Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal
Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal takes a simple breakfast to a whole new level. Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal is beyond the standard butter and brown sugar oatmeal, it’s a hot cereal breakfast you’ll actually crave. And as an awesome bonus — it’s healthy!
I’m going to be perfectly honest — I’ve never been an oatmeal lover. As a kid I would pile on the brown sugar and butter to choke it down, probably making those “yucky” kid faces as I took each bite.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I was a border line gestational diabetic so I cut out all the sugar in my diet. Oatmeal with butter was suggested by my doctor. I disliked breakfast every morning.
Now, 7 years later, I am almost surprised to hear myself say — I love oatmeal!
A few years ago steel cut oats started gaining popularity. Since I love food, especially trying new healthy food, I decided to give them a try. I researched different recipes and I was shocked to find there are a multitude of ways to make oatmeal. There’s something beyond brown sugar?!
So, I gave it a try. The first time I made steel cut oats I cooked it with apples and cinnamon. I was pleasantly surprised. It was delicious! Oatmeal isn’t that bad after all.
I learned an important culinary lesson that day. Just because you’ve eaten food one way and didn’t like it, doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it another way. It’s great advice for children. I often told my kids about my childhood hate of onions. I disliked onions so much that I’d pick the teeny tiny onions out of my mom’s spaghetti sauce. It wasn’t until I went to college and had to cook for myself that I learned that onions can be really tasty and an essential ingredient in many dishes. Plus, your taste buds change over time. Our tastes grow up as we do.
Anyway, now I really enjoy oatmeal. This Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal is a quick and simple breakfast perfect for a busy morning. You’ll feel satisfied that you had a tasty and healthy breakfast, but it won’t take all morning to make.
I love to cook oatmeal in coconut almond milk because it’s so delicious. But if you’re not a fan, you can use unsweetened vanilla almond milk or cows milk if you prefer. I usually cook it in the microwave because it’s easy to make one serving, but if you’d like to double or triple the recipe, I’d use the stove. At that point it’d be quicker. Oatmeal is so versatile and it doesn’t require a lot of sugar to make it better. (Something my childhood self did not understand.) The combo of fruits, nuts, some flax meal for the extra omega-3’s and a little sweetener is perfect.
For all the oatmeal lovers out there I hope you enjoy this recipe. And if you’re not a fan of oatmeal, give this a try, it may surprise you.