Antioxidant Oats With Blueberries and Oranges

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I'm told that oats and oranges work synergistically to provide excellent anti-oxidizing power, and blueberries are an anti-oxidant "superfood," so I combined them all for a delicious, protective, breakfast that's easy enough for me to make while 8 months pregnant and caring for a 1 1/2 yr old too. Please note that the oats need to be the Irish/Scottish steel cut variety if you are going to use the crockpot method. If you prefer to use old-fashioned oats, you can make it all the morning-of. Just prepare the oats as usual and add fruit from there.

Directions

  1. The night before, or 8-9 hours before you plan on serving, add cool water, salt, and steel cut oats to the crock pot or slow cooker.
  2. Turn the cooker on to its "low" setting.
  3. The next morning, turn off the cooker and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. If you would like to get more juice out of the fruit and into the oatmeal, stir the fruit with the sugar and let the mixture stand a few minutes before adding to the oatmeal.
  5. If you prefer a less thick bowlful of oats, add some orange juice or milk to reach your desired consistency. Adjust sugar to suite taste as well.