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Blueberry and Almond Oatmeal

When it comes to breakfast ideas, ordinary just won't do. There are simple ways to transform a bowl of oatmeal, whether using Old Fashioned or Steel-cut Oats, into something exciting and delicious. During my busy week of business, family, and ministry, eating healthy is extremely important to me so I can maintain high levels of good energy and the capacity to serve others consistently.

Making breakfast like this is simple. You can make a batch of oatmeal at the start of your week, store in an air-tight container, and just re-heat what you need throughout the week. This kind of meal prep doesn't force you into eating the same thing every day and it's always good to keep simple pantry ingredients on hand such as almonds, raw honey, ground flax seed, dried cranberries, and shredded coconut (I prefer unsweetened flakes) to create breakfast masterpieces both you and your family will enjoy.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings


Equipment

2 to 4 Qt Saucepan


Ingredients

2 C old fashioned rolled oats

3 1/2 C water (or milk of your choice)

1/4 Tsp salt (optional)

4 Tbsp ground flaxseed

1 Tsp vanilla or almond extract

1 C fresh blueberries

4 Tbsp sliced almonds

2 Tbsp raw honey


Directions

1. Bring a medium sauce pan of water (or milk) and salt to a boil.

2. Stir in oats and cook for approximately 5 to 15 minutes over medium heat until desired consistency; stirring occasionally.

3. Once cooked, remove from heat and stir in ground flaxseed and vanilla (or almond extract). Cover and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.


For (1) serving, spoon 1/4 of oatmeal into a bowl and top with 1/4 C of fresh blueberries, 1 Tbsp of sliced almonds, and drizzle 1 1/2 Tsp of raw honey. Serve warm.

 

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