Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mixed Berry Oatmeal

A quick compote of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, sweetened lightly with agave nectar, and then slow cooked with steel cut oats.  This is another tasty oatmeal option perfect to have on hand during the week for a quick breakfast.


4 cups milk
4 cups steel cut oats
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, quartered
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 tbsp water

For the compote, combine the berries, agave, cinnamon, vanilla and water in a large sauce pan, turn the heat to medium low and slowly bring the mixture to a boil, allow it to reduce by a third, and then turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.

While the compote cools, in another pot, bring the milk to a low simmer, this will take several minutes so be patient.  Then add the compote, while stirring, until fully incorporated into the milk, stir in the oats and allow the oatmeal to cook, stirring often, for 15 to 20 minutes.

This recipe easily yields five plentiful servings.


  1. I love the color those berries give the oatmeal. I could definitely start my day with a bowl of that deliciousness!

  2. Blending a fruit compote in with oatmeal is a delicious idea! Also, the natural sweetness from the fruit is so much better than processed sugar. Delicious post.

  3. This color is absolutely amazing!

  4. Yummy! I love berry oatmeal, and yours is gorgeously colored, too! :)

  5. Berries + anything = delicious! Looks great. :)

  6. I am in love with this recipe! All the berries and oatmeal--I could eat this everyday! I love the beautiful color that the oatmeal turned and the whole blueberries running through the oatmeal too! Gorgeous dish :)