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!
Refrigerate overnight, then serve cold topped with extra fruit.
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 jarsOats: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 soakChia 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.