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Friday, February 3, 2012

Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal Guest Post

 My real life blogging friend, Ann from Cooking Healthy for Me, asked if I would do a guest post for her while she visits her grandbabies in England.  I jumped at the opportunity to help out.  She has a wonderful line up of guests while she is gone.  I am thrilled to be one of them.

Because her blog is all about healthy eating, I poured over my cookbooks looking for just the thing.  I found an amazing way to make breakfast into a decadent treat without a ton of fat or calories.  And, if I skip the graham crackers and use gluten free oatmeal, I can STILL eat it!  Woot Woo!

My kids weren't too sure when they saw what I was making.  Oatmeal never causes them to jump up and down.  However, they all gave it the thumbs up and said it was really good.  I think it would taste really good with cherries or strawberries.  Some might like it with bananas, too.  Head on over to Ann's to see the post.

Here's the recipe:

Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal (adapted from Now Eat This! Diet)
2 ¼ cups nonfat skim milk
2 cups oatmeal (rolled or quick cooking)
2 Tbsp wheat germ
3 Tbsp honey
zest of 1 medium orange
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ big graham cracker rectangle per serving 
Bring milk to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Add the oatmeal, wheat germ, honey, zest, blueberries and cream cheese.  Stir well, making sure the cream cheese is melted.  Cook and stir until the oatmeal thickens.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.  Pour into bowls and top with crumbled graham crackers. 

22 comments:

gobakeyourself said...

It's oatmeal! I can eat as many helpings as I desire :P
Delicious and unique recipe!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Angie's Recipes said...

That's delish!

Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} said...

i love the oatmeal Kristen. healthy and delicious!

Rosemary said...

Love oatmeal. Love blueberries. Love this!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Looks beautiful. Excellent photo. Heading over to look at your friend's blog!

Dave

Tina said...

Looks like some tasty ingredients here-popping on over there now!

Joanne said...

Off to go check it out! This sounds like dessert for breakfast, which is ALWAYS okay by me!

yummychunklet said...

Just came from Ann's blog. Great guest post!

Kim Bee said...

Delicious and jump up and down worthy. Great recipe Kristen. Just saw it on Ann's blog and wanted to run over and wave hello. Like the Queen, in honor of Ann. Lol

danasfoodforthought said...

Heading over to check it out... I am always up for a healthy twist on sometimes boring oatmeal!

Aarthi said...

They look yummy

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

{Adventuresindinner} said...

This looks like a total keeper! Thanks for the share.

Katherine Martinelli said...

Mmmm I love oatmeal and eat it for breakfast many mornings! I know I will love this. Heading over to check it out :-)

Swathi Iyer said...

oatmeal is my breakfast dish, this one sounds delicious.

Marina said...

Oats and blueberries are our staple breakfast. My son would love this one too!

The Harried Cook said...

I am not an oatmeal porridge fan, but blueberry cheesecake? Yes please! Sounds super yummy... Will check it out, Kristen! Thanks for sharing :)

Lizzy said...

Hey, this is an oatmeal I can get behind! YUM!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Kristen...this looks amazing! While I've had blueberry oatmeals before...the cheesecake component intrigues me! What a great idea! : )

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations. It's always a thrill to be asked to guest post on someone's blog. There's nothing more healthy than oatmeal.
Sam

~♥Sie♥~ said...

Hello Ms.Kristen I'm here..weeeeeeee..so your the expert behind Ms.Ann's latest post and weeeeee..I tried and I loved your oatmeal..I'll definitely be back because I am now your newest follower *hugs*..thank you for visiting my site Ms.Kristen;)

Mother Rimmy said...

Can't wait to go check it out - oatmeal is on my menu most every morning. Have a good week!

Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

This was such a great choice for our guest post! I just loved it!!

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