Blackberries and Cream Oats with Honey


This breakfast is my baby.

Ever since February when I needed a break from those yummy pumpkin oats, I’ve been getting myself out of bed with this.

Reality check: I’ve been known to exaggerate on the blog and occasionally in real life, too, because apparently the blog isn’t real life? Anyways, I swear on a jar of honey that this is not an exaggeration. I eat this oatmeal every day.

Yesterday Bjork asked me how I get up every morning without hitting the snooze. I lied and said that I would die if I had to hear Marimba more than once before 7am. And I guess there was a little truth in that.

But the real truth is that cream, honey, and oatmeal have magical powers over me.

Blackberry Oats

One thing we need to address is egg whites in oatmeal.

Guess what? They’re not scrambled and they’re not eggy. If you do it right, you won’t even know they’re there at all. The egg whites actually help give the oats a creamy texture and add a boost of protein. If you’re weirded out by it, I understand. I was once a skeptic myself. But now I’m a believer, so I’m going to blare Marimba in your bedroom window every morning until you try it.

Where was I again? Heavy cream? Or is it heavy creme? Let’s back up.

This is a bowl of oatmeal like you’ve never seen before. Thick, warm, filling oat-bran, tart berries, sweet honey, and fresh cream that makes you feel like you live on the farm.

While I’m very much in love with the Powered Up Pumpkin Oats in the fall, and the PB Banana Oats in the summer, there is nothing more fitting for spring mornings than these Blackberry Cream Oats with Honey.

Blackberry Oats

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Blackberries and Cream Oats with Honey
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Serves: 2
  • ⅔ cup oats
  • ⅔ cup bran cereal, such as All Bran
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup egg whites (I used something pre-beaten, similar to Egg Beaters)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup fresh blackberries
  • 4 tablespoons half and half
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  1. Bring the oats, bran, water and salt to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Boil until thick and no longer watery, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and egg whites. Whisk immediately to avoid scrambling the egg whites. The egg whites should incorporate into the oatmeal smoothly, making the consistency a little thicker.
  3. Divide the oatmeal between two bowls and top with the berries, cream and honey.
Usually I use frozen blackberries because it's a lot cheaper than buying fresh ones every week. I thaw them until they are still a little cold but not frozen, and they are still delicious!


Blackberries on oatmeal is my perfect food.

And so is honey. And cream.

And salted butter, and chocolate, and French fries.


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  1. I could definitely be dragged out of bed for a breakfast like this. I like the idea of adding egg whites!

  2. This looks so filling and tasty. A perfect breakfast!

  3. This looks great, but I really love your dish towel! 😉

  4. Oatmeal is a glorious way to start the day. I’d eat it every morning too, except my boyfriend is obsessed with scrambles and omelets. Can’t complain about that, either, but sometimes a good bowl of oatmeal is all you need to jumpstart the day. I’ve heard of people adding egg whites to oatmeal, and I love this idea! I bet it does give a nice creaminess and now I think I definitely need to try it! Blackberries on top too sound awesome!

  5. That cream shot is killing me! I’d like to put my mouth directly under that delicious drizzle. Marimba wakes me up every morning, I’d like to arrange for this to be sitting on my kitchen table when I stumble out of bed please :)

  6. you crack me up. This is definitely a power breakfast, looks so good!

  7. I loved your pumpkin oats, and they have “cream” in the title, so I’m in. :)

  8. This screams comfort breakfast and I love that!

  9. I am not a huge oatmeal fan – I think I say this every time you post a new oatmeal recipe – and every time you post a new recipe, I think it looks delicious, and you just might convert me. When I DO eat oatmeal, I never eat it without heavy cream. Never. So this is perfect for my heavy cream loving self. Again – I will have to try it!

  10. I LOVE oatmeal, especially when it’s cold out. Nice and filling… and warm! Your recipe looks delicious and your pictures are gorgeous!

    • Thanks Marisa! I am starting to do yogurt a little more often now that it’s warming up, but for the most part I still stick with my oatmeal. :)

  11. I swear I ate the same breakfast for two months straight. Buckwheat pancakes with yogurt and strawberries. Then I stopped. And I just started again. :)

    Foodies stick together.

  12. Lizabeth K. says:

    I love all oatmeal. Overnight oatmeal, baked oatmeal, pumpkin, banana, COCOA in my banana oatmeal (OMG), and tomorrow I’m trying this: I love seeing the different things people do with it! But – still haven’t tried the egg yokes. I think it’s because I don’t usually have any Egg Beaters, so maybe someday still!!

  13. I used to think oatmeal was totally tasteless, but I’m beginning to realize how many possibilities it holds, especially after trying your Brown Sugar Apple Oatmeal. This rendition looks delicious too. And amen to salted butter and chocolate :)

  14. Oh wow these sound heavenly and I wouldn’t expect them to be so low in calories! I have oats for breakfast nearly every morning in the winter so I’ll save this one for then. Yum!

  15. Hi!

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  16. breakfast also is the reason why I’m up even before the alarm comes off !

  17. Ooooh this oatmeal sounds heavenly! I love oatmeal and always try mixing it up. Still haven’t given egg whites a try, but I will!

  18. I love oatmeal and this looks creamy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Eva Mireles says:

    Wondering if this reheats well? Because I would only eat one serving and eat the rest the next day.

    • Yeah, or you can just make half of it which is what I sometimes do. Usually I make the double and save half for my husband but he ends up reheating it anyways because he gets up later than I do. :) I’d wait to add the cream, blackberries, and honey until after you reheat it.

  20. Maggie Eisenstat says:

    I just made this this morning for my husband and I after pinning it on Pinterest. We both LOVED it. It was both filling and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Stephanie says:

    I will try this tomorrow morning :-)

    and by the way your recipes are awesome big thanks for sharing it here 😀

    best regards from germany

  22. Annecia P says:

    This is beyond delicious!! I was a little skeptical to try this…but with the all the yummy stuff in it, I had to at least give it a try! I love love love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! I also recently made your chocolate-peanut butter-banana upside down cake, so delicious!!

  23. This oatmeal is now my baby, too! I’m an 18 year old senior in high school trying to get into fitness and I found your website at the perfect time. I made your San Marzano Pasta e Fagioli yesterday for my family and they loved it PLUS it was the perfect pre-workout meal. Your recipes are now my little go-to for everything. Everything is so yummy and filling!

  24. I’m sitting here, eating this RIGHT NOW and just had to tell you that this isn’t just good, this is like life-changing FANTASTIC!!! I’m like you, when I find something I like I eat it every day. Forever. And this is my new addiction. Egg whites and all. THANK YOU!! I’m so blogging it next week, (and following!) and I’ll send you a link singing your praises when I do!!

    PS- I can’t wait to try every single one of your other oatmeal recipes… All of which I have pinned. :)

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