Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe – Perfect for a fall morning or any other morning



I woke up this morning and decided to make something different. I always make pancakes, muffins, bacon, sausage…pretty much anything that will clog your arteries and make you feel full and tired. I like eating those things, but I can’t eat them everyday.

I like oatmeal, a lot. I rarely had “regular” oatmeal growing up. I always had that instant oatmeal that comes in the little square packages. It seemed so healthy, even after I added in a tablespoon of butter and sugar. But what kid is ever thinking about eating healthy?

I discovered the real oatmeal as an adult, and most recently started eating it again when organic oats came out. The hubby can have organic, old fashioned oats. I started experimenting with oatmeal about a year ago….ok, how old do I sound? I’m experimenting with OATMEAL!? Now that I’m a complete nerd, I will tell you about my favorite oatmeal recipe. My favorite recipe involves peanut butter, bananas and real maple syrup. It is one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever eaten for breakfast. Unfortunately, the hubby doesn’t like bananas, so I wasn’t able to make it this morning. But I did make a wonderful, blueberry oatmeal that was very easy to make. If you want to make enough for your entire family, you may want to double it because this only makes about 2 big bowls.

If you have some frozen blueberries and any kind of oats in your pantry, make this for your Sunday breakfast. You will love it!

Blueberry Oatmeal
Serves 2

Ingredients:

3 cups water
1 cup milk (1%, 2%, whole)
1 tbsp butter
1 cup old fashioned oats (steel cut works too)
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
Brown sugar and butter (add to individual bowls to taste)

Bring water and milk to a boil over medium heat.

Meanwhile, melt butter in skillet over medium/high heat, add oats and toast until they smell carmely and sweet (about 3 minutes). Add toasted oats to simmering water/milk mixture and simmer on low/medium heat for about 20 minutes or until the mixture is creamy and thick.

Reduce heat to medium/low and stir in vanilla and salt. Simmer for another 5 minutes stirring constantly until the oatmeal reaches the consistency that you like. Turn off heat and sprinkle blueberries on top. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add butter and brown sugar to individual bowls based on taste preference.

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