Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal 3 Ways (vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free)



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It’s strawberry season and the perfect time to enjoy a vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal. The farmer’s markets are ripe with beautiful little strawberries, and you may notice rhubarb too. I actually received a lot of requests from you all for a rhubarb recipe, because it can be a bit of an intimidating ingredient to cook with.

I totally get it–it’s not something commonly used in cooking, and many people (some of my closest friends included) have never tried rhubarb before. It’s also a unique ingredient because although it is a vegetable, it is often used in desserts or sweet recipes because of its tart and fruity flavour.

So in case you’re wondering, why would you add a vegetable to a baked oatmeal dish? Well actually, that’s totally something I’d do (big fan of the sneaky veggie add-ins here), but to answer the question, it pairs beautifully with fruit–berries in particular. Strawberries and rhubarb are definitely a go-to pairing you’ll see in a lot of cooking and with oatmeal, it makes for a perfect summer breakfast. Baking it into an oatmeal allows for the rhubarb to soften, which I find is the best way to enjoy it, and with the strawberries, is a perfect burst of flavour.

P.S. When you’re picking your rhubarb, go for a redder stalk for a sweeter flavour.

You can cook your strawberries and rhubarb for this dish in two ways. First, you can roast them in the oven beforehand, with a little bit of cinnamon and maple syrup sprinkled on top to soften, or you can toss them raw into the oatmeal bake and allow it to soften as the dish cooks. The key is just to make sure the rhubarb gets cooked through and softens during the bake, so if you want to save time, I’d recommend doing just that.

Aside from chopping up your strawberries and rhubarb, this recipe is incredibly easy and really only needs your attention for prep. After that, you put it in the oven and forget about it while it cooks. You can prepare this for a group, or enjoy it throughout the week for easy breakfasts. You can also play with the texture of the oatmeal, by adding more or less liquid. I like to bake mine until it’s quite firm, so that you can almost enjoy it like a casserole.

For reference, I used this Staub 1.25 qt baking dish for this recipe.

Anyway, if this is your first rodeo with rhubarb, don’t be afraid! This vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal is a fool proof recipe 🙂

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free, oil free)

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Make a delicious, summery strawberry rhubarb oatmeal 3 ways--baked, stovetop and overnight!


Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 flax egg 1 tbsp ground flax seed + 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1/2 cup rhubarb finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Strawberry Rhubarb Stovetop Oatmeal

  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup rhubarb chopped
  • 2-3 tsp maple syrup more to taste
  • 1 tbsp creamy cashew butter optional

Strawberry Rhubarb Overnight Oatmeal

  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup plant milk of choice
  • 3/4 cup strawberries
  • 3-4 tbsp rhubarb chia jam
  • maple syrup optional to taste


Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together milk, flax egg, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Next add rolled oats, strawberries and rhubarb and stir to combine.
  • Transfer mixture into an oven safe baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Serve with fresh berries to top and enjoy!

Strawberry Rhubarb Stovetop Oatmeal

  • Add strawberries, rhubarb and a splash of water to a pot and cook down for 2-3 minutes to soften.
  • Next add oats, water, maple syrup to taste and cashew butter and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer.
  • Stirring often, let cook until oats are soft and tender and liquid is absorbed. You can cook to achieve your desired consistency. Turn the heat off, stir in plant milk and stir again.
  • Serve with extra berries to top if desired.

Strawberry Rhubarb Overnight Oatmeal

  • In a jar, add oats, plant milk and maple syrup.
  • Shake or stir to combine then add strawberry chunks and shake again.
  • Top with rhubarb chia jam or stir in, cover and set in the fridge overnight, or for at least 3-4 hours.

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

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  1. This was really good!! I made the stove top version and paired it with your rhubarb jam. Thanks for the recipe!

    5 stars