You're probably thinking, who wants strawberry shortcake for breakfast? I do! Oatmeal that is. I love having old fashioned oatmeal for breakfast, but I need to come up with ways to keep it creative. At my last visit to Costco they had some really good lookin' strawberries... being February/March I was more than ready for fresh fruit. There is no actual cake, or shortcake, in this recipe - that's the oatmeal. Give this a try and let me know what you think!
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup fresh chopped (unsweetened) strawberries, divided
1/4 cup whipping cream, unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons agave nectar (more or less to taste)
In a small pot over medium-high heat add the water, milk and salt. While boiling, whip the cream until stiff, set aside. Let water/milk just come to a boil, then add the oatmeal, vanilla, cinnamon and 1/2 cup strawberries. Reduce heat to medium and cook about 5 minutes (or until desired thickness), stirring frequently. Pour out to a bowl and let cool slightly, about 2-3 minutes. This is when I get my coffee ready. Fold in 1-2 tablespoons of the whipped cream, top with remaining strawberries and agave nectar.
~ Enjoy ~