June 3, 2019

Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl

Bursting with berry flavor, this colorful Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl is a healthy and delicious way to start your day.

Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl

I'm a creature of habit, so it's unusual for me to stray from my typical routine. But I've been taking my oat obsession to the next level recently and experimenting with different flavors and colors. Honestly, I'm loving it. This is super cliché, but they say variety is the spice of life. And it's actually true.

If you're stuck in a breakfast rut, this Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl could be the answer you've been looking for. Even if you're someone who eats oats on the regular (like me!!). Changing up your typical flavors can make all the difference.

Plus, eating a variety of foods is actually good for you. As I'm sure you've probably know, eating lots of different foods will give you a variety of vitamins and minerals. If you eat the same foods over and over, you're only getting the same vitamins and minerals in the same forms. But when you mix it up, you're giving your body more nutrients that it needs. It's so good to provide our bodies with many options to absorb vitamins and minerals.

So, especially if you're a creature of habit like me, do your body a favor and mix it up with some new foods and flavors!

Another reason to try this Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl is the amazing colors. The blue and orange complement each other so well! And the best part is that it doesn't have to be summer to enjoy these vibrant colors. In the summer you can use fresh blueberries if you want, but frozen berries are an option year round. And oranges are in season all year. So eat up!

How to make Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Bowls

I wanted this bowl to have an intense fruity flavor, so we're going to juice half of the orange and use it as a liquid to cook the oats.

Step 1. Microwave your oats with orange juice and water. If you're using frozen blueberries, go ahead and throw those into the microwave with the oats.

Step 2. While the oats are cooking, slice the other half of the orange. I left the rind on for the pictures, but you don't want to eat that part, so go ahead and slice it off.

Step 3. When the oats are cooked, stir in some ground flaxseeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. If you want to use fresh blueberries, stir those in too. Then, top with the orange slices and some chia seeds. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for variety. Thank you for creating beautiful colors and unique flavors that feed our bodies. Amen.

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Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl

Bursting with berry flavor, this colorful Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl is a healthy and delicious way to start your day.














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  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats, gluten free, if necessary
  • 1 Orange
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chia Seeds


  1. Place the oats in a microwave safe bowl. Cut the orange in half. Squeeze the juice out of one half of the orange. Add the orange juice and 1/4 cup of water to the oats. If using frozen blueberries, add them to the oats. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the other half of the orange. When the oats are done, stir in the flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg, and blueberries (if using fresh). Top with the sliced orange and sprinkle the chia seeds on top. Enjoy!
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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography