Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bowl of Fruit Oatmeal

Bowl of Fruit Overnight Oatmeal
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
squeeze of vanilla extract and honey, if desired
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk of choice
your favorite fruit:
1/4 kiwifruit, thinly sliced
handful halved grapes
2 Tablespoons blueberries

Combine all in a bowl or a jar. Refrigerate overnight. This is just another fruit-filled variation on all of my overnight oatmeal recipes. This is one I do not recommend heating before eating, but I suppose it does depend on what types of fruit you choose. I prefer this oatmeal cold, as a nice and refreshing breakfast, so don't plan to have it on a chilly day.
Grapes and kiwi are tropical flavors, but certainly not common in oatmeal. I really like the kiwi in this, as it is soft and gives a nice kick of citrus. The grapes are just like raisins, only bigger and juicier, and together they pair well with blueberries. Feel free to try different fruit flavors though - fresh, frozen and puréed work, probably canned and dried would as well! 

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