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Blueberry Overnight Oats

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overnight oatmeal in a glass jar on a wooden cutting board

These no cook blueberry overnight oats satisfy all of my oatmeal cravings without having to cook over a hot stove.

In Fresno, it gets REALLY hot during the summer months. With summer inching closer and closer I do not want to have to give up oatmeal for breakfast!

Some of my other favorite breakfast recipes that don’t require using the oven in these hot summer months are my Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole, and No Bake Protein Energy Balls.

Why I love overnight oats:

  • They are convenient – take with you on the go.
  • Easy to prep before bed, and easy clean up!
  • Provide fiber and can be heart healthy
  • SUPER delicious!
  • Can be eaten cold, or warmed up.
  • Flavor and varieties are endless!

Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for 4 bonus overnight oat recipes!

overnight oatmeal in glasses with small wooden spoons

What you’ll need:

You can scroll down to the recipe card for the full list of ingredients and measurements.

  • Oats: You can make them with either the old-fashioned rolled oats or the quick oats. I have made them both ways for this recipe and love both. It comes down to preference (most recipes use old-fashioned rolled oats NOT the quick 1 minute).
  • Milk: Any milk! Cows milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc. Use non-dairy for vegan option.
  • Greek yogurt: helps to make these oats nice and creamy. Also adds a boost of protein. Feel free to use a flavored yogurt if you prefer. We usually opt for plain!
  • Blueberries, of course. You can use frozen, too!
  • Honey or maple syrup: It adds a yummy touch of sweetness but you can leave out if you prefer. Use maple syrup for vegan option.
  • Chia seeds: I love how the chia seeds thicken the texture of the oats. You can also use flaxseed if you don’t have chia, or add in both!
  • Vanilla extract: I always add a teaspoon in my overnight oats because I love the hint of vanilla flavor.
  • Cinnamon and salt: a dash of cinnamon and salt for a little extra flavor.

My overnight oats formula:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 heaping cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. honey and vanilla
  • pinch cinnamon and salt
  • (+ any mix ins you want!) In this case, blueberries!
overnight oats with blueberries mixed in

Step by Step directions:

It’s really simple:

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a mason jar or small bowl.
  2. Stir to combine and pop a lid on.
  3. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight!

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of oats are the best oats to use for overnight oats?

The best oats to use, in my opinion and many other overnight oat aficionados, are old-fashioned rolled oats.

Steel cut oats can be used but be prepared for a chewier texture and you may want to add a few tablespoons more milk. The steel cut oats won’t break down as much as the rolled oats which is why you don’t see them used in many recipes.

Instant oats however will break down very fast and after sitting overnight in the fridge they tend to disintegrate completely into the milk. They work, but result in a less creamy overnight oatmeal texture.

Do I really have to wait overnight until I can eat the oats?

Not necessarily! I have personally found at least 3 hours of fridge time is plenty.

Do I have to use plain Greek yogurt?

Nope! This recipe would be great with a blueberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt. This recipe is flexible, choose your favorite brand and flavor.

Do I have to use a jar?

Any bowl or container works well. I find a wide mouth jar works really well for preparing and eating the oats.

Topping ideas:

You can top with nuts, nut butter, more chia seeds, ground flaxseed, more honey, more blueberries or even other fruit like strawberries or bananas.

I love the versatility of the product and how it is an easy swap for dairy – I have enjoyed putting it in my coffee, smoothies and in overnight oats!

overnight oats in a jar with berries on top

Which do you like more to eat for breakfast?

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4.82 from 11 reviews

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Prep: 5 minutes
Let sit overnight: 3 hours
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Blueberry Overnight Oats are great for busy mornings and this recipe is heart healthy, vegan friendly and super satisfying!


  • 3/4 cup Milk (I use cows milk but almond or other non-dairy milks work great too!).
  • 1/2 heaping cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries (frozen works too), plus more for topping
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. honey (add more for sweeter oats)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of salt

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  • In a large mason jar or small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Stir well with a spoon, secure lid on the jar and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
    3/4 cup Milk (I use cows milk but almond or other non-dairy milks work great too!)., 1/2 heaping cup old-fashioned rolled oats, 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup fresh blueberries (frozen works too), plus more for topping, 2 tsp. chia seeds, 1 tsp. honey (add more for sweeter oats), 1 tsp. vanilla extract, Dash of cinnamon, Dash of salt
  • Enjoy the next morning with your favorite toppings: honey, more blueberries, nuts, or nut butter are a few of my favorite options.



Alter the recipe as needed by adding more milk for wetter oats, or adding more chia seeds or ground flaxseed for thicker, more pudding like oats. Add 1-2 Tbsp. protein powder or collagen for a protein boost!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1jar, Calories: 273kcal (14%), Protein: 11.8g (24%)

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll’s Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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Diane Woods

I just did this on Blueberry Oats! I am so excited it was easy. I cannot wait to try it in the morning. I was surprise I had all of the ingredients. Thank you for sharing.?


I have made SO many oatmeal recipes, but have never made an overnight oats recipe before!! This is definitely happening this weekend 🙂


You cannot go wrong with some overnight oats. So quick, filling and easy!!


That honey drizzle looks perfect, and over the top 🙂

Veena Azmanov

I love quick, easier and healthier option to start my morning breakfast making my day fabulous. Amazing combination of ingredients.


We have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen, cooking as a family lately. It has been fun to involve the kids with recipe research and cooking! We found your recipe and we made it today! It was a success and a hit with everybody! What a delicious breakfast we had this morning!

Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen

YUM! Picking up some of their oat beverage today so I can prep these for breakfast throughout the week!


Delicious! I hadn’t tried oat beverage until now. Great recipe