Aromatic Oatmeal

Most foods give off a smell, especially when they’re warm. Sometimes the smell is a bit repugnant (case in point: sophisticated cheese.) Oftentimes it is beckoning, tempting. And occasionally, it is absolutely irresistible!

That last was the case for the delicious, quick blueberry hazelnut chocolate chip oatmeal I made this morning. As I boiled the water with the oats, cinnamon, and guilt-free Truvia natural sweetener (I used their baking blend variety which contains some sugar but is lower in sugars and calories than refined sugar), a lovely smell began wafting towards my nose. And when I mixed in luscious fresh blueberries, crunchy hazelnuts, and a swirl of melted chocolate chips, I knew I was on to something. This oatmeal smelled so delicious it was almost a shame to eat it all up!

blueberry hazelnut chocolate chip oatmeal

But eat it I did, knowing that this was not only a tasty breakfast but also a healthy one. With a good portion of fiber and some vital nutrients from the blueberries, as well as a lower sugar content than instant oatmeal due to the Truvia, this makes a great carb portion of a balanced breakfast, possibly to be combined with some eggs, nut butter on fruit, or yogurt for protein. I might also suggest adding some more spices, like nutmeg or ginger, so it is even more aromatic.

Blueberry Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

serves one

oatmeal blueberry chocolate hazelnut with truvia

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 tbs Truvia baking blend
  • small dash cinnamon
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup fresh, washed blueberries
  • 1 tbs chopped hazelnuts
  • 10-15 semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Pour oats, Truvia, and cinnamon into a pot on stove. Mix. Add water. Heat to medium and cook for about a minute or until oats are bubbling and water is absorbed.

Pour oatmeal into serving bowl. Mix in blueberries, hazelnuts, and chocolate chips.

Let cool a minute and enjoy warm. But first, just take in that magical smell… mmmm!

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