These Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats are an easy make ahead breakfast recipe full of fresh and bright flavor!
Two overnight oat recipes in one month?! The heat must really be getting to me. And by heat, I mean the gorgeous 70 degree days of spring. They're brutal. These lemon blueberry overnight oats hit all the spring notes, and I'm not mad about it.
- milk of choice (I use unsweetened soy milk or 1% milk)
- lemon juice
- lemon zest
- lemon Greek yogurt
- chia seeds
- rolled oats
- fresh blueberries
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of your milk of choice, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of lemon zest (about 1 lemon), ½ cup lemon Greek yogurt, and 1 teaspoon of chia seeds until combined. Stir in 1 cup of rolled oats and ½ cup of blueberries.
Transfer oats to a bowl or jar with a resealable lid. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
- If you want a more intense lemon flavor, stir in ¼ teaspoon of lemon extract.
- You can also use frozen blueberries. They will change the color of the oats to a beautiful purple! Thaw them before mixing in if only chilling for 4 hours. You can use them frozen if you are enjoying the next day.
- For a new flavor, stir in a couple of teaspoons of chopped fresh basil before enjoying.
How long do these overnight oats last?
If these oats are stored covered, in the refrigerator, they should last up to 3-4 days.
Can I eat these oats warm?
Yes! Warm them in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 second intervals until just warmed through. Heating too much can cause the yogurt to separate, which alters the taste and texture of the oats.
Can I make these vegan?
You can make these vegan-friendly by using your favorite plant-based milk and yogurt. If you can't find a lemon-flavored plant-based yogurt, add an extra teaspoon of lemon zest, and sweeten with a teaspoon or two of maple syrup or agave.
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