Typically when people think oatmeal you think of those pre packaged Quaker oatmeal packages with some freeze dried fruit in it that you just add water. They aren’t very appealing and are usually high in sodium. Breakfast can be a challenge trying to coming up with quick ideas for the morning, especially when trying to feed the kids before school. This is my favorite simple quick oats recipe that really gives a break from eggs and boxed cereal and tastes absolutely delicious!
- 1 Cup Quaker Quick Oates
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Raspberries
- 1/2 Cup Diced Strawberries
- 1/2 Cup Pecans
- Drizzle of Maple Syrup
Prep the berries by washing them, pulling off any stems and removing all leaves. Dice your strawberries into small bite size pieces. Set aside.
Toast the pecans in a medium frying pan on medium heat. Keep an eye on them and be careful not to burn. When they are slightly darkened. Set aside on a plate to cool.
In a medium sauce pan place 1 cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of water, and 1 cup of whole milk. Bring to a small boil over medium low heat. Be careful not to over heat the milk as it will get scorched. When it comes to a slow boil, add a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of cinnamon, then stir until the oatmeal become slightly thick. Turn the heat off. It may look a bit runny but as soon as it cools it will become much thicker.
Portion the oatmeal into bowls and top with prepared berries. Chop pecans and sprinkle on top. Drizzle some warm maple syrup to sweeten and ENJOY!
This is a perfect quick oats recipe for a brisk morning, or any time. Why stop there? Try my favorite flambéed bourbon peach recipe too!