Blueberry Overnight Oats | Creamy blueberry overnight oats with the brightness of lemon zest and added protein from Greek yogurt and chia seeds makes a lovely bright + delicious breakfast or healthy dessert.
Refreshing premade oats with berries are a delicious, filling, healthy start to your day.
The cozy combination of blueberries and oats with the brightness of lemon zest makes these lemon blueberry overnight oats a winner.
Overnight oatmeal makes a great meal prep recipe because you can mix everything together and it does the work in the fridge. Just pack them in mason jars and you'll have a grab-and-go breakfast or dessert for every day of the week.
Overnight oats with berries make for an easy, healthy breakfast and there is no standing over the stove or washing an oatmeal pot 🙂 Try swapping the blueberries for chopped strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries!
Ingredients for this recipe
- Oats - I like using half large flake oats and half rolled oats in my overnight oats recipe because I like the extra texture that the large flake oats give. If you would like more of a creamy texture and less of a chewy texture then go for all rolled oats.
- Liquid - I like almond or oat milk for overnight oats. You can use cow's milk or coconut milk if you prefer.
- Blueberries - I've used frozen blueberries and thawed them before using in this recipe. You can do the same or use fresh blueberries.
- Yogurt - I always use a high-fat Greek Yogurt in my overnight oats recipes and other recipes because I prefer a thicker yogurt - it makes better dips in my opinion. Use your favorite yogurt. You can use dairy free yogurt and milk for this recipe.
- Lemon - just the zest - squeeze the juice into a cold glass of water for a refreshing drink.
- Chia Seeds - You can skip these if you really don't like them - I like the nutrition benefits and that they soak up liquid. If you skip them, I'd cut back on the liquid by just a bit.
- Sweetener - Maple syrup goes well here I think but you can use whatever sweetener you prefer or leave it out altogether. You can also taste the oats when they're ready and more sweetener if you need to.
EXPERT TIP: Use either fresh or frozen blueberries. Simply thaw the frozen blueberries before mixing the recipe together.
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Blueberry Overnight Oats with Lemon Zest
- ⅔ cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 ⅓ cups almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup large flake oats
- ½ cup blueberries (plus more for serving)
- zest of one lemon
- Mix all ingredients together in a container with a lid.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Eat hot or cold.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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How to make Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Measure and combine all ingredients in a large container with a lid or several small containers with lids.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
- Eat overnight oats cold with fresh fruit and nuts on top.
Optional: Warm oats in the microwave for a hot breakfast. Garnish as desired.
Yes! I like all berries with lemon zest, so I would substitute raspberries, blackberries or chopped strawberries.
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