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Easy Oatmeal Recipe

Our favorite thing to eat for breakfast around here is oatmeal. It can get pretty pricey and overloaded with sugar if you buy the packets, but I want to share an easy oatmeal recipe with you to avoid all that. I’m willing to bet that if you like oatmeal, you will like this.

You will need…

Oatmeal Ingredients


  •  Plain quick cook oats. I buy ours at ALDI for about $2.29 which is a lot better than paying $5 for the name brand at my local grocery store.
  • Frozen, fresh or dried blueberries. I buy a frozen bag at Sams Club for a little over $8
  • Brown sugar or honey
  • Milk or water
  • Salt

First, boil a couple cups of milk/water with a pinch of salt on high.

Boil it

Once your liquid is boiling, turn the heat down to medium and pour in enough oats to absorb most of the water.

Pour in oats

Pour in the blueberries. As much as you like!


Stir. You may need to add more oatmeal if there’s too much liquid.


Turn off the heat and add a few teaspoons of brown sugar or honey and mix well.

Make it sweet

(I got a little over zealous this morning and made enough to feed an army! There were leftovers, needless to say.)

This can be made in less than five minutes and it will keep you full for a long time. It’s a “stick to your ribs” kind of breakfast that is much more satisfying than cereal. Do you have an easy recipe to share? I am always looking for new ideas!




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  • Kathleen August 15, 2013, 6:07 am

    Hi! We make oatmeal here all the time. I agree it IS way cheaper to buy quick cook oats rather than packets, and this way you know what ingredients you are putting in your food. Nadia loves to use maple syrup instead of sugar, and then Jacob and I love to have a little bit of semi sweet chocolate chips and chopped/smashed pecans or other nuts sprinkled on top. 🙂

    • Janna August 19, 2013, 9:53 pm

      That sounds YUM-O Kathleen! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sheryl de Pree October 19, 2013, 11:33 pm

    Great post, Janna! Now the next step is plant at least two varieties of blueberry bushes (it takes two different kinds for pollination). In a very short time, you’ll be eating blueberries from your own yard! This year I put up about 5 quarts! We use ours in oatmeal too. Thanks for your great blog!

    • Janna October 24, 2013, 1:52 pm

      Sheryl that is seriously a dream of mine! Do you remember what two kinds of bushes you used? I heard it can be tricky to start them.

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