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Creamy Blueberry Oatmeal

Don’t you just love oatmeal? OK, maybe you don’t. I hear it’s not so popular amongst the adults… But you’ve got to admit it’s one the best kid breakfasts out there! It’s frugal, filling, and healthy – if prepared properly. For those who love this quintessential breakfast, and for those who are less than excited at the thought of a nice warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning, I present this dish: Blueberry Oatmeal.

It’s creamy, sweet, fruity…it tastes like dessert for breakfast, people. What could be wrong with that?

For parents, and anyone else who hates to wait while oatmeal cools, there’s an extra bonus! Those teeny wild blueberries are frozen – which means that by the time you stir in all that goodness, it’s just the right temperature. Not too hot, not too cold. Just right for your little one. Or for you. Plus, the kids love how the oatmeal turns a nice purple once everything is stirred together – FUN!!

There’s no exact recipe here, which I think we can all agree is a good thing when we’re talking about a weekday breakfast. Trying to muddle through the simplest of recipes in the early morning rush would just make you hate me, and I don’t want that – so I’m just gonna walk you through it.

Make your oatmeal as usual (or if you’re up for it, follow my recipe below), once it’s served: top with frozen wild blueberries (or fresh/thawed berries if you want the porridge hotter), cream, honey, and cinnamon – all to taste.  Mix together and dig in to sweet, fruity goodness!

Here’s how I make my oatmeal:

 

In a glass bowl, combine 1 cup rolled oats in 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice, whey, or kefir. Cover with a towel and let it sit overnight (12-24 hours) at room temperature.

Put the soaked oats, along with the liquid in small saucepan along with 1 more cup of water and a dash of salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Stir occasionally as it simmers. Once it reaches a nice, thick consistency that you like, take it off the heat and serve!

Enjoy!

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I’m a writer, new mom and foodie. I love sharing what I know while making others feel beautiful. On this blog, I share my healthy lifestyle, simple meals, fitness tips and experiences.

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