Easy Blueberry Overnight Oats

This delicious recipe for blueberry overnight oats is super simple, easy to make, and full of fresh blueberries. It’s gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and can be enjoyed for a quick and healthy breakfast.

Bowl and jar of blueberry overnight oats on a wood tray with a white background

Let’s Make Blueberry Overnight Oats!

 

I’ve been going little crazy with overnight oats over here! My latest chocolate overnight oats recipe has been a hit and again it’s clear people love this easy and delicious breakfast idea. Today I’m adding this simple recipe for blueberry overnight oats to the list!

This fruity version of overnight oats is filled with blueberry goodness and is packed with complex carbohydrates, protein, and a ton of fibre. It makes for a super healthy breakfast that only takes minutes to put together the night before.

Blueberry overnight oats in a bowl topped with blueberries, coconut flakes, and blueberry sauce

A Refresher: What Are Overnight Oats?

 

I’ve answered this question a lot on my previous posts, but it’s always good to have a refresher, or provide this information again if you are new here.

“Overnight Oats” takes the cooking out and instead you prepare them the night before by adding dry oats to liquid. The oats soak overnight (or for at least 4-5 hours) in the liquid and by morning you have a soft, cooked oat consistency that is ready to eat…without the cooking!

You can enjoy overnight oats cold right from the fridge or warm them up quickly in the morning, it’s totally up to you and your preference.

If you make overnight oats in a jar or Tupperware container, this simple breakfast can be taken to-go which is great for those who are rushed in the mornings or those who aren’t into cooking a big breakfast. I know from my nutritional consulting experience that a lot of people fall into this category!

scooping a spoonful of blueberry overnight oats out of a jar

Can you put fresh fruits in overnight oats?

 

Yes! You sure can. 

When it comes to adding fruit to your favorite overnight oats recipes, the sky’s the limit. Fresh berries, or fruits like apple or peach cut into chunks adds great texture to the oats, and the fruits typically soften and meld with the oats adding in even more delicious flavour throughout. 

I like to go with berries most often like blueberries, raspberries, or diced strawberries, but you can definitely try adding apple, peach, pear, or sliced banana to your overnight oats. Note: banana will typically brown after a period of time, so when adding banana I usually recommend stirring it in right before eating. 

The one type of fruit I haven’t tried, and probably wouldn’t recommend in overnight oats would be melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc.) as I don’t think they would pair well with the oats. 

Blueberry overnight oats ingredients on a white background

Ingredients for Blueberry Overnight Oats

 

Making a batch of blueberry overnight oats is very simple. You’ll need the ingredients below and then you can include other additions such as my simple blueberry sauce, plain or vanilla yogurt (dairy free or regular) or other toppings if you choose like coconut, nuts, and seeds. 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

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Optional Blueberry Sauce & Yogurt Topping

 

While I love the simple blueberry overnight oats on their own, this recipe is even more delicious with the addition of my simple blueberry sauce and a dollop of yogurt. The blueberry sauce adds even more blueberry flavour, and the yogurt brings in a perfect touch of creaminess to the oats. 

Here’s what you’ll need for the Blueberry Sauce

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Water
  • Cornstarch 

For the yogurt, you can use either plain or vanilla flavoured yogurt of your choice. Choose coconut or almond yogurt for dairy free, or Greek yogurt if you can tolerate dairy. 

blueberry overnight oats in a bowl with blueberry sauce and yogurt

If you are a fan of blueberries, or just need a quick and simple breakfast idea that’s healthy and will keep you filling full, these blueberry overnight oats are a must try!

 

What is your favourite kind of overnight oats? Tell me about it in the comments section and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later!

Close up of blueberry overnight oats in a jar with blueberry sauce garnishes

Easy Blueberry Overnight Oats

Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Soak Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes

Delicious and healthy blueberry overnight oats that are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and great for busy mornings!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons vegan/plant-based vanilla protein powder*
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries

Optional Toppings:

  • 2 tablespoons Easy Blueberry Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plain or vanilla yogurt (dairy free or regular, I love coconut yogurt!)
  • 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon toasted coconut flakes
  • fresh blueberries

Instructions

    1. In a bowl combine the oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, protein powder, almond milk, and blueberries
    2. Mix very well to combine.
    3. Place in the fridge and leave overnight, or 5 hours at a minimum.
    4. In the morning, before eating, warm in the microwave for 30 seconds (see notes) then top all or any of the optional toppings.

Notes

*If you choose not to use protein powder: Omit the protein powder and add 2 heaping tablespoons of extra oats.

**Alternatively, you can enjoy the overnight oats cold right from the fridge. I personally prefer it heated because I like warm oats, but it's totally up to you!

***If you want added protein but not flavoured, try unflavoured collagen peptides, linked below. Collagen is not vegan but is tasteless and adds healthy protein to the recipe. Use the same amount as regular protein powder.

Overhead view of blueberry overnight oats ingredients and garnishes

Easy Blueberry Sauce

Yield: approx 1/4 cup sauce
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

A delicious, lightly sweetened, thick blueberry sauce that works as a great topping for overnight oats, or whatever your heart desires!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the water and cornstarch and whisk to make a "slurry".
  2. Heat a small pot or saucepan over medium heat and add in the frozen blueberries and maple syrup, then mash the berries gently using a fork or potato masher.
  3. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and continue mashing the blueberries as the sauce begins to thicken and bubble, about 2 minutes
  4. Continue to mash and stir until the blueberry sauce is heated through and has a thicker jam-like consistency, another 2 minutes or so.
  5. Transfer to a jar or small container and keep in the fridge to use as a topping for overnight oats, ice cream, toast, etc.

Notes

Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

 

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Have a wonderful day!

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • Hello Christal,
    It’s a lovely recipe and variety of blueberry arrangements. I run a small blueberry farm and sharing blueberry recipes and ideas at our farm website. Is it possible, if I could borrow the image of blueberry overnight oats. It’s a new idea and a healthy one. May I ask your permission? Not to mention, the credit goes to your name.

    • Hi Yoshimi, thank you for the message! You can definitely share the image with credit and a link back to the original post 🙂 Thank you for asking!