Berry Pistachio Oatmeal

A few weeks ago, I splurged on pistachios. It felt irresponsible at the time, but then I tasted one.

It’s not like I had never had a pistachio before. However, I think I’ve only ever had it in mixes of nuts, and the individual varieties kind of lose their distinct flavors.


It’s been difficult for me to save these pistachios for oatmeal only (I often crave just snacking on them), but this recipe received the prestigious honor.


The pistachios are combined with a mix of both strawberries and raspberries, but you could make it homogeneous with one type of berry and it would still be divine. If I’m being honest, the pistachio is the true star of this show. 🙂


Next up? I really need to try pistachio butter…but that sounds mad expensive (and dangerously addicting).

Berry Pistachio Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • handful of strawberries, raspberries, or a mixture of both
  • handful of pistachios

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract and salt. Stir.
  3. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, stir in berries and pistachios.
  4. transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

6 Responses to Berry Pistachio Oatmeal

  1. Sofie says:

    Hi Lauren,
    I just can’t believe my eyes! Recently, I have been searching for some good oatmeal ideas because as a kid I remember I loved oatmeal. I’m crazy about everything that contains nuts, seeds, (dried) fruit, avocado, cereals and I wanted to introduce oatmeal back into my menu. I am so so happy that I’ve found your blog. How many great recipes with oatmeal do you have here! Incredible! Your recipes are such an inspiration, I can’t wait to make and eat my first oatmeal again after such a very long time! Thank you very much!
    I follow you now, can’t lose your amazing blog!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

  2. Juliana says:

    Hey Lauren!

    I was just wondering if this recipe would work with quick oats or one minute oats?


  3. Anonymous says:

    I love pistachios, but I never thought to put them in my oatmeal until I saw this recipe. This oatmeal would also be yummy with 1/2 a mashed banana.

  4. Kelsey says:

    Yum! I’d never had pistachios in my oatmeal before trying this recipe. I like that they add that good salty flavor like peanuts do, but I think they have a better texture. And they paired wonderfully with strawberries!

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