These blueberry overnight oats are an easy and delicious breakfast for busy mornings! They take only 5 minutes to prepare and make the perfect grab and go breakfast. Top it off with fresh blueberries and chia jam and you’re in for a treat!
I’m starting to feel like every other recipe on this blog has oats as a star ingredient. Am I getting boring?! There’s just so many things you can do with oats!! Oat flour pancakes, baked oatmeal, banana bread, waffles, caramelized banana oatmeal, the options are endless with this little grain.
But these blueberry overnight oats have a special place in my heart. They’re incredibly easy to make and are perfect for back to school, work, or when you’re lazy (like me) in the morning. They’re also vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, and take 5-10 minutes to prepare.
Ingredients for blueberry overnight oats
- Rolled oats: because you can’t have overnight oats without oats!
- Non-dairy milk: to soak with the oats and help them soften.
- Chia seeds: for extra protein, fiber, and omega 3’s.
- Vanilla extract: for flavor.
- Cinnamon: for flavor and blood sugar regulation.
- Maple syrup or honey: for natural sweetness:
- Homemade blueberry chia jam: for sweetness and more blueberry flavor.
- Fresh or frozen blueberries: for flavor and texture.
How to make overnight oats
- Add all ingredients aside from the chia jam into a bowl, jar, or container.
- Stir together until everything is well incorporated.
- Cover and let sit overnight in the fridge.
- Once the oats have thickened, give them a stir to make sure no ingredients settled at the bottom. If they are too thick for your liking, feel free to add in some extra milk.
- Either stir in the chia jam or layer it in a large and top with additional blueberries.
Do you eat overnight oats cold?
Generally, yes! Which is what makes them so great for a busy morning because you do not need to cook or reheat overnight oats. The soaking process softens the oats to make them easier to eat and digest, so there is no cooking involved in this recipe.
You can, if you want, reheat the oats in the morning for a more cozy breakfast. This will also melt the berries and give an ultra blueberry-y taste.
Recipe tips, tricks, and FAQ’s!
- Once prepared, overnight oats last in the fridge for 5 days. Keep them in an air tight container like a mason jar, weck jar, or standard tupperware container for best results.
- Rolled oats (also known as old fashioned oats) are best for overnight oats. I do not recommend using steel cut oats, but quick cooking oats will work for this recipe.
- To make the oats extra creamy, you can add in a scoop of your favorite non-dairy yogurt. I love coconut yogurt for this recipe.
- For extra protein, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder or collagen peptides, which have little to no flavor. If you add any powder, you will probably need an additional 2 tablespoons of milk.
- You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. If using frozen, the blueberries defrost into the oats while they are soaking in the fridge and make the oats a very vibrant color and help flavor the oats some more.
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These blueberry overnight oats are an easy and delicious breakfast for busy mornings! They take only 5 minutes to prepare and make the perfect grab and go breakfast. Top them off with fresh blueberries and chia jam and you’re in for a treat!
Once prepared, these oats will keep in the fridge for 5 days.
You can use honey in place of the maple syrup.
For extra protein, feel free to add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. You may need to add an extra 2 or so tablespoons of milk to prevent the oats from getting too thick.
Any non-dairy milk will work with these overnight oats, my personal favorite is almond milk or coconut milk.
Rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, are best for this recipe. I do not recommend steel cut oats as they won’t soften properly. Quick oats will probably work, but I have not tried this myself.
- Serving Size: 2 servings
- Calories: 288
- Sugar: 10g
- Fat: 5.6g
- Carbohydrates: 46.1g
- Fiber: 9.7g
- Protein: 8.2g
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