Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Oatmeal it is

Our quick breakfast at our house...

Strawberry Blueberry PB Oats (one serving)

4 frozen strawberries
1/2 c old fashioned rolled oats
Slightly more than 1/2 c water
1 TB all-natural, unsweetened peanut butter
1/4 c frozen blueberries

Put strawberries, oats, and water in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for approximately 1 and 1/2 minutes (this is tricky, bc it depends on how much water, how cooked you like your oats, your microwave, etc. For us, we can do exactly 1:30). Remove from microwave, add peanut butter and roughly chop strawberries as you stir. Add blueberries. Enjoy!

I like using frozen berries for a couple reasons. First, convenience. Also, I like the flavor and texture of fresh berries, but I also like the flavor of the strawberries infused into the oats from cooking. This way I get the best of both, bc the strawberries don't get the mushy, cooked texture and flavor that I don't really like. Same with the blueberries. The heat of the cooked oatmeal thaws them, but they don't lose that pop of flavor that cooked blueberries don't have.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Thank you so much for posting this, Cindy! Can't wait to try it. :)