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Almond Blueberry Overnight Oats

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, I now have a bunch of little kids at home, and make ahead breakfasts have become my life savers!
There’s nothing better than a simple make ahead breakfast on busy school mornings - my 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 - my kids love this one!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 386kcal
Author Nora Rusev

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Stir all ingredients together very well.
  • Divide between jars and cover.
  • Refrigerate overnight, then serve cold topped with extra fruit.

    Notes

    Serving Size:
    This makes 2 large portions or 4 smaller portions. It’s obviously not crucial to pack the oats into individual jars. You can just make a large bowl and everybody helps themselves.
    For a large family, increase the recipe amounts (the recipe card below calculates it for you – just adjust the serving size according to your needs!) and prep the oats in a large container – everyone can serve themselves in the morning and you save time by skipping stirring everything together in individual jars
    Oats:
    We like a mix of quick oats and old fashioned oats for best creaminess and texture – use all quick oats if you don’t have time for an overnight soak
    Chia Seeds:
    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.
    Allergy friendliness:
    Make these allergy friendly by using your favorite dairy-free yogurt and milk. Always use certified gluten free ingredients if necessary!
    Consistency:
    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.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 2.7mg