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Make-ahead blueberry muffin overnight oats take just minutes to put together and provide a super nutritious and quick breakfast.
We are obsessed with overnight oats! That’s why we’ve consistently rolled out recipe after recipe for you, like these flavors so far:
- Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
- Peach Pie Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
- Almond Joy Overnight Oats
- Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats
Overnight Oats Recipe Cheat Sheet
A one-page printable of all 7 recipes.
Take a look at all the benefits below, and you’ll see why we make overnight oats every week in our homes.
What are the Benefits of Blueberry Overnight Oats?
Just like our Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Pack, we are obsessed with this easy and healthy make-ahead breakfast idea. Here’s why:
Make-Ahead: You can whip up several of these on the weekend and have breakfast ready to go for the week. They just take minutes to put together.
No Cooking Involved: The oats softened in the liquid as it sits in the refrigerator, which means no cooking is needed. Doesn’t get much easier.
Super Healthy: Breakfast doesn’t get much healthier than this! The combo of fresh or frozen blueberries, oats, milk, and walnuts provide fiber, protein, antioxidants, and valuable minerals. Read more about why walnuts are so good for you here. We use all-natural sweetener in our recipe, like pure maple syrup or honey.
Eat On-the-Go: Whether you have just a few minutes before you leave for the day or need to eat breakfast in the car or at your desk, this breakfast-in-a-jar fits the bill! Eat these blueberry overnight oats cold or warm.
Eat a Muffin in a Jar: This combo of hearty oats, sweet blueberries, real maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon and vanilla will remind your tastebuds of one of the best muffins on the planet–the Blueberry Muffin! Stir in chopped walnuts to provide even more variety of texture and some added protein. It’s up to you.
How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats
In just four simple steps, you can throw together your overnight oats and be ready for the week. Here’s how:
- Build the Base: In a clean 10 ounce or 12-ounce mason jar, pour in your favorite (unsweetened) milk. Add old-fashioned or rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey).
- Add Fruit: Whether it’s fresh or frozen berries (like this recipe), chopped peaches or tropical fruit, or your favorite dried fruit, this ingredient adds more sweetness, flavor, and nutrition. We do recommend adding banana slices fresh rather than ahead of time, but they can work if you don’t mind mushy bananas. 🙂
- Add Toppings: Pour in the remaining add-ins, like walnuts, cinnamon, and vanilla for this version.
- Shake and Refrigerate: Seal and shake. Set in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.
Check out our video showing just how simple it is to make blueberry overnight oats…
Do I Eat Blueberry Overnight Oats Warm or Cold?
We hear this question a lot. The best way to serve Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats is…whatever you like best! Eating them cold or warm works.
Serve Overnight Oats Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!
Serve Overnight Oats Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.
CAN I FREEZE OVERNIGHT OATS?
As cookbook authors and long-time freezer meal evangelists, our professional opinion is that this is one dish that won’t freeze and thaw well. The texture will be adversely affected because of the high-water content in the fruit. If you’d like a freezer-friendly oat recipe, try one of our Baked Oatmeal recipes:
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Oatmeal with Fruit
- Brownie Baked Oatmeal
Love Blueberries? Check out these recipes!
- Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
- Blueberry Avocado Muffins
- Blueberry Baked Oatmeal with Vanilla Glaze
- Blueberry Oat Bars
- Blueberry French Toast Casserole
- Make Ahead Blueberry Crumble Breakfast Cake
Prep a few of these overnight oats ahead of time and enjoy healthy, hearty breakfasts throughout the week.
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- 1/2 cup milk (your choice), plus more for serving
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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- In a clean 10 ounce or 12 ounce mason jar, pour in the milk.
- Add old-fashioned or rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey).
- Pour in the remaining add-ins, which is fresh or frozen blueberries, walnuts, cinnamon, and vanilla for this version.
- Screw on the lid tightly and shake. Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 3-5 days.
- You can eat it cold or warm. Here’s how to serve it:
Serve Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!
Serve Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.