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. Roasting the berries enhances their sweetness and creates a delicious, fruity sauce to mix into the cottage cheese.

In the Mood for Cottage Cheese?

It’s funny because I go through phases with cottage cheese. Some weeks I buy it and it disappears in a couple days, but other times it just sits in the fridge. It’s one of those foods I have to be in the mood for.

Here recently though I’ve been l-o-v-i-n-g it, especially paired with local, seasonal berries and a little maple syrup.

Cottage Cheese with Roasted Berries

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.

Until this recipe, I’d never roasted berries for a breakfast recipe before. Well, besides the few times I’ve paired leftover blueberry crumble or crumble bars with Greek yogurt for breakfast. I don’t think those count, but I highly recommend trying either when you have leftover crumble around the house.

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.

Quick little note: 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 for 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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Roasted Strawberry Cottage Cheese Bowl

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This strawberry cottage cheese bowl pairs roasted strawberries with cottage cheese for a delicious, protein-packed breakfast or snack.


  • 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


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°. Toss strawberries, oats, coconut, maple and cinnamon in a small bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread berry mixture over it. Bake berry mixture for a total of 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Let berries cool for 5 minutes.
  2. 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.


  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 435
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Sodium: 826mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg

Keywords: strawberry cottage cheese

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

      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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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,

    4. 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!

    5. Leslie J.
      April 15, 2013 AT 7:10 am

      Looks really tasty & simple to cook! I’m going to try it right now! This is exactly what I’m looking for my spring diet plan!!!

    6. Beth @ Mangoes and Miles
      April 13, 2013 AT 6:37 pm

      Can you actually taste the cottage cheese? I’m trying to incorporate a little bit more of in my diet (non-meat sources of protein yay!) but unless it’s masked it’s hard for me to eat any more than like…a bite.

    7. Aryn
      April 13, 2013 AT 9:37 am

      This is delicious!! Made it this morning with raspberries and strawberries, it is definitely a new favourite 🙂

    8. Sara @ sarasmiles
      April 13, 2013 AT 7:41 am

      I do looove cottage cheese, especially in the morning on a warm day. Unfortunately, I’ve had to give it up along with greek yogurt (ugh) because I’ve realized eating that kind of dairy is bad for my skin. Looks so tasty though!

    9. Sarah (The Simple Dietitian)
      April 12, 2013 AT 1:30 pm

      I go through on/off spurts with cottage cheese too…this seems like a good way to bring it back into my life though. Can’t wait to try it. 😀

    10. Marianne
      April 12, 2013 AT 2:46 am

      I’m the same as you when it comes to cottage cheese – I go through phases where I love it, then other times it goes bad before I even have the desire to eat it. Have you tried mixing your cottage cheese with yogurt? I like that too as a way to mix things up.

    11. Crystal
      April 11, 2013 AT 9:37 pm

      I am either really on or really off with cottage cheese. I like to mix in cocoa powder, peanut butter, and stevia. Will definitely try your mix!

    12. Natalie
      April 11, 2013 AT 8:49 pm

      This was sooooooo good! I made mine with blackberries the first time and after eating it realized I forgot the cinnamon….I was a bit disappointed that I forgot the cinnamon so I made a second helping! :). This time, I remembered the cinnamon and added one more package of no calorie sweetener (2 packages total) and it tasted like dessert! Kinda like tapioca pudding!! I really glad I tried this recipe and am looking forward to having more tomorrow! Thank you! 🙂

    13. Melissa
      April 11, 2013 AT 1:42 pm

      I’ve blended cottage cheese to make protein pancakes, but I haven’t been brave enough to try it plain yet. This looks like a good way to start!

    14. Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes
      April 11, 2013 AT 1:25 pm

      Mmm… this looks so good! I have gotten in the habit of always reaching for yogurt when shopping, I forget about cottage cheese! As a vegetarian, I am always looking for good sources of tasty protein in my life. 🙂

    15. Katie @ Live Half Full
      April 11, 2013 AT 11:33 am

      What a good idea. I’m going to have to try this!

      I personally love cottage cheese with pineapple. YUM!

    16. Lauren
      April 11, 2013 AT 10:46 am

      I make this (sort of) all the time but without the milk. I imagine the milk makes it creamier and I love the idea! Cottage cheese rocks my world! 🙂

    17. Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food
      April 11, 2013 AT 10:15 am

      Sounds yummy! I only like cottage cheese mixed with things. Strawberries are awesome, or in with savory foods.

    18. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
      April 11, 2013 AT 10:01 am

      Haha Kate and I were just talking about cottage cheese! She loves it and I hate it! I try it again every few months and I just can’t get into it! However, I LOVE greek yogurt, so I’m thinking I’ll try this with greek yogurt instead of C-cheese! 🙂

    19. Rebecca King
      April 11, 2013 AT 9:37 am

      I’m not sure I’m all in with this one.

    20. Becky @ Olives n Wine
      April 11, 2013 AT 9:26 am

      Wow, this looks incredible and perfect for spring! I have eaten peaches with cottage cheese before but never strawberries – I love the combination of ingredients for a sweet and healthy snack 🙂

    21. DessertForTwo
      April 11, 2013 AT 8:35 am

      Yum! My husband would love this. Thanks for a great lunch snack idea 🙂

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