Pretty in Pink Berry Oatmeal
1 cup water
1/2 cup frozen mixes berries
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoon flax seeds (optional)
sweetener (brown sugar, maple syrup, whatever)
The best part of this one may be the color- the oats soak up the berry juices and you end up with a bowl of magenta cereal!
Good with a multi-grain cereal instead of straight oatmeal. The flax seeds aren't necessary but they give a little bit of nutty flavor and are good for you too. I used a frozen berry mix from Trader Joes that had blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Fresh berries would be fantastic.
1. Pour a small amount of water (1/4 cup or less) into a non-stick pot or pan. Turn heat on high and add the berries. Simmer until berries start to break apart (just a couple of minutes).
2. Add oatmeal, flax seeds, and the rest of the water. Turn down the heat and let it simmer, stirring often.
3. Pour it in a bowl, sweeten as desired.