Blueberry Overnight Oats



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You only need 7 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time to make these blueberry overnight oats! It’s the perfect healthy breakfast to meal prep for the week.

Just when I thought I had exhausted all the different flavor variations possible for overnight oats I keep thinking of ones I haven’t shared yet! I do have a few different blueberry variations on the site, but I haven’t shared a simple basic blueberry overnight oats recipe yet! That is, until today!

Two glasses of blueberry overnight oats topped with fresh blueberries.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy – Prep in minutes the night before and enjoy a hassle-free breakfast that’s ready when you are.
  • Meal prep – Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast or snack recipe to meal prep for the week. I love prepping a double or triple batch over the weekend so I have a few breakfasts ready to go.
  • Healthy – With ingredients like rolled oats, Greek yogurt, chia seeds and blueberries these oats are a powerhouse of protein, fiber and antioxidants, providing a balanced start to your day. These oats are also gluten-free and can easily be made dairy-free/vegan.
Ingredients measured out to make Blueberry Overnight Oats: blueberries, chia seeds, almond milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla and oats.

Ingredients Needed

You only need 7 simple ingredients to make this recipe. I bet you already have most, if not all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Here’s what you need:

  • old fashioned rolled oats – rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. Instant/quick oats and steel cut oats don’t work well because they don’t absorb liquid the same way rolled oats do. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but if you have celiac or are gluten intolerant make sure you grab certified gluten-free oats.
  • unsweetened almond milk – for soaking the oats and creating the perfect consistency. I like using unsweetened almond milk, but feel free to use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk (coconut milk, oat milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc.). I would just recommend using an unsweetened milk as to not add too much extra sugar.
  • greek yogurt – adds creaminess and some extra protein to the oats. I recommend using full fat greek yogurt, but low fat greek yogurt will also work. For a dairy-free/vegan option use a dairy-free yogurt instead. I like this siggi’s Plain Plant Based Yogurt as it still has some protein.
  • blueberries – the star of the show! You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe.
  • chia seeds – helps to soak up some of the liquid and it also adds extra fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids to the oats.
  • maple syrup – for natural sweetness. Adjust the amount to suit your taste, or substitute with another sweetener, like honey or date syrup if preferred. For a low-sugar option use stevia or monkfruit.
  • vanilla extract – the perfect flavor enhancer for these oats.

Optional Recipe Add-Ins

  • Protein powder: For more protein add 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder to the mixture before letting it set in the fridge. If you do add protein powder, you’ll need 1/4 cup extra milk, possibly more if you use a plant-based protein powder since it soaks up more liquid.
  • Cinnamon: Feel free to add a dash of cinnamon to the mixture before soaking for a nice warming spice that pairs well with the blueberries.
  • Nut butter: For more flavor and some added protein feel free to add 1-2 Tablespoons of nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter.
Two glasses of blueberry overnight oats topped with fresh blueberries.

How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats

This recipe takes just 5 minutes to prep! How easy is that?! Here’s how to make it:

Step 1: In a bowl or mason jar, combine oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.

Two photos showing oats, almond milk, blueberries, yogurt and chia seeds in a bowl, before and after being stirred together.

Step 2: Seal the container and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, stir the mixture, adding a little more almond milk if it’s too thick. Top with fresh blueberries and/or toppings of choice before serving. Enjoy!

One photo showing blueberry overnight oats in a bowl. Second photo of the oats served in two jars and topped with extra blueberries.

Brittany’s Recipe Tips!

  • Add more liquid if needed: In the morning if your oats are too thick, feel free to add more almond milk to thin the mixture out.
  • In a rush? You should be able to get by with only letting the oats soak for 2 or so hours.
Two glasses of blueberry overnight oats topped with fresh blueberries.

How to Store

Overnight oats are great for meal prep. Feel free to double, triple or quadruple this recipe for the week on Sunday so you have an easy and healthy breakfast ready to go throughout the week!

When stored in a sealed container (I personally like using wide mouth 16 oz Mason jars) in the refrigerator overnight oats should last for up to 5 days. They will soften more the longer they sit so I find they’re best on days 1-3, but they’re still safe to eat on days 4 and 5

More Overnight Oat Recipes to Try

Check out all of the overnight oats recipes as well as the full collection of oatmeal recipes on EBF!

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Blueberry Overnight Oats

You only need 7 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time to make these blueberry overnight oats! It's the perfect healthy breakfast to meal prep for the week.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Soak Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1



  • Add oats, almond milk, yogurt, blueberries, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla into a bowl or mason jar. Stir well to combine. Seal the container with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
    A bowl of overnight oats with blueberries.
  • Take the container out of the fridge the next morning and stir the mixture. You'll notice that the oats soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more almond milk before serving. Top with fresh blueberries or toppings of choice and enjoy!
    A bowl of overnight oats with blueberries.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry overnight oats
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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