Watch this short video to see how I make Overnight Oats – these are with strawberry, but the blueberry overnight oats work pretty much the same!
Almond Blueberry Overnight Oats are an easy, healthy breakfast you can prep the night before.
It will turn into a pot of creamy and delicious oats – your kids will love it!
If there’s one thing Swiss people are good at, it’s overnight oats.
Overnight oats are appropriate for breakfast, lunch, as a snack and even for dinner here. You can buy them packaged at the supermarket.
A few years ago, overnight oats started taking over Pinterest – and I kind of laughed at it, because I thought it’s ridiculous to make such a huge deal out of something so simple.
Fast forward a few years, and I now have a preschooler and a toddler at home. And make ahead breakfasts have become my life savers!
There’s no way I can a) shower b) get the kids dressed and c) make a healthy breakfast – and I’ll have even less time once my oldest starts school.
But recipes like my almond Blueberry Overnight Oats make it all possible!
- I can prep them the night before in about 10 minutes
- They’re portable if we need them to be
- The oats, protein from the yogurt and fruit keep us full all morning
Best thing: The kids absolutely love these almond blueberry overnight oats. I don’t know if it’s because they get them in their own individual little jars, or because they’re so sweet and creamy.
All I know is that I feel like supermom because I dish up a healthy breakfast with a smile. And that smile is there because I had time to make coffee first.
I use chopped almonds for the adult portions and almond butter for the kids’.
You can use either if you’re not making them for little kids, but personally I like the texture the chopped almonds add to mine.
How to make almond Blueberry Overnight Oats:
It’s very simple to make these.
- Stir all ingredients together
- Evenly divide between individual jars
- Cover the jars and refrigerate overnight
- Serve cold
Some extra tips for making your overnight oats:
Can I make these overnight oats without chia seed?
The mix will feel quite liquid-y, but the chia will thicken it up in no time.
Speaking of chia: you can make this without if you like, just add 2 tablespoons more oats and a little less milk. You can also use flaxseed instead, but they have a stronger taste.
Do I have to add them to individual jars?
It’s obviously not crucial to pack the oats into individual jars. You can just make a large bowl and everybody helps themselves.
I like the jars because it’s pre-portioned, I don’t have to deal with sibling fights first thing in the morning and we can turn them into a grab-and-go breakfast if need be.
Overnight oats are actually quite amazing to feed a crowd, which is when one large bowl is perfect 😉
What if my oats end up too wet/too dry?
I like my overnight oats very creamy. If they seem too wet to you in the morning, you can add some extra chia and wait for a few minutes. I wouldn’t recommend adding more chia than states in the recipe if giving this to young children though.
If the oats seem too dry/sticky, just add a bit of milk or yogurt and they should be fine.
I still can’t believe this super basic breakfast has become so Pinterest famous.
It was about time though – the perfect alternative to oatmeal during spring and summer!
Get the printable recipe for these blueberry overnight oats here:
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 3/4 cup blueberries, plus extra for topping
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds OR almond butter for young kids
- Stir all ingredients together very well.
- Divide between jars and cover.
- Refrigerate overnight, then serve cold topped with extra fruit.