These Blueberry Overnight Oats are made with a blend of coconut and almond milk for a sweet, refreshing, and creamy grab-n-go breakfast. Whipped together in just 5 minutes!
I’m giving up coffee for the next 3 weeks.
For the past year and a half, shortly after my divorce was finalized, I started dealing with some minor health issues that, I believe, were stress-induced. Trying to get to the bottom of these health concerns have taken me down more rabbit holes than I can count. I have been to primary doctors, dermatologists, and naturopaths. I have gone on extreme elimination diets, quite drinking, changed my birth control, taken a pharmacy of herbs and supplements, and taken up yoga and meditation.
Despite everything I’ve tried, I have not found the answers. And so, after all that, I decided to make the ultimate sacrifice…coffee.
The truth is, I have a bit of a coffee problem. Most days I substitute black coffee for breakfast which, turns out, is terrible for someone already dealing with the chronic stress of post-divorce life/single parenting. So along with my commitment to give up coffee, I’m also making a commitment to eat breakfast EVERY DAY. In order to make this happen I have been relying on 3 simple breakfasts:
And today I bring you a recipe for my current favorite breakfast: Blueberry Overnight Oats
Recommended Ingredients & Equipment
These Blueberry Overnight Oats are rich, creamy, and filled with fresh berries. It’s truly like eating dessert for breakfast. And, better yet, there’s no prep time! Just mix them up the night before (this takes 5 minutes) and store them in easy grab-n-go airtight containers for easy breakfasts throughout the week.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Old Fashioned Oats – I recommend extra-thick old fashioned oats. You want oats that will keep their shape overnight so that you have a full-bodied texture. Old fashioned oats will also work, but they aren’t preferred. If you are gluten-free, make sure to look for a gluten-free thick cut.
- Coconut Milk – This recipe calls for half coconut milk for extra flavor and creaminess. If you don’t like coconut milk, you can just swap it out for any other non-dairy milk.
- Non-Dairy Milk – I recommend oat, soy, or cashew but any non-dairy milk will do.
- Maple Syrup – For a sweetener, I typically use maple syrup. Maple syrup adds a complex flavor without overly sweetening the oats (like some unrefined sweeteners can do). You could also use agave nectar, coconut sugar, or monk fruit.
- Mixins – For texture, I add chia seeds which are considered a superfood for being high in antioxidants and fiber as well as providing energy boosters and natural mood enhancers. You can also add cacao nibs, hemp hearts, or your favorite protein powder. Or you can omit superfood add-ins altogether.
- Vanilla Extract
- Blueberries – I recommend fresh blueberries but frozen blueberries will work. Just let them thaw to room temperature before using.
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How to Make Vegan Overnight Oats
Step One – Combine the Ingredients
Combine oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, salt, and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir together until well combined.
Fold in blueberries.
Step Two – Divide and Refrigerate
Divide the oats into four overnight oat jars. Tightly cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until the oats have set up.
When ready to eat, top with the desired topping and serve.
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Serving And Storing
Let your oats set up at least 4 hours before serving. They are best left to sit overnight. Serve them with fresh strawberries, shredded coconut, or chopped almonds.
Store the oats in four separate serving sizes to be enjoyed throughout the week. Overnight oats should be eating within 4 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Overnight oats should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When making this recipe, I use these overnight oat jars from Amazon. They are a perfect size and have a tight-fitting lid. You can also use regular 8oz Mason Jars.
Overnight oats should be eaten within 4 days of making them.
Yes! If you don’t have access to fresh blueberries, frozen berries will work in a pinch. You can also substitute any other berry (such as strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries) for this recipe.
Yes! You can swap in steel-cut oats for old fashioned oats. To do that, you’ll want to double the liquid in this recipe.
More Overnight Oat Recipes
- Strawberry & Cream Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats
Blueberry Overnight Oats
Additional Toppings (optional)
- fresh blueberries
- chia seeds
- shredded coconut
- Combine oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir together until well combined. Fold in fresh blueberries.
- Transfer to two 8 ounce mason jars, cover, and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. When ready, top with desired toppings and enjoy!
- Can I use frozen blueberries? Yes! If you don’t have access to fresh blueberries, frozen berries will work in a pinch. You can also substitute any other berry (such as strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries) for this recipe.
- Can I use Steel Cut Oats? Yes! You can swap in steel-cut oats for old fashioned oats. To do that, you’ll want to double the liquid in this recipe.