The best kind of breakfast is one that doesn’t require lifting a finger in the morning, and these Blueberry Overnight Oats fit that description perfectly. They’re creamy, satisfying and packed with juicy blueberries, and they take just 5 minutes of prep the night before. They’re gluten-free, vegan and perfect for meal prep breakfast!

Blueberry overnight oats in a jar with spoon buried inside

I’m not a morning person. so the best kind of breakfast for me is one that’s mostly prepped ahead. I love having a batch of banana waffles in the freezer or crustless broccoli quiche in the refrigerator, but sometimes I need a quicker option.

That’s where overnight oats come in. They can be prepped the night before at a moment’s notice, so they’re my go-to. They literally come together in 5 minutes flat!

My pumpkin overnight oats are a favorite in the fall months, and my peanut butter banana flavor works all year round.

Out of all the overnight oats recipes that I’ve shared here, these Blueberry Overnight Oats are my all time favorite. They’re creamy, so easy to make, and they include my favorite fruit.

This recipe is proof that the simple things in life are best. 🙂

Overnight oats with blueberries in a jar

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Overnight oats with blueberries are creamy and satisfying with the goodness of whole grain rolled oats, chia seeds and juicy blueberries.
  • This is an easy meal prep breakfast that takes 5 minutes to make.
  • The oats are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan so they’re suitable for a variety of diets.
  • It can be changed up with your favorite fruit, nut butter and toppings depending on what you have on hand.

Recipe ingredients

This blueberry overnight oats recipe includes just 5 ingredients!

Aside from the blueberries, this recipe is a blank canvas and may be flavored or customized any number of ways.

Blueberry overnight oats recipe ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Old fashioned rolled oats. Rolled oats are best for this recipe as they provide a nice texture, but quick oats may be used if that’s all you have on hand. If you enjoy steel cut oats, be sure to see my recipe for overnight steel cut oats. They have a nice chewy texture!
  • Chia seeds. I highly recommend chia seeds as they help thicken the oats and they provide a boost of fiber and nutrition. If you don’t have any on hand, decrease the amount of milk to 2 cups.
  • Almond milk. The almond milk may be substituted with your favorite milk.
  • Maple syrup. Substitute with your favorite sweetener.
  • Blueberries. Fresh or frozen blueberries may be used, or sub with your favorite fruit.

How to make overnight oats with blueberries

This recipe takes just 5 minutes to prep, then the oats work their magic overnight while you sleep.

Pro tip: The chia seeds are essential to this recipe as they bloom in the liquid, creating a thick, creamy consistency. If you don’t have any on hand, however, decrease the amount of milk to 2 cups total.

See the recipe card below for full instructions.

How to make overnight oats with blueberries
  • Place the oats, chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  • Cover and chill overnight.
  • Stir in the blueberries the next morning, and breakfast is served!
Blueberry overnight oats in a mixing bowl

FAQs

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are soaked in milk overnight until soft.  The oats absorb the liquid, resulting in soft, creamy oats in the morning. Chia seeds help thicken the oats even more, and add a boost of nutrition as well.

How do you make overnight oats with blueberries?

Combine the oats, chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight or until thickened, and stir in the blueberries when you’re ready to eat!

Do you eat overnight oats warm or cold?

Overnight oats may be eaten warm or cold…it’s a personal preference. While I prefer to eat my overnight oats cold, my boys always prefer them warm.  To warm overnight oats, simply heat them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and enjoy.

How long do overnight oats keep in the fridge?

Blueberry overnight oats keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For best results, top with blueberries right before serving.

Recipe notes

  • Pro tip: The chia seeds are essential to this recipe as they bloom in the liquid, creating a thick, creamy consistency. If you don’t have any on hand, however, decrease the amount of milk to 2 cups total.
  • Once thickened, portion your overnight oats into jars or containers for the perfect meal prep breakfast!  They keep in air tight containers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • These oats are just perfect with a sky-high pile of blueberries, but feel free to add sliced almonds, nut butter, coconut flakes or any other add-ins that you deem appropriate.

Overnight oats with blueberries on top

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Blueberry overnight oats in a jar with spoon buried inside

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Blueberry Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious and packed with juicy blueberries! They're gluten-free, vegan and take just 5 minutes of prep the night before!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions 

  • Place the oats, chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir together until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge overnight.
  • In the morning, stir in blueberries, leaving some for garnish, if desired, and divide into jars or bowls.
  • Top with nuts or coconut flakes, if desired, serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Pro tip: The chia seeds are essential to this recipe as they bloom in the liquid, creating a thick, creamy consistency. If you don’t have any on hand, however, decrease the amount of milk to 2 cups total.
  • Once thickened, portion your overnight oats into jars or containers for the perfect meal prep breakfast!  They keep in air tight containers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • These oats are just perfect with a sky-high pile of blueberries, but feel free to add sliced almonds, nut butter, coconut flakes or any other add-ins that you deem appropriate.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 5mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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