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 are made with almond milk and without yogurt.
Is oatmeal and/or blueberries 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.
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!
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!
How to Make Blueberry 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. 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 almond milk.
This is much healthier than using store-bought almond milk. Turns out, there’s not a lot of almond in almond milk!
That blueberry almond milk is beautiful!
Then, 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!
How long do you soak overnight oats?
Soak overnight oats at least two hours. This allows time for the milk 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.
Simple Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds
These berry overnight oats are made with chia seeds too. That’s because chia seeds offer:
- 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 vegan 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!
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.
A few tips and tricks to help you make the best blueberry oats every time:
- If calories are important to you, 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 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!
If you’re into blueberries, be sure to try my vegan blueberry muffin oatmeal recipe!
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Blueberry Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons raw almonds
- 1½ cups water
- 2 teaspoons stevia (see note)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup blueberries , fresh or frozen
- 1 tablespoon granola
- 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.