It is no secret that I love pancakes. Blueberry, strawberry, banana, chocolate chip - all pancakes are good in my book. While pancakes are a frequent menu item on weekend mornings around our house, it's hard to justify filling up with flour, butter and sugar on a weekday. Not exactly a breakfast of champions to give you energy. Yesterday I had a major craving for blueberry pancakes, and came up with this oatmeal bowl as a slightly healthier alternative. If you read any of the "healthy living blogs," oatmeal is no new thing to you, but I feel like it's sometimes forgotten and considered an unglamorous breakfast (I'm not sure what a glamorous breakfast is). Old fashioned oats have many great benefits. They come in that old school canister, they are full of fiber, and have a low glycemic index, which means you digest them slowly and your blood sugar remains steady. Instant oats, while convenient, taste like glue, so if you have the time, go old fashioned.
Blueberry Pancake Oatmeal
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
In a saucepan, bring water and milk to a gentle boil. Add in oats and banana and stir frequently until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Top with blueberries (mine were frozen) and a drizzle of maple syrup. A decadent breakfast that will keep you full!