5 Minute Berry Oatmeal
By simply paying attention to the menus at your favorite restaurants, you can work wonders in the kitchen for healthy breakfast recipes that take little time and don’t break the bank. On one of my recent brunch marathons during the summer, I fell in love with southern style cheesy grits. Oh, was it delightful! Anything with butter and cheese can’t be bad right? And while I am a sucker for creaminess, all those saturated fats probably wouldn’t work out to be the best option for a daily staple meal idea. Luckily, I had discovered a cookbook that hopped on the lean green cooking machine bandwagon that mentioned adding a bit of yogurt to certain breakfast staples makes them more delicious in more ways than one. What a killer idea! Yogurt in quick breads makes them more tender. Yogurt in oatmeal makes it creamier. So that is where I began my journey and haven’t looked back since. I’m not one for granola like most health nuts, but I love a good parfait.
This creamy berry oatmeal recipe is a mix of both worlds by adding thick vanilla yogurt with granola toppings and a healthy dose of berries swirled in for the ultimate breakfast meal in under 5 minutes!