It’s microwaveable, it’s breakfast, and of course, it’s strawberry goodness. In this edition of Pros & Cons, I wanted to make a healthy, tasty and easy recipe for National Nutrition Month, so I decided to make Strawberry Microwave Breakfast Bowl. While it’s a breakfast item, you can have it whenever you need a boost. (I had it for an afternoon snack.) It’s really filling. “Hearty” was the first thing I thought when I tried it. I felt like I was eating something healthy. And it certainly wasn’t a bowl of mush. The strawberries and various grains gave it enough sweetness and complexity to keep it from tasting mealy. And when I cooked it in the microwave it smelled like strawberry cake. I couldn’t wait to try it!
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 2 Tbsp oat flour
- 2 Tbsp buckwheat groats*
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced
*substituted 2 Tbsp creamy buckwheat
- Mix together oat bran, oat flour, creamy buckwheat, flaxseed, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into large coffee mug.
- Stir in vanilla, applesauce and almond milk until combined with dry ingredients. Gently stir in diced strawberries.
- Place mug in microwave, cover with paper towel and heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
- Let cool for two or three minutes.
- I love fresh strawberries. They made the dish rich and sweet.
- It’s super filling. Good for breakfast or snack.
- Easy to make. It’s made in a microwave.
- Pricey. Spent about $35 on food but had enough leftover ingredients to make it several times.
- Ingredients difficult to find. Supermarket didn’t have buckwheat groats.
Overall, this recipe was really good. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. A couple changes from the original recipe: I didn’t use a separate dish to cook this in, and I used creamy buckwheat instead of buckwheat groats. If you try it, let me know how it turns out for you by leaving a comment below. For more easy, tasty and fun recipes, follow The Right Solutions on Pinterest. If you have a recipe that you would like me to make, comment below or send an email to email@example.com. It might be featured in an upcoming edition of Pros & Cons.