I’ve really been into blueberries lately, so when I found this Blueberry Chia Oatmeal recipe I had to try it. It sounds like an easy and healthy breakfast that can be made ahead and meal prepped for several days. Plus I had a few of the ingredients lying around, and I’m always looking for ways to clean out my way overstuffed pantry. A bag of chia seeds lasts a loooong time LOL. Let’s give this one a try!
Ready in just 15 minutes, this Blueberry Chia Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast that is filled with fiber, antioxidants and omega-3-fatty acids. This blueberry chia oatmeal is the perfect way to start your day!
I had several of the ingredients for this recipe on hand: the chia seeds mentioned above plus rolled oats, vanilla extract, honey, and sea salt. I also had a lemon for what I assume was supposed to be lemon juice (the recipe lists “lemon”).
That left me to shop for blueberries, chopped walnuts, and unsweetened almond milk. The recipe doesn’t say to use vanilla almond milk, but that’s what I prefer, so I went with it. More vanilla is never a problem for me!
By the way, one package of blueberries was enough for 1 cup to be cooked with the oatmeal plus enough for a garnish.
Make this Recipe Your Own
I can easily see this recipe using other types of berries like raspberries, blackberries, or any other small berry. Even strawberries might work, but I would try it with frozen strawberry halves. They’re already hulled, and the smaller halves are closer in size to the berries I mentioned, so the cooking time shouldn’t be affected much.
Not a fan of walnuts? Change those up too! Lots of nuts are available chopped, so you have tons of ready-made options out there. Almonds, pistachios, pecans, peanuts, etc. are all options. I don’t know about you, but raspberry-chia oatmeal topped with almonds sounds great to me!
Talk about simple to make! There was no peeling, chopping, or other prep work involved. I simply added all the ingredients except the walnuts to a saucepan. The saucepan then went onto the stove to boil.
Once my Blueberry Chia Oatmeal came to a boil, all I had to do was turn down the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Yes, there was a lot of stirring so nothing stuck to the bottom and burned, but that was easy.
The oatmeal was thickened after simmering, so I served it up and tossed on a few blueberries and walnuts to garnish. Simple, tasty, and pretty!
This recipe lists 15 minutes for the cooking and total time. I went a bit over that, and I’m guessing that’s because I was cautious with the heat on the stove. Here’s how my time was spent:
- 3 minutes to prep
- 18 minutes to cook
- 8 minutes to reach a boil
- 10 minutes to simmer after reducing the heat
- 21 minutes total