Blueberry Overnight Oats pack a huge berry punch of flavor in a filling, satisfying breakfast bowl. Nourishing ingredients like blueberries, flax and cashews will start your day off on the right foot.
If you ask me, there isn’t enough blue food.
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I first got the idea to make these special Blueberry Overnight Oats from McKell’s blog, because I made her Mulberry Soaked Oat Porridge. They were so filling, delicious, nourishing and BLUE that I knew I had to make them over and over. Problem was, after foraging for mulberries at my father in law’s house…I really only had enough for two batches of oats! Those little suckers are hard to get when the branches are so high (and when your nearest known tree is 5 hrs away from where you live).
So, blueberries it was going to have to be!
I’ve made this bowl so many times and haven’t gotten sick of it yet! The splash of cinnamon and cardamom give this cold bowl of oats just the right warming spices. The cashews and flaxseeds add a boost of healthy fats to balance the whole bowl out. Plus, I added a large date to the mix, adding pure, natural sweetness so you don’t have to later (Unless you absolutely want to! Then go ahead and give it a drizzle of honey or maple in the end.).
Oh! One more thing! I do realize that it’s been awhile since I’ve posted an overnight oats recipe. And I realize that everyone LOVED them last time (yay yay yay!!), so I have a few in store for you! Let the breakfast bowl roll!
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1Tbs. flaxseeds
- 2/3 cup blueberries, divided
- 2 Tbs. raw cashews
- 1 date
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. cardamom
- sea salt
- In your blender, combine the almond milk, cashews, and date. Let sit for 20-30 minutes until the cashews are soft. Add the vanilla extract and 1/3 cup of the blueberries; blend until smooth.
- In a large breakfast bowl, combine oats, flaxseeds, cinnamon, cardamom and a pinch of sea salt. Pour the blended blueberry mixture over your oats. Stir to combine. Stir in the rest of the blueberries.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!
- Blueberry Overnight Oats can be made up to 3 nights in advance, sitting in the fridge until you're ready to eat them.
- Top your oat bowl with extra blueberries, a drizzle of honey or maple, and extra flaxseeds if you'd like!
Oh! And thank you ALL for the love and support you poured all over us this weekend! We both really appreciate it! I won’t celebrate until it’s all final and my head is on a pillow in a room there, so hold on a tight second before you start sending extravagant housewarming gifts. I’ll let you know when the time is right, then you can send that new fridge right on over.