Pan-Seared Oatmeal with Blueberries

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Admit it, oatmeal has an image problem. As tasty as it is, and I am not just talking cookies here, it's rather unattractive to look at. But with a little pan-searing, you can turn the lumpy and gooey mixture into something divine. Enjoy this recipe with a mimosa.

Oatmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups steel-cut (Irish) oats
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Honey-Poached Blueberries

  • 1 small carton of blueberries
  • 1 cup of honey

1. In a large saucepan, add the water, coconut milk, brown sugar, salt, and oats, and bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes, until thick.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

3. Poor the oatmeal into baking dish and cool at room temperature for at least an hour. When the oatmeal sets, it becomes a bit cake-like and is a lot easier to sear.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

4. Lightly coat your frying pan with some cooking spray and turn up the heat.

5. Cut the oatmeal into equally-sized cuts and sear each piece on each side.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

6. Bring the honey to a high boil in a small sauce pan.

7. Put the washed blueberries in a small baking dish or a bowl and pour the boiling honey over the top of them. Let stand.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

8. Top the pan-seared oatmeal with blueberries.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

You can also enjoy it with dried fruit and nuts!

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