Baked oatmeal, loaded with the summer’s fresh berries and lightly sweetened with honey is a great way to start the day. With all the berries in season right now, they’ve made their way into several breakfast dishes lately. Our strawberries have been very sweet this year, so I swapped the usual sugar in the oatmeal for honey and I really enjoyed the change. The oatmeal wasn’t overly sweet and it allowed the slight tartness of the other berries to shine through.
Oatmeal is one of my children’s favorite breakfasts and we’ve gathered a huge collection of great oatmeal recipes over the past few years. My youngest son loves oatmeal so much, he attempts to order it at almost every restaurant we visit. There’s nothing quite like watching the waiter’s face as he requests, “A big bowl of oatmeal, please,” while we are dining at a Mexican restaurant. Luckily, he loves chips and salsa almost as much, so it’s an easy sell.