This Blueberry Oatmeal is a healthy, filling, nutritious way to start any day! Instant Pot Oatmeal is my go-to breakfast for the family, and this new “baked” version is getting cheers all around the table.
It's a glorious thing when everyone at the table can agree on the food being offered, am I right?
My biggest pet peeve is when one family member just has to say “eww” then suddenly everyone else that was eating now puts down their utensil, and takes another look at their food. It's as if I can hear their thoughts:
“Whoa, wait, I THOUGHT this was good, but big sis said “eww” so I guess I'm wrong.”
“Well I was going to try this, but it sounds like it's poison so I guess I'll whine too.”
OH THE INSANITY OF IT ALL!
I always wondered why I was required to take psychology 101 to be a nurse. Now I believe it should be mandatory for every parent to take Child Psychology.
Having said all that, this incredible, creamy sweet Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal did not get one single dreaded, “eww.”
BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BAKED IN PRESSURE COOKER
Since you can't actually “bake” in a pressure cooker, I decided to stay away from that term in the title. However, if you've ever had oven baked oatmeal, this is quite similar and was the inspiration for the recipe.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE PRESSURE COOKER OATMEAL BAKE
- Instant Pot “Baked” oatmeal is dreamy custardy goodness and I will scream it from the rooftops, it's even more glorious in texture than the actual “baked” version you make in the oven. It still has that firm texture, but it stays much more moist and creamy
- Every bite is bathed in sweet, blueberry syrup – no need for extra fruit or sweetener at the table!
- It can be made the night before then cooked in minutes
- Since the oats are cooked in a dish there will be no Instant Pot foaming oatmeal disasters when the pressure is released. If you've had one of those, here's a virtual hug. Shudder . . .
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY BAKED OATMEAL IN THE INSTANT POT
- Mix up your wet ingredients
- Mix in your dry
- Fold in the blueberries
- Make a sling with foil for easy transfer of your dish (or use this handle silicone sling)
- Place it inside the pot, cook for 25 minutes
- Release the pressure and your one dish breakfast is served!
OATMEAL FLAVORS – THE POSSIBILITIES!
Try this blueberry version first because it is crazy good, but just imagine the possibilities here!
- Strawberries and Mini Chocolate Chips
- Peaches and Almonds
- Apple Cinnamon Walnut
- Mixed Berry
- Banana Peanut Butter
MORE BAKED OATMEAL RECIPES
- For a baked steel cut version try this Instant Pot Banana Custard Oatmeal (tastes like dessert, it's so good!)
- If you own my cookbook Master the Electric Pressure Cooker, go for the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal on page 3
Blueberries are my favorite breakfast food add in. I tell my kids it could potentially give them night vision like a raccoon. While I think they know I'm kidding, it still seems to encourage generous intake of the miracle fruit.
The nutrition and benefits of oatmeal are outstanding (read more on that in this post all about Pressure Cooker Oats), but add blueberries and just watch your superhero self rule the day.
Blueberries are low in calories, high in fiber, and one of the more nutrient dense berries. They are one of the highest antioxidant containing fruits and also aid in good heart health. On top of all of that, you can find them year-round in any grocery store and they are delicious in many recipes whether they are fresh, frozen, or freeze dried.
If you're a food medicine nerd like me, here's a good article on the 10 Proven Health Benefits of Blueberries. It's a good read! I like knowing what my food can do for me so I can share that with my kids.
Now that you know how good they are for you (which probably wasn't a big shocker), here are some of my favorite recipes to get more blueberries in your life in the most delicious way possible.
- Instant Pot Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Instant Pot Beebo Bites AKA Oatmeal Muffins
- Instant Pot Blueberry Honey Syrup
- Instant Pot Mason Jar Steel Cut Oats
- Instant Pot Berries and Cream Breakfast Cake
I can't wait for you to give this Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal a try! I can almost guarantee it'll make everyone at the table happy which is a unique and wonderful moment. Let me know the variations you come up with, I live for these gems of information.
TOOLS/INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE INSTANT POT BLUEBERRY OATMEAL
- Instant Pot
- Casserole Dish
- Silicone Sling– for easy transfer of the casserole dish
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Pure Maple Syrup (best bulk price I've ever found)
Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal
Creamy, custard-like oatmeal, “baked” to perfection in the Instant Pot
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk will work)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries or thawed frozen blueberries (see note if using frozen)
- Lightly spray a 1 ½ quart or larger heat safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- To a large mixing bowl, add the milk, applesauce, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and butter and mix well.
- Add the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; whisk to combine.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- Add 1 ½ cups of water to the pressure cooker pot and place trivet inside. Place dish on the trivet using a silicone or tin foil sling to make for easier removal.
- Secure the lid and turn pressure cooker knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
- When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
- Serve hot with a frozen whipped cream dollop, milk, sliced almonds, blueberries or banana slices.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Add a splash of milk and reheat in the microwave.
- This oatmeal can be made up the night before, stored in the fridge, and cooked in the morning.
- Do not cook this directly in the pot. The mixture is much too thick and creamy and will result in a BURN message
- Swap blueberries out for your favorite fruit or leave them out altogether
- If using frozen blueberries, add an extra 8 minutes of cook time
- Do not substitute steel cut oats, they will not be fully cooked at 25 minutes. See this recipe for Banana Custard Oats for a similar recipe using steel cut oats
Keywords: instant pot breakfast, healthy oatmeal, blueberry oatmeal