Summer Recipe: Blueberry Cinnamon Oatmeal | A Rose in Bloom
blueberry cinnamon oatmeal
Simple Blueberry cinnamon oatmeal recipe with cream and cane sugar

Simple Blueberry cinnamon oatmeal recipe with cream and cane sugar

Simple Blueberry cinnamon oatmeal recipe with cream and cane sugar

Simple Blueberry cinnamon oatmeal recipe with cream and cane sugar

Blueberries are one of the things I love about summer. To be honest, I don't really like summer at all that much (the humidity! the bugs!) but if the day ever comes that I don't get excited about berry season you'll know that I'm terminally ill. In fact, blueberries are good in pretty much everything ever: pancakes, muffins, bread, smoothies, and oatmeal. Yes, oatmeal. With cinnamon and sugar and lots of cream. And don't forget the butter. Oh my, let's eat right now.

Anyway, oatmeal is one of those easy to make breakfasts perfect for any season. It quite literally only takes minutes before the sweet scent of cinnamon permeates the home, creating a welcoming environment not only for celebrating the hottest days of summer, but perfect for accepting that our good friend fall is on his way to nip our noses and bring us sweet potatoes and pumpkins and apples. Sigh, here I go again, pining away for fall when I'm trying so hard to learn to enjoy the moment. It's a learning curve. Either way, consider this a good recipe for transition: we are gobbling up the last bites of berries and melons in hopes that winter keeps it breath held just a little while longer all the while accepting that the arrival is inevitable and choosing to blend fall and summer flavors for a delicious outcome.

Or just have a quiet brunch with your partner for no reason whatsoever. Not everything has to be fit for the Kinfolk table.

P.S. If you need it to be vegan, please feel free to use coconut cream and no butter. Coconut cream is divine in oatmeal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of oatmeal, cooked per the package instructions
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 handfuls blueberries
  • sugar to taste
Cook the oatmeal per the package, being careful not to let the water boil too much before adding the oats. You don't want them parched and dry! When the oatmeal is cooked toss in your 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon stir well, making sure each oat is coated with the spice. Add your butter and blueberries (Really, add as many or as few blueberries as you like. Experiment) and stir well before transferring to your bowl. Serve with coffee or tea.

Just for fun, here is an Instagram pic from earlier this week. Maybe I got a little too carried away with the Afterlight filters.


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14 comments

  1. This is what I need right now! To me, at the moment, it looks like the yummiest late night snack! Going to have to make some!
    -V

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    1. I hope you liked it. I agree that it would make a lovely midnight snack. :)

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  2. Honestly, I am not an oatmeal person...it's probably the last thing I would choose to eat for breakfast, but your photography is so damn good I want this oatmeal for breakfast now!!! Really loving these artistic breakfast photos.
    I've been trying to get a good photo of a new smoothie I've been making for days, but it's been raining here and all the photos turn out so dark & terrible!

    xx Chrystin
    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. Firstly, oh my goodness thank you! I always doubt myself so I am so happy to hear that you think the photos were good! At least if they made you want oatmeal they did their job! Secondly, smoothies are, in my opinion, hard to photograph anyway! I did the frozen banana "milkshakes" 2 or 3 times before I felt good about them! Plus raining doesn't help much anyway... sucking all the sun out is never fun for photography. Do you have DSLR? If so, setting the smoothie by a window, upping the ISO, and using a slower shutter might help, but that's an awful lot of work. I hope it works out for you soon though so I can see the recipe! While I do love a good rain, it's definitely not fun for everyday. I almost never get good indoor photos on rainy days. :/

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  3. This sounds lovely! Blueberries are one of my favourite things about summer, too ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Yep. I'll be hoarding them in my freezer soon.

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  4. I eat oatmeal, almost every morning! Adding blueberries is a nice twist to it.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. That's so healthy of you! I add all sorts of things to my oatmeal... berries, nuts, even shredded coconut! It's a great, healthy start to your day!

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  5. Yummy looks delicious!

    x
    StephC

    http://sstephcc.blogspot.com/

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    1. It definitely is! Pin it and give it a try!

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  6. I totally love your "not everything has to be fit for the Kinfolk table" comment! And this recipe looks so good. I'm a fan of blueberries, but I've never thought to add them to my oatmeal. I'll have to try this soon then!

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    1. Hah, thank you! I feel like all to often we get so caught up in making things perfect that we forget to just enjoy what's in front of us. I hope you do try it and love it. Let me know how it works out for you!

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  7. UGH why did I have to see this at work! Definitely breakfast for tomorrow.

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