What. a. treat. These overnight oats seriously taste like a blueberry muffin. But the thing is, they don’t leave you feeling hungry afterwards like an actual muffin does and they are super nourishing. If you’ve never had overnight oats before and you’re a blueberry fan, give this simple, flavorful breakfast (or snack / lunch) a try!
What are overnight oats anyway?
Overnight oats are made up of a few base ingredients:
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- Milk (usually unsweetened almond milk)
- Chia seeds – these serve as a thickener
- Greek yogurt (not everyone makes overnight oats with yogurt but I think it’s essential)
From there, the flavors and variations are endless. You can add…
- Nut butter
- Sweetener, like honey or maple syrup
- Cocoa powder/chocolate chips/some form of chocolate
- Vanilla extract or other extracts
Honestly, you can mix in pretty much whatever you want — collagen powder, protein powder, hemp hearts, flaxseed… so many options!
And the great thing about overnight oats is that they can be made the night before if that’s easier for you. Or you can whip up a batch, stick it in the fridge, and eat it two hours later.
There is one step that sets this recipe apart and makes it taste like a blueberry muffin (I kid you not). MASHED BLUEBERRIES. So not only is there a sprinkling of fresh blueberries on top, but fresh mashed blueberries in every bite. And they soak in all the fresh baked muffin flavors— cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract….. mmm so good.
Are overnight oats healthy?
In short, YES. Let me give ya the breakdown of the super nourishing ingredients in this particular recipe:
- Oats: Rich in manganese + soluble fiber. Go with organic oats if you can— unfortunately, the most popular oat brand we all know that begins with a Q and rhymes with baker has been found to have very high levels of glyphosate…an herbicide that’s linked to cancer…sooo I now buy Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats because no thank you to eating a bunch of herbicides
- Blueberries: High in antioxidants. Also go with organic here when possible because non-organic blueberries tend to be one of the most highly sprayed (with pesticides) fruits out there.
- Greek yogurt: Packed with protein + probiotics
- Chia seeds: Loaded with fiber + antioxidants
- Flaxseed: Filled with omega-3 fatty acids, rich in fiber, and high in antioxidants
- Almond butter: An amazing source of Vitamin E + rich in monounsaturated fat
Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats
Serving Size: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (1/4 cup mashed + 1/4 cup for sprinkling on top at the end)
- Mash 1/4 cup blueberries in a jar.
- Add all other ingredients to the jar except the remaining 1/4 cup blueberries and mix together.
- Cover the jar and place in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight.
- Top with blueberries and enjoy!
Can’t wait to hear how you like this quick + easy recipe! If you want more breakfast ideas, I think you’ll love my healthy banana chocolate chip muffins.
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