Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal

garnished bowl of blueberries and cream oatmeal on a pink linen

Loaded with fresh blueberries, this Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal are thick, creamy and so delicious! Top with a splash of cream to taste an elevated version of the childhood classic you love!

Alright – so, it’s no secret that here on Our Balanced Bowl that I love oatmeal! I try to do a seasonal recipe every season and since I’ve taken my shot at Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats and Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats l…I figured why not Blueberries and Cream?!

I always loved the packets of oatmeal with the fruit/cream as a kid. They were always so incredibly creamy and SO super sweet. 

So, I figured since it’s 2021 and January and hi I think we could all use a change up in our routine – let’s bring back something nostalgic and make it a little bit heartier but still taste AMAZING!

Why This Oatmeal is Amazing: 

First off, it takes less than 10 minutes minutes to whip up – and even less if you want to use a microwave! I’m not the type to want to spend 30 minutes in the morning making breakfast, you know? I want to eat it ASAP! That’s why I usually make oatmeal – quick, healthy, yummy – it’s a win win! 

I specifically love this recipe because of the fresh blueberries! To me, nothing is better than WARM blueberries. I love how they burst in your mouth – it’s such a pop of ultra delicious flavor like nothing else! 

I also love this recipe because it’s super versatile! If you want to use whole milk, do it! Cashew milk? Yes please! Oat milk? Oats on oats yessss! 

overhead shot of garnishes - the blueberries and sliced almonds sprinkled with cinnamon

Not a fan of honey? Try out maple syrup! Or leave it completely unsweetened and just use the blueberries for natural sweetness. 

I love how warm and cozy this oatmeal is! It’s incredibly thick, so creamy but not like stick to the top of your mouth glue like some oatmeal can be. 

The warm blueberries scattered throughout the oatmeal combined with the yummy toppings make my day start out SO good. It pairs perfectly with your favorite slippers and a big mug of coffee! 

So let’s get into what you need to make it! 

Ingredients You Need: 

  • Quick oats 
  • Milk of your choice 
  • Honey (or sweetener of your choice) 
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Heavy cream 
  • Oatmeal garnishes

Best Oatmeal Making Tips: 

I use quick oats for this recipe – I feel like they obviously cook quicker and are more creamy. Note that this recipe will take longer to make if you use rolled oats and DEFINITELY take waaay longer if you use steel cut oats. 

side view of garnished bowl of oatmeal with cup of coffee and bowl of blueberries in the background

So, if you want to use another type of oat – be sure to follow the package instructions on how to cook them and adjust the timing accordingly. 

 

I also used non-dairy milk, oat milk, in fact, because it’s what I had in my fridge! I often use whole milk instead – you just have to be sure that the whole milk doesn’t scorch!

So – what I did for this particular recipe is add the oats, milk, honey, vanilla extra and the blueberries into a small pot on the stove. Stir together to combine and place the stove eye on medium heat. 

creamy blueberry oatmeal in pot being stirred with a wooden spoon

Stir every so often, making sure the oatmeal isn’t sticking. 

If desired, you can use the spoon that you’re stirring with to pop the blueberries! It makes a beautiful streaked purple color in the oatmeal – just be careful to not get it on your clothes! Ha 😉 

two hands holding bowl of blueberry oatmeal with a spoon digging in

Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the oatmeal reaches your desired consistency. I like mine a little bit thinner than normal. 

Next, dish it out! This particular recipe makes 2 servings. Eat while warm and enjoy with a hot cup of tea or joe!

Oatmeal Garnish Ideas: 

  • Sliced almonds 
  • Chia seeds 
  • Extra blueberries 
  • Honey/maple syrup 

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do! XO – Haylie 

Did you like this recipe? Here are a few more oatmeal recipes you might like: 

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal 

Gingerbread Oatmeal

London Fog Oatmeal 

Banana Bread Overnight Oats 

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Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal

Loaded with fresh blueberries, this Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal is thick, creamy and so delicious! Top with a splash of cream to taste an elevated version of the childhood classic you love!

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberries and cream, blueberries and cream oatmeal, blueberry oatmeal, creamy blueberry oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 2 cups milk (of your choice! can use non-dairy or whole milk - can also use more milk if you prefer your oatmeal thinner)
  • 3 tbsp honey (or more depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (and more for garnish)
  • sliced almonds, chia seeds, honey, etc for garnishes

Instructions

  1. In a medium size pot, add the oats, milk, honey, vanilla extract and blueberries. Place the pot on medium heat and stir to combine.

  2. Let cook on low/medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until it’s thickened to your desired consistency.

  3. If desired, use the spoon you are stirring the oatmeal with to pop the blueberries.

  4. Once your desired consistency is reached, taste and adjust if needed. Add additional sweetener, more spice etc. Add a splash or two more milk if you prefer your oatmeal more thin. 

  5. Dish out into bowls, garnish with sliced almonds, chia seeds, extra blueberries and of course, a generous splash of heavy whipping cream. Enjoy and eat while warm!

Recipe Notes

If you desire your oatmeal thinner, add more milk! Adjust the consistency/sweetness as needed.

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