Blackcurrant and Cream Oatmeal

This Blackcurrant Oatmeal has cream, brown sugar, and butter for richness, plus a little lemon zest and black currants for a fruity aroma and flavor.

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.

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Blackcurrant and Cream Oatmeal

This Blackcurrant Oatmeal has cream, brown sugar, and butter for richness, plus a little lemon zest and black currants for a fruity aroma and flavor.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 273kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats not quick oats
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup dried black currants
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 1/2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g