This is the beginning of something great. I'm boldly going to predict that I am currently starting a revolution in the breakfast world. I, Corie, have made the most groundbreaking oatmeal based discovery there ever was!
Okay, I'm being dramatic, but in all seriousness this oatmeal is just too good not to get a little over excited about. And I'm sure it's also been done before, so I'm probably not it's original creator, but all technicalities aside, this is something you're gonna want to make ASAP. Let's get down to it...
So, I always make a big batch whenever I make oatmeal. It's just a habit, really, but I figure that if I'm gonna sit there and slave away over a pot I might as well make enough for leftovers and a snack too! The only problem... I could never make my leftovers or snacks taste as good as that first bowl after the oatmeal had sat in the fridge for any length of time. I'd always end up eating cold mush, or hot, dried out mush. So yesterday I had this crazy idea. "What if I threw my oatmeal in a pan?" I pondered to myself. "What if I threw it in there with some butter and brown sugar and let it get all caramelized & browned up on the outsides?! I think I've got it!" Cue the maniacal laughter and crazed villain theme music (except really, in this situation, I'd call myself more of a superhero than a villain). This, my friends, is one for the record books.
- 1 teaspoon butter
- brown sugar (just a sprinkle) *optional
- 3/4 cup leftover, cooked steel cut oats
- small handful of blueberries
- natural peanut butter
Heat a small pan over medium high heat. Throw in the butter & let melt. Sprinkle in brown sugar if you like a little extra sweet (totally optional). Let that get hot for just a minute.
Scoop in your leftover oats and flatten with the back of a spatula or spoon. Press in blueberries sporadically throughout. Let cook for roughly 3 minutes or until golden & caramelized. Flip & cook again on the other side. Serve with a dollop of natural peanut butter