Set up your morning for success with this make-ahead Blueberry Overnight Oats recipe! It’s a delicious breakfast made with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
An easy make-ahead breakfast
I’m sure many of you will agree with what I’m about to say: There’s nothing better than a relaxed and stress-free morning. It sets your day off on the right foot and helps you ease into your to-do list prepared and ready to tackle the day!
If there’s one way to ensure that your morning is easy-peasy, it’s to make breakfast ahead of time. And the best morning recipe for making ahead? Blueberry overnight oats! They’re healthy, filling, and perfectly sweet, and they’re extra easy to make.
Ingredients in blueberry overnight oats
To make the perfect overnight oats, you need just the right amount of oats, liquids, and mix-ins. Be sure to pay attention to the measurements for each ingredient, as they all do their part in creating the right texture.
- Rolled oats: Begin with rolled oats in the amount of 2/3 cup! This makes one generous serving that will pair perfectly with the toppings (because oat to topping ratio is crucial!).
- Greek yogurt: Next, 1/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt will add a nice amount of density to the oats. For sweeter oatmeal, you can use vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Almond milk: 3/4 cup of almond milk will provide just the right amount of liquid for achieving the perfect oatmeal consistency.
- Maple syrup: Sweeten things up a bit with 2 tbsp of maple syrup!
- Chia seeds: 1 tbsp of chia seeds will add thickness and extra protein to the oats.
- Cinnamon: Use 1/2 tsp for a bit of extra flavor.
- Blueberries: Complete your oats with 1/2 cup of blueberries.
Tools needed for this oats recipe
To make overnight oats with blueberries, start with a large mason jar or a small bowl. You’ll need a lid or plastic wrap to cover it. Along with a stirring utensil, grab the following measuring cups: 1/2 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, and 3/4 cup.
How to make this blueberry overnight oats recipe
Overnight oats are very easy to make. Essentially, you just mix and refrigerate! Here’s a full breakdown:
To begin, add the oats, yogurt, milk, maple syrup, chia seeds, and cinnamon to a large mason jar or small bowl. Mix the ingredients together until well combined.
Stir in the blueberries.
Place the jar or bowl in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (overnight is best!). When ready to eat, top the oats with nut butter, more fruit, nuts, or any other preferred toppings.
More topping ideas
If you’re like me, oatmeal is a vehicle for toppings. I mean, why not load up your breakfast with all of your favorites? Here are some more tasty topping ideas that are delicious with these easy overnight oats!
- Peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- Flax seeds (extra fiber!)
- Pecan, almond, or walnut slivers
- Dried fruit (cranberries, bananas, apples, etc.)
The benefits of overnight oats
We all know that overnight oats make for an easy, grab-and-go breakfast, but there are so many more benefits wrapped up in these jarred meals!
Oats pack in nutrients, to say the least. They’re filled with protein and antioxidants, as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, and Vitamin B1 (to name a few).
A satisfying option
Oatmeal is a very dense food. When we add in the chia seeds for extra density, we get an uber-satisfying meal that keeps us fuller for longer! This is one of the reasons it’s great for breakfast — you won’t find yourself counting down the minutes until lunch.
Overnight oats are also more beneficial for our health than regular oats. When the oats sit, the nutrients are able to break down. This makes them more digestible and helps our bodies soak in all of the vitamins and minerals the oats provide!
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
You know what they say, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Though I like to think dessert is most important, I know the importance of a satisfying morning meal. Here are some more breakfast recipes to try!
- Cottage Cheese Blueberry Pancakes
- Easy Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
- Simple Breakfast Cookie Recipe
- Sweet Potato Egg Breakfast Casserole
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photography by Moriah Sawtelle
- In a large mason jar or small bowl, mix together oats, yogurt, milk, maple syrup, chia seeds, and cinnamon until well combined.
- Stir in blueberries.
- Place in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. When ready to eat, top with nut butter, more fruit, nuts, or anything else you desire.
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