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There’s nothing quite like strawberries and cream.

And we’ve found a way to make the summertime dessert staple healthy, delicious, and versatile enough for your everyday breakfast. Top with cream for extra indulgence and season with anise to add depth and warmth to the recipe.

How to Make It

Difficulty: Easy

Overall Time: 25 min

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Serves: 4



  • 1 pkg (12 oz / 340 g) strawberries, stems removed and quartered, about 2 ¼ cups
  • 2 tbsp good-quality honey
  • ½ tsp lemon zest, plus extra for serving


  • 3 cups water
  • 1½ cups steel cut oats
  • 1½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup 35% cream, plus extra for serving
  • 2 star anise
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1½ tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  1. For the strawberries, gently stir berries with honey and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. For the oats, combine water with oats, milk, cream, star anise and salt in a large pot. Boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until oats are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar.
  3. To serve, divided oats among bowls, then drizzle with additional cream. Top with strawberries, almonds and additional lemon zest. Serve immediately.
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