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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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 was inspired by a breakfast recipe I tried from SELFstarter that pairs roasted strawberries and oats with Greek yogurt.

Until trying SELF’s 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 or that time I made leftover berry crumble overnight oats. I don’t think those count, but I highly recommend trying either when you have leftover crumble around the house.

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.

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 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

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


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

Recipe inspired and adapted from SELF’s Roasted Oat and Strawberry Yogurt Parfait.

Nutrition

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

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.

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  1. 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.

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  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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! 🙂

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