Blueberry Cinnamon Oatmeal, looks like mud but tastes sublime!

Blueberry Cinnamon Oatmeal

Are you tired of the same old, same old for breakfast? Now I know that this looks like purple frogspawn floating in regurgitated rice pudding but it has become our regular Saturday morning breakfast treat. There are very few dishes that I can claim to be totally of my own invention, but this would be one of them. I originally got the idea when I saw an ad for a frozen product from President’s Choice. You can make this for your loved ones in five minutes and they will be amazed at your culinary prowess. It’s dead simple to prepare and it’s nutritious and healthy. It’s also easy to remember the proportions of  the main ingredients so you really don’t need a recipe.

For each serving, you need 1/3 cup of rolled oats, 2/3 cups of milk and 1/3 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries 1/4 tsp cinnamon, a dash of allspice and a small dab of butter. Prepare the oatmeal, milk, butter and spices according to the directions on the package, carefully stirring in the blueberries only once it is fully cooked. If you use frozen berries, I recommend defrosting them before adding since they will cool the oatmeal significantly.  If you like your oatmeal piping hot, you may wish to leave on low heat till the berries are thoroughly heated but be careful not to overheat or the bottom of your pan will be hard to clean. Before serving add maple syrup according to taste but taking care not to oversweeten. That’s it. Enjoy and think of me when you savour this tasty treat….

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