recipes and just general life things. I like the way you write and also enjoy your sharing of your wedding plans, photos and all.

      thanks for this, I look forward to ‘visiting’ again.
      take care,

    5. Ani Danelz
      April 16, 2013 AT 10:47 pm

      I absolutely love cottage cheese! It is my go-to snack in the afternoons. Just add a small handful or raw almonds, a chopped apple, and a few dashes of cinnamon and voila. Yummy, healthy, and filling!

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