Roasted Strawberry Cottage Cheese Bowl



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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.

An overhead bowl of a plate of roasted strawberry cottage cheese. A cup of coffee is next to the bowl.

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.
A closeup of a bowl of roasted strawberries on top of cottage cheese.

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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4.80 from 10 votes

Roasted Strawberry Cottage Cheese Bowl

This strawberry cottage cheese bowl pairs roasted strawberries with cottage cheese for a delicious, protein-packed breakfast or snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1


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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry cottage cheese
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  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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! 🙂

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

  4. 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! 🙂

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

    I personally love cottage cheese with pineapple. YUM!

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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!

  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 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!

  10. 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. 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. 😀

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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.

  15. 5 stars
    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!!!

  16. 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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  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 5 stars
    Have made this recipe twice now! Love it! It makes the house smell great and it keeps me full and fueled until lunch.

    1. Ah yay! I love hearing this, Amy! So glad you’ve been enjoying this recipe. Thanks for the review 🙂

    1. Hi, Sonali! I haven’t tried it, but it should work okay. There may be extra liquid from the frozen berries. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

  21. 5 stars
    We love the versatility of this recipe. So many ways to enjoy!! We like taking the recipe and dividing it up into a snack in the evening. One of our favorite renditions is using roasted peaches in lieu of the strawberries and adding a sprinkle of nutmeg along with cinnamon and topping w/pecans

    1. Oh YUM! Love adding peaches to this recipe, great idea! I am so happy that you are enjoying this recipe, Suzy. Thank you for your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!