Red, White & Blue Oatmeal Parfaits

(4 servings)

  • 1 and 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons fat-free whipped cream
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or thawed frozen berries)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries (about 7 large strawberries)
Note: You can easily make these parfaits with packet oatmeal. The color will be more tan. A Red, Tan & Blue Oatmeal Parfait is still delicious.

In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a high simmer - stirring often so the milk won't scold. If it begins to boil, reduce temperature immediately.

Add the oats and reduce temperature to a low simmer. Stir in the sugar and the vanilla. Cook for 5 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency - stirring occasionally.

Turn off the heat and stir in the whipped cream.

To create the parfaits, take 4 parfait glasses and layer the oatmeal, blueberries and strawberries in any order you see fit.

Serve warm. Enjoy.

4th Of July Red, White & Blue Oatmeal Parfaits

Fourth Of July Red, White & Blue Oatmeal Parfaits

This is a fun and healthy breakfast for the 4th of July. For another Independence Day breakfast idea, check out "As American As Apple Pie" Oatmeal.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 2875. Submitted 7/9/2010.