Cozy Winter Breakfast

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My favorite part of a cold, snowy weekend is waking up on Saturday morning and realizing that I don’t have to go in to work, then snuggling deeper into the warm down blanket with a huge smile. What could be better than that cozy feeling? Why, a healthy and filling breakfast of course! Sometimes I make pancakes with all the fixin’s (scrambled egg, sausages, fruit, tea), and at other times it’s just a simple meal such as this one. Today I chose to try out some new oatmeal I got from Emart along with some fresh, ripe strawberries that just came into season!

Here’s an easy and delicious way to add the perfect flavor to bland oatmeal on a wintry morning:IMG_1680Step 1: Heat up about a cup of milk in a pot, stirring when it starts to simmer. I used low-fat milk, but any other kind is fine. Keep your eye on the pot because the milk tends to suddenly foam and rise up in an instant.

IMG_1683Step 2: Measure out about a 1/2 cup of oatmeal. You can experiment with different amounts – the more you add, the thicker and drier the results. Add less if you want a more moist, runny texture.

IMG_1685Step 3: When the milk starts to foam, reduce to very low heat and slowly stir in the oatmeal. Keep stirring until most of the milk is absorbed.

IMG_1678Step 4: Rinse some of your favorite fruit – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries… they all go well with oatmeal!

IMG_1689aStep 5: Pour the warm oatmeal into a plate or bowl and add whatever toppings you wish. My favorite combo is with bananas, agave nectar and cinnamon. 🙂 Mmm mmm good. Note – I couldn’t find agave nectar in Korean grocery stores, so I ordered mine awhile ago from iHerb.

And there you have it, a quick and healthy meal that takes less than 10mins to make. I hope you try it out! 🙂

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