Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats is my favorite summer flavor for overnight oats – making it practically summer in a jar!
Ok, that is a bit much but the flavors of lemon and blueberry marry perfectly together and do taste like you were just at a farmer’s market.
Welcome to day 5 of our 7 Days of Overnight Oats. We are getting you ready for the school year by saving time in your busy mornings. Eliminate the hassle of getting nutritious and delicious breakfasts during the hectic morning routing.
One of the most significant advantages of making overnight oats is they require very few ingredients. You can whip them up quickly and easily!
Old Fashioned Oats: The main ingredient is, of course, the old fashioned oats. It’s essential to make sure to use old fashioned and not minute oats, or the texture will be too soggy.
Almond Milk & Yogurt: Using a combination of yogurt and almond milk will yield a lovely texture! The ratio of oats and liquid is excellent.
Fruit: You’ll need some blueberries and a little bit of lemon zest. The flavors of the two together are going to blow your mind. Fresh blueberries are better, but you could use frozen in a pinch.
Step One: In a small bowl, combine oats, milk and yogurt.
Step Two: Using a microplane zester, zest a lemon. Here it the one we love and have used for years.
I just love it when we find a product that works well and is durable enough to last!
Step Three: Add ½ of the zest to the bowl and stir. Layer half of the oats in the mason jars, add blueberries and top off with the remaining oatmeal. Add more blueberries as well and add the lids. Place in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
PRO TIP: You can easily use the How to Make and Use Dried Lemon Peels for this recipe as the lemon peels will get rehydrated by sitting in the milk and/or yogurt. Keep a batch on hand and you won’t ever be without.
Absolutely. I don’t tend to add sugar or artificial sweeteners to the recipes as I do like the fruits to flavor the oats.
If you are newer to using overnight oats, add a bit of sweetener. Oatmeal can be bland for a lot of people and that little extra sweetness may help.
🥛 Milk to Oats Ratio
Generally, you will make overnight oats at 1:1 ratio. One cup of oats to one cup of milk. Or half cup of oats to half a cup of milk.
I tend to break that rule a bit when I add yogurt. I will drop to ¾ cup of milk to one cup of oats when I add a container of yogurt. The yogurt is full of great fluids that evens it out. Experiment and see what you like best!
🍴Hot or Cold?
You can serve these hot or cold! I really am a true grab-and-go person and eat them cold. In the winter, I prefer to zap them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. If you use the glass mason jars then simply take off the lid and pop in the microwave. I love that I don’t have to prepare anything. It is easier than peeling a banana. Seriously, it is.
Full disclosure, I use these pint ones for EVERYTHING! They are not only our go-to for overnight oats, they are the ones we use for our freezer smoothies and when we make homemade bbq sauces. There are times when the entire case is in full use. They are so user friendly that I almost wish I had two cases!
My backup jars are these ones. I love the smaller size of them and use them for not only the oats but also for leftovers, jams and sauces. I will put overnight oats in here when I want a week where I have a little fruit and hard boiled egg to mix it up.
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Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 container greek yogurt I like vanilla flavored but plain is great!
- 1/2 pint blueberries
- 1 lemon zested
- Zest the lemon and set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the oats, milk and yogurt in a bowl. Add 1/2 of the lemon zest into the bowl and mix.
- Layer 1/2 of the oatmeal mixture to the jars.
- Add in 1/2 of the blueberries and a sprinkle of leftover lemon zest.
- Add the remaining oats mixture.
- Top with the remaining blueberries and any leftover lemon zest.