Stovetop Blueberry Oatmeal

Why does everyone over-complicate oatmeal?  It is one of the world’s most simple and easy options for breakfast, plus it can be a healthy, filling option, too!  So, here is my super-easy to make Stovetop Blueberry Oatmeal!

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Stovetop Blueberry Oatmeal – one of my kids’ favorites!!!

So first off, here is what you will need!

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  • A pot with a lid (mine is nearly antique.  I inherited from our first home we bought – it was in the shed in a box!  And for some reason, it is my favorite to make oatmeal in!)
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt (just a sprinkle)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (I actually use a rounded scoopful.  I buy my oats in bulk from http://www.azurestandard.com then split it up in separate gallon-sized freezer bags and store in the freezer to keep it fresh and to keep bugs out.  These happen to be certified organic.)
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey (this is from my Brother-in-law’s beehives)
  • Cinnamon (I never measure it, just sprinkle to taste, but probably around a teaspoon)
  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen)  – we actually have a great blueberry farm nearby where we go pick each year and put up loads of blueberries.  Today I was trying to use up some of last year’s frozen berries!

Okay, so that’s all you need to make this!  Let’s get started!

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Add 1 cup of water to a pot and turn heat on medium-high.
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Sprinkle a little salt in your water and bring to a complete boil.
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As my water begins to boil, I scoop a rounded cup of rolled oats.
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When water is at a rolling boil, add your oats and stir in. Now the next steps you do as quickly as possible, because you do not want your oats to over-cook!
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Get a Tablespoon of raw honey and add to your oats and stir in. (You can do less honey and it will still be good, but I have found my kids eat it better when I use a Tablespoon.)
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Sprinkle cinnamon in oatmeal. (I never actually measure….I’ve just made it enough I know about when I have enough! But I would guess close to a Teaspoon.)

Turn the heat off and remove your oatmeal from heat.

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Add in your frozen blueberries now.  This is however many berries you want to add.  I probably added around 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup today, but sometimes I do less.  Immediately cover pot with a lid, if you are using frozen blueberries as I was.

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Covering the pot for just a minute or two will help the blueberries to thaw and lose all their coldness. I used to keep the heat on when I put the blueberries, but they got too hot and the kids couldn’t eat immediately. This way everyone can eat within a minute or two, and no burned mouths!
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Remove the lid and breakfast is ready!

Total cooking time is only 10-15 minutes from start to finish!  No need to buy instant oats when these are healthier and just as fast!

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