Blueberry Overnight Oats

by Kelli on August 29, 2012

Blueberry Overnight Oats

I’m not quite sure when overnight oats became such a hit, but whenever it was, I was nowhere to be found. Luckily, I finally caught on earlier this summer. (Took me long enough!) Don’t be surprised, though, I’m not. I’m not always so quick on the uptake, and it’s a rare day that I’m the first one in the know.

 

Well, with the exception of that time in the third grade, (or maybe it was the fourth grade) when I started wearing these brown moccasin-type shoes with knotted brown & yellowish laces, that kinda remind me of Sperrys, but are also nothing like them at the same time. I thought they were a little dorky at first, but my mom bought them so I really had no choice but to wear them. So, I wore my brown shoes and prepared for the teasing that I was sure would ensue. Except it never happened. Within a couple weeks someone else in our class was wearing the same shoes, and then another person, and another and another. Yep, I was the first one at the party with those brown shoes. I’m also the only person who remembers this, but that’s how it happened, trust me.

Blueberry Overnight Oats
Anyway, back to the important stuff, (not that my short-lived days as a trendsetter aren’t important) like how overnight oats have been making my breakfast awesome all summer!  Overnight oats are sort of like the iced coffee of oatmeal.  But better!  And as someone who cannot live without coffee, that’s seriously saying a lot.  Call me crazy, but when it’s pushing 90 degrees I’m not really feeling hot oatmeal, but I also didn’t want to give up my beloved oats all summer.  Enter overnight oats, which is simply oats mixed with almond milk, Greek yogurt, a dollop of honey and some fresh fruit & nuts, chilled in the fridge overnight (when the oats absorb all the goodness), and ready to be devoured by the time you wake up.  Breakfast bliss!
There are a million and one variations you can make with different add-ins, but blueberry has been my favorite this summer!  If you haven’t tried overnight oats yet, I highly recommend getting some in the fridge for your breakfast tomorrow!
Blueberry Overnight Oats
Blueberry Overnight Oats

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cups almond milk (depending on how thick you like your oats)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for topping
  • sliced almonds, for topping

Instructions

Combine all ingredients, with the exception of the almonds, in a bowl (or a jar) and mix together. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove oats from the refrigerator, divide between two bowls and top with more blueberries and sliced almonds.

http://thecornerkitchenblog.com/blueberry-overnight-oats/
Blueberry Overnight Oats

Enjoy!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Cassandra August 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Hahaha what a trendsetting third grader you were. I have never heard of overnight oats so I guess I missed the craze too. They look yummy!

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Abby August 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I wish I had this bowl waiting for me right now :) I”ve never tried overnight oats, but it sounds so good! PS. I love the plate!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM

This sounds like a wonderful breakfast! I love blueberries with oats!

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Heather Hands August 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I love blueberries. Especially the tiny ones. This sounds like a perfect combination.

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Lisa April 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM

This is the easiest way for making oatmeal ahead of morning crunch time! LUV this recipe; DELICIOUS! I used agave nectar instead of the honey … Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

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Kelli April 2, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Thanks, Lisa :) Agave makes a great substitute for honey – I’m always switching them up.

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Josie April 5, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Looks yummy! I shall give it a go this weekend:)
Another thing worth trying with overnight oats – buy bulk frozen berries and leave the berries, frozen, in with the oats overnight. By the morning, the berries are in the oats and ready to eat (unfrozen!). yummy!

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Kelli April 5, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Great idea with the frozen berries, Josie!

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Kelli January 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

this was sooo good! i doubled it so i could eat it every morning!! I also ate it with raspberries, and was just as delicious!! I’m also fond of the fact we spell our names the same (its a rare find).

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Kelli January 17, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Hooray for the same name :) So glad you liked these oats! I haven’t had these in months….going to have to bring that back into the rotation again.

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tobe March 16, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I’ve made over night steel-cut oats in the crock pot for a long time but never heard of this approach. Sounds intriguing – will try it tonight! I love the plate too – can you advise on where you bought it?

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Kelli March 17, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Thanks so much, Tobe…enjoy! I actually acquired the plate from a roommate years ago, so I’m not entirely sure where it’s from….sorry.

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