written by Lauren Curl-Ferrell on November 9, 2021.
Say Hello to Easy Mornings!
Overnight oats are amazing for busy mornings. They can be made ahead of time. They're super easy to prepare. You can enjoy them on the go and they'll keep your hunger satisfied until lunch time.
How To Make Blueberry Overnight Oats
I'm not kidding when I tell you that it takes 1-2 minutes to throw this recipe together.
You most likely already have the ingredients in your home, and if you don't - they're easy to find at a grocery store or through instacart.
You'll mix equal parts of milk and oats in a mason jar, add in a scoop of Plant Protein+, and top with blueberries, vanilla extract, and honey for sweetness.
You can grab a spoon and mix it up, or just close the lid, shake the jar, and refrigerate overnight for, at least, 4 hours.
In the morning, when it is time for breakfast, grab your oats out of the refrigerator, stir them and enjoy.
If you'd like a thinner consistency- you an add a bit more milk.
If you want to add some extra toppings - top with fresh blueberries, honey, and Daily Multi Fiber. Mix them up with a spoon and enjoy!
Hot versus Cold
Can you warm up your overnight oats? You can. If you're like me, in the colder months, I enjoy a nice warm breakfast. So, I will pop these in the microwave for about a minute.
Since they don't require cooking, heating them up is not necessary, but a great way to enjoy them in fall or winter.
In the summer, I love eating them nice and cool. They're creamy and nutritious. Also, seasonal fruit in place of the blueberries is a must during those prime fruit months.
How Long Can You Store Overnight Oats
I usually meal prep these on Sunday and make a nice big batch. They can save well for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
The key tip is to give them a good stir before digging in as the milk and yogurt will settle.
You also want to make sure you're storing them in something as sealing as a mason jar. I like to put my overnight oats in a mason jar or in a bowl covered with plastic wrap, but any airtight container will do.
Perfect for those days when I'm running out the door and I have zero time to sit down for breakfast. Grab a spoon and go!
Options and Possibilities
I think my favorite thing about overnight oats is that they're never boring. The base of this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can add whatever kind of fruits, spices, or toppings you have in your kitchen.
Sometimes I'll add in cinnamon or nutmeg. Different types of frozen fruits are always great too! My favorite is adding some nuts for a bit of crunch. Hey, you can even top with some chocolate chips.
The versatility makes it fun for the entire family! My kids are obsessed with some birthday sprinkles and honey as a topping.
Because there are so many variations and substitutions, overnight oats can accommodate many special diets.
It’s a great nutritious option if you’re vegan or you eat dairy-free – just use coconut, nut, or hemp milk for your liquid.
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, swap regular oats for gluten-free ones.
Or, if you want to add some gut-healthy pre and probiotics to your meal, mix your oats with Daily Multi Fiber.
Overnight Oats Pro Tips
Rolled oats work best.
Stick with a 1:1 ratio. You can use dairy or non-dairy milk. Feel free to add in a bit of yogurt too! This recipe calls for some, but it's not needed as a must!
I prefer honey. But maple syrup and agave nectar are my second choices. Maple and Agave are great choices to use if you're vegan.
Fruits can be fresh or frozen, nuts, nut or seed butters, spices, citrus zest, seeds, etc. Possibilities are endless.
Top with whatever you'd like that you love too eat. Berries, banana, coconut flakes. Even cocoa nibs, chopped nuts, etc.
Stick with maple syrup or agave
Sugar Free Option:
Leave out the sweetener and add in a 1/2 mashed ripe banana instead.
Gluten Free Option:
Stick with gluten free oats.
You’ll want to eat this tasty, filling breakfast every morning because, with a little imagination, each serving can taste different!
Prep Time: 1-2 minutes
Total Time: 1-2 minutes
31g of protein
8g of fiber
These ingredients can be found at your grocery store or online.
- 1/2 cup of Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup of Milk or Dairy Free Milk
- 1/2 cup of nonfat plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 Scoop of NB Pure Plant Protein+
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries.
- 3/4 tbsp. of honey (or sweetener of your choice)
- 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
- Add in 1 tablespoon of Daily Multi Fiber for extra fiber
- Whatever you'd like to use.
- In a 16oz mason jar combine the rolled oats, milk (dairy free or not), yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract, and Plant Protein+.
- Stir and then add in the blueberries.
- Stir again and cover with the lid.
- Place the jar in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
- In the morning, top with the toppings of your choice.
- They can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.