I already have two posts this month focused on breakfast - Flourless Chai Latte Banana Bread Muffins and a roundup of 10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas. I have one more breakfast recipe to finish out January and it's my favorite flavor combination yet: Blueberry Pie Slow Cooker Oats.
I combined fresh blueberries with steel cut oats, almond milk, pure maple syrup, almonds, cinnamon and vanilla.
This has got to be the easiest breakfast recipe ever. It's perfect for busy weekdays or lazy weekend mornings.
I started my slow cooker this morning to make these oats so we have a warm breakfast option the chilly weekend.
I prefer lightly sweetened oatmeal, so I used 1/3 cup of maple syrup for this batch. Feel free to add more maple syrup or brown sugar if you are looking for a sweeter breakfast.
My favorite part of this recipe is how the blueberries melt into the steel cut oats - it reminds me of warm summer blueberry pie. Can it be July already? :)
Blueberry Pie Slow Cooker Oats
Yields: 6 servings
1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
2 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/8 cup raw almonds, chopped
2 cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
*Add all ingredients to a slow cooker / crock pot and stir.
*Cook on high for 3 1/2 hours.