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Creamy Blueberry-Pecan Oatmeal

Creamy Blueberry-Pecan Oatmeal

In this satisfying, on-the-go oatmeal recipe, protein-rich Greek yogurt, crunchy pecans and sweet berries make this the perfect healthy breakfast. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation.

Servings

1 serving

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 2tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1tablespoon toasted chopped pecans
  • 2teaspoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with blueberries, yogurt, pecans and syrup.

Tips

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Overnight oats variation, combine 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings, as desired. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.

Steel-cut oats variation, bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 1/3 cup steel-cut oats, reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 1 serving)

Calories 291kcal
Carbohydrate Total 49g
Total Sugars 18g
Added Sugars 9g
Fiber 6g
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 165mg
Protein 9g
Potassium 298mg
Calcium 61mg
Folate 27mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 1mg