Tuesday, April 25, 2017

3 Very Blueberry Breakfasts

Good morning! 

I have realized that the older I get, the more I like blueberries. Because of this, I have three easy blueberry breakfast ideas for you today and I hope you'll like them!


Blueberry Mango Smoothie
I whipped these babies up for my kiddos' snack time yesterday and they were gone in a flash. We had them again for breakfast this morning because we liked them so much. Fist pump & fist bump.

2/3 c. frozen blueberries
1 1/3 c. frozen mangoes
1 frozen banana
2/3 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. honey
2 c. cold water

Pulse everything in the blender until smooth. If you don't like the balance you can tweak it until you hit blueberry-mango glory.

 
Blueberry Bagel Sandwiches
This one is a go-to in our house. I don't know what it is about ham and blueberries but it works! Spouse Unit thought I was weird before he tried it, but now he's converted and a champion of the blueberry-ham cause. However, I'm still weird.

Blueberry bagels (regular or mini, one per person)
Ham slices (one slice per person)
Eggs (1 per person)
Neufchatel cheese (tastes just like cream cheese, but has less calories)
cooking spray or butter
salt and pepper, to taste

Spray your frying pan with cooking spray or melt a little butter in it, making sure it coats the bottom. Fry your eggs to your desired level of doneness (is that a word?), seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. While your eggs are cooking, split and toast your bagels. When your eggs finish cooking, lay a slice of ham on top of each egg (while still in the frying pan) to warm it up. Spread Neufchatel cheese on your now-toasted bagel halves, then top each bagel half with a fried egg and a slice of ham. Top the ham and egg with the other half of your bagel. "Now, you stuff." Name that movie.


Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This is Spouse Unit's favorite way to eat oatmeal (besides granola). While the other two recipes make for a quick and tasty weekday breakfast, this is a delicious and impressive dish for a nice weekend breakfast or special occasion. It's still super easy to throw together, though, so if you want to eat it on a weekday, no worries.  I won't judge.
I got the recipe from a blog called Apron of Grace, but it sadly doesn't exist anymore. If you're reading this, Apron of Grace person, you have brought our family so much joy with this recipe, and everyone that will make it from here on out.

1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. milk
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries (I've also had success using raspberries--drool--and chopped apples)
1 c. chopped nuts of choice (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream butter and sugar, then add your eggs and mix until light and fluffy. Add oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and mix. Add milk, then mix again. Fold in fruit (and nuts) gently. Grease an 8x8" pan (or 9x9" if that's what you've got) and pour your oatmeal mixture in. Sprinkle more fruit on top and gently press in before baking. Bake for 20-30 min, or until golden brown on top and a knife inserted comes out clean. Serve warm with milk poured over the top and more fruit sprinkled on.




Spouse Unit bought me these llama oven mitts! Aren't they awesome? After he gave them to me he said, "Well, if I forget about Mother's Day, at least you know I'm not mean every other day of the year." What a guy. :)


What are some of your favorite ways to eat blueberries? Do you even like blueberries?

Let me know in the comments!


Thanks for reading, see ya on the flip-flop,

Melissa

2 comments:

  1. Okay, that oatmeal looks heavenly.

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    1. It really is! You need to make it and verify!

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