Ah, breakfast. A meal I don’t often get to eat as I’m running out the door trying to make it to work before Baltimore traffic becomes a standstill. Luckily, I work right by a cafe and can get a bagel with butter for a buck. But, if I had more time in the morning, I would make this oatmeal more often. If you’re looking for something a little more exciting than cereal, but that doesn’t require too much effort, this oatmeal is perfect. I know what you’re thinking…. why not just buy flavored oatmeal in a packet and add water. Ok, you could, but those can have artificial flavorings and artifical sweetners. Yuck.
What you need:
1 & 3/4 cups of water
1 cup of quick cooking oats
1 raspberry herbal tea bag (I tried a few and for this purpose liked Bigelow Herbal Raspberry Tea)
All Natural Strawberry Jam
In a small pot, heat the water with the raspberry tea bag and bring it to a boil. Boil the water for about 2 minutes then remove the tea bag.
Add the oats, a pinch of salt, and a spoonful of honey, reduce heat to medium. Stir the oaks and cook for about 1 -2 minutes until the oatmeal thickens.
Remove the oatmeal from heat, distribute evenly between two bowls. Add a spoonful of strawberry jam to each bowl.
Note: If you would like to make the jam fancy like I did in the picture: Place jam in a blender with a very small splash of water. Blend for 30 seconds. Pour jam into a squeeze bottle and squeeze over oatmeal.