Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blueberry Oatmeal

I received this recipe from my brother-in-law.  He is a great cook.  I always enjoy the meals he prepares for us.  This looks like a good one.

Blueberry Oatmeal
1 1/2 c. fresh blueberries
2 ripe bananas
2 tbls. olive oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
2 1/4 c. water
Rinse, dry the blueberries.  Peel, then chop bananas until they form a paste.  In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over high heat until it shimmers. Add blueberries and stir contstantly until they form a compote (the skins will dissolve).  Keep stirring for another 5 min.  Add bananas, keep stirring for a couple minutes til they start to dissolve.  Add water and bring to a boil.  Add oatmeal, return to a boil, reduce heat to medium high and simmer for 5 minutes until thick, stirring often.  Remove from heat and serve.  Can be covered and refrigerated for three to four days.  Microwaves well.