Easy vegan blueberry overnight oats make a simple, healthy breakfast. 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!
I love blueberry recipes for breakfast and for dessert! For example, this raw cheesecake is not complete without the blueberry layer.
When it comes to breakfast, making blueberry overnight oats and having them on-hand the next day for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. They really are that delicious!
Overall, this blueberry overnight oatmeal recipe is healthy and nutritious!
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- Blueberries and almonds are combined to make tasty blueberry milk that combines quite nicely with the oats
- Chia seeds make the oatmeal thicker and healthier, too
- Stevia adds a hint of sweetness, complementing the sweetness of the blueberries.
What You Need
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Rolled oats — These are also referred to as old fashioned oats. If you use instant oatmeal, it will set more quickly. You may also need to increase the amount used to get the right consistency.
- Chia seeds — I buy chia seeds as part of my regular vegan shopping at Costco!
- Raw almonds
- Stevia — Use your sweetener of choice, such as maple syrup, agave nectar, or a zero-calorie sweetener such as stevia, monkfruit, etc.
- Vanilla extract
- Blueberries — I use fresh blueberries, but you can substitute frozen.
- Granola — I like adding a little bit of protein granola on top.
How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Make blueberry milk by combining almonds with other ingredients, including blueberries in a blender. Pulse until a smooth, milk-like substance is created.
- Pour the rest of the oats into a bowl and stir in the blueberry plant-based milk. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, up to overnight.
- Once the oats are set, spoon it into serving dishes and top with granola and fresh blueberries.
Here’s a detailed step-by-step process to make these delicious overnight oats.
Step One: Blueberry Almond Milk
This recipe begins by making homemade almond milk. It’s actually pretty tasty and colorful on its own, but we’ll be using it to make oatmeal for this recipe.
Blend this to create a blueberry-infused, plant-based oatmeal almond milk.
This 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
Pour the blueberry almond milk over the oats, give it a stir, cover, and refrigerate.
The next day you’ll wake up to oatmeal!
Healthy Overnight Oats
This overnight oats recipe is made with chia seeds. 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 Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe. It is amazing, and it works every time!
You can serve this for breakfast, but it makes a pretty tasty (and healthy) dessert too!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 for at least two hours to allow the liquid to break down the oatmeal starches. You can eat oatmeal straight from the box, but it’s not as tasty. Allow the oatmeal to soak at least two hours, but preferably 6 to 7 hours achieves soft, tender oatmeal.
What are the benefits of overnight oats?
There are a lot of benefits to including overnight oats in your diet. Overnight oats are easy to make, healthy, and a perfect meal prep recipe! Keep mornings simple: exercise and grab overnight oats from the refrigerator.
How long do soaked oats last in the fridge?
When properly stored, overnight oatmeal with blueberries can last in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just note, the oats will become softer the longer they sit, so if you prefer firm oatmeal, you’re better off eating 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 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.
- I make my overnight oats without yogurt, but you can add a dollop of vegan yogurt as a topping.
- If you’re concerned about overnight oats calories, substitute 1¼ cups unsweetened almond milk for the almonds and water. This will reduce the number of calories coming from raw almonds.
- Add a handful of dried strawberries for even more tasty flavor.
- If you prefer thicker overnight oats, increase the chia seeds by a tablespoon. If you prefer thinner, reduce the chia seeds.
- You can add a drizzle of blueberry sauce for added flavor and panache!
More Vegan Oatmeal Recipes
If you love this Blue Overnight Oats, you will love these tasty vegan oatmeal recipes too:
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.
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This post was originally published in 2020 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.