Easy stovetop oatmeal with a delicious berry compote topped with vanilla crumble. This breakfast meal is delicious and simple to put together.
If you have been on our blog for a while you know that oatmeal is always our go-to breakfast option. We think it comes from the days we were in college. It is a quick and easy option and you can customize it to whatever you’re in the mood for.
Well, for today’s recipe it calls for the last of the season Summer berries. As we begin heading into fall, we wanted to create a recipe with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. That means only one thing a mixed berry compote. This compote is simple to make, and you can make it ahead of time so all there is left to is make your oatmeal in the morning which in only takes 15 minutes to make.
Now normally we add walnuts to our oatmeal but for this recipe, we wanted to do something different. We wanted to add some vanilla crumble on top. This crumble is adapted from our Salted Caramel Apple Loaf (which we recommend you check out this recipe it is so good). It pairs perfectly with the berries.
We hear your stomach growling. Let’s get into the recipe.
Ingredients for the Berry Compote
- Strawberries. We used large strawberries, but regular strawberries will work too.
- Sugar. We used granulated sugar. Raw sugar will work as well.
- Lemon Zest
Ingredients for the Vanilla Crumble
- Flour. We used all-purpose flour.
- Cinnamon. We used ground cinnamon.
- Vanilla Extract. We currently like Molina Original Vanilla Blend.
- Brown Sugar. We used light brown sugar for this recipe. Dark brown sugar will give you are more molasses flavor.
- Salt. We use salted butter all the time in our baking, but you can use unsalted butter
Ingredients for the Oatmeal
- Oats. We used rolled oats. As it cooks it becomes thicker than steel-cut or quick oats.
- Almond Milk. Our favorite is Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla.
- Salt. We used table salt.
How to Make the Berry Compote
The great thing about this compote is that you can make it the day before so all you have to do is make your oatmeal. If you have some left over it makes a great topping on yogurt, ice cream, and waffles.
Step 1: In a small saucepan on medium heat add the berries, sugar, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
Step 2: Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cornstarch and water.
Step 3: Bring the heat back up to medium and cook for 10–12 mins until it gets thick.
Step 4: Let it cool for 30 minutes if making the day before.
You can leave it out if you are ready to use it. If you made it a day before you can refrigerate it for up to 3 days in an airtight container or jar.
How to make the Vanilla Crumble
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°(F)
Step 2: In a medium bowl add all the ingredients whisk together until crumbs form.
Step 3: Transfer to a small baking dish
Step 4: Bake for 10–15 minutes.
Step 5: Let it Cool
If you have crumble leftover, you can place it in a container it will stay good for up to 3 days in an air-tight container.
You can also use it as an ice cream topping. It’s so good with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
How to make the oatmeal
This oatmeal is so cozy and delicious and all you need is 15 minutes.
Step 1: In a medium saucepan add all the ingredients over high heat.
Step 2: Bring to a boil.
Step 3: Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes. It should start getting thick. Stir occasionally.
Step 4: Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Now all there is left to do is serve up your oatmeal, add some berry compote and sprinkle on some vanilla crumble. Enjoy!
Berry Oatmeal with Vanilla Crumble
- 1/2 Cup Strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 Cup Raspberries
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tsp Lemon Zest
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp Water
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 Tsp Salt
- 3 Tbsp Butter, melted
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1¼ Cups Rolled Oats
- 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1½ Cups Water
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- In a small saucepan add the berries, sugar lemon zest on medium heat, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and stir in the cornstarch and water.
- Bring up the heat back to medium and cook for 10-12 minutes.
- Let it cool.
- Preheat the oven 350° (F)
- In a medium bowl add all the ingredients. Whisk together until crumbs form.
- Transfer to small baking pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Let it cool.
- In a medium saucepan add all the ingredients over high heat.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 5 - 8 minutes until it becomes thick. Stir occasionally.
- Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
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