Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

The other day I walked through the cafeteria at work and was greeted with the wonderful smell of freshly baked blueberry muffins. I'm not really a muffin person, except for the occasional mini muffin, but in that moment I really wanted one. Instead of caving in, I thought "how can I make my every oatmeal taste like a blueberry muffin?" Hence, blueberry muffin oatmeal.

Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

Ingredients for 1 serving of Oatmeal:
1/2 cup of quick cooking oats
1 Tbl brown sugar
1 Tbl blueberry jelly(recipe below)

Ingredients for Blueberry Jelly:
1 pint of fresh blueberries
1 Tbl water
1/8 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbl corn starch mixed with 1 Tbl water

Directions for oatmeal:
Mix oats and sugar with hot water until desired consistency is achieved. Once it cools so it won't scald your mouth, add the blueberry jelly.

Directions for jelly:
Add 1 Tbl water and a pint of blueberries to a small pot. Once the blueberries start to "melt," add sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Bring to boil, and mash lightly with a potato masher (you can also use a blender if you want it extra smooth). Reduce the blueberry sauce to a simmer and add your slurry of cornstarch and water. Let it sit on low heat for about 15 minutes. 

Place the blueberry jelly in a glass container in the fridge. Let it sit overnight before eating so it emulsifies. 

You can definitely add this jelly to English muffins, scones, biscuits, your right hand, pretty much anything!

Enjoy :)