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Blueberry Overnight Oats

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This blueberry overnight oats recipe is a nutritious and delicious breakfast option that is perfect for busy mornings when you need something that you can grab and go. This recipe is super simple to make and requires just a few basic ingredients. Plus, you can customize it with your favorite toppings and mix-ins to make it even more delicious.

If you love overnight oats as much as we do, then you must check out our 10 Overnight Oats Flavors and Recipes Guide!

Blueberry overnight oats in a mason jar, topped with fresh blueberries and lemon zest.

What are Some Benefits of Eating Overnight Oats?

Are you always rushing out the door in the morning and skipping breakfast? Do you find yourself feeling hungry and low on energy before lunchtime? If you’re looking for a healthy and convenient breakfast option, overnight oats might be just what you need.

  • EASY TO PREPARE – Overnight oats couldn’t be easier to make! All you need to do is mix the ingredients and let them sit in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, you’ll have a delicious and nutritious breakfast ready to go.
  • FILLING – Overnight oats are high in fiber, which means they can help you feel full and satisfied for longer. This can help you avoid overeating and snacking throughout the day.
  • GOOD FOR DIGESTION – The process of soaking the oats in liquid overnight helps to break down the starches, making them easier to digest. This can be especially beneficial for people who have trouble digesting grains.
  • VERSATILE – Overnight oats can be customized to your liking. You can add your favorite fruits, nuts, and spices to create a delicious and unique flavor combination.
  • NUTRITIOUS – Overnight oats are packed with nutrients like fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Plus, they’re low in sugar, gluten-free, and can be made with non-dairy milk for a vegan-friendly option.

There are plenty of other overnight oat healthy recipes to try, like carrot cake overnight oats, banana bread oats, decadent chocolate oats, rich and creamy strawberry cheesecake, classic peanut butter overnight oats, and warming apple cinnamon oats. It comes down to personal preference and variety.

So, next time you’re running late in the morning, remember to grab your blueberry overnight oats from the fridge. You’ll have a delicious and nutritious breakfast ready to go on your way out the door!

Looking into a mason jar with blueberries and lemon zest and overnight oats underneath.

Recipe Ingredients

To make delicious blueberry overnight oats, you’ll need the following ingredients. This is just an overview, and you can find the full details in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • GLUTEN-FREE ROLLED OATS – The star of the show! Rolled oats are the base of this recipe. They’re perfect for overnight oats because they soften up nicely in the fridge. If you don’t have rolled oats, you can use quick oats, but I personally don’t recommend them as the texture will be different.
  • MILK – Any kind of milk will work for this recipe, including cow’s milk, or dairy-free milk like almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. Choose your favorite!
  • PLAIN YOGURT – Yogurt adds creaminess and tanginess to the oats. You can use Greek yogurt or regular yogurt, and any flavor you like. If you don’t have yogurt, you can use extra milk instead.
  • BLUEBERRIES – Fresh or frozen blueberries work great in this recipe. If fresh berries aren’t in season (or are too expensive), use frozen berries instead.
  • HONEY – Just a touch of honey adds sweetness to the oats. If you don’t have honey, you can use maple syrup, agave nectar, or sugar instead.
  • CHIA SEEDS – Chia seeds help to thicken the texture. They also add a boost of nutrition to the oats, including fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. If you don’t have chia seeds, you can leave them out or substitute them with flax seeds.
  • LEMON ZEST – A little bit of lemon zest adds a bright, citrusy flavor to the oats. You can also use 1 tsp of lemon extract instead. If you don’t want a lemon taste, you can leave this ingredient out.
  • CINNAMON – Cinnamon adds warmth and spice to the oats. If you don’t like cinnamon, you can leave it out or substitute it with nutmeg or cardamom.

Toppings and Mix-Ins

When it comes to blueberry overnight oats, the possibilities for toppings and mix-ins are endless. Here are some ideas to add some variety to your breakfast:

  • NUT BUTTER – Add a dollop of your favorite nut butter, like almond or peanut butter, for an extra protein boost and nutty flavor. You can also try Sunbutter, made from sunflower seeds for a nut-free option.
  • COCONUT – Sprinkle some coconut flakes into the oats before you mix, or add on top for a twist.
  • ADDITIONAL BLUEBERRIES – You can never have too many juicy blueberries! Add some extra fresh or frozen blueberries to your oats for more flavor and nutrients.
  • CHOPPED NUTS OR SEEDS – Add more crunch to the oat mixture or as a topping. You can try chopped walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
  • GRANOLA – Sprinkle granola on top just before serving for a crunchy texture.

Can I Use Quick Oats or Steel Cut Oats?

Yes, you can use both in replacement of rolled oats (these are the large flake oats), however, the texture will be different. Steel cut oats will create a dense and chewy texture that isn’t a personal favorite.

Quick oats do not hold their structure as well, and can produce a more mushy texture. I prefer old-fashioned rolled oats because they are in between both of these texture-wise.

Can I add nuts to my blueberry overnight oats?

Yes, nuts not only add a delicious crunch to your oats, but they also provide a good source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Try some almonds, walnuts or pecans!

To add nuts to your oats, simply chop them up and mix them in with your oats before refrigerating them overnight. You can also sprinkle some nuts on top in the morning for an extra crunch.

If you have a nut allergy or prefer not to add nuts to your oats, you can also try adding seeds such as chia seeds, flax seeds, or pumpkin seeds. These seeds are also a good source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber.

A bowl with overnight oat ingredients dumped in and unmixed.

How To Make Overnight Oats

Making blueberry overnight oats is incredibly easy. Here are the steps you need to follow with full instructions also in the detailed printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. SOAK THE OATS – In a bowl, mix together the rolled oats, milk, yogurt, blueberries, honey, chia seeds, lemon zest, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Stir well and pour into an airtight container or mason jar. Seal with a lid and let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight, or at least for 6 hours.
  2. ADD TOPPINGS – In the morning, remove the jar from the refrigerator and stir in any toppings including fresh blueberries. You can also add other toppings, such as nuts, drizzled honey, or cinnamon.

Do I Eat Overnight Oats Cold?

Yes! Most people eat them cold. Just grab a spoon and stir them up, then eat them straight from the container.

If you prefer a pudding-like texture, let the oats sit at room temperature for a few minutes before eating.

Microwaving the oats is always an option if you prefer them a little warm, but be careful not to overcook them, or they will become mushy. Aim for a warm, pudding-like texture that’s still slightly chewy.

How To Store

  • STORE IN THE FRIDGE: Once you’ve made your oats, store them in an airtight or sealable container in the refrigerator. This will keep them fresh and ready to eat whenever you need them. These will keep up to 4-5 days in the fridge.
  • SERVING LEFTOVERS: Simply give the creamy oats a stir before serving to redistribute any liquid that may have separated. Add any desired toppings and serve.

Recipe Tips

  • Make a big batch of this recipe on Sunday night and portion them out into individual containers for the week. This will save you time in the mornings and ensure that you have a healthy breakfast ready to go.
  • It’s important to use a mason jar or a sealable container to keep the oats fresh and prevent any spills. You can also use an airtight container if you don’t have a mason jar.
  • If you don’t have time to let the oats soak overnight, you can also make them in the morning and let them sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. However, the longer the oats soak, the better the texture will be.
A spoon with blueberry overnight oats and a mason jar with the rest of the overnight oats.

These Blueberry Overnight Oats are a great way to save time in the morning. By preparing this overnight oatmeal for your breakfast the night before, you can simply grab the jar from the fridge and head out the door. This is especially helpful for anyone with busy mornings and doesn’t have the time to prepare a healthy breakfast from scratch.

Overall, this is a delicious and healthy breakfast option that is perfect for meal prep. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder why overnight oats have become a popular choice for those who are looking for a quick and easy breakfast option that is both nutritious and delicious.

More Easy Overnight Oats Recipes

There are so many ways to customize your overnights to create incredible flavors! Here are just a few recipes to give a try:

  • Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
  • Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
  • Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
  • Tiramisu Overnight Oats
  • Chocolate Overnight Oats
  • Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Mason jar with blueberry overnight oats inside, topped with fresh blueberries and lemon zest.

Blueberry Overnight Oats Recipe

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk - dairy milk or plant-based milk like almond milk
  • cup plain yogurt - plain greek yogurt works best
  • cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp honey - pure maple syrup, or sugar
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon zest - or lemon extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients: rolled oats, milk, plain yogurt, blueberries, honey, chia seeds, lemon zest (optional), vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Mix everything together thoroughly.
  • Pour the oats into a container and seal with a lid. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, but preferrably overnight to let oats absorb all the liquid.
  • In the morning, take out from the fridge and give a quick stir. Add any toppings just before serving if desired. Overnight oats are eaten cold with a spoon.

Recipe Notes:

  • STORE IN THE FRIDGE: Once you’ve made your oats, store them in an airtight or sealable container in the refrigerator. This will keep them fresh and ready to eat whenever you need them. These will keep up to 4-5 days in the fridge.
  • SERVING LEFTOVERS: Simply give the creamy oats a stir before serving to redistribute any liquid that may have separated. Add any desired toppings and serve.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving.

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