Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

August 17, 2014
It’s officially blueberry season and I couldn’t be happier.

One of my colleagues from work grows blueberries in the
summer, and on Thursday afternoon he brought me an overflowing pint of
freshly picked berries; let me tell you, these aren’t your average grocery
store variety. These little jewels are juicy, flavorful, and perfectly sweet
straight from the container, no sugar required.

Despite their perfection, however, after eating a few
handfuls I began brainstorming about what else I could do with them.

As usual, I debated between breakfast and dessert, knowing
these sweet little berries would be the perfect addition to either option.
Unable to make up my mind, I opted to combine the two in an incredible “dessert
for breakfast” meal. Honestly, can you ever
go wrong with the dessert for breakfast option? (The answer is no.)

Behold, blueberry pie oatmeal.  
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you; what you are seeing is
homemade blueberry pie filling drizzled liberally over wholesome oatmeal
creating a perfectly sweet, wonderfully creamy, yet surprisingly healthy
breakfast. Sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with warm cinnamon and
vanilla, this rich blueberry topping is the perfect addition to a bowl of hearty
oats.

You know what’s even better? The recipe is ready in 10
minutes – TEN MINUTES! You couldn’t even prep
a blueberry pie in that time. So do me a favor; drop what you’re doing, go get some
blueberries, and give this recipe a try. You’re sure to love it. 
What’s your favorite blueberry dish? Let me know below!

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

Yield: 1 huge or 2
average servings

Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup blueberries (148 g)
  • 2 tbls. maple syrup (more or less depending on sweetness of berries)
  • 1 tbls. water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried oats (80 g) (rolled or quick cooking – I use
    quick cooking)
  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
    (or other milk of choice)
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine first seven ingredients,
    through cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once it reaches a boil, reduce to simmer for about five
    minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine oats, milk, and one
    cup water. Heat over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until desired
    thickness is reached.
  4. Transfer oats to a bowl and top with blueberry sauce.
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe slightly adapted from Apple of My Eye

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