Oatmeal tends to be a polarizing breakfast, one people either rave about or refuse to consume. For those in the latter category, it may conjure school-morning memories, the saccharine sweetness of artificial strawberry, or just a whole lotta bland nothingness. What many oatmeal-deniers don't realize is how truly versatile this grain is. Not only is it good for you, but it makes the ideal vehicle for any number of flavor combinations.
That's where we come in with our recipe for Shortcake-Inspired Oatmeal! Unlike Oatmeal, Shortcake is more of a people-pleaser—who among us doesn't like it? Our recipe doctors up the oatmeal with almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to create a creamy base; once topped with berries and a crunch of slivered almonds for texture, it's a winner!
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This shortcake-inspired oatmeal is a beautiful way to start your morning!
Pro Tip: For a super luxurious breakfast, top with a dollop of coconut or almond milk whipped cream!