Say ‘goodbye’ to morning blues and ‘hello’ to a bowl of pure delight with our lip-smacking blueberry overnight oats! This recipe is your ticket to a hassle-free morning that’s bursting with fruity goodness and happy taste buds. Let’s dive into the world of deliciousness!
Looking for even more oat recipes to try? I’ve got you! Check out my raspberry overnight oats, baked oatmeal, and this tutorial on how to make a generic overnight oatmeal recipe that can be customized with your favorite flavors!
Why You’ll Love This Oatmeal Recipe
- Filling: This has hidden protein that helps keep you full all morning.
- Flavorful: You get the fresh flavor of blueberries with a tiny bit of sweetness from the yogurt and honey.
- Meal Prep: These are perfect for meal prep and ideal for a grab-and-go breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so they say. We like to start with something that is a bit on the lighter side but still filling enough to get us through to lunch. This oatmeal is spot on. Filling, light, and super simple to customize with just a few ingredient swaps. The best part is that you can, actually should, prep it in advance which means its almost zero work in the morning when you are ready to eat!
They’re like a cozy breakfast hug in a jar. Imagine creamy oats infused with the sweet burst of blueberries. It’s like nature’s jam party mingling with wholesome goodness. The oats soak up the flavors, creating a delightful mix of textures and a burst of fruity freshness. Perfect fuel for your day ahead!
Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Ingredients
If you’ve never made overnight oats you are in for a real treat! The ingredient list is fairly simple and there are dozens of customizations you can try. Here is what you need for my favorite overnight oats recipe.
- Rolled Oats: For the ultimate overnight oats experience, go for old-fashioned rolled oats. They’re like the MVPs of the oat world when it comes to soaking up flavors and getting that creamy, dreamy texture. Steel-cut oats are great too, but they might require a bit more soaking time to soften up.
- Chia Seeds: Packing a punch of fiber, omega-3s, and a sprinkle of protein while creating a fantastic pudding-like consistency. Flaxseeds are a great substitution and bring that similar thickening magic and a dose of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Yogurt: Optional, but yogurt is loaded with protein and probiotics. This helps add flavor while keeping you full.
- Milk: Pick your favorite milk. Any variety will work. I like 2% milk or oat milk for this specific recipe.
- Honey: Or your choice of sweetener.
- Blueberries: Fresh or frozen berries that have been slightly thawed will work.
Blueberry Overnight Oats Recipe
Layering is not necessary, but creates a fun finish effect. You can also opt to stir the berries straight in with the oats.
- PREP: Combine the oats, chia seeds, yogurt, milk, and honey in a medium mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside for later.
- BERRIES: Place the blueberries into a small bowl and mash with a fork.
- LAYER: Divide half of the oat mixture into the bottom of two mason jars or sealable containers. Top with the berries. Spoon over the remaining oats and cover tightly.
- REFRIGERATE: Place your oats into the refrigerator and keep chilled for up to five days.
- ENJOY: When ready, pull from the refrigerator and enjoy as-is or heated in the microwave.
- Jars: In order to keep these fresh for the full time you’ll want to use jars or containers (affiliate) with tight lids. These two are some of my favorites.
- Silicone Spatulas: If I can only recommend one kitchen tool, it would be a set of silicone spatulas (affiliate). These are so versatile and used daily in our kitchen. Great for baking AND cooking.
Absolutely! Frozen blueberries work great and even add an extra chill to your oats.
You can store them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Just make sure to give them a good stir before enjoying.
While rolled oats are recommended for a smoother texture, you can use steel-cut oats if you prefer a heartier bite. Keep in mind, soaking time might be longer.
No cooking required! That’s the beauty of overnight oats. Just mix everything and let time do the magic in the fridge.
Yes, you can heat them gently in the microwave if you prefer a warmer breakfast. Just be sure to stir well afterward.
Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt flavor of your choice
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1-2 tablespoons honey optional
- 1 cup blueberries
- Combine the oats, chia seeds, yogurt, milk, and honey in a medium mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside for later.
- Place the blueberries into a small bowl and mash with a fork.
- Divide half of the oat mixture into the bottom of two mason jars or sealable containers. Top with the berries. Spoon over the remaining oats and cover tightly.
- Place your oats into the refrigerator and keep chilled for up to five days.
- When ready, pull from the refrigerator and enjoy as-is or heated in the microwave.