The Best Blueberry Oatmeal. Are you looking for the perfect breakfast that is light, but also filling? One that is simple to make and will help you fuel through your morning? These are the oats for you! They are simple to make and so delicious.
What Makes This Oatmeal The Best?
There are so many great things about this oatmeal. For one thing, the flavors in this breakfast are so good together! The blueberries+walnuts+maple syrup is the best.
It is simple to make. This oatmeal comes together in no time. By the time you get yourself dressed for the day, your breakfast is done!
Another awesome thing- it is a great way to start the day! You have oats, but also blueberries, walnuts, and pepitas. This breakfast is a win-win!
- Regular Oats- I do not think quick-cooking oats work well in this recipe. They get too mushy.
- Blueberries- You can use fresh or frozen berries.
- Maple Syrup- brown sugar or even granulated can work too.
- Walnuts- Any nut will work in this recipe, I just love walnuts in mine.
- Pepitas- Just like with the nuts, you can use any seeds you like as well.
A Note On The Berries
I used frozen blueberries as fresh blueberries were out of season. Fresh would be the preferred product, but I also want to be able to enjoy this breakfast year-round.
So, out of season, I always prefer the frozen. I promise I have had really good results with both frozen and fresh in this blueberry oatmeal, so you can easily use either.
I know quick-cooking oats are...quicker, but I love using old-fashioned oats so much better. There is just more substance to them and I am really into that. I like the chewy texture so much better. But, if you like the quick-cooking oats, they are definitely faster to make, use those!
Cooking the Blueberry Oatmeal
Bring water and salt to a boil in a small stainless steel pan.
When it comes to a boil, add in oats. Cook until most of the liquid is gone, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add blueberries, I only used half my berries in cooking, and the other half I used for topping. Continue to cook for another minute or 2. Berries should burst and color your oatmeal that beautiful purple.
Finishing Off Your Oatmeal
I love to top my oatmeal with more frozen berries, chopped walnuts, pepitas, and a good drizzle of maple syrup.
The topping ideas are endless of course. Any type of nuts and seeds are wonderful, a sliced banana would also be really good.
I think this blueberry oatmeal is actually really beautiful! Purple has always been one of my favorite colors and I love it in my food!
More Breakfast Ideas
- breakfast hash
- Strawberries and cream porridge
- Potato nests with avocado and egg
- Homemade instapot yogurt
- Sprouted oat pancakes
- Whole wheat waffles
The Best Blueberry Oatmeal
- 1 cup water I also love to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk here.
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- walnuts for topping optional
- pepitas optional
- maple syrup amount will depend on your preference for sweetness.
- Bring water and salt to a boil over medium heat in small saucepan. Add oats and reduce heat to low. Add in half the blueberries, and continue to cook until the liquid is absorbed and the oatmeal slightly tender. Spoon into your serving dish. Top with your topping the remaining blueberries and toppings of choice. I love a generous drizzle of maple syrup, but that is a personal preference, finish it how you would like. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!