Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe
- 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries, thawed
- 1. In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Stir in oats and salt. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Divide between two serving bowls; top with blueberries. Yield: 2 servings.
1 cup equals 455 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 271 mg sodium, 89 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 13 g protein.
Reviews for Blueberry Oatmeal
"What is up with all the salt hate? It's an 1/8 teaspoon! It won't kill you, and it just makes things taste better! Having said that, I give this a three simply because I find the idea of milk in oatmeal to be repugnant and it's oatmeal! The directions are right there on the box and you can add anything you want to it! That's the beauty and simplicity of oatmeal. :)"
"I prepared this recipe this morning and declare it a winner. It is not only easy but delicious. So much better than the purchased flavored oatmeal. The only thing I will do next time is leave out the salt. Those of you who salt everything, may want to leave it in. This oatmeal is good anytime. I buy fresh blueberries in the summer and freeze for winter. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."
"This recipe is simple and delicious, exactly what I need to make a quick breakfast before work. I am on a low-sodium diet, so I omitted the salt and it was great. No more packaged oatmeal for me!"
"made it this morning with gluten free oats! The blueberries are my favorite part! The little burst of juice and flavor makes it that much better."
"I agree that one should be nice and kind and positive, however, when rating a recipe it is necessary to point out the negative aspects as well as the positive."
"If you can't be positive, don't say anything at all!"
"I agree. Be kind and nice. You will then realize that you can go a lot farther with it.Yes, I do like Oatmeal with or without fruit."
"I add ground flaxseed (cold milled), dash of ground cinnamon and use light vanilla soy milk. No salt or sweetener. Can also add frozen cherries for natural sweetness and nutrition. Simple, comforting recipe with a wallop of nutritional goodness and it keeps you full for hours."
"Very sweet. When I made this, I cut the sugar to 1/4 cup. When I make this again, I'll reduce the sugar even more."
"I have a similar recipe that I use. 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal, 3/4 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 tblsp Whey Low Gold brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla and 1 tblsp sliced almonds.I cook the oatmeal and 1/2 cup skim milk and 1/2 cup water together for about 5 min. Thaw the blueberries in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Dump the oatmeal over the blueberries, add remaining 1/4 skim milk, vanilla, cinnamon and Whey Low brown sugar. Mix all together and sprinkle with almonds. Almost like dessert and only 305 calories."
"You know, I read all the reviews, good and bad. Yes oatmeal has been around forever but can you find anything more creamy, wonderful, warm and satisfying every morning? I can't. I have eaten it all my life and still love it. (I'm 75 years old). When I don't feel well (not just because I am getting older) I have oatmeal for dinner and it just makes me feel soooo much better. So think a little before being negative about any wonderful recipe just because you don't like it. Everyone can't love every recipe but keep a little kindness going for good feelings......."
"Boy, what a bunch of sour grapes. Can't please some people."
"I have used this recipe, except I use skim milk instead of 2% and honey instead of brown sugar. I add the honey after cooking the oatmeal."
"I agree about the negative comments, some of us really enjoy using a recipe, especially if it has been around for a long time. That just tells me that it must be pretty good!"
"Since this was the "recipe of the day" on line I was curious what made oatmeal with blueberries so special and found out actually nothing. I agree with fe-eagle213 this is just basically oatmeal with fruit. As for "beginner" cooks like qwm, the recipe is on the side of the oatmeal box."
"The one ingredient some of the cooks below need is a Pound of Kindness and omit the sour input."
"Good basic recipe. I use nonfat milk and Splenda brown sugar. Also have tried other fruits."
"I Have always added fruit in season to my oahmeal...it was always the kids choice and they always enjoyed it. This is noting new."
"Thank you for the good, simple recipe for the "beginner" cooks like me. Maybe "iron-eagle213" could try adding a heaping tsp. of kindness next time and refrain from negative comments."
"We've been eating this great recipe on a regular basis since it first appeared in "Cooking for Two." We perfer milk over water, always add brown sugar to taste and blueberries to top it off (I warm up the berries before adding)."
"Not very heart healthy.No need to add salt.I use 1/2 water,1/2 light soymilk.Sometimes I add cut up apples,or dried cranberries, or cherries,or a combo. I add flax seeds as well. Much less sodium, and calories, and healthier !!!"
"I don't find anything special about this recipe...it's pretty much just a regular oatmeal recipe with cinnamon with blueberries scattered on the top."
"I make a more "heart-healthy" version of this every morning - water rather than milk, and no sugar. I also add finely chopped almonds, and recently have been adding a tablespoon of ground flax seeds (supposed to be good for me, but I can't taste any difference). One thing I do for a little variety - sometimes instead of adding the blueberries at the end, I cook them with the oatmeal - makes them softer. Or I add frozen blueberries to the cooked oatmeal - there's a little surprise zing when I bite into a cold berry in the hot oatmeal."
"I agree with fe-eagle213...what's so special about this recipe? People have been using fruit and brown sugar in oatmeal for centuries!"
"Have been adding fruit to Oatmeal for a long time. This recipe is not new and not unusual."
"I've been making this for years, and LOVE chopped walnuts in mine. YUMMY!"
"Very good oatmeal recipe, even my mother liked it! She's very hard to please."
"GREAT recipe! I did reduce the amount of milk from 1 3/4 cups to 1 1/2 cups because I like thicker oatmeal--worked great! Will be making again and again. I might even try other fruits for toppings."