This blueberry oatmeal recipe is definitely going to be one of your favorite breakfast options and a healthy way to begin each day. Our recipe is a combination of fresh berry flavor along with warm, filling oats- you will love every bite!
Perfect Oatmeal Recipe
This blueberry oatmeal recipe is such a filling and comforting way to start your morning. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create something that is incredibly delicious and also quite healthy.
Many people make the assumption that making oatmeal is difficult or takes a long time. But in fact, oatmeal is quite quick! This recipe takes 5 minutes to complete and only contains 5 ingredients.
There are two ingredients that we have added to our oatmeal that makes it taste so great yet keeps it simple. The first is blueberries. Using fresh or frozen blueberries adds a lot of flavor to the oatmeal.
The second ingredient that takes our blueberry oatmeal to the next level is nuts. Adding crushed nuts loads the oatmeal with warm flavors and also some great health benefits. In fact, let’s take a look at the nutritional aspects of this blueberry oatmeal a little more in-depth.
Is Oatmeal and Blueberries Healthy?
Almost all the ingredients in this recipe have amazing nutritional benefits. Take a look (we know that reading these will make you want a bowl right away!).
Oats– Oats are rich in antioxidants and also fiber. Oats are also much lower in carbs than many other grains. Oats (and oatmeal in general) are very filling. Therefore, a small bowl will keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. This can help you lose weight as you are consuming less!
Blueberries- Fiber, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants are all health claims that this great fruit makes. In addition, blueberries are cholesterol free and can help promote heart health. One cup of fresh blueberries contains 24 perfect of your daily vitamin C and 36 percent of your daily vitamin K.
Nuts- Nuts are a great source of fat, fiber and protein. Most of the fats that are in nuts are monounsaturated or omega-6’s which are healthy additions to your diet (your body needs healthy fats to function properly… but not saturated fat!). Lots of vitamins and minerals are also packed into every little nut.
Milk- Adding a splash of milk to the oatmeal adds a little calcium, phosphorous, b vitamins and potassium to your breakfast. Protein is also found in milk, making your dish a complete meal.
So much goodness is cooked into this oatmeal that it is astounding! How could it possibly get better? Let’s find out….
How to Make Blueberry Oatmeal
Our recipe is quick and easy. You just boil the water in a pan over the stove top. Then, you stir in the oats and add the remaining ingredients after the dish has cooked. There are other ways to cook oatmeal as well.
- You can choose to microwave your oatmeal rather than cook it in a pan on the stove top. All you need to do is mix the oats and water in a large bowl and microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients after microwaving.
- You can also make baked oatmeal using this recipe. Preheat your oven to 350 and then place all of the ingredients in a large bowl, excluding the blueberries. Add one egg and also increase the milk to 1/2 cup. When baking with oatmeal, you need a little extra moisture. So the addition of egg will make it nice and creamy. Next, bake the oatmeal for 30 minutes then enjoy! A baked oats recipe will be thicker once cooked. So keep that in mind when choosing this cooking option!
If you make extra oatmeal, you can keep it in an airtight food storage container for about 4-5 days in your fridge. Reheat it in the microwave, adding a little extra milk or water to loosen it up after heating. You can even cook up a big batch and divide it into individual containers. Then, you can put each day’s container in your meal prep lunch bag to bring to work for healthy breakfasts all week!
Additions to Oatmeal
When looking at oatmeal recipes, you may find that some recipes contain lots of additional ingredients. While we find our simple blueberry oatmeal to be perfect as is, there are many other options you can add to make it more flavorful, sweeter or just a little different. This will help mix up your morning breakfast routine to keep it from getting boring.
Here are some things we like to add to our oatmeal mixture that you can simply stir in after the oatmeal cooks.
- Ground Cinnamon
- Vanilla extract
- A pinch of sea salt
- Almond milk in place of water
- Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, or cashews
- Maple syrup
- Sugar or brown sugar
- Raspberries, strawberries or other berries in place of fresh blueberries
- Chia seeds, flaxseeds or hemp seeds
- Coconut oil
Just a teaspoon or two of these ingredients will do the trick and help take your food to the next level. Give them a try and see what you like the best.
So, are you ready for a quick and delicious breakfast that is full of nutrition, taste and has endless options? Once you give this recipe a try, let us know how much you love it in the comments below, giving it five stars or by sharing our site with your friends!
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- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Gluten Free
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons milk (or cream)
- 2 tablespoons crushed nuts (any kind works!)
- Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan oven medium heat. Add oats; cook, stirring frequently for 3 to 4 minutes, or until most of water is absorbed. Remove from heat.
- Transfer oatmeal to a bowl then top with blueberries and nuts. Serve immediately.
- One cup blueberries or any kind of berries is a perfect amount for two servings. If you add more, keep in mind that while blueberries are quite healthy, they do have sugar and eating more will change the nutritional value of this recipe.
- Be sure to use old fashioned rolled oats as called for in this recipe. If you change oats, using steel cut or quick oats, you will need to adjust the cooking time and ingredients as well. We have many other recipes on our site for these kinds of oats and you may want to use one of those instead!
- Make more! This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled giving you and extra serving or even ten extra servings. You can even reheat the oatmeal, keeping it cold in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy, then reheating it for about a minute or two in the microwave. When reheating, you may need to add a little more milk or water to loosen it up.
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