This blueberry overnight oats recipe is a great way to ensure breakfast is ready to go when your feet hit the ground. Make busy mornings easier with a healthy breakfast that is prepped and ready to go.
Blueberry Overnight Oats Recipe
Pumpkin overnight oats are one of my most favorite breakfasts in the fall. They're so cozy and inviting, yet I don't have to do any prep work in the morning when I'm half asleep and sipping on my coffee.
I feel the exact same way about these delicious blueberry overnight oats too! If you struggle to fit in a healthy breakfast in your morning routine, than a make-ahead breakfast recipe like this will be your saving grace.
These creamy oats with juicy blueberries are a meal prep staple. Because seriously, what's easier than making single serving breakfasts that sit in the fridge overnight and don't need to be reheated the next morning.
Blueberry overnight oats are a kid-friendly option too! The sweet blueberries and pudding-like texture are always a hit, even with picky eaters. And you can feel good about the ingredients you are feeding to your family.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
This delicious recipe has 5 stars in my life for so many different reasons:
- An overnight oat recipe takes the stress out of my morning. There's no need to find time to cook, and I don't have to think of something to whip up to serve to everyone. Just pull the oats out of the fridge and serve.
- Blueberry overnight oats are a naturally gluten free recipe and can be easily adapted to be dairy free. A great option if you have dietary restrictions or preferences.
- This recipe only contains simple ingredients that are good for you. There are healthy fats, essential vitamins and nutrients, and no refined sugar.
You only need a few basic ingredients to make this easy recipe. Here's what to add to your shopping list before you go to the grocery store:
- rolled oats
- chia seeds
- maple syrup
- pure vanilla extract
Substitutions and Variations
You can use a non-dairy milk in place of regular milk if you prefer. Coconut milk, oat milk, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or any other dairy-free milk will work great.
If you don't want to use maple syrup, you can use honey or agave syrup.
Both fresh blueberries and frozen blueberries will work in this recipe. You can also use fresh or frozen wild blueberries if you prefer.
The chia seeds help to thicken the texture of the oats, so I don't recommend omitting them. Even if you don't typically like chia seeds, give them a shot in this recipe! They taste totally different mixed in with the oats and blueberry sauce.
How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats
Ready to make this super easy overnight oatmeal recipe? Here's what to do:
Pour the rolled oats into the bottom of a clean, dry mason jar. Then add the chia seeds and milk to the jar.
Next, add the cinnamon, pure vanilla extract, real maple syrup and the blueberries.
Then mix all of the ingredients together until all dry ingredients are well incorporated and combined. Cover the jar and then allow it to chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours, but ideally overnight.
When you are ready to eat it, top this with extra blueberries and some chopped nuts. A little dash of cinnamon or some fresh yogurt would be tasty too!
How to Store Blueberry Overnight Oats
The best thing about this meal prep breakfast is that it can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. However, keep in mind that the longer you store a jar of overnight oats, the more soggy the oats will become.
But you can absolutely make a batch of jars on the weekend and eat one each morning of the week! I do not recommend freezing blueberry overnight oats.
What to Serve with Blueberry Overnight Oats
You can top your oats with extra goodies if you want! Before you dig in in the mornings, add some extra maple syrup, a sprinkle of chia seeds, or even homemade whipped cream or some greek yogurt.
Some natural peanut butter or almond butter would also be tasty, and homemade granola would go well with this too. Hearty breakfast dishes like Mexican breakfast casserole and egg bites go well with overnight oats too.
Tips for Success
This easy breakfast is the best part of my day. I want you love it too, so here's a few tips to make sure it turns out great:
- It's important to make sure that you scrape the sides and bottom of each jar when you are mixing the ingredients together. You want every little bit of those good ingredients to be well incorporated.
- Have a large family and need to double or triple this recipe? Just mix everything together in a large bowl and then divide it into separate jars.
- When mixing the blueberries, try to fold them in rather than stir. If you mix them in with too heavy of a hand, you will likely mush them and make the juices bleed into the oats.
I do not recommend using instant oats in this recipe. They will quickly become very soggy and the texture of the overnight oats will just be entirely wrong.
Yes! Make sure that you incorporate the dry and wet ingredients well by stirring them. It is important to do this so that the oats can soak up the milk overnight.
More Breakfast Recipes
- The Best Breakfast Muffins
- Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
- Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
- Coffee Smoothie
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- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup blueberries
- Add oats to a clean mason jar, then pour the milk over them.
- Then add chia seeds and the rest of the ingredients to the jar.
- Stir well until thoroughly incorporated.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 530Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 102gFiber: 11gSugar: 61gProtein: 12g