Blueberry Oatmeal

Skip the packets of instant oatmeal and try this easy Blueberry Oatmeal instead. It has the best texture and flavor with plump and juicy blueberries, cinnamon, and ginger, plus a few crunchy almonds on top. It’s a quick and easy breakfast recipe to start the day on the right foot.

a bowl of blueberry oatmeal with a spoon.

Yes, it takes a little longer than microwave oatmeal, but this homemade Blueberry Oatmeal is worth the extra few minutes it takes to make it. You’ll say goodbye to the packaged stuff once you try it.

What makes it so good?

  • I use old-fashioned oats and cook them on the stove. Yes, quick oats cook faster, but they just don’t have the same great texture. Old-fashioned oats are where it’s at, friends.
  • The oats are cooked in water first, and then you add the good stuff – a few magic spices, brown sugar, a little milk for creaminess, and blueberries – fresh or frozen!
  • I like to add a sprinkle of chopped almonds on top for a crunchy texture, along with a splash of cream for extra richness.
a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries, milk, and chopped almonds.

You’ll be digging into a bowl of this oatmeal goodness in about 10 minutes – it’s a warm and delicious way to start the day.


  • Water
  • Old-fashioned oats – also known as rolled oats.
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Blueberries – you can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
  • Whole milk – or any milk that you like! I’ve also made this with 2% milk and oat milk, and almond milk. It just depends on how much richness you like.
  • Optional toppings: extra blueberries, chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans, and a splash of cream.
ingredients for the oatmeal.

How to Make It

Pour the water into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer over high heat.

Add the oatmeal and stir. Adjust the heat to medium and cook the oats for about five minutes or until most of the water is absorbed.

cooked oatmeal and with the sugar and spices.

Add the spices and brown sugar and give it a stir. Mix in the blueberries and adjust the heat to medium-low. Stir until the berries are warmed through. Stir in the milk.

blueberries and milk added to the cooked oatmeal in a pan.

Spoon the oatmeal into a serving bowl. Sprinkle the chopped nuts over the top and add a splash of cream if you’re feeling fancy.

Every bite has those juicy blueberries with tender oats and a touch of warm spices. I really hope you give this blueberry oatmeal recipe a try! I think you’ll love it.

Happy oatmeal-making,

oatmeal in a bowl.

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Blueberry Oatmeal

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This Blueberry Oatmeal is easy to make in about 10 minutes and tastes better than the packets you get at the store. It’s creamy and lightly spiced, with juicy blueberries in every bite. In other words, an amazing way to start the day.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (see note)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons  whole milk (see note)
  • Optional toppings: extra blueberries, chopped roasted almonds, and a splash of cream.


  1. Bring the water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add the oatmeal and lower the heat to medium. Cook and stir the oatmeal for about five minutes. There shouldn’t be very much water.
  2. Stir in the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and blueberries. Lower the heat to medium-low and stir until the berries are warmed through.
  3. Add the milk, stir, and transfer the oatmeal to a bowl. Top with the cream if using.


You can adjust the sugar to your taste or omit it if you don’t want it as sweet.

Any milk will work in this recipe, including non-dairy milk.


  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 17.9g
  • Sodium: 26.1mg
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.7g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 7.3g
  • Cholesterol: 3.1mg

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