Someone eats oatmeal at our house almost every morning. As a mom, I try to vary the healthy stir-in’s to help encourage them to eat it. One of my favorites, is this “Strawberries and Cream” version. (I like my oatmeal kind of thick and not so runny … as you can see in the picture!)
Grab a bowl and let’s get to work!
Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal – For One
1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup ripe strawberries, washed and slightly mashed
sugar, if desired
In a large*** microwave-safe bowl, combine the oatmeal, milk and vanilla extract. Microwave on full-power for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency. Add strawberries and stir. Add sugar, if desired.
*** Please, make sure you use a large bowl so you’re not cleaning up your microwave from the oatmeal spillage! Trust me on this.