Blackberry Oatmeal Breakfast Popsicle Recipe

Pile of oatmeal blackberry popsicles with two glass bowls of berries and oats.

A portable breakfast ice pop rich in fiber and vitamin C, the blackberry oatmeal popsicle is perfect for hectic mornings and summer nights alike!

Series of blackberry oatmeal popsicles with two bowls of berries and oats.

 

Blackberry oatmeal ice pops and bowls of berries and oats arranged on a wooden board.

Blackberry Oatmeal Popsicle Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups ripe blackberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, more to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 liter cold water
  • 1/2 cup of powdered milk 
  • 1/2 cup ground oatmeal
  • Ice pop molds 
  • Pack of popsicle sticks 

Instructions:

Wash your blackberries and place them in a plastic bag or deep dish. Cover with three cups of water and allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator.

Place the berry mixture and sugar in the blender and puree for 1-2 minutes. You want this to be really smooth.

Place the fine-mesh strainer over a pitcher (a large bowl works as well) and pour the blackberry mixture over it. Using a soup spoon or a spatula, press the blackberry pulp through the strainer. When you no longer can get any of the pulp through, start to pour the cold water over the strainer, continuing to push more pulp through until only the seeds remain.

Discard the seeds from the strainer and pour the rest of the water into the pitcher. Mill your oats using either a coffee or a spice grinder and stir them into the blackberry juice in the pitcher along with the powdered milk. Test for sugar and water, and add more as needed. 

Once it is the desired sweetness, fill molds with the blackberry-cream mixture, insert sticks, and freeze for about 12 hours or overnight.

Smiling girl holding a creamy blackberry popsicle.

About This Blackberry Oatmeal Recipe

Nothing says “summer” quite like a fresh popsicle, and sunny Costa Rica is officially a popsicle paradise! Popsicles, or Paletas as they are known in Costa Rica, are a year-round favorite and can be found in grocery stores, pulperías, and are even sold on the beach. 

Probably my favorite thing to add to a paleta recipe is fresh blackberries, which grow abundantly in Costa Rica’s Central Valley.

Blackberries in Costa Rica are generally sold by the kilo in plastic bags and packed in water, whereas blackberries in the United States are packed in plastic boxes that are generally devoid of moisture. This means that this recipe has been modified to create an authentic Costa Rican paleta in the United States.

For this recipe, I wanted to create a breakfast-friendly rendition of a Costa Rican paleta de mora, or blackberry popsicle. It can be hard to fit time in for eating a healthy breakfast, especially when you’re trying to get out the door for your early-morning commitments.

These treats are ready to go whenever you are and pack all the vitamin C goodness of blackberries and the protein and fiber of oatmeal into one portable package. An easy breakfast option perfect for hectic mornings and those on the go!

Note: This recipe basically takes a traditional Costa Rican refresco (agua fresca in much of Latin America) and freezes it!

 

Blackberry oatmeal ice pops ringed around a bowl of blackberries.

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Substitutions

Frozen blackberries brought back up to room temperature will work in place of fresh ones. Additionally, Stevia, maple syrup, and brown sugar can be swapped in for cane sugar.

You can also use heavy whipping cream or crema de leche in place of powdered milk for a richer taste. Vanilla greek yogurt is another excellent substitute for the powdered milk, and contains plenty of protein. (It’ll taste like blackberry frozen yogurt– so good!)

Variations

If you don’t want to “marinate” the blackberries overnight, you can just blend the blackberries in water and then strain them through the fine mesh strainer. The taste is similar, although not exactly the same– it sure does save a lot of time, though!

You can also make a vegan variety of this recipe by swapping in coconut milk or almond milk for the powdered milk.

If you enjoyed this recipe, feel free to keep trying out oatmeal fruit paleta variations! Both strawberries and raspberries can be applied to this recipe, and make for delicious breakfast ice pops.

Some people add lemon juice or lime juice to the mix too! Totally up to you.

 

Oatmeal blackberry posicles piled on top of each other on a wooden surface.

Serving Suggestions

Once they have been frozen for 24 hours, remove the popsicle molds from the freezer and run them over with hot water to release the ice pops. Enjoy your blackberry oatmeal paleta!

FAQ

  1. Are Paletas healthy? – Because they are mainly fruit-based, paletas don’t contain added sugars and are much healthier alternatives to ice cream-based frozen desserts. Typically, paletas are gluten-free and vegan and can easily be adjusted for a dairy-free diet as well. (In this case, eliminate the powdered milk.)
  2. What are the benefits of eating oats? Oats are a wonderful addition to your diet! In addition to promoting weight loss and lowering the risk of heart disease, they are known to contain tons of helpful vitamins and minerals.

Printable Recipe

Yield: 12 Popsicles

Blackberry Oatmeal Breakfast Popsicle Recipe

Series of blackberry oatmeal popsicles with two bowls of berries and oats.

A portable breakfast ice pop rich in fiber and vitamin C, the blackberry oatmeal popsicle is perfect for hectic mornings and summer nights alike! This quick and easy recipe is a hit for all ages and doesn't require fancy equipment. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ripe blackberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, more to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 liter cold water
  • 1/2 cup of powdered milk 
  • 1/2 cup ground oatmeal

Instructions

  1. Wash your blackberries and place them in a plastic bag or deep dish. Cover with three cups of water and allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Place the blackberry juice mixture and sugar in the blender and puree for 1-2 minutes. You want this to be really smooth.
  3. Place your fine mesh strainer over a large pitcher and pour the blackberry mixture over it. Using a soup spoon or a spatula, press the blackberry pulp through the strainer.
  4. When you no longer can get any of the pulp through, start to pour the cold water over the strainer, continuing to push more pulp through until only the seeds remain.
  5. Discard the seeds from the strainer and pour the rest of the water into the pitcher.
  6. Mill your oats using either a coffee or a spice grinder and stir them into the blackberry juice in the pitcher along with the powdered milk. Test for sugar and water, and add more as needed. 
  7. Once it is the desired sweetness, fill molds with the blackberry-cream mixture, insert sticks, and freeze for about 12 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

Please double-check this information with your favorite nutrition calculator.

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