These Blueberry Overnight Oats taste just like a blueberry pie! This healthy recipe is meal prep friendly and portable for Summer mornings!
I love to eat oatmeal for breakfast a few times a week. It’s such a delicious breakfast, and really gives me energy on my runs and keeps me full for quite awhile.
In the Summer months, though, sometimes I just can’t stand eating hot oatmeal or other hot foods. I want something quick, easy, and cold.
I discovered overnight oats awhile ago and now I’m hooked! I love how customizable they are and how easy they are to prep for the week.
These Blueberry Overnight Oats taste a lot like a blueberry pie! These creamy oats are full of sweet blueberries, and are healthy and filling- perfect for busy mornings. They’re a great way to get in the benefits of oats in hot weather!
Scroll to the bottom of the post to get to the recipe card. Or keep reading for extra tips and tricks!
What are overnight oats?
Instead of cooking the oatmeal, you let the oats soak in the liquids overnight, creating a pudding-like texture. You can eat them cold the next morning, but you can also heat them up if you wanted.
I wrote a post on the differences between cooked oats and overnight oatmeal here!
What makes this healthy?
Oatmeal is like the powerhouse of nutrition. It has protein, is a great source of fiber, and has other vitamins to keep us energized and healthy. And it’s the staple of this recipe!
Oatmeal has been shown to help improve heart health, and I incorporate it a few times a week into my meals.
Then you have healthy fats and fiber from the chia seeds, which expand and absorb the liquid you add. It gives the consistency of tapioca pudding!
And blueberries are considered a superfood. They’re full of antioxidants and lots of different vitamins. They’re like tiny immunity boosters!
These have simple ingredients that I almost always keep in my pantry.
- Rolled oats- Also known as old-fashioned oats. Quick oats would be okay too, but I don’t recommend steel cut oats.
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Blueberries- Use either fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries!
Other additions for overnight oats
I love customizing overnight oats! Here are other things you can add, like favorite toppings, for some extra nutrition and flavor:
- Greek yogurt: Extra protein! Use either plain Greek yogurt or vanilla yogurt.
- Flax seeds: Healthy fats and fiber
- Other plant-based milk like oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk
- Extra fresh fruit
- Protein powder: Vanilla flavored would taste amazing here!
- Peanut butter or almond butter: For extra healthy fats
Tips for the perfect overnight oats
- Use a wide mouth Mason jar if you can! I kept spilling the ingredients as I poured them into my narrow-mouth jars.
- For a thicker oatmeal, use less milk and maybe replace it with some Greek yogurt.
- If you like thinner oatmeal, add a splash of milk right before eating.
How to make
Add extra fruit or maple syrup if needed, and enjoy!
How to store
I like to use Mason jars, but another airtight container would work just as well. Keep them in the fridge until ready to eat, and use up within 5-7 days.
Other overnight oats recipes
These are the perfect meal prep breakfast! Here are some of my other favorite overnight oats recipes:
Print the blueberry overnight oats recipe now:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- In two Mason jars or other food storage containers, divide all of the ingredients evenly. Stir and add lids, then place in the fridge overnight.
- Add extra fruit or maple syrup if needed, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 11gSugar: 14gProtein: 9g