Monday, July 29, 2013

Blueberry Compote Oatmeal

 I hope you enjoyed a nice weekend. I did, but more often than not it feels as if I never manage to get everything done that I want to. Of course some weekends the problem could be that at 10:00 a.m. I am still in bed with a book and cup of cocoa.

This weekend I was up at at 'em early and my husband was the lucky recipient of one of my weekend experiments, Oatmeal with Blueberry Compote. If you have never enjoyed your oatmeal like this you need to try it. It is fabulous! I hate to say that I may never go back to my brown sugar and cinnamon oats. 

I won't go into the details of how to make oatmeal, we use both  McCanns Steel Cut Irish Oats and Quaker Oats but you can use whatever you like. Simply prepare the oats according to the package directions and then add a healthy spoonful or two of this scrumptious blueberry compote and enjoy!

Blueberry Compote 

3 cups of blueberries
1/4 cup of water
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
juice from 1/2 of fresh lemon 

Put all ingredients into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until boiling, then lower heat and simmer until berries start to pop and sauce is reduced and thickens. Stir frequently. Remove from heat and let cool, the sauce with thicken more as it cools. 

Note: This is not a science, if you like less sugar than add less, if you do not have lemon juice, skip it and add water or another juice like orange or raspberry juice. If you do not like cinnamon or nutmeg than do not add it. But do add more liquid if the mixture is cooking to quickly. 

This compote is also very good over ice cream, yogurt, cheesecake and more. 

Do you eat oatmeal? How do you fix it? With honey? Cinnamon and brown sugar? Plain? I am looking for a few more ideas so I would like to hear yours, please share if you have something new.

Enjoy your week!


  1. I LOVE OATMEAL and eat it daily. I eat it raw with Greek yogurt, AND FROZEN blueberries, BUT! I have recently been thinking about making it hot and adding the blueberries into it! I know this has to be just wonderful! Happy Monday my dear! Anita

  2. Elizabeth, As I was reading I was thinking oh this would be so good on ice cream, and of course you were two steps ahead of me. This sounds wonderful. I love oatmeal, but usually take a break during the hot summer months. I use my oats to make granola. I hope you have a wonderful week. Bonnie

  3. OMG this sounds good and have bookmarked this post for the weekend. This sounds so good and since we have blueberries galore I'm making this! Thanks for sharing Elizabeth!


  4. This looks so delicious...I need to try it!! Thanks, Elizabeth!! xoxo

  5. Hello Elizabeth

    The Blueberry compote looks absolutely delicious. I am heading out to pick up some berries. I love oatmeal and the steel cut is my favourite, which I eat with brown sugar.
    Have a wonderful week

    Helen xx

  6. Yum! Looks so good I can almost taste it, you gave me a great idea for a breakfast treat tomorrow....

  7. Dear Elizabeth, I love oatmeal with so many different toppings; this looks absolutely delish!

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  8. Oh wow...this looks AMAZING! I love oatmeal already but this is a different story all together! I can't wait to try this!


  9. Sounds delicious!

    I tend to have it in the winter. It's a good warm breakfast, very filling for a cold day, but I've never had it like this.


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