This blueberry oatmeal recipe is filled with creamy oats, fresh berries, and crunchy almonds for a breakfast that will keep you full! This simple recipe can be made in the microwave, so it’s quick and easy for busy mornings.

blueberry oatmeal

I love making oatmeal for breakfast because it’s the kind of meal that’s quick to make but it keeps me full until lunch time! Normally, I make a simple bowl of oatmeal with a little peanut butter but since berry season is coming up, I’ve been craving all kinds of berries!

The combination of blueberries, cinnamon, and vanilla reminds me of a sweet treat, but this bowl is filled with good-for-you ingredients, so it’s a recipe you can enjoy anytime! Plus, this recipe can be made in the microwave so it comes together in minutes!

blueberry oatmeal ingredients

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Oats– I used whole grain rolled oats, also called “old-fashioned” oats. If you use quick-cooking oats, you can adjust the cooking time according to the package. You can also make these oats on the stovetop, if desired. Again, check the package of your oats to determine the exact time to cook them. If you have steel cut oats, try my baked steel cut oatmeal recipe!
  • Milk– I used almond milk but you can use dairy, coconut, or any milk you like.
  • Brown sugar– A few teaspoons of brown sugar create a rich, sweet flavor.
  • Cinnamon– I love the sweetness of cinnamon in this oatmeal. You can leave it out if you don’t have any.
  • Vanilla– This helps enhance the sweet flavor without additional sugar. You can leave it out if you don’t have any.
  • Salt– Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt, which enhances the overall flavor.
  • Blueberries– You can use fresh or frozen berries.
  • Almonds– I love the crunch of sliced almonds but you can use walnuts, pecans, or even granola for a little added crunch.

Can I use frozen blueberries?

Absolutely! If you’re using frozen berries, I recommend stirring them in as soon as the oatmeal is done cooking in the microwave. This will help thaw the berries. You may need to reheat your oatmeal once the berries have been added.

Tips for Making Oatmeal in the Microwave

I like to make my oatmeal in the microwave because it’s fast and easy! Here are my tips for making oatmeal in the microwave:

  • Use a very large bowl, as oatmeal will expand rapidly while cooking. Just to be safe, I use a bowl that holds about 6 cups when I’m cooking 1/2 cup of oats.
  • You’ll want to add about 1 cup of water for every 1/2 cup rolled oats.
  • Microwave for 2 1/2-3 minutes on 70% power. You may need to adjust slightly based on your microwave. By not cooking at full power, you can avoid the oatmeal boiling over.
  • After 2 1/2 minutes, use oven mitts to carefully remove the oats from the microwave and stir vigorously. Let it sit for a couple of minutes to let it thicken.
  • If the oatmeal is still runny, microwave for another 30 seconds for a thicker consistency.

Oatmeal Toppings

Feel free to get creative with your oatmeal toppings! I love adding nuts for a little crunch but you could also use granola, coconut flakes, flaxseed, chia seed, dried fruit, or trail mix. If you want to add more protein to your oatmeal, try a drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter on top!

If you have leftover blueberries, try making a batch of my lemon blueberry pancakes or my lemon blueberry muffins!

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blueberry oatmeal

Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 bowl 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This blueberry oatmeal recipe is filled with creamy oats, fresh berries, and crunchy almonds for a breakfast that will keep you full! This simple recipe can be made in the microwave, so it’s quick and easy for busy mornings.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 23 teaspoons brown sugar, depending on desired sweetness
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Add the oats, milk, water, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt to a large microwave-safe bowl and mix it together.
  2. Microwave for 2 1/2-3 minutes on 70% power. You may need to adjust slightly based on your microwave. By not cooking at full power, you can avoid the oatmeal boiling over
  3. After 2 1/2 minutes, carefully remove the oats from the microwave (the bowl will be very hot!) and stir vigorously. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes to thicken.
  4. Once the oatmeal is cooked, stir in the blueberries and top with sliced almonds. Add additional sweetener if needed.

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