These Blueberry overnight oats only have four ingredients, and they are great for meal prep for those busy weeks that you know you aren’t going to have much time in the morning. The easiest breakfast you’ll ever have!
Ready In Advance-
I think it’s a great idea to have a list (however short it may be) of quick and easy breakfast ideas to help take the chaos out of our morning routine, whether it is this one or something like my Peanut Butter, Banana, and Oat Muffins. Breakfast is the one meal that for most of us seems to get kicked to the curb, ignored, or forgotten. We all lead such busy lives, that we often look for ways to save time and try to cut out things where we can in the interest of just having a few extra minutes in the day.
I think that’s why breakfast is so famous for being skipped. With Four Ingredient Blueberry Overnight Oats, you don’t have to do that! This is not only a great breakfast for those in a bit of a hurry, but it’s a nice way to get extra whole grains in your diet as well.
You will want to use whole grain rolled oats for this recipe, not quick cooking oats or instant oatmeal. While you would normally cook these on the stovetop, the liquid along with time in the refrigerator will soften the oats.
All you need to do in the morning is pop this in the microwave and you’re ready to eat. If it’s easier, you can even bring them to work and heat them up there if needed (though isn’t it nice to eat breakfast at home, since you probably already eat lunch at work?).
I used fresh blueberries for this recipe, but you can certainly use frozen if it’s not the time of year that fresh ones are readily available.
If you are using frozen berries, there is no need to defrost: just add them frozen to the oatmeal and let it sit overnight, and they will finish defrosting when you heat the oatmeal.
I used oat milk here, but feel free to use any other non-dairy milk or cow’s milk in the same amount listed in the recipe.
I have not tried canned coconut milk, but I see no reason why it would not work here.
I really like good quality honey in this oatmeal, it provides the right amount of sweetness without being overpowering. The honey will dissolve completely when you heat the oatmeal, so don’t worry that it’s not dissolving in the milk when you combine everything.
You can use brown sugar, granulated sugar or your favorite sugar substitute, but I would start out with less than an equal amount of honey and add more if needed.
What Type of Container is Best?
Any microwave safe container is best. Alternatively, you can use a container that you are just refrigerating the oats in, and then portion some out into another bowl for reheating. Whatever method you use, be sure it has a tight fitting lid. It is best to leave the lid off while heating.
This is great just the way it is, simple and hearty and a great start to the morning. Instead of using sweetener, you could always place these in the refrigerator with no sweetening added, and then once they are heated add some blueberry preserves. Not only do they add sweetness but it really punches up the blueberry flavor.
I hope you enjoy these Four Ingredient Overnight Oats! Please share with friends on social media, and leave a comment or rating if you made this recipe. Happy Cooking!
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats (not quick cooking oats)
- 3/4 cup Milk (dairy or non dairy)
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1/4 cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
- Place the 3/4 cup of milk and 1 Tbsp of honey in a microwaveable container with a tight fitting lid and stir well.
- Add the oats and stir.
- Add the blueberries. They may be stirred in or left on top.
- Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, the longer the better.
- When ready to eat, remove the lid from the container and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes or until hot. Serve.
This recipe may be made in a much larger quantity for meal prep.
If you don't want to microwave the blueberries you can wait to add them until after the oatmeal is heated.
Any non dairy milk may be used in place of cows milk, you can even use canned coconut milk.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 5gSugar: 30gProtein: 12g
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