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Oatmeal with Blueberries and Cream

Oatmeal with raisins is a classic combination, but adding fresh fruit to the morning bowl is even better. For a delicious alternative, try strawberries or blackberries, chopped peaches or nectarines, or a combination of fruits.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups milk 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 2 cups rolled oats 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream  
  • 2 cups blueberries 

Directions:

In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the milk and salt and bring to a gentle boil, about 3 minutes. Slowly stir in the oats. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, at a gentle boil, stirring frequently, until the oatmeal is soft and the milk is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Adjust the heat as needed to keep the oatmeal boiling gently.

Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 3 minutes. Stir in the cream until just blended.

Using a large spoon, gently stir the blueberries into the hot oatmeal. Divide among individual bowls and serve immediately. Serves 4.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Breakfast and Brunch, by Georgeanne Brennan, Elinor Klivans, Jordan Mackay and Charles Pierce (Oxmoor House, 2007).