Let me be the first to tell you that I have ‘been there, done that’ with overnight oats and failed miserably. Too chewy, not sweet enough, no flavor — you name it, I’ve suffered through them all. But apparently there is a method to the madness. If you adhere to a specific ratio, (oats to liquid, sweetener, flavorings, etc.) you are left with a foolproof breakfast option that can be endlessly adapted. First up? Blueberry coconut almond overnight oats!
The exclamation mark is completely necessary.
These come together in 5 minutes — 5 minutes! Throw a bunch of simple ingredients you likely already have on hand (except for maybe chia seeds…?) in a jar, shake it like a polaroid, and send a message of praise to the overnight oat gods because breakfast for the next week is DONE.
Okay, so this recipe only makes breakfast for 2 days, but double it! Triple it! Quadruple it! Whatever you need to get through the week because, yes, these are that good, and also it’s freakin’ easy to make.
I’m a regular milk kind of gal, but feel free to swap yours out for almond or other plant-based milk and hello, it’s now vegan!
I’ll stop with the exclamation marks but guys, seriously v excited about these. And if you think they couldn’t get any better, dump them in a blender with yogurt, cold brew, and fresh blueberries; you’re now the proud owner of your very own blueberry oat smoothie SO GOOD.
More breakfast recipes to try:Sarabeth’s Copycat Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Crisp Edges Coffee Kissed Blueberry Scones Double Chocolate Scones Easy Crab Cake Benedict with Blender Hollandaise Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Blueberry Coconut Almond Overnight Oats Recipe
- ¾ cup oats
- 1 ½ Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp fresh blueberries (plus more for serving)
- 1 Tbsp toasted coconut flakes (plus more for serving)
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp almond extract
- slivered almonds for serving
- cacao nibs for serving
- Place ¾ cup oats in a glass jar with lid. Add 1 ½ Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp coconut flakes, 1 ½ cups milk, pinch of salt, and 1 tsp almond extract. Seal with lid then shake to combine. Let sit overnight in fridge for at least 8 hours.
- Top with fresh blueberries or other fruit, toasted coconut flakes, slivered almonds, and cacao nibs. Best eaten within 3 days.