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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
- Whole rolled oats * (regular or gluten free certified)
- Chia seeds *
- Pure maple syrup *
- Unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice)
- Vegan vanilla protein powder * (choose your favourite brand, or see my recommendation linked)
- Fresh blueberries
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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
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.
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!
More Overnight Oat Recipes You’ll Love:
- Healthy Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Vegan Protein-Packed Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- Healthy Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Healthy Overnight Oats with Cherry Chia Seed Jam
- Fruit-Filled Protein-Packed Overnight Quinoa & Oats
- Carrot Cake Vegan Overnight Oats