Vegan Oatmeal with Blueberries


These vegan oats are made with a blend of coconut milk and almond milk for a sweet, refreshing and creamy on-the-go breakfast. This easy recipe is packed with protein, fiber, and all the good flavors. Plus, everything is whipped in just 5 minutes!

Two jars of overnight oats with blueberries on a white wooden board. Two jars of overnight oats with blueberries on a white wooden board.

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This article was originally published on July 3, 2017

Imagine waking up to a bowl of blueberries and cream. Now imagine that there are no adverse health consequences from eating this delicacy. It would be a perfect start to the day, right?! Well, my friends, this dream morning scenario is about to become your reality.

Although these creamy vegan blueberry oats can taste sinners, they’re actually full of good-for-you ingredients that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime. Each serving contains 8 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber! Want more? This recipe is very versatile. Add protein powder or hemp hearts for even more boost.

And the best? There’s no cooking involved! This recipe only takes 5 minutes to prepare. So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and meet me in the kitchen.


These vegan oats are rich, creamy and loaded with fresh berries. It really is like eating dessert for breakfast. And best of all, there’s no prep time! Simply mix them up the night before (it takes 5 minutes) and store them in easy-to-go airtight containers for easy breakfasts throughout the week.

Here’s everything you need.

Ingredients for overnight oats measured and placed on a marble counter. Ingredients for overnight oats measured and placed on a marble counter.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Old-fashioned oats – I recommend very thick old-fashioned oats. You want oats that will hold their shape overnight so they have a full-bodied texture. Old fashioned oats will also work, but are not preferred. If you are gluten free, be sure to look for a gluten free thick cut.
  • Coconut milk – This recipe calls for half coconut milk for added flavor and creaminess. If you don’t like coconut milk, you can simply swap it for any other non-dairy milk.
  • Vegetable milk – I recommend oat, soy, or cashew, but any non-dairy milk will do.
  • Maple syrup – As a sweetener, I generally use maple syrup. Maple syrup adds complex flavor without oversweetening the oats (as some unrefined sweeteners can do). You can also use agave nectar, coconut sugar, or monk fruit.
  • MixinsFor texture, I add chia seeds which are considered a superfood for their high antioxidant and fiber content, as well as their natural energy and mood boosting effect. You can also add cocoa nibs, hemp hearts, or your favorite protein powder. Or you can omit superfood supplements altogether.
  • Blueberries – I recommend fresh blueberries but frozen blueberries will do. Simply let them thaw at room temperature before using them.

You don’t need much for this vegan overnight oats recipe. All you need are 6- or 8-ounce jars, a mixing bowl, and some cooking utensils. (<).


Step by step instructions

Step One – Combine Ingredients

Oats, chia seeds and almond milk mixed in a clear glass bowl with a fork. Oats, chia seeds and almond milk mixed in a clear glass bowl with a fork.

Combine oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl. Mix until well combined.

Add the blueberries.

Pro tip: Feel free to replace the blueberries with finely chopped strawberries, blackberries or raspberries. Or for a sweeter option, substitute chocolate chips.

Step Two – Divide and Refrigerate

Overnight oatmeal poured into glass oatmeal jars and garnished with blueberries.Overnight oatmeal poured into glass oatmeal jars and garnished with blueberries.

Divide the oats among four jars of overnight oats. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until the oats are set.

When ready to eat, garnish with desired toppings and serve.

Hand holding a spoonful of overnight oats over finished oatmeal. Hand holding a spoonful of overnight oats over finished oatmeal.

Serve and store

Portion – Let your oats set for at least 4 hours before serving. It is best to let them sit overnight. Serve them with fresh blueberries, grated coconut or chopped almonds.

Storage – Store the oatmeal in two separate portions to enjoy throughout the week. Overnight oats should be consumed within 4 days. You can also freeze your oats individually in airtight containers. When ready to eat, take a container out of the freezer and let it defrost in the refrigerator the day before. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Tips and tricks

  1. Use very thick old-fashioned oats. You want oats that will hold their shape overnight so they have a full-bodied texture. If you are gluten free, be sure to look for a gluten free thick cut.
  2. Embrace the toppings. Cacao nibs, fresh blueberries and shredded coconut add delicious texture as well as a nutritional boost.
  3. Feel free to add a variety of mixins. In addition to chia seeds, you can add cocoa nibs, hemp hearts or your favorite protein powder.
  4. Store separately. To make this a true “on the go” breakfast, make sure to make it easy to grab the right amount! Store these rolled oats in small 6 oz mason jars.
  5. Feel free to double or triple the recipe. for a week of take-out breakfasts.

Frequently asked questions

How should I store overnight oats?

Oatmeal should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When making this recipe, I use these jars of overnight oats from Amazon. They are the perfect size and have a tight-fitting lid. You can also use regular 8 oz mason jars.

Can I use frozen blueberries?

Yes! If you don’t have access to fresh blueberries, frozen berries will do in a pinch. You can also substitute any other berries (like strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries) in this recipe.

Can I use steel cut oats?

Yes! You can swap steel cut oats for old fashioned oats. To do this, you will need to double the liquid in this recipe.

Can my daily oatmeal be heated?

Fuck yeah! There is no right way to eat overnight oats. Although they are traditionally served cold, you can definitely eat them hot. Heat them gently on the stove or in the microwave. You may want to add additional non-dairy milk to soften the oats.


More Overnight Oats Recipes

For more breakfast inspiration, check out all my oatmeal and granola recipes.

Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal

These blueberry oats are made with a blend of coconut milk and almond milk for a sweet, refreshing, and creamy on-the-go breakfast.

To print Pin Rate

Preparation time: ten minutes

Break: 4 hours

Total time: 4 hours ten minutes

Servings: 2

Calories: 377kilocalories

Ingredients

Additional toppings (optional)

  • fresh blueberries
  • chia seeds
  • grated coconut

Instructions

  • Combine oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Stir in the fresh blueberries.

  • Transfer for twoo 8 ounce Mason jars, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Once ready, garnish with desired toppings and enjoy!

Remarks

Serve and store – Let your oats set for at least 4 hours before serving. It is best to let them sit overnight. Serve them with fresh strawberries, grated coconut or chopped almonds. Store the oatmeal in four separate servings to enjoy throughout the week. Overnight oats should be consumed within 4 days. Recipe Tips
  1. Use very thick old-fashioned oats. You want oats that will hold their shape overnight so they have a full-bodied texture. If you are gluten free, be sure to look for a gluten free thick cut.
  2. Feel free to add a variety of mixins. In addition to chia seeds, you can add cocoa nibs, hemp hearts or your favorite protein powder.
  3. Store separately. To make this a true “on the go” breakfast, make sure to make it easy to grab the right amount! Store these rolled oats in small 6 oz mason jars.
Frequently asked questions
  • Can I use frozen blueberries? Yes! If you don’t have access to fresh blueberries, frozen berries will do in a pinch. You can also substitute any other berries (like strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries) in this recipe.
  • Can I use steel cut oats? Yes! You can swap steel cut oats for old fashioned oats. To do this, you will need to double the liquid in this recipe.
  • Can my oats be heated? Fuck yeah! There is no right way to eat overnight oats. Although they are traditionally served cold, you can definitely eat them hot. Heat them gently on the stove or in the microwave. You may want to add additional non-dairy milk to soften the oats.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kilocalories | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated fat: 11g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 40UI | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 4.2mg

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