Blueberry Pie Oatmeal with Toasted Vanilla Streusel Topping

 
DSC05300   Oats are pretty much a breakfast staple for me. There are a million ways you can incorporate oats into your breakfast and I love every single one of them. Overnight oats, oats toasted in a crispy granola, oats blended into smoothies or ground into flour and made into pancakes... But as the mornings start to get a little bit cooler there's nothing more comforting than a frothy latte and a warm bowl of oatmeal.  This thick creamy bowl of blueberry pie oatmeal is a perfect breakfast that's warm and hearty while still keeping a summery vibe with fresh berries and sweet summer flavours.   DSC05286 - Copy   This blueberry pie oatmeal is warm, creamy, sweetened with a drizzle of maple syrup, studded with fresh, juicy blueberries, and topped with a  4 ingredient, crispy, crunchy, sweet vanilla streusel.     It's packed with healthy ingredients like banana, blueberries, chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, and oats, and it's full of fiber. It's a super healthy breakfast that will keep you full until lunch time!   DSC05293     The crunchy vanilla streusel only has 4 ingredients and takes under 10 minutes to make. It's pan toasted so there's no need to turn on the oven and you can whip it up while the oats are cooking. It's got accents of maple and vanilla and it's so crispy..       DSC05295       DSC05305 This recipe is super fast and easy, and in under 15 minutes you'll have breakfast ready. All you have to do is:
  1. Cook the oats.
  2. Stir together the 4 ingredient streusel and pan fry it while the oats are cooking.
  3. Stir all other ingredients into the oats and sprinkle the streusel on top.
You could even cook the oats and make the streusel the night before and then assemble it in the morning and eat it cold.           DSC05309       DSC05316  DSC05319         
Blueberry Pie Oatmeal with Toasted Vanilla Streusel Topping
 
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Thick, creamy blueberry studded oatmeal with a sweet and crunchy vanilla streusel topping.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1 large or 2 small bowls
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk or other milk
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp ground vanilla
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½-1 tbsp maple syrup depending on desired sweetness
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp acai powder (optional for a more purple colour)
  • Streusel:
  • ¼ cup oats ground into flour + 1 heaping tbsp oats not ground
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp ground vanilla
Instructions
  1. Place oats and almond milk in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat untl the mixture thickens. If the oats look cooked but the mixture is still milky you can add more oats by the spoonful until you get your desired texture.
  2. While the oats are cooking make the streusel. In a small cup, mix oat flour, vanilla and maple syrup. Cut in the coconut oil with a fork. Then stir in the extra oats. Crumble the mixture into a small frying pan with no oil and cook over medium heat, stirring often for 6-7 minutes or until slightly browned and crispy.
  3. Once oats are cooked, reduce heat to low and add mashed banana, chia seeds, ground vanilla, half the blueberries, maple syrup, lemon juice and acai if using. Mash the blueberries a little with a fork.
  4. Mix and spoon into one or two bowls.
  5. Top with the rest of the blueberries and streusel.