Vanilla Blueberry Overnight Oats

plant-based diet recipes Jul 25, 2022
Vanilla Blueberry Overnight Oats

Wondering What’s for Breakfast?

Sometimes breakfast can be a struggle. For some, having the usual ‘ham and eggs’ is such a regular thing in the mornings that you don’t know what else you can eat now that you’ve started your plant-based diet transition. Or you may have may gone through your rotation of the usual 2 - 3 items (fruit, smoothies, cereal) and want something new. For others, it’s such a mad rush (and accomplishment) to even get out of the door in the mornings that you don’t have time to even make breakfast, let alone eat it. Which situation can you relate with the most?


A Healthy Overnight Oats Recipe

Now, waking up to a delicious breakfast CAN be something to get excited about. If you are a lover of blueberries and all things blueberry (like I am) then here’s a solution for you. Here’s a simple no-added-sugar, gluten-free, protein-packed Vanilla Blueberry Overnight Oats recipe that you can make…yes, even the night before! All you need to do is throw the ingredients together in a jar the night before then it’s ready to be enjoyed the next morning.

How nourishing is this breakfast? Well, just one serving provides 12 grams of protein, 4 milligrams of iron, 311 milligrams of calcium, 11 grams of fiber and 730 milligrams of potassium, along with other nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin A. How’s that for a plant-fueled breakfast to enjoy? It also doesn’t take much to make the presentation of this breakfast pretty and give yourself or loved ones a little mid-week or weekend treat. Try it for yourself and see. I hope you enjoy this recipe! 

 

Vanilla Blueberry Overnight Oats

Serves 2 


 
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats (or large flake oats/old-fashioned oats) [112g]
  • 1 ½ cups fortified plant-based milk [360mL] (I used original flavored fortified soymilk)
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries [33g]
  • 3 tablespoons raisins (or dried cranberries)
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 ripe pear (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons of fresh or frozen blueberries as a topping (optional)


Additional Toppings (Optional):

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon chia seeds
  • Other fresh or frozen fruit (like raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, currants, diced apple or diced peaches)
  • Diced dried fruit like figs or apricots
  • Shredded/grated dry coconut flakes
  • Crushed/chopped walnuts
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds

 
Instructions:

Dice the pear, then mix all the ingredients together in 1 - 2 lidded glass jars or bowls, then store in the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning, you can enjoy these healthy overnight oats straight away. Alternatively, you can heat some up slightly in the microwave for 30 seconds or until just warm. Then add some fresh or frozen blueberries on top (or other additional toppings) if desired, before consuming.


Recipe Notes:

To ensure this recipe is gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats.

You can double this recipe to make more servings as the overnight oats can last 3 - 4 days in the refrigerator. Simply divide the final oats mixture into multiple lidded mason jars to make individual ready-to-eat servings.

If you don't have glass jars, stainless steel or plastic lidded food storage containers can work too.