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Oatmeal is easy to make, packed with nutrition and super versatile. This Fresh Berry Oatmeal combines the warm comforting flavor of creamy old fashioned oats with bright, fresh berries for a flavor explosion in every bite!

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Oatmeal with Fresh Berries


This oatmeal recipe is my very favorite for summer because berries are in season and at their peak. There is nothing more dreamy that a warm both of oatmeal topped with fresh berries and a splash of milk or cream drizzled with just a touch of honey.

If you haven’t eaten oatmeal this way, don’t go another day without trying it! Keep reading for a few different ways to cook your oats for this yummy and healthy breakfast.

Ingredients To Make Oatmeal


  • Oats: My favorite oats to use for making oatmeal are old fashioned oats. They have a delicious soft yet still chewy texture and take less than 5 minutes to cook.
  • Water/Milk: You can use a combination of both to cook your oats in, or just water or just milk. Cooking in milk will give you a more rich flavor and creamier texture.
  • Salt. This is optional, but trust me…..you will want to add it for next level oatmeal.
  • Berries: Raspberries + Blueberries are my favorite in oatmeal. Fresh, ripe and flavorful all the way!
  • Add-ins: Drizzle with honey for a little sweetness, and throw some chopped almonds on top for crunch!
old fashioned oats in a bowl with fresh raspberries and blueberries in bowls and oats scattered on a wooden cutting board

How to Make Oatmeal with Fresh Berries


  1. Cooking Oatmeal on the Stovetop

    -Add water or milk to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium/high heat.
    -Reduce heat to low and add your oats.
    -Stir frequently and let cook for about 5 minutes until the liquid is absorbed the the oats have thickened.
    -Serve with a drizzle of honey and fresh berries on top.

  2. Cooking Oatmeal in the Microwave

    -In a microwave safe dish, add your oats and liquid. (milk or water)
    -Stir to combine well.
    Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Stir.
    -Serve with a drizzle of honey and fresh berries on top.

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Questions about Oatmeal


What are the health benefits of oatmeal?

Oats are loaded with vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, manganese, and even iron! They are high in fiber and surprisingly have quite a bit of protein.

What is the best thing to put in oatmeal?

So many yummy choices, but I love fresh berries, bananas, nuts and seeds, spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and either milk or yogurt in my oatmeal.

What is the difference between all of the oats?

Quick Oats: the most processed and thinner than other oats. More of a mushy texture and cook the fastest.
Old Fashioned Oats: Also called rolled oats, they have gone through a steaming and flattening process. Softer texture and take about 5 minutes to cook.
Steel Cut Oats: closest to an unprocessed oat groat. They have a more coarse, chewy texture and take about 20 minutes to cook.

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Fresh Berry Oatmeal

This Fresh Berry Oatmeal combines the warm comforting flavor of creamy old fashioned oats with bright, fresh berries for a flavor explosion in every bite!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh berry oatmeal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 222kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water or milk
  • 2 cups oats old fashioned
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

Stovetop Method

  • Add water or milk to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium/high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and add your oats. Stir frequently and let cook for about 5 minutes until the liquid is absorbed the the oats have thickened.
  • Serve with a drizzle of honey and fresh berries on top.

Microwave Method

  • In a microwave safe dish, add your oats and liquid. (milk or water) Stir to combine well.
  • Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Stir.
  • Serve with a drizzle of honey and fresh berries on top.
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Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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