Quick & Easy Blueberry Oatmeal

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Hey guys!  I’m back today with another quick and easy breakfast recipe.  I made this one before Sunday School last week, so you know it has to be fast.  I think it was 9 minutes from start to finish.  You can’t even get through a drive thru in 9 minutes people!  You can sub whatever fruit you have on hand for the blueberries.  I buy frozen fruit when it is on sale and stock up.  That way we can have yummy berries all winter, at a lower cost.

 

 

What do I love about oatmeal? 

  • Oatmeal has been proven to lower cholesterol.
  • It’s full of fiber.
  • It can help control blood sugar.
  • It’s super versatile.
  • It’s quick & easy for a busy homeschool mom!

(For these & other oatmeal facts see this article from WebMD)

What about instant oats?

No, please don’t.  Have you ever read the back of a pack of instant oatmeal?  Most of them are full of ingredients that I can’t even pronounce, and don’t even get me started on the sugar content.  If you love the convenience of instant oatmeal, there are all kinds of recipes on Pinterest to make your own.  Check some of those out, just please don’t load them up with sugar!

What type of oats?

I use old-fashioned, rolled oats, for this recipe.  These take 5 minutes to cook once the water boils, as opposed to 1 minute on the quick cooking version.  For 4 extra minutes go for the rolled oats! You can also use steel-cut oats, but these take longer to cook.  I use steel-cut when I want to mix things up a bit.  I LOVE steel-cut oats in my Instant Pot as well.

If you are following Trim Healthy Mama this will be an E meal.  You can add a good dose of butter for those growing kiddos, so they can get in their fats.  Sometimes I also add some egg whites, while my oatmeal is cooking, to up the protein.  Another option for extra protein is to add some collagen to your coffee, tea, or even right into the oatmeal.  This is my favorite brand here.  Don’t get too excited about the price, it really lasts a while.  The extra protein just makes it stick with you a little longer.

The Sweet Stuff……

I use Pyure in this recipe for a sweetener.  On occasion I will use honey for my girls.  I’m still in weight loss mode so I don’t use honey for myself.  I am NOT a big sweet person, so I actually find most of the THM desserts too sweet as written.  You will have to adjust the sweetness to your own taste.  Pyure is about twice as sweet as sugar, so start small and work your way up.  Make sure you give a healthy dose of salt.  It brings out the sweetness.  If you like you can also drizzle the finished product with a splash of almond milk.  So yummy!  So enough chit chat……Here is the recipe!

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Blueberry Oatmeal
A quick & easy breakfast made with frozen berries
Quick & Easy Blueberry Oatmeal from Homeschool Balance
Course Breakfast
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Servings
people
Ingredients
Quick & Easy Blueberry Oatmeal from Homeschool Balance
Instructions
  1. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil
  2. Add old-fashioned oats; cook according to directions. (This was 5 minutes for me.)
  3. Add in frozen berries, Pyure, & salt; Stir
  4. Serve with a splash of almond milk
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