Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats – simplify your breakfast with this easy overnight oats recipes in a jar.
Blueberry Overnight Oats
Hey friends! I hope your year is off to a great start for you. Have you set new goals for this year? I’ve spent the last few weeks really focusing on what I’d like to accomplish this year. Of course, like many others, I want to focus on eating healthier, losing weight, and spending more time at the gym. These aren’t necessarily new goals, but rather lifestyle changes I’ve been focusing on for awhile and want to push myself in those areas. One of my main lifestyle goals when it comes to nutrition is making sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Its easy for me to lose sight of my plan and reach for a quick muffin or donut in the Starbucks line. Other times I wake up rushing to get the kids ready for school then by the time I’m done working on chores or blogging I realize it’s nearly lunch time. I know how important it is to eat a nutritional breakfast and I really want to make it a priority. To make things easier on myself I’ve started preparing overnight oats in mason jars.
How to make overnight oats
If you’ve never tried overnight oats it’s basically uncooked oatmeal mixed with milk, yogurt, and your favorite toppings and sweetener. The oats absorb the milk and yogurt overnight, making them soft and ready to eat in the morning. You don’t need to cook them, simply grab and go. I could eat oatmeal everyday so it’s nice to change things up with a cold version. The beauty of this simple recipe is that you can mix in any kind of topping you prefer. Same goes for the sweetener, or none at all. I usually prepare my oatmeal with a tiny amount of brown sugar so that’s usually what I prefer in my overnight oats as well. You can use honey or agave instead if you’d like. Today I’m sharing one my recent favorites – a banana blueberry overnight oats recipe in a jar.
Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats not instant
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/3-2/3 cup almond milk I use vanilla
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of honey brown sugar, or agave syrup (I use brown sugar but sweetened with however you would normally sweeten your oatmeal with)
- Topping: sliced bananas and blueberries
- In a bowl or mason jar, add oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds and brown sugar. For the milk add anywhere from 1/3-2/3 cup of milk depending on how thick you prefer your oats.
- Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight.
- Top with sliced bananas and blueberries when ready to eat.
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I’ve never heard of overnight oats, but this looks yummy. I need to lower my cholesterol… thanks for the idea!
this recipe looks great. I need to try it asap..
Can you tell me how many portions the recipe serves?
Thank you so much.
Can you do a few of these at a time and leave them in the fridge for a few days, or would they get too mushy?
I have never tried overnight oatmeal, but after seeing your recipe, I am going to try it out this weekend! Love your photos! Pinning.
I just made this and put it in the fridge for tomorrow morning. I have been ill for about a week and need something nutritious to eat without requiring much effort to make it, since I’m low on energy right now. I think this will be perfect for breakfast. Thanks for sharing.
Such a simple idea! I’ve never heard of overnight oats, but it sure sounds better than the stir, stir, stir method I use! I’m so turning my college girl onto this!
Not sure if I liked eating cold oats and I think that it would have tasted better with vanilla Greek yogurt instead of the plain
This sounds yummy I have a question though can I heat this in the microwave for a warm breakfast in the morning my husband would love this instead of just having smoothies all the time
Soooooooooo very yummy!!
SOOOOOOOOOOO very yummy!!!
I tried this last nite and it tastes amazing! thanks for the recipe :)
Sooooo delicious!! I decided to try it out since I had all the ingredients. I used 2% milk instead and added ground flax seed to it.