I’m one of those weird people who doesn’t like cereal. It’s just when you can make things like Poached Eggs or bacon, or this Blackcurrant and Cream Oatmeal, how could I possibly be satisfied with a bowl of bird food?!?!? When I was at Whole Foods a week ago, I was going through the bulk scoop section and went home with some black currants, pondering what I would do with them. I thought putting them in some oatmeal would be fun, because while you cook them on the stovetop, the black currants plump up beautifully. THIS is a breakfast I will eat any day of the week, and here’s how to make it:
1 cup milk (or water)
1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
pinch of salt
zest of half a lemon (optional, if you have it. It brightens up the oatmeal a little bit, which I like)
1/4 cup dried black currants
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cream
1/2 tbsp butter
In a saucepan set over medium heat, heat up the milk until it’s simmering. Stir in the oats, salt, lemon zest, currants, and brown sugar, and stir for 5 minutes with a wooden spoon. Remove the oatmeal from the heat and stir in the cream and butter. Seriously, that’s almost as easy as pouring yourself a bowl of bird food. Enjoy!
This amount of oatmeal will serve 1 extremely hungry person, or 2 regular people. I can’t even eat half of this. This recipe can be very easily doubled.
Thanks for reading! I would love to hear any comments, questions, or suggestions below. Have a great day!