It’s no surprise that my first blog post is about food. I’m useless at a ton of things, but luckily, oatmeal isn’t one of them. I first started making this for breakfast when I studied abroad in London two years ago and I have been obsessed ever since. I take pride in having found the most perfect way to create this bowl of mushy goodness. It’s way easier than it looks, will impress anyone you make it for, and is perfect for those winter mornings that make getting out of bed
What you’ll need:
Oats (My absolute favorite are Nature’s Path Quick Cook Steel Cut)
Berries of your choice (blueberries are my go-to)
I start off by putting the desired amount of oatmeal in my pot and pouring in just enough milk to cover the top of the oats. For this recipe, you can use whatever kind of milk you’d like (I use whole). I know many people who like to make their oats with water, but I find that milk adds an amazing creamy texture that makes this breakfast that much more enjoyable. Mash a banana on a separate plate and add it to the oats +milk. The banana adds SO much to this in my opinion- but if you don’t like them, feel free to skip this part. I then put in enough cinnamon to coat the top of the oats, and mix everything together.
Set your stove to medium-high and cover your oats. Since these cook quicker than regular oats, make sure you mix them frequently (especially when they start to thicken up) so that you aren’t left with a pot that has burnt oatmeal glued to the bottom. You’ll know when they’re ready because the oats will absorb most of the liquid and will become super thick, creamy, and won’t drip off of the spoon when you lift it.
In a separate shallow pot, put in your fruit of choice. When they’re in season, I like to mix blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries- this combo not only tastes heavenly but looks phenomenal. Drizzle about a tablespoon of honey over the berries and cover them on medium heat. If you don’t want to use honey, agave nectar or maple syrup work just fine as well. When they start to bubble and release their gorgeous juices, continue to stir them on low heat. You’ll know when they’re ready when a thick, caramel-like texture surrounds the berries.
Scoop your oatmeal into a bowl of choice and pour your berry reduction on top. You can add some powdered sugar or mint on top as an accent, but I find this beauty shines best on its own.
If you try this recipe or have any questions, please leave me a comment! I’d love to hear from you. Bone Apple Tea, Babes!