Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal


So, I will admit, I’m obsessed with swirling lately. It’s just so pretty. It dresses anything up! I know there are people out there that won’t eat oatmeal just because of the way it looks. Well, all it needs is a little fanciness! To make the swirl in this oatmeal I just let it cool a bit and used the end of a chopstick to make the swirl indentation. Then I used my secret weapon in the kitchen, a clean medicine syringe. I filled one with the blueberry syrup and one with the cream and just piped it into the indentation. Simple as that! Let me just say this oatmeal recipe can get anyone to eat oatmeal! It is without a doubt the BEST oatmeal I’ve ever had! Those oatmeal packets with artificial flavors and pieces of who knows what are just that, too artificial. This oatmeal is full of fresh, natural and pure blueberry flavor. After you finish a bowl of this warm creamy blueberry oatmeal you’re going to want another!

PS this oatmeal is also wonderful with raspberry syrup in place of blueberry. I love them both the same! The recipe for raspberry syrup can be found here.


Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 2 cups whole oats
  • 4 cups water or milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp butter (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup blueberry syrup , recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • Blueberries , for serving (optional)

Fresh Blueberry Syrup

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice


  1. Bring water or milk to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in salt and oats. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spoon mixture into 4 serving bowls. Top each serving with 3 Tbsp blueberry syrup and 2 Tbsp whipping cream. Serve with optional blueberries.

Fresh Blueberry Syrup

  1. In a medium saucepan whisk together sugar and cornstarch until well blended. Stir in water and lemon juice. Add blueberries. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Force mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Store syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

This blueberry syrup is my favorite syrup on pancakes (along with fresh raspberry syrup, I like to do half and half because I can’t choose a favorite =). It can also be used for many other things like this best ever oatmeal or as an ice cream topping. So, I’d recommend if you are making the syrup for oatmeal just make the full batch, you won’t regret it! It’s so good you might even want to drink it =).



  • healthyfoodietravels: That must be the most artfully served oatmeal I’ve ever seen! :) Very creative. November 6, 2011 at 4:25pm Reply

  • Amalia: Hi Jaclyn, it’s Amalia from Cake to Crumb. I just wanted to let you know that you won the “Triple Cute Awards” award.
    You can learn more about it on my blog post at:
    Congratulations! And this looks amazing!! I love oatmeal and I have to agree, this looks like a piece of art! Have a great day! November 6, 2011 at 4:27pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks so much!! And thanks Amalia for the award! That’s awesome! My first award, wahoo =)! November 6, 2011 at 6:10pm Reply

  • bananamondaes: Beautiful oatmeal – love the swirl! May have to try it with some pureed apples and cream. November 7, 2011 at 5:35am Reply

  • Ann Staley: Jaclyn, your blog is beautiful and your recipes are fantastic! I made your caramel apples for a party and they were a HUGE hit. I’m making this oatmeal in the morning…can’t wait!:) November 8, 2011 at 9:09am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks Ann!! It’s a work in progress =) but it’s fun! I’m glad to hear you tried the caramel apples! I hope you like this oatmeal =), I love it! November 8, 2011 at 3:09pm Reply

  • sha_lalala: How did you make the swirl? Love it! May 4, 2013 at 9:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Fill a clean medicine syringe with the syrup and gently fill it into a swirl indentation in the oatmeal. I use a syringe quite a bit with sauces. May 4, 2013 at 11:44pm Reply

  • Lorraine Campbells: Can this syrup be canned or frozen?
    Thanks! January 24, 2014 at 8:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think it should can fine, I don’t know the exact rules on canning and what it needs to have mixed in to be preserved but it’s similar to the berry syrups at the store. I’ve wanted to figure out how to can it myself – meaning I’ll first have to learn how to can :). January 24, 2014 at 10:34pm Reply

  • Lorraine Campbell: Im new to canning myself. I just made another batch of this delicious oatmeal. Im going to try freezing it with a spoonful of syrup on top. Thanks for the fantastic recipe!! January 25, 2014 at 11:00am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Lorraine :)! January 26, 2014 at 10:55pm Reply

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