Blueberry Overnight Oats are a delicious breakfast that's easy to make ahead of time. Creamy oats, fresh blueberries with a good serving of protein thanks to some chia seeds and Greek yogurt. Great to grab-and-go or meal prep too. Only 5 minutes to make them!
This blueberry overnight oats recipe is a perfect make ahead breakfast recipe and a meal prep staple. It's a nutritious breakfast with sweet blueberries, hearty oats, simple ingredients and the perfect creamy texture. It's great for busy mornings because you make these easy overnight oats the night before!
One of the super star nutritious ingredients is chia seeds. They make a thicker oatmeal and the creamy texture of the oats while adding a good dose of protein which helps keep you full longer (without adding a bunch of calories).
You can eat the overnight oats warmed up in the microwave or eat the oats cold (great for easy breakfasts in the hot summer months).
Try our Apple Pie Overnight Oats too!
What makes this skinny?
This easy oatmeal recipe is a satisfying breakfast. Rolled oats are a a healthy choice for whole grains. Chia seeds are a an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and they add protein.
Unlike regular overnight oats which can have lots of calories added from sweetening or full fat milk, these use non-fat Greek yogurt and plant-milk as well as just 2 teaspoons of maple syrup. In addition the oats have 10 grams of protein. Protein helps keeps you full longer.
Recipe Ingredients Notes
Old fashioned oats. Also called 'rolled oats', these are flat, flakey oats. This type of oats is needed for this recipe. Regular or gluten-free old-fashioned oats or rolled oats can be used. Do not use instant oats or quick oats for this recipe.
Non-fat plain Greek yogurt. This gives a creaminess to the oats, a little bit of a tang and some protein.
Chia seeds. These little seeds are packed with protein and give the oats a pudding-like texture. You'll need one tablespoon.
Unsweetened milk. We love almond milk for this recipe which has about 30 calories for 1 cup.
Blueberries. Use fresh blueberries. You'll add some to the overnight oats and save some to add on top too!
Maple syrup. Use pure maple syrup. This is add a slight sweetness to the oats. If after they are ready you want them sweeter more maple syrup or agave syrup can be used.
How to make Blueberry Overnight Oats
STEP 1. Make the oats
In a large bowl, combine the oats, milk, blueberries, yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon (photo 1). Stir well (photo 2).
Spoon the overnight oats into two glass containers (or in a Mason jar) sealed with a lid.
STEP 2. Chill
Place the containers in the refrigerator and let it set for 8 hours.
STEP 3. Stir and eat!
The next morning, remove the lid and give the oats a good stir.
If you would like a smoother consistency, you can add the additional ¼ cup of milk to give it a more oatmeal-like consistency.
Serve warm or cold with your favorite toppings.
- More fresh blueberries
- Sliced ripe banana
- Lemon zest
- Oher fresh fruit or fresh berries
- Sliced almonds
Milk. You can use any milk you like but keep it unsweetened for calorie savings. Dairy milk (go for lower fat options), soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk even macadamia milk work!
Vegan option. Stick with dairy-free milk and use a plant-based yogurt.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately no. Steel cut oats will not soften enough.
Yes, usually. Straight out of the refrigerator. But if you like them warm you can warm them quickly in the microwave before eating too.
How to Store
Store in an airtight container for up to four days.
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