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Vegan Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal

This blueberry steel cut oatmeal is a delicious, healthy, and balanced breakfast! It's perfect for meal prep and uses pantry staples like frozen blueberries, steel cut oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Vegan and gluten-free.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberries, chia seeds, cinnamon, oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups water or unsweetened milk of choice
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
  • Optional toppings: nut butter, yogurt, seeds, nuts, fresh fruit, maple syrup, etc.


  • Add steel cut oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon to a large saucepan, giving the ingredients a stir to distribute them evenly.
  • Pour in your liquid of choice. Heat the ingredients over medium-high, bringing the liquid to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to med-low, stir in frozen or fresh berries, and continue to cook until the liquid has absorbed. This will take about 20 minutes if using regular steel cut oats (for quick cooking steel cut oats, this will be closer to 7 minutes). Feel free to add more liquids to get the oats to your desired consistency, as needed.
  • Serve oats hot and add toppings as desired. My personal favourites: a dollop of almond butter, plain Greek yogurt, hemp seeds, and some raw cacao nibs. Stir everything together and enjoy!


*This blueberry steel cut oatmeal will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 4 days, making them perfect for meal prep. I usually reheat them in the microwave, but you could also reheat them on the stovetop. Just keep any toppings separate, and only add them at time of serving.
*Recipe is vegan if using non-dairy milk alternative and gluten-free if using certified gluten-free steel cut oats.