Oatmeal with fresh fruits & berries
October 20, 2017
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A bowl of oatmeal gives you the right amount of nutrition and if you ad fruits or berries to it you can count on super-hero power the minute you leave your house in the morning 🙂
So are you ready for super-strength? Grab your cape and let's go!
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Yields: 1 bowl of oatmeal
1We use Quick Oats (Instant Oats) for our oatmeal. It has lots of nutrition and it cooks super fast so you can be ready for your day and out the door in no-time. 🙂
2Put the oats and liquid in a medium sized pot and mix it all around with a wooden (or plastic) spoon. Turn the stove to MEDIUM and keep stirring slowly. Please have your towel or oven mitt nearby to hold the pot handles.
3VERY IMPORTANT: The liquid will start to get bubbly on the outside of the pot. As soon as that happens turn the stove to LOW. The liquid will continue to simmer. Keep stirring the oatmeal for about 7-8 minutes. You will see it getting thicker as the oats absorb the liquid. NOTE: The longer you cook oatmeal the thicker it will get. If you like it a little bit thicker you can cook it a few minutes longer, but after 7-8 minutes your oatmeal should be cooked perfectly. Now you can TURN OFF the stove and add the things you like...honey, vanilla, cinnamon...etc and mix it all together. Then pour your oatmeal into a bowl and add your favorite fruits and berries.
4I hope you enjoy your oatmeal. Please send me lots of pictures of your best oatmeal faces 🙂
ADDITIONAL RECIPE NOTES
To save time in the morning we use Quick Oats (Instant Oats) for our oatmeal. It has lots of nutrition and it cooks in only 10 minutes or less. So you can be ready for your day and out the door in no-time. 🙂 We like our oatmeal a little softer so we can add a bunch of berries and fruits to it, but if you like yours more firm you can take out some of the liquid or add some more oats. We cook it with 1 PART OATS TO 3 PARTS LIQUID. The liquid is 2 parts of milk and 1 part water. If you use only milk oatmeal can get gooey, so we add water to keep it light and soupy. (We used almond milk for this recipe)
If you are vegan or you have problems with lactose you can replace the milk with any "milk" product that you like, such as almond, soy, rice or even coconut milk. You could also just use water...but what's the fun in that? 🙂