Blueberry oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that’s packed with fresh fruit & wholesome oats. Enjoy the sweet-tart flavor and creamy texture for a delicious start to your day!
This simple blueberry oatmeal is an easy and quick breakfast that tastes delicious and keeps you full til lunch. It’s perfect for busy mornings as it comes together in about 10 minutes.
This easy blueberry oatmeal recipe is great for a busy weekday morning when you need something hearty to eat quickly.
Why you’ll love this oatmeal
- Quick and easy to make
- Hearty and Filling breakfast
- Filled with fruit and wholesome oats
- Easy to customize so you won’t get bored with breakfast
This easy breakfast recipe only needs 6 ingredients to come together on the stove top.
- Oats: I recommend rolled oats when making this since they cook up in about 10 minutes. But I also include instructions for instant oats and steel oats in the recipe card.
- Blueberries: Use either fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries. I have found that frozen wild blueberries make for some of the best oatmeal. They have incredible flavor and are available all year long. Fresh berries are great in the summer.
- Sugar: Use white sugar or brown sugar. You can also make this refined sugar free by using maple syrup, agave syrup, coconut sugar, or date sugar. You only need a spoonful for the right amount of sweetness.
- Vanilla extract: I love to add this for a great depth of flavor.
- Plant Based Milk: Use your favorite milk to make this rich and creamy. Some of my favorites to add are coconut milk, oat milk, or rice milk.
- Pinch of salt: To balance out the flavors.
Make sure to check out the recipe card below for the full recipe and ingredient list.
This recipe is so easy to make and quick to come together!
First up, you need to cook your oats according to the best method for cooking the oats you have. This recipe will be made with rolled oats, but you can adjust to quick oats or steel cut oats as you need.
First, combine the oats, blueberries (fresh or frozen), and water in a small to medium saucepan on the stove. Heat over low heat, cooking for about 10 minutes. You may need to add a little more water depending on how thick vs thin you prefer your oatmeal.
Stir consistently but not constantly to make sure the oats and blueberries all get evenly cooked.
Finally, after about 10 to 12 minutes, remove the oats from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Easy peasy!
Serve immediately. This makes enough for 2 hungry kids or 1 hungry adult.
Flax blueberry oatmeal: Add 1 teaspoon of ground flax seeds to the oatmeal before cooking. Cook as directed. This adds a ton of fiber and lots of omegas to the oatmeal, really boosting the health benefits. Chia seeds can also be added.
Blueberry Cheesecake oatmeal: Add a spoonful of dairy free cream cheese to the oatmeal after cooking. This makes it so creamy and a lot like a cheesecake!
Nut or Seed Butter: Add a spoonful of a nut or seed butter like almond butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter. You can also add some crunchy pecans, walnuts, or a handful of almonds.
Fruity Oatmeal: Add a mashed banana or lemon zest or orange zest as a quick way to get some different flavors.
How to Store
Hot oatmeal is best served immediately after cooking. You can let it cool and store in an airtight container for the next day if you wish.
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- Bowl and spoon
- ½ cup oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar white or brown sugar, coconut sugar, date sugar, maple syrup, etc
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup soy milk or other plant based milk
- Pinch salt
- In the sauce pot, combine the oats with blueberries and water.
- Cook the oats.
- For rolled oats: Use 1 ⅓ cups water and ½ cup of oats. Heat over low heat and let it cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Add more water if necessary. You want the oats to cook for at least 10 minutes to fully cook.
- For quick oats: Use 1 cup of water and ½ cup of oats. Heat over low heat and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 1 minute after cooking.
- For Steel Cut Oats: Use ½ cup of oats and 3 cups of water. Heat over low heat and cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Add the blueberries in the final 3 minutes of cooking if making with steel cut oats.
- Add final ingredients. After cooking the oats, remove from the heat and add the sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and pinch of salt. Stir well to combine. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Flax blueberry oatmeal: Add 1 teaspoon of ground flax seeds to the oatmeal before cooking. Cook as directed. Chia seeds can also be added.
- Blueberry Cheesecake oatmeal: Add a spoonful of cream cheese (dairy or dairy free) to the oatmeal after cooking. This makes it so creamy and a lot like a cheesecake!
- Nut or Seed Butter: Add a spoonful of a nut or seed butter like almond butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter.
- Fruity Oatmeal: Add a mashed banana or lemon zest or orange zest as a quick way to get some different flavors.