Kickstart your morning with a bowl of refreshing and super easy-to-prep blackberry overnight oats! A delicious and simple breakfast made with rolled oats, milk, yogurt, blackberries, and maple syrup.
About This Recipe
Overnight oats are typically made from oats and liquid (such as milk, plant-based milk, or yogurt), sweeteners (such as maple syrup or honey), and other additives and flavoring. Rolled oats are mixed with milk, yogurt, and other ingredients and then chilled in the refrigerator to create a creamy and porridge-like texture. By morning, the oats will have absorbed the liquid and be ready to eat. Top them with fresh fruits, nuts and drizzle with extra honey or maple syrup if desired. Grab a spoon and dig into your healthy breakfast!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Make ahead recipe: You can make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Filling and delicious: Oats are a good source of fiber and protein and can help keep you feeling full for longer. Milk and yogurt provide calcium and protein, while cream cheese adds a little bit of creaminess and fat.
- Customizable: Overnight oats are amazingly customizable. You can customize overnight oats in so many ways by using different types of milk, toppings, and sweeteners.
What You Need to Make Blackberry Overnight Oats
- Rolled oats: Use rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) for this recipe. Quick oats are rolled much thinner than rolled oats. This process makes their cooking time shorter. For this reason, when mixed with milk and left in the refrigerator overnight, they will turn mushy.
- Blackberries: Adding fresh blackberries gives a fruity sweetness to the overnight oats. If you don’t have fresh blackberries on hand, frozen blackberries will work fine.
- Almond milk: Almond milk gives richness and a lovely nutty flavor to overnight oats.
- Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt adds an additional protein boost to your breakfast.
- Maple syrup: Maple syrup is my sweetener of choice for this recipe.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds sweetness and flavor.
- Walnuts: Top overnight oats with crushed walnuts to add a nice crunch and nutty flavor.
- Fresh fruits: You may also add any other fruits you’d like.
How to Make Blackberry Overnight Oats
- In a medium bowl, mix the rolled oats, almond milk, greek yogurt, chia seed, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
- In a bowl, mash blackberries with a fork. Stir in a splash of maple syrup to taste.
- Spoon the blackberries into the bottom of the jars and top with the oats mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Serve blackberry Overnight oats with extra fresh or frozen blackberries, sliced bananas, and crushed walnuts.
What Is the Ratio of Oats to Milk?
The ratio I always use for overnight oats is 1:1. Mix one part old-fashioned oats with one part milk. Add extra milk if you like thinner overnight oats.
How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Soak?
Overnight oats typically need to soak for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator. But if you are in a rush, 2-4 hours is enough.
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- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh Blackberries
- 1/3 cup crushed walnuts
In a medium bowl, mix the rolled oats, almond milk, greek yogurt, chia seed, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
In a bowl, mash blackberries with a fork. Stir in a splash of maple syrup to taste.
Spoon the blackberries into the bottom of the jars and top with the oats mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Serve blackberry Overnight oats with extra fresh or frozen blackberries, sliced bananas, and crushed walnuts.