Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

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These Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats only have a few 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!

What You Will Love About This Recipe

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 overnight oats or something like my Peanut Butter Banana 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.

Thanks to this recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake 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 and fruit in your diet as well, along with some protein from the yogurt.

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Ingredients For Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

This recipe uses very few ingredients, and most of them are things you probably already have. Don’t you love when that happens?

Oats

While you would normally cook these on the stovetop, the liquid along with time in the refrigerator will soften the oats, eliminating the need to cook them. That magic is what makes them overnight oats.

Fresh Blueberries

I love blueberries! Healthy and versatile, and they don’t really need much added sweetener the way some other berries do because they are sweet enough on their own.

I love the blueberries from Bow Hill, they are a farm not far from my house that not only grows tasty blueberries, but many other blueberry based products too!

Lemon Zest

There is just something about lemon zest that makes cheesecake taste more like cheesecake. While this recipe is certainly nowhere close to being a cheesecake, adding the lemon zest really helps this taste a bit more like the real thing.

Blueberry Greek Yogurt

This ingredient really turns up the volume on the blueberry flavor! If you are unable to find blueberry greek yogurt, you could try regular blueberry yogurt. Whether it’s regular yogurt or greek, it is the same amount of yogurt whichever type you use.

If you can’t find blueberry yogurt at all, just use plain yogurt but add an extra teaspoon of sweetener. You could also use a couple of teaspoons of blueberry preserves if you have those on hand.

I have not teste this recipe with non-dairy yogurt, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t give it a try!

Overnight Oats With Frozen Berries

If you are using frozen berries, there is no need to defrost: just add them frozen to the oatmeal. They will defrost while the oats sit overnight.

I love that frozen berries work well here because you are not limited to the availability of fresh blueberries, you can eat this dish year round!

Liquid For Overnight Oats

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. If you are going to use non-dairy milk I recommend something that is unsweetened and plain so it does not interfere with the other flavors.

Sweetener For Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

I really like good quality honey in this oatmeal, it provides the right amount of sweetness without being overpowering. You can use any type of honey you have on hand at home or whatever is easy for you to find.

You can use granulated sugar or your favorite sugar substitute if you don’t have any honey. 

Can I Use Quick Oats For Overnight Oats?

Yes! You most certainly can use quick cooking oats for this recipe. 

Benefits Of Overnight Oats vs Cooked

These healthy blueberry cheesecake overnight oats have several benefits. Not only can overnight oats help you feel fuller longer, but they are a bit easier to digest than cooked oats.

Soaking your oats overnight in liquid softens them just as much as cooking. But you don’t have to spend that extra time in the morning cooking them, so overnight oats are a great time saver!

What Is The Best Container For Overnight Oats?

I like using something with a lid. A mason jar is great! If you don’t have a mason jar, a plastic tub with a tight fitting lid is fine.

Equipment Needed For Making Overnight Oats

  • Containers for mixing and storing the oats
  • Spoon
  • Citrus Zester

You can use small canning jars, or plastic containers with tight fitting lids. Just make sure whatever you use has a lid.

How To Make Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Place the liquids and sweetener in the jar and stir well to combine.
  3. Add the lemon zest and stir.
  4. Place the oats inside the jar and stir, making sure the oats are coated with the liquid.
  5. Add the blueberries. You can either stir them into the oatmeal or leave them on top if you like.

This recipe is as easy as putting your ingredients in a mason jar or plastic tub, giving everything a good stir, and waiting for them to be ready. It’s about the easiest breakfast around!

Can You Warm Up Overnight Oats?

You don’t have to heat this up, but if you prefer them warm you most certainly can!

All these oats need is about 30 seconds to one minute in the microwave in a microwave safe container. You may need to add a little extra liquid if you reheat them. 

If it’s easier, you can even bring them to work and eat cold or heat them up there if needed (though isn’t it nice to eat breakfast at home, since you probably already eat lunch at work?). 

How Long Do Overnight Oats Last?

You can keep these refrigerated for two days, but any more than that and they will get mushy. That’s why the recipe is for only two servings. It’s worth having to prep this a couple of times a week to avoid having mushy and gloppy overnight oats.

Recipe Variations

There are a number of ways you could change this recipe up a little bit, and here are a few ideas:

Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats

All you need to do to make this into lemon blueberry overnight oats is omit the yogurt and add an extra ¾ cup of milk to equal two cups of liquid. A little extra lemon zest (about a teaspoon) for additional lemon flavor is nice too.

Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats

If you want lemon cheesecake overnight oats, it’s really easy! Leave out the blueberries and substitute lemon yogurt for the blueberry and double the amount of lemon zest.

If you want lemon cheesecake overnight oats, it’s really easy! Leave out the blueberries and substitute lemon yogurt for the blueberry and double the amount of lemon zest.

How To Store Overnight Oats

These are so easy to store! Simply use the same containers you are using to mix up your individual portions of oatmeal. 

These will keep for up to five days in the fridge. I have not found them to be any more soggy after four or five days than after one day.

Tips For Serving Blueberry Overnight Oats

This is great on its own, or served with some extra fruit on the side. I enjoy this with a cup of coffee or black tea. 

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blueberry overnight oats in a blue bowl
Yield: 2 servings

Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

These Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats are an easy make ahead breakfast you'll love. Just a few ingredients and some time in the refrigerator are all you need!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oats (rolled or quick cooking oats)
  • 1 1/4 cup Milk (dairy or non dairy)
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/3 cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
  • 5 ounce container Blueberry Greek Yogurt
  • Zest from 1/2 Lemon (about 2 tsp)

Instructions

  1. Place the 1 1/4 cup of milk, the 5 ounce container of blueberry yogurt and 2 Tbsp of honey in a container with a tight fitting lid and stir well.
  2. Add the lemon zest and stir.
  3. Add the oats and stir to combine.
  4. Add the blueberries. They may be stirred in or left on top.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, the longer the better.
  6. When ready to eat, remove the lid from the container and eat. If you want them warm, you may need to add more liquid as it will absorb some as the oats warm.

Notes

Don't make too much of this ahead, it will get mushy if it sits more than a couple of days.

Variations:

Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats- Replace the yogurt with an additional 3/4 of milk and add extra lemon zest.

Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats- double the amount of lemon zest, leave out the blueberries and substitute the blueberry yogurt for lemon yogurt.

Any non dairy milk may be used in place of cows milk.

You can use granulated sugar or a sugar substitute in place of honey.

If you can't find blueberry Greek yogurt, use plain and add 2-3 teaspoons of blueberry preserves.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 6gSugar: 36gProtein: 16g

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12 Comments

  1. I love the addition of the yogurt. It looks so good! I’ll be featuring this today at Thursday Favorite Things, starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. Thanks so much for sharing this great post!

  2. WOW, blueberries and cheesecake for breakfast – yes, I am there sooner than you can think.
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    1. Thank you Julie! The yogurt adds a lot of body and some extra protein. I love overnight oats with yogurt!

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