Purple Porridge

Finding healthy breakfast foods can be a challenge. I can barely get my kids to eat in the morning, period. But I finally found the breakfast food my family all enjoys: we call in purple porridge.

1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
2 tsp agave nectar (a natural sweetener)
1 tsp blackstrap molasses (contains more calcium that milk!)
1/2 cup frozen, thawed blueberries (for antioxidants and a fun color)

If you are lazy in the morning like me, you can cook the oatmeal overnight in a crock pot. Just put the oatmeal and water in right before you go to bed, and set the frozen blueberries on the counter. When you wake up, stir it all together, along with some agave to taste. Voila! A sweet, purple, gooey mess that's good for you, too!


  1. Thank you for the healthy recipes, I eat the same way and feed my kids the same healthy foods, I didn't know that info about molasses, will have to get some now. Thanks.

  2. Loved the recipe! My kids liked it too. My older daughter wondered how you got the oatmeal so purple?

  3. Only frozen blueberries will get it that purple, I have found. If I zap them in the microwave for a bit, they get kinda juicy, and that's what gives the purple color. :)


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