Perfect for a quick morning meal. Make this delicious blueberry banana oatmeal to get your day started off on the right foot. Pst…it uses the power of the microwave. Gluten free and Vegan to boot!
So I have to be honest here. I said in the description that I thought this was a perfect quick morning meal. Which I still firmly believe. But usually the days I’m craving oatmeal are on the weekends. There’s something peaceful about a quiet house on a Sunday morning staring out the window with a nice hot bowl of oatmeal in your hands. Talk perfect start to the day.
While, oatmeal on it’s own isn’t anything too exciting give it just the right mix-ins and you have one delicious breakfast. It’s doesn’t hurt that I usually like my oatmeal on the sweet side. It’s sort of like dessert for breakfast. You’re an adult. You’re allowed.
But slaving over an oven stirring a pot of oatmeal really isn’t quick morning (or weekend) worthy. That is why this breakfast is straight from your microwave! While microwaves might conjure up images of frozen meals and crusty plastic trays there are actually many great uses for a microwave on a real food diet. I smell post inspiration on that one, “Real Food Microwave Meals!”, oh yea, that’s happening. Oatmeal is no exception. If you buy quick cooking oats you can have a classic breakfast in less than two minutes flat.
This oatmeal really rocks my world. I’m a huge fan of nice and thick oatmeal. I’m not into it being runny. This has a very stick to your ribs type texture (if you’re more into the thinner types you can simply add more water before you cook it). The blueberries pop in your mouth like an adult version of the childhood classic Gushers. Please tell me you know what those are if not that just sounds weird. The cinnamon gives it just a bit of that fall flavor spice that everyone loves this time of year and we can’t forget the pure sugar joy that is maple syrup on top. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
The other thing I like about this recipe is it’s just effortlessly gorgeous. The pictures you see here are straight out of the microwave with a little maple syrup on top. I always try to swirl the blueberries around a little bit before I pop it in the microwave to create those great lines of blue throughout my oatmeal. This is because I make mine with frozen blueberries. If you’re using fresh and you want the same effect try crushing a couple with a fork before mixing them into the oats.
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- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
- 1/2 cup quick cook oats (certified gluten free)
- 1/2 cup water ^
- pinch of salt
- dash of cinnamon (optional)
- maple syrup (optional)
- Mash banana in microwave save bowl, mix in oats till combined.
- Add water, salt, and cinnamon (if desired).
- Stir in blueberries.
- Microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes until oats are cooked through (will depend on your microwave settings)
- Top with maple syrup. Enjoy!
- ^ 1/2 cup of water gives a very thick oatmeal. If you like a thinner oatmeal try experimenting with 1/4 cup more until you reach the desired consistency.
- *If you can tolerate it you could add milk (dairy/non-dairy) before serving.