SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

3.8 of 5 (331)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 214.2
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 5.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Coach Dean's Blue Oatmeal calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Coach Dean's Blue Oatmeal

Submitted by: SP_COACH_DEAN
Coach Dean's Blue Oatmeal

Introduction

How does Coach Dean fuel his busy day? With this hearty, healthy breakfast, of course! How does Coach Dean fuel his busy day? With this hearty, healthy breakfast, of course!
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 cup 100% Natural Whole Grain oatmeal
    2 tbsp Flax Seed Meal (ground flax)
    2 tsp Brown Sugar
    1/2 tbsp dry Cocoa powder, unsweetened
    1/2 cup Blueberries, frozen (unsweetened)
    1.5 cup water

Directions

Bring Water to boil in pan. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl and add to boiling water. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until desired consistency. Stir in still-frozen blueberries after cooking.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Very Good
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    The cocoa added a unique flavor to the mix. It was very good without being to sweet. If you like sweet oatmeal this isn't for you. I don't though so it was perfect with the bonus of lots of antioxidants from the blueberries! - 3/27/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe, except when I make it I add chocolate protein powder instead of the cocoa - 4/21/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Pfff.. every morning I eat oatmeal. I run 15 miles and the oatmeal gives me lot's of energy. This is DELICIOUS... THANKS A LOT!!!..

    MEXICO - 1/1/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I had this for my breakfast this morning it was soooooooo good and only 4 weight watcher points!! woohoo! - 5/19/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I could swallow it. I had to add splenda, but then it had that chemical taste. I was sad that I couldn't taste the chocolate. My daughter(an oatmeal lover) didn't finish her bowl. - 6/2/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I love my oatmeal and this one was a little different and
    it was yummy that is one way to get your berries into your diet anyways I guess I have found a new recipe now hubby and I loved it so much we will keep this on hand thanks for the great recipe on the oatmeal - 11/4/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I really did not like the cocoa added to the mixture. It really needed more sweetness added with that in there I wanted to add more brown surgar and I am trying to stay away from the butter and surgar. I may try with just blueberries next time or stawberries but I know I did not like the cocoa. - 3/26/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used soy milk instead of water and lightened up on the blueberries. I added cinnamin and a bit of sugar. It was delicious eventho it looked blue. lol lol - 6/20/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Instead of the brown sugar I added splenda. I eat oatmeal with flax and blueberries everyday, but not with chocolate. I know chocolate is healthy so it is an interesting way to get it in without a lot of calories. - 3/25/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Interesting flavor as is. I HAD to add some splenda and a touch of milk though. It was a little too plain for me. It doesn't taste chocolaty, which was a disappointment, although it doesn't taste like plain outmeal either. I'll try it again with more experimenting - 4/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I also cut out the Brown sugar from sugar-free maple syrup & I eat oatmeal everyday. I make my own & new ways are great!! - 5/12/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Woo-Hoo! One of my favorite breakfasts with the surprise addition of Cocoa! We go to a blueberry farm every July on our anniversary to pick them fresh and stock the freezer. - 12/17/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    A nice change to the regular oatmeal. I added soy milk to the finished product because that is how I eat it. - 3/7/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was very plain and almost pasty tasting. I had to add additional water just so I could swallow it. It is an interesting recipe, but I think I will stick to my homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal; it is lower in calories and it tastes much more to my liking. - 5/3/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I don't like a lot of sweet things so I didn't even use a whole tbls of brown sugar. I drizzled a little maple syrup on my boyfriends for some sweetness but I ate my mostly plain. We both thought it was very good and will make it again. - 2/21/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is also good with soy milk instead of water! - 6/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I must admit when I first saw this. (Being a Star Wars fan) I thought of Blue milk. Blue Oatmeal is pretty darn good. - 5/6/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved it. My husband wasn't crazy about the cocoa in it, but oh well. I used mixed berries instead, but it was good! - 3/26/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tasty and oh so healthy... - 7/1/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't add the sugar...
    Yum yum... - 5/23/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Wasn't what I like :( - 4/30/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    yum!! - 1/28/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    tastes great and is very nutritous! - 1/10/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    2 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like it
    - 12/17/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very good
    - 11/4/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added a bit of cinnamon. I think I might add a little more sweetener next time but I really liked it. - 3/24/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious, especially with the addition of cocoa. I also added a splash of plain soymilk and let the blueberries thaw slightly before adding them. - 3/24/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    good stuff! - 3/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I substitute agave nectar for brown sugar , great recipe! - 3/8/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious!!! I used steel cut oats and made it in my crockpot overnight....had the next few days breakfast ready to go!! Thanks - 2/28/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I ate it this morning, after adding a packet of Splenda and 1/4C milk. Fresh blueberries would taste better. The frozen ones are too chewy. It made more than two servings. It's pretty good, and I'll have it again and again. Thanks to Coach Dean! - 2/20/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I hate chocolate, so I use cinnamon instead of cocoa. I also use steel cut oats because I love the chewier texture.
    Trying this recipe is what inspired me to start eating my morning oats. - 2/1/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love chocolate and blueberries I will have to try this
    to the person who mentioned about chocoalte protein powder would get lumpy though no? - 1/29/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe helped me think outside the box a little. It makes enough for a couple of days and i had fun trying raisons, choc. protein powder, and berries. Definitely need to change things up once in a while and this helped. Thank you. - 1/13/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yum - 10/14/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Never thought about adding cocoa to oatmeal. Going to try this one. Sounds interesting. - 6/2/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love putting blueberries in my oatmeal!! I have not used this recipe, I just put frozen blueberries in my oatmeal! Love it!!! - 5/21/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wanted to try this b/c very healthy & from Coach Dean. Plus, I am always looking for new ways to use flax seed and oatmeal. I added milk to the finished product in order to make the consistency thinner. The blueberries make the dish. I also added one tsp of Splenda. - 1/15/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 11/4/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe. - 9/29/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    it was really nice and it felt healthy - 8/31/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really good! - 8/21/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I love oatmeal and this made a nice change. - 4/20/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    verygood would make again - 1/14/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this - 9/28/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A great way to start the morning - chocolate and fiber, along with the oats! I made extra and separated it for a couple of days. - 6/22/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great - 6/22/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good loved the cocoa thanks - 6/6/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a lovely breakfast Im fedup of toast --lol - 3/28/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 3/27/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love to cocoa and blueberry combination. - 3/27/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Although I love blueberries, flax is hard to come by when you live in the boonies like I do. Not too bad but not something I'd try again. - 3/26/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    cocoa and blueberries. kinda sounded not so great at first, i was pleasantly surprised. - 3/26/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow, this was a great combination of flavors that I would have never thought of on my own. Tasty! - 3/26/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh, this was so good! - 3/23/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I use steel cut oats instead and it almost tastes like cocoa pebbles. Almost ;) - 3/22/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not a big chocolate fan. I'll leave it out next time. - 3/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love oatmeal anyways and this was delicious. - 3/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    good - 3/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good and there's plenty of fiber!! - 3/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a very satisfying meal and very tasty. - 3/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great! - 3/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Nice rich, full taste! - 3/21/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Doesn't need the cocoa or the brown sugar. - 3/24/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I didn't have blueberries on hand and used raspberries instead. Thanks for this recipe! It got me inspired to make oatmeal type breakfast again. - 3/11/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Excellent recipe. Very tasty and filling! - 2/10/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I added cinnamon instead of the cocca. I also used steel cut oatmeal. very good - 11/13/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I'm just now eating this and looking at the recipe. I forgot to add the brown sugar...uuuggghhhh. I guess I'll try it again on Friday. What caused it to get gummy? Was it the flax? My oatmeal isn't usually this gummy. Not that it's a bad thing...I just didn't know flax was a thickener. - 7/31/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I loved this oatmeal! I didn't use the cocoa though, I used cinnamon instead. I loved the texture, it was thick and very filling. - 4/24/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Why eat prefab packaged oatmeal when with less than 1 minute of effort you can have FAB oatmeal? Whole grain, no chemicals, low sugar, tasty! It is a no brainer. - 4/8/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • not a fan of flax seed but this was good way to get it in need more ideas to get flax seed in my diet - 4/6/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Sounds good I think I will try it. - 3/14/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • HOW ABOUT....PLAIN oatmeal + 1/2C Blueberry + Cinnamon. - 2/20/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Amaing! I am not one for making oatmeal that doesn't come from a packet, but this is my new favorite oatmeal! - 2/10/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Interesting flavor. Not spectacular, but it did keep me full. I might add some sweetener next time. - 2/6/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I love oatmeal with flax but use craisins for sweetness and have on hand always . I will try blueberries . Do not use sugar or cocoa. Also I need skim or almond milk. - 1/14/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Excellent! Changes up the flavor of regular oatmeal. Easy and quick to fix. - 1/3/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • So-so. I like 1/2 c old fashioned rolled oat, 1/2 c water, 1/2 c milk and add berries of your choice. - 11/28/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Not bad, but I prefer my oatmeal a little more flavorful. I added a little salt and a little more sugar...which of course made it not as healthy. :) - 10/24/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • substitute stevia for the brown sugar and fresh cinnamon for the cocoa powder - 6/18/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I thought this was really good. Since I've started cutting back on sugar and sodium, I've noticed my palatte doesn't need as much of either. I thought the blueberries added just enough sweetness. Thanks for a new breakfast option! - 5/24/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Have been looking for ways to include flax in our diet -- this is a great way to do it, and adding cocoa to boot! Never thought of that before! - 4/5/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I cut the recipe in half, as always. Instead of Cocoa powder, I added the chocolate protein powder. On top, I cut up a banana and added a tbsp of Agave Nectar. I admit, I don't like bland, but this was pretty good. I just might have this before my race tomorrow. - 3/23/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • A little plain if you don't care for fruit in your oatmeal. - 3/5/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Really great twist on oatmeal! Who doesn't love chocolate? - 3/3/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Love oatmeal, have it everyday for breakfast. - 2/19/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This is YUMMY...YUM!!! Thanks Coach Dean! - 2/18/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This was excellent and completely filled me up. I didn't have straight cocoa powder so I put 2 tsp of Swiss Miss no sugar hot cocoa powder!! It's 4 hours later and I'm not even hungry! Unbelievable... - 2/17/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • It was okay - 2/5/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • My family thought I was crazy putting cocoa in the oatmeal, but I love it this way. Makes eating that go down so much easier. - 2/3/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • picture posted didn't look like my finished product at all! Interesting and I'll try it again though not a favorite. Guess I like just plain oatmeal. - 2/3/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I made this substituting Splenda Brown Sugar Blend; it tasted great. Being diabetic...the sweetness was refreshing for breakfast...thank you! - 1/27/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Tasty! I don't usually put sweetener or cocoa in my oatmeal, just fruit, flax & almonds, so this was a treat. Just two things: 1) Is there a nutritional reason for the cocoa? 2) The calories seem a bit low. When I log in 1 cup of oatmeal, it comes to 300 cals just for the oats. - 1/23/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • A delicious way to start the day and stave off hunger! - 1/17/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I just started eating oatmeal for breakfast hoping to lower my bad cholesteral. Previously, I try to stay low carb, but I refuse to take cholesterol lowing drugs. I hope the oatmeal helps! - 1/17/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Excellent! I used Hershey's special dark cocoa because I like dark chocolate. I used frozen mixed berries, but I think just blueberries would have been better. I did have to add a little bit more sweetener to cut the bitterness. I'm going to try mixing other things into this base! - 1/3/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Been making oatmeal similar to this for years. Never thought about the chocolate. I would replace the brown sugar with stevia (its's REALLY natural). - 1/2/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Terrible, sorry. Flavour-less mush. - 1/2/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This is a wonderful recipe! I don't like my oatmeal too sweet. It was just right. Know my sons will love it with the cocoa. - 1/1/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Yummy! Chocolate and breakfast, my two favorite things! Thanks Coach Dean! - 12/14/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No