I love oatmeal. I mean, really, really love it. When I was recovering in the hospital after having Cassidy, I ordered oatmeal with brown sugar every single morning for my breakfast. Growing up, my favorite was always the instant peaches and cream variety, and chances are, 9 times out of 10, you’ll find the little envelopes of instant oatmeal in my pantry. :) However, my newest breakfast obsession is the quick-cooking steel cut oats. I love them because they only take 5 minutes to cook and I can stir in anything I want to flavor it- fruit, chocolate, brown sugar, maple syrup…nutella. ;)

Nutella for breakfast is always a good idea; especially when it’s stirred into hot oatmeal and topped with fresh strawberries. THIS is my kind of breakfast!

Strawberry Nutella Oatmeal

3 cups water
1 cup low-fat milk
1 cup steel-cut oats**
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons Nutella
Fresh sliced strawberries

Combine the water and milk in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a simmer.
Stir the oats into the simmering liquid.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer gently until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the butter, salt, and sugar.   Remove from the heat and let stand 2 minutes before serving.

Portion the oatmeal into serving bowls.  Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of Nutella and swirl gently into the oatmeal with a knife or a spoon.  Garnish each serving with a handful of sliced strawberries.  Serve immediately. Serves 4.

**I use the quick cooking steel-cut oats, which take only around 5 minutes to cook, but if you can’t find them at your grocery store, use regular steel-cut oats (or just plain old fashioned oatmeal, if steel-cut isn’t your thing) and cook for about 20 minutes.

Recipe source: adapted from Annie’s Eats

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  1. Oh gosh, the peaches and cream packets were my absolute favorite when growing up (or strawberries and cream)… I think I ate them just about every day : ) I was obsessed.

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    amy Reply:

    I love the strawberries and cream kind too!

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    Comment by Ashley — July 10, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

  2. This sounds like the perfect breakfast!

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    Comment by Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 10, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

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  4. Oh my goodness. I’m not a HUGE oatmeal fan, but seriously, anything with nutella in it makes me go crazy. This sounds fantastic!

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    Comment by ATasteOfMadness — July 11, 2012 @ 6:33 PM

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