Oatmeal with Blueberries

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Oatmeal with blueberries is a warm delicious hug. It is such a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. An explosion of fresh blueberry flavor makes this recipe perfect.

Oatmeal with Blueberries in an aqua bowl.

Oatmeal with blueberries is simple but exceptional. It is a complete breakfast that is popular with the whole family.

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What We Love About This Oatmeal with Blueberry Recipe

  • 15 Minute Meal: Perfect for meal prep and then it is even faster.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 8 ingredient.
  • Family Friendly: If they like blueberry muffins they will love this breakfast.
  • Adaptable: Can make it gluten free dairy free, etc…
A shot from the top of oatmeal with blueberries on top.

Ingredient Notes for Oatmeal with Blueberries

  • Milk: You can use a variety of different milks for this recipe. Utilize whole milk, low fat milk or dairy-free such as almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk.
  • Old Fashioned Oats: Not quick cooking oats.
  • Fresh Blueberries: Perfect when they are in season, however you can use frozen.
  • Brown sugar: To add a muffin like sweetness,
  • Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg are wonderful to enhance this dish.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Blueberry

These are the basic steps for making Oatmeal with Blueberries. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: IN A SAUCEPAN

First, add milk and salt to a medium sauce pan and then bring to a slight boil. When milk starts to get foamy add the oats.

STEP 2: REMAINING INGREDIENTS

Next, stir continually and simmer until thick and then stir in the berries and the remaining ingredients. Finally add the lemon zest to taste.

Prep and Storage Tips for Oatmeal Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Wonderful for meal preparation, this breakfast treat will be great for up to four days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in airtight containers either individual ones or scoop from a larger bowl.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Can be frozen for up to six months store in freezer bags or airtight containers and pull out and thaw in the refrigerator.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat in the microwave oven or on the stove top on medium heat, add more milk or other liquid if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions about Blueberry Oatmeal

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Easily replace with a brown sugar substitute to make this recipe healthier.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE STEEL CUT OATS?

Indeed, steel cut oats may be substituted for the old fashioned rolled oats. They will just need to be cooked longer. However, do not use quick oats, they will be to mushy.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can make additional portions for freezing or for larger families.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OATMEAL?

It will lower blood sugar and add antioxidants, more benefits are here.

A side shot of the oatmeal with a smattering of berries on the side.

Expert Tips for Making This Cream Oatmeal Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Almonds, walnuts or you favorite nut can really enhance the flavor.
  • Sweetener: Honey, maple syrup or agave nectar can be used for this baked oatmeal recipes.
  • Banana: Blueberry Banana oatmeal is a great alternative to this recipe.
  • Addition: Protein can be added in the form of protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds or greek yogurt for additional nutrients.
  • Vanilla Extract: makes for a more cake like breakfast,

What to Serve with Oatmeal with Blueberries

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Oatmeal with Blueberries in an aqua bowl.
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Oatmeal with Blueberries

Yield: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Oatmeal with blueberries is a warm delicious hug. It is such a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. An explosion of fresh blueberry flavor makes this recipe perfect.
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats, not quick cooking
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Lemon zest for garnish

Instructions

  • Add milk and salt to a medium sauce pan.
  • Bring to a slight boil of medium high heat.
  • When milk starts to get foamy around the edges, turn heat down to medium and add oats.
  • Stir continually to prevent boiling over.
  • Cook until thickened, about 7-8 minutes.
  • Stir in berries, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Spoon into bowls and top with lemon zest.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Nuts: Almonds, walnuts or you favorite nut can really enhance the flavor.
  • Sweetener: Honey, maple syrup or agave nectar can be used for this baked oatmeal recipes.
  • Banana: Blueberry Banana oatmeal is a great alternative to this recipe.
  • Addition: Protein can be added in the form of protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds or greek yogurt for additional nutrients.
  • Vanilla Extract: makes for a more cake like breakfast,

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 804mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 503mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberries, breakfast

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