Blueberry Overnight Oats Recipe Without Yogurt

Easy vegan blueberry overnight oats recipe is a simple, healthy breakfast idea. Mix the ingredients, including chia, the night before and then wake up to breakfast! Serve overnight oatmeal with blueberry goodness heated up or eat it cold. Add granola and fresh blueberries as toppings! Blueberry overnight oats no yogurt are made with almond milk.

A glass full of blueberry overnight oats is in the foreground with blueberries and granola on top and another glass behind it.

I love making blueberry overnight oats and having them on-hand the next day for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. They really are that delicious!

Are overnight oats healthy?

Oatmeal is a whole grain which means it’s a nutritious food to include in your diet. It’s also packed with fiber, in addition to other important vitamins and minerals. As a result, overnight oats are healthy to include in your diet.

How long do you soak overnight oats?

Soak overnight oats at least two hours. This allows time for the liquid to break down the oatmeal starches. You can eat oatmeal straight from the box, but it’s not as tasty. Allowing the oatmeal to soak at least two hours, but preferably 6 – 7 hours will achieve a soft, tender oatmeal.

What are the benefits of overnight oats?

There are a lot of benefits to including overnight oats in your diet, including: Overnight oats are easy to make, healthy, and a perfect meal prep recipe! Keep mornings simple: exercise and grab overnight oats from the refrigerator.

Do you have other reasons you love overnight oats? Send me a note or leave a comment below!

Are blueberries healthy?

Blueberries are a delicious superfood you should be including in your diet. They’re loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and relatively low in carbs too.

Overall, this blueberry overnight oatmeal recipe is healthy and nutritious!

How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats

Let’s talk about the steps it takes to make these delicious overnight oats.

Step One: Blueberry Almond Milk

Many people prefer a no yogurt option, so this recipe begins by making a homemade overnight oats almond milk. It’s actually pretty tasty and colorful on its own, but we’ll be using it to make oatmeal for this recipe.

The ingredients to make the "blueberry milk" or sauce is in a blender.
Almonds, oatmeal, and chia seeds in a blender create a base milk to be used for the overnight blueberry oats.

Add these ingredients to a blender: one tablespoon oats, chia seeds, almonds, water, stevia, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of the blueberries.

Blend this to create a blueberry infused overnight oatmeal almond milk.

The sauce at the bottom of the blender is la purple hue because we've added fresh blueberries.
Add blueberries to your base milk to make your overnight oats blueberry infused!

This is much homemade almond milk is much healthier than the almond milk at the store. Turns out, there’s not a lot of almond in store-bought almond milk!

Step Two: Pour Over Oats and Chill

The blueberry milk from the blender is being poured over a bowl of oatmeal.
Pour the blueberry almond milk over the oatmeal.

That blueberry almond milk is beautiful!

So, simply pour the blueberry almond milk over the oats, give it a stir, cover, and refrigerate.

The next day you’ll wake up to oatmeal!

The blueberry overnight oats is in a glass and oozing over the side.

Simple Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

These berry overnight oats are made with chia seeds too. That’s because chia seeds offer:

  • Omega-3s
  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Gelling power.

Regarding gelling power, chia seeds absorb liquid and create a pudding-like consistency. If you doubt the chia seeds’ ability to produce a pudding, you’re missing out. Check out my Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe. It is amazing, and it works every time!

Also, if you’d like options, you will love my German Chocolate Overnight Oats. So simple. So delicious!

One more thing I love about overnight blueberry oatmeal, is it can make a pretty nice dessert too!

The glass of overnight oats is topped with fresh blueberries and granola.

How long do soaked oats last in the fridge?

When properly stored, overnight oatmeal with blueberries can last in the fridge up to 5 days. Just note, the oats will be become softer the longer they sit, so if you prefer a firm oatmeal, you’re better off to eat them within a couple of days.

Can you use regular oats for overnight oats?

You can use instant or regular oats instead of rolled oats, but they will turn soft much more quickly. In fact, instant oats will be ready in around 30 minutes to an hour, which is great if you’re in a hurry.

Can you heat overnight oats?

You can serve overnight oats with blueberries heated or cold. For heated overnight oats, simply place them in the microwave and cook in 30-second increments until heated through. Then top with additional blueberries and granola.

Recipe Notes

A few tips and tricks to help you make the best blueberry oats every time:

  • If you’re concerned about overnight oats calories, substitute 1¼ cups unsweetened almond milk for the almonds and water. This will reduce the amount of calories coming from the raw almonds
  • I make my overnight oats without yogurt, but you can add a dollop of vegan yogurt as a topping
  • This recipe calls for fresh fruit but you can make it overnight oats with frozen fruit too
  • However, if you’re subbing store-bought almond milk for the almonds and water, be sure to add the chia seeds too. The chia seeds are important for absorbing the liquids and creating a thicker oatmeal
  • If you prefer a thicker overnight oats, increase the chia seeds by a tablespoon. If you prefer thinner, reduce the chia seeds
  • If you don’t want to use Stevia, feel free to sub in a tablespoon of agave or maple syrup
  • Allow the oats to soak for at least two hours
  • Top with some of my Protein Granola to add even more protein to this dish
  • You can add a drizzle of blueberry sauce for added flavor and panache!

If you’re into blueberries, be sure to try my vegan blueberry muffin oatmeal recipe!

A single glass of overnight oats is topped with fresh blueberries and granola and has a spoon in it.

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The glass of overnight oats is topped with fresh blueberries and granola.

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Make this simple vegan blueberry overnight oats recipe topped with healthy granola and lots of fresh super food blueberries! Serve these nutritious refrigerator oats for breakfast or dessert!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Overnight Oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw almonds
  • cups water
  • 2 teaspoons stevia (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup blueberries , fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon granola

Instructions

  • Add 1 tablespoon of the oats, the chia seeds, almonds, water, stevia, and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add a quarter cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen) to the milk and pulse until smooth.
  • Pour the rest of the oats in a bowl. Pour the blueberry plant-based milk over the oats. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours, or overnight.
  • Once the oats are done, pour into serving dishes and top with granola and remaining fresh blueberries.

Notes

If calories are important to you, substitute 1¼ cups unsweetened almond milk for the almonds and water. I like using raw almonds because you get more of the nutritional value, however there are more calories and fat. 
If you’re subbing store-bought almond milk for the almonds and water, be sure to add the chia seeds too. The chia seeds are important for absorbing the liquids and creating a thicker oatmeal.
If you prefer a thicker overnight oats, increase the chia seeds. If you prefer thinner, reduce the chia seeds.
If you don’t want to use Stevia, feel free to sub in a tablespoon of agave or maple syrup. 
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Enjoy!

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