If you’re craving blueberry pie, then these blueberry overnight oats are for you! These overnight oats are packed with nutrients and take 5 minutes of work to whip up.
We’ve all been there. You really want a muffin or a cookie or pie, but have no energy to actually pull out all the ingredients and bake something.
And if that’s you right now, you’re in luck because these blueberry overnight oats taste like a blueberry muffin but with minimal. Oh, did I mention you only need 7 simple ingredients too?
Reasons you’ll love these Blueberry oats
- The fresh flavor of summer is packed into these oats
- Frozen fruit works so you can enjoy that fresh fruit flavor all year round
- Basically blueberry pie in oat form – yum!
Ingredients for Blueberry Overnight Oats
Putting these overnight oats together couldn’t be simpler thanks to these staple ingredients. Plus, this recipe is pretty forgiving. So, if you have to use some of the substitution options it’ll still be delicious!
- Rolled Oats: Grab a half cup of rolled oats for this recipe
- Milk: Pick out your favorite milk to use for these oats. I use regular cow’s milk, but have had great luck with vanilla almond milk also!
- Sweetener: You can use maple syrup or honey for these overnight oats. Maple syrup gives them warm notes while honey is a little bit brighter with hints of acidity.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds help to thicken the oats while also adding protein and vitamins.
- Vanilla Extract & Salt: Blueberry pie has vanilla and salt and therefore these oats need them too!
- Blueberries: I use fresh blueberries when available but frozen or dried blueberries work too!
Blueberries – fresh, frozen, dried
While all of these types of blueberries work, including canned, there are some differences to be aware of.
- Fresh blueberries act more like a topping because they don’t burst or change texture until you eat them.
- Frozen blueberries will thaw as the oats thicken in the fridge meaning the oats will need to stay in the fridge longer than 2 hours and the blueberry color will likely bleed into the oats.
- Dried blueberries will rehydrate slightly as the oats sit, plumping them up a bit. You may need a little more (only 1 tablespoon) liquid to account for this.
- Canned blueberries are usually sold as pie filling where they are packed in syrup. If you are using these, you do not need to add any other sweetener to the oats, and be aware that the blueberry color will bleed throughout the oats.
How to make Berry overnight oats
Making blueberry overnight oats is as easy as pie (see what I did there?)! Let me show you.
- Assemble the jars, layering in all of the ingredients
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight
- Serve straight from the jar!
After trying out a bunch of different jars for overnight oats, these are my favorites!
Storing: To store these, keep them in sealed jars for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Meal prepping: Simply double or triple this recipe to make enough oats for the entire week.
For maximum flavor: Mash the blueberries a bit as you mix the oats. Or, you can blend the blueberries with the milk prior to mixing. This helps to spread that blueberry flavor throughout.
- For The Milk, you can use any plant-based milk to make this vegan or dairy-free. You can also use flavored milk like vanilla or even a creamer like Snickerdoodle. Just be careful to note if the liquid of choice is sweetened so you can taste and adjust the added sweetener accordingly.
- For The Chia Seeds, you can use ground flaxseeds or nut butter. You can use yogurt but will need to decrease the amount of milk added.
Can you use frozen Blueberries?
Yes, frozen blueberries are an excellent choice for these overnight oats because they are available all year. They thaw as the oats sit in the fridge so the fresh berry flavor is ready when you are!
Make It Your Own!
- Add Nuts like walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts for added crunch
- Add Lemon or lemon zest to the oats for a bright, springy flavor
- Add vanilla protein powder for a more filling take on overnight oats. Plus the vanilla is a great compliment to the blueberries and really makes it taste like a blueberry muffin!
- Add banana either in slices or mashed for added flavor and sweetness
More Overnight Oat Recipes You’ll Love
Looking for more overnight oats ideas for breakfast? We’ve got you covered with a variety of flavors!
- Pina Colada Overnight Oats will have you hearing the waves crashing!
- PB & J Overnight Oats are a nostalgic take on oatmeal that’s great for parents and kids!
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats are delicious as is but also great with blueberries added to it!
- Strawberry Overnight Oats bring a bright, summery flavor to classic overnight oats.
- ½ cup rolled oats 40 g
- ½ cup milk 120 mL
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup 15 g
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds 7 g
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- Assemble: Add all ingredients to a jar and stir to combine. To infuse the oats with a bit more blueberry flavor, I like to squish the berries a bit! Seal shut with a lid.
- Refrigerate: Set in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight, or until oats are soft.
- Serve: Serve chilled straight from the jar!