My four year old loves tomte. Let me explain…
Tomte are folklore creatures originating from Scandinavia. They are connected to the soul of the first farmer who owned the land but remain forevermore on watchful lookout to ensure the farm is taken care of. It turns out that tomte like their privacy, which is why they are very hard to see, but the children of the farm leave porridge out for them every morning. This is where the inspiration for our own version of Magical Wild Blueberry “Tomte” Oatmeal comes from.
If you’re interested in starting this fun tradition with your own family, I’ve linked some of our favorite Tomte books below:
- Tomten Tales
- The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits
- Little Tomte’s Christmas Wish
- The Tomten and the Fox
To make this magical breakfast, I’ve combined extremely healthy ingredients together to make it taste more like an oatmeal cookie than a bowl of heated oats. Yummm. The surprise ingredient? Coconut oil! Not only does it add a dose of healthy fat, but it also makes the oatmeal taste rich and creamy.
Coconut oil is an anti-microbial agent that provides a healthy dose of fatty acids. If you’re experiencing any digestive discomfort, the intrinsic lauric and capric acids help to coat and heal the lining of the intestines, helping to calm and soothe an irritated gut.
Magical Wild Blueberry “Tomte” Oatmeal
This is a perfect, magical breakfast, especially for cold winter days. Best eaten the morning after a nighttime marathon of reading Tomte books.
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 2 tbsp cold-pressed unrefined coconut oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepan, boil water. Then add oats and reduce heat, stirring continuously for about one minute or until the quick oats are softened and cooked through. See quick oat instructions for exact cooking times.
- Once oats are cooked through, turn off the heat and mix in the remaining ingredients!
- Serve and enjoy!
I use frozen wild blueberries, but fresh can be easily used too.
Experiment with different fruit choices or even chocolate chips!
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