Monday, February 13, 2012

Heart-Healthy Strawberry Oatcakes For Your Valentine

It is fun to come up with something special for Valentine's Day... and this year, because it is on a Tuesday, special breakfasts are likely to fall by the wayside in favor of dinners and desserts.

Save this for the weekend if you don't have time to make it on a weekday morning..... but do give it a try.  Somehow strawberries just ooze romance, and the rich, luscious Greek yogurt tops it all off with an air of decadence!

Strawberry Oatcakes
Makes 2 servings
  • 1/4 cup quick (not instant) oats
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 2 packets Splenda or dash of Stevia
  • 2/3 cup of Almond Breeze, vanilla unsweetened
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries, divided 
  1. Wash, hull and chop fresh strawberries and set aside.( I used 6 medium strawberries.)
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, salt and sweetener.
  3. Add the Almond Breeze and stir to combine.
  4. Fold about 1/3 of the strawberries into the mixture.
  5. Preheat skillet and coat with non-stick spray.
  6. Use 1/4 of the batter for each oatcake.  Pour enough batter for 1 cake into the skillet.  Allow to cook about 2 minutes then flip and cook second side for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove and keep warm while you make 3 more oatcakes. Respray pan as necessary.
  8. Divide the cakes between 2 serving plates and top with syrup, yogurt and garnish with whole strawberries.
 Per serving, including yogurt, but not syrup.
Weight Watchers P+ = 6.
Calories 258; Protein 14g;  Carhohydrate 43g; Fat 3g; Fibre 6g.

Don't chop the strawberries so small that they will get lost in the batter.

Add the Almond Breeze to the combined dry ingredients...

and stir till mixed.

Then fold in a handful of chopped berries.

Cook each cake for a couple of minutes.

Then flip over and cook the second side.

Arrange them on plates...

top with Greek yogurt and more chopped berries...

whole berries and a bit of syrup, too.


And enjoy with your Valentine!


  1. huh.
    I make these all the time.
    they never look so purdy :-)

  2. Awesome! Making these as a special mid-week V-Day breakfast for my husband! :D He LOVES strawberries and I bought some tonight to surprise him! Thanks. :)


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