Hello! I am sitting here, eating my breakfast while I type this up and I am wondering.. Now, why didn't I make that for myself this morning? I usually eat oatmeal or frosted mini wheats for breakfast, same old thing, day in and day out!! It may sound boring, but both are very tasty, give me energy and are easy!! The following recipe I am sharing today is great for a Sunday brunch or whenever the mood strikes! They can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to heat them! Enjoy!
* 1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats, prepare per pkg directions, keep warm
* 4 tsp almonds, finely chopped
* 2 cups cooked oatmeal (from above)
* 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
* 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
* 4 Tbsp strawberry preserves (or your favorite)
* 1/2 cup organic vanilla yogurt
* 4 fresh mint leaves
* 4 microwave save ramekins (3/4 cup size min)
* Cooking spray
* 4 serving plates (when ready to serve)
1.) Toast almonds lightly in pan over medium heat, set aside.
2.) Spray the inside of four ramekins with cooking spray.
3.) Spread 3 Tbsp cooked oatmeal evenly on bottom of each ramekin.
4.) Top oatmeal with 2 Tbsp blueberries and 2 tsp almonds.
5.) Spread 2 more Tbsp oatmeal on top of blueberries using the back of spoon.
(spray back of spoon with cooking spray to make it easier).
6.) Lightly press 1/4 cup of strawberries into top of oatmeal layer.
7.) Spread 2 more Tbsp of oatmeal evenly over strawberries.
8.) Your ramekins should be filled even with top edge.
9.) Chill at least 2 hours or overnight until ready to eat.
10.) Once chilled, run a sharp knife along inside edge of ramekin to loosen pudding from sides.
11.) Heat pudding in ramekins in microwave on high 1 to 1-1/2 min.
12.) Spread a serving plate with 1 Tbsp strawberry preserves.
13.) Unmold pudding onto fruit spread by turning over & tapping bottom of ramekin.
14.) Top pudding with 2 Tbsp of yogurt.
15.) Garnish with sliced strawberry and mint leaf.
“So munch on, crunch on, take your nuncheon, / Breakfast, supper, dinner, luncheon!”
Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!