Blueberry overnight oats are made with fresh blueberries and sweetened with ripe bananas for an easy wholesome, make-ahead breakfast recipe.
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Where do I start with this recipe? Do I talk about how much I love overnight oats recipes or my love for blueberries? This blueberry overnight oats recipe combines both! First, however, let’s start with my love for creamy oats in a jar!
I make a lot of healthy oatmeal recipes – especially, overnight oats. You’ll find decadent recipes like this chocolate banana overnight oats, chocolate peanut butter overnight oats, chocolate overnight oats with yogurt, and this chocolate cherry overnight oats recipe to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Don’t worry; these are healthy, so you don’t need to feel guilty when enjoying one first thing in the morning.
Or if you want something fruitier, this strawberry overnight oats, Strawberry cheesecake overnight oats, raspberry overnight oats, cherry overnight oats, or banana peanut butter overnight oats will hit the spot.
Okay, now to onto my love for blueberries. This blueberry overnight oats recipe falls into the fruity craving category. It’s creamy, bursting with juicy blueberries, and sweetened with ripe banana to create one of the most delicious refrigerated oatmeal recipes.
Reasons you’ll love this recipe
- Pantry ingredients – It’s likely you have everything in your kitchen right now to prepare a few oatmeal jars.
- Super easy to prepare – In less than 5 minutes, you have breakfast ready for the morning.
- Portable – Grab a jar on your way to work or school for a healthy on-the-go breakfast recipe.
- Affordable – Overnight oats recipes are the cheapest healthy breakfast recipe around! Each jar has whole grains, superfoods, fiber, and protein.
- Gluten-free and vegan – all of the ingredients in this blueberry overnight oats recipe are naturally gluten-free and vegan.
- Meal prep superstar – make 3-4 jars on Sunday for breakfast all week. You can even freeze overnight oats ingredients for even easier preparation.
- Rolled oats – also called old-fashioned oats can be found in the grocery store’s cereal aisle. Don’t use instant oats because they will become too mushy, and steel-cut oats won’t soften enough. Rolled oats work perfectly in overnight oats.
- Chia seeds – these are my superfood of choice in all of my overnight oats recipes. They add fiber, protein, and omega 3’s! Plus, chia seeds create a delicious pudding-like consistency.
- Milk – to keep overnight oats vegan, I stick with dairy-free milk like unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk, or oat milk. You can use dairy milk or any milk you want.
- Banana – mashed ripe banana adds the perfect flavor and sweetness to this oatmeal keeping this recipe refined sugar-free.
- Vanilla extract – For a little extra flavor.
- Blueberries – I mostly use frozen blueberries because that’s what I have on hand; I love the blueberry flavor that the juice from the frozen berries release as they thaw. But you can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe.
Check out my how-to freeze blueberries tutorial to learn to freeze fresh blueberries to enjoy year-round.
I know overnight oats can seem like an indulgence because they are sweet and creamy. However, overnight oats are wholesome and nutritious. The key is healthy ingredients and portion control! You can even use overnight oats to lose weight.
Overnight oats are made with fiber-rich rolled oats, which include a good amount of protein and other nutrients.
You can also fill overnight oat recipes with other nutritious ingredients like chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut oil, nuts, and all kinds of fruits.
Yes, that’s the idea. Overnight oats can be prepared up to 3-4 days ahead of time. Then, when you’re ready to eat, simply stir them, add a little more liquid if needed, and eat.
The point of overnight oats is to have an easy make-ahead breakfast. With that said, if you don’t want to eat them cold, you can warm them up in the microwave or on the stove.
You can eat overnight oats whenever you want. Overnight oats are filling and perfect to eat at lunchtime. I’ve also enjoyed them for snacks.
Overnight oats can be made in any container you want. However, I prefer to use 16-ounce mason jar containers because they’re transportable and portion-controlled.
Yes, overnight oats can easily be prepared vegan. I put together an entire post on vegan overnight oats with tips, tutorials, and recipes.
Add Greek yogurt – If you need more protein or want a cheesecake-like flavor, then stir in a couple of tablespoons of vanilla or plain Greek yogurt with the other ingredients.
Use your favorite superfood – I love chia seeds, but you can stir in hemp hearts, flax seeds, matcha powder, cacao powder, coconut oil, collagen, or any superfood into your oatmeal. You can find great prices on superfoods online at Thrive Market.
Sweeten it up – The bananas add a good amount of sweetness, but if you need more, then stir in a couple of teaspoons of pure maple syrup, honey, or your favorite natural sweetener.
How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats
Overnight oats recipes are simple to prepare and can be made 3-4 days ahead of time. Some people make five days at a time, but I think this overnight oats recipe with blueberries is best enjoyed within four days.
- Mix rolled oats, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut milk, vanilla extract, and mashed banana.
- Add the blueberries on top of the oats.
- Tightly place the lid on and store it in the fridge overnight for at least 6 hours.
- In the morning, the oats might be on the thicker side. Give it a couple of stirs and add in a little extra milk to loosen up the oats. You can use pure maple syrup if additional sweetness is needed.
- You can eat the oatmeal out of the jar or pour it into a bowl to enjoy.
How to Store
Overnight oats are meant to be prepared ahead of time. Store the jars in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Please note the more prolonged the oats are in the fridge, the thicker they will be, so you’ll likely need to add more liquid to loosen them up.
You can also prepare the dry overnight oat ingredients and freeze them into packets. Then, when you’re ready to make the oatmeal, just pour the dry ingredients into a jar, add milk, and continue with the recipe.
Blueberry Overnight Oats
- 16-ounce mason jars
- mason jar lids
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk or use your favorite milk
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 of a small banana mashed
- 1/2 cup of blueberries fresh or frozen
- pure maple syrup optional
- In a 16-ounce mason jar comine and mix the rolled oats, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut milk, vanilla extract, and mashed banana.
- Place the blueberries on top of the oats.
- Tightly place the lid on the mason jar and store it in the refrigerator overnight.
- Stir the oats and add in extra liquid or pure maple syrup to loosen up the oats. Enjoy it cold.
Other Overnight Oats Recipes
- Pumpkin overnight oatmeal
- Vanilla overnight oats
- Apple cinnamon overnight oats
- Peanut butter overnight oats
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