Saturday, July 31, 2010

BLUEBERRY SWIRL OATMEAL

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This is my new favorite oatmeal flavor.  You can swirl this blueberry puree into your  favorite oatmeal – instant,quick, old-fashioned or steel cut.  I happen to favor steel-cut oats, which I start the night before, then finish cooking in the morning.  With peaches and blueberries in season, I’ve been cutting a half peach and putting it in the pot with the oatmeal for the last 5 minutes of cooking.  Then I top the oatmeal with a swirl of homemade blueberry puree, about 1 Tbsp., and finish it off with soy or almond milk.   The blueberry puree is not terribly sweet, but it has an intense blueberry flavor that is quite pleasing to the palate.  It’s not  hard to make and is a great, more healthful  substitute for the overly sweet preserves and jams in stores.  Give it a try.
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BLUEBERRY PUREE
Source:  Judy’s Kitchen
Rating:  10 out of 10
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INGREDIENTS: 
1 pt. fresh or frozen blueberries
2 Tbsp. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
In 1-1/2 quart heavy saucepan, combine blueberries and sugar.  Cook over medium heat till mixture bubbles.  Reduce heat slightly to keep mixture to slow boil, stirring as needed for about 15-20 minutes, or till liquid is reduced and jam consistency is reached.  Stir in lemon juice.  Puree with immersion blender.  Refrigerate.

6 comments:

Bo said...

Your blueberry syrup in oatmeal sounds great...I bet it would be good on ice cream too.

Peggy Clyde. said...

This looks and sounds so delicious. Thanks.

PeggyR said...

That sounds wonderful! I'll give it to my husband tomorrow. He just came home from having a stroke. He was gone a month and a half...

Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

I am excited to see your blog post! I have a 10# box of fresh blueberries in my fridge and am looking for different ways to use them. I will start my steel-cut oats tonight! Thanks!

Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

I fixed your steel-cut oats recipe for our morning breakfast! Yummmm! I posted about it on my blog, giving you the credit! Thanks.

Katy ~ said...

Judy, you are reading my mind. Just as I was thinking I needed new oatmeal recipes you've gone and posted one that looks positively divine, with one of my favorite berries! thank you so much!