Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats | Busy Girl Healthy World (V, GF)It definitely took me a while to get on the overnight oats train. I would see recipes all over blogs, but the idea of eating cold oats just did not sound appealing to me. Reluctantly, I decided to give it a shot and I’m so glad that I did. These Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats are one of the easiest, simplest, healthiest breakfasts for rushed weekday mornings. Most of the prep is done the night before and all you need to do before you eat is assemble the oats. It does not require any cooking AT ALL. I like to make the oats in a lock-top container and then in the morning I add my toppings and go. I absolutely love the combination of fresh blueberries and almonds. Blueberries are still in season, and you only need a small amount of slivered almonds per serving. A small bag could easily top oats all week. A dash of pure maple syrup and a ripe banana add just the right amount of sweetness to this breakfast. I used gluten free oats, but regular oats would work fine in this recipe too. If you haven’t tried overnight oats yet-definitely give this recipe a shot! I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how amazing it is! If you’re not into blueberries and almonds, you could truly use any fruit/nut combinations you prefer.

Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats | Busy Girl Healthy World (V, GF)
Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats | Busy Girl Healthy World (V, GF)
Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes (but must sit overnight)
Serves: 1

1/3 cup oats (gluten free or regular)
½ cup almond milk (I used Silk Original Light)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
½ tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
½ medium banana, sliced
1/3 cup blueberries

In an airtight container, mix oats, almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla. Seal the container and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir oats and top with slivered almonds, sliced banana, and blueberries. Enjoy!

Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats | Busy Girl Healthy World (V, GF)
Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 341 Fat: 9g Carbs: 54g Protein: 9g Sodium: 97mg Sugar: 28g

*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.

Written by Christina


  1. Christine Skwersky December 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm Reply

    overnight oatmeal

  2. Christina December 12, 2016 at 4:24 am Reply

    By vanilla, do you mean vanilla extract? 1 tbs seems like a lot of that stuff!

    • Christina December 12, 2016 at 11:34 am Reply

      Yes, I do mean vanilla extract…but no I did not mean 1 tablespoon! Thanks for catching! It should read “1 TEAspoon” – I edited the post to reflect the change! You’re right- 1 tbsp is definitely a lot!

  3. Sophie January 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm Reply

    I’ve recently come across your blog and Instagram, and I love your recipes! I made this one up last night and tried it for my breakfast this morning – it was absolutely delicious and kept me going until lunch. Plus super convenient for busy mornings! Next up: your soup recipe from yesterday!
    From Sophie (over in London, UK)

    • Christina January 4, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I’m so happy to hear that you liked the oats–I love them too :). Hope you enjoy the soup, I would love to hear what you think after you try it

  4. Edie January 17, 2017 at 3:13 pm Reply

    I am thinking this recipe is using rolled oats instead of steel cut since its not really cooking?

    • Christina January 17, 2017 at 11:32 pm Reply

      Yes! I used regular rolled oats

  5. Anu January 19, 2017 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Hi Christina,
    I am student intern wellness coordinator at People Corporation. I came across your blueberry almond overnight oats recipe on your blog. I would love to use this recipe for this mostly wellness email we send out to our internal staff. I was wondering if you can grant me permission on using this recipe in our upcoming month’s recipe of the month email. It would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You.

    • Christina January 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm Reply

      Hello! You absolutely have my permission. Thank you for asking!

  6. Dana January 21, 2017 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Is it possible to make this ahead during the weekends and maybe freeze it after it has sat overnight? Also, any idea on the amount of cholesterol? (Trying to cut back – it’s a hereditary thing.)

    • Christina January 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm Reply

      Hi Dana! I like to make a double batch and keep it in the fridge to eat 2 days in a row. I haven’t tried freezing it so I can’t say if it would work or not-if you try it I would love to know! Cholesterol is actually only found in foods that come from animals so this doesn’t have any at all!

  7. Beverly January 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm Reply

    My concern is the fat content of 9 grams. Can you suggest modifications to lower the fat in this recipe ?

    • Christina January 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm Reply

      Yes- the fat is coming primarily from the almonds (which is a “good” fat). If you would like to reduce it you can reduce or eliminate the almonds. 🙂

  8. Mariana June 9, 2017 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Was wondering if I can heat this up in a microwave in the morning, in case I want something warm for breakfast? Thanks!

    • Christina June 11, 2017 at 11:39 am Reply

      Hi Mariana,
      Yes- you can absolutely heat it up f you’d like! If I want something warm, I just heat it in the microwave for a bit.

      Thanks for commenting!

  9. Claudia June 11, 2017 at 4:41 am Reply

    Hi. I am not the biggest fan of blueberries but would love to try this recipe. What other fruit do you think would be just as good? Raspberries or strawberries maybe?

    • Christina June 11, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply

      Hi Claudia,
      Yes, either one (or a combination of both) would work great!

  10. Emily August 12, 2017 at 11:02 pm Reply

    Hi Christina!

    Would it be possible to eliminate the syrup to lessen the sugar content or will it just not be the same? Thanks! LOVE this recipe!

    • Christina August 12, 2017 at 11:04 pm Reply

      You can definitely lessen or eliminate it if you prefer! It won’t be very sweet but if you don’t mind that, it will otherwise be fine! Thanks for commenting 🙂 – let me know how it works!

  11. Nancy August 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Why couldn’t you mix the fruit and almonds in the night before? Then just grab and go in the morning? IThen you don’t have to do all the cutting and mixing in the morning. But cold sounds good to me I have always let my oatmeal cool off. I will try this as mornings are always a race.

    • Christina August 28, 2017 at 4:51 pm Reply

      You can absolutely mix them in the night before if that works better for you! I just don’t prefer to because the bananas get a little too mushy for my taste when they sit in with the oats overnight.

  12. Shannon September 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm Reply

    Is this suppose to be very liquid ?

    • Christina September 12, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply

      It will be liquidy when you first mix it together, but after sitting overnight in the fridge the oats will soak up most of the liquid.

  13. Baylie September 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm Reply

    I made this last night and just had it for breakfast. Sooo delicious! I didn’t add the syrup, because I prefer less sweet. I was trying to find healthy breakfasts on the go, and this is perfect! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Christina October 4, 2017 at 12:41 am Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  14. Jessica October 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply

    Can you add protein powder to this?

    • Christina October 19, 2017 at 10:49 pm Reply

      You can! You might want to add a liiiittle extra almond milk, though so it doesn’t get too dry.

  15. Sadaf October 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm Reply

    Do you have to cook the oat?

    • Christina October 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm Reply

      Nope! You just let it sit overnight and the oats soak up the almond milk

  16. Taylor October 17, 2017 at 12:52 am Reply

    Hey, Christina! Thanks for the recipe. Wondering if you’ve ever tried using frozen blueberries? My only concern is it might make it a bit too liquidy in the am.

    • Christina October 19, 2017 at 10:51 pm Reply

      I haven’t tried it. You could try it and try reducing the almond milk by a few tablespoons. Or thaw them and pour the liquid off before mixing into the oats. If you try it- let me know how it works!

  17. Jessie November 19, 2017 at 11:48 pm Reply

    Hello! When you say 1/3 cup oats, how big is your “cup”, like how many millilites (ml)?

    • Barbara April 23, 2018 at 2:37 pm Reply

      it would be about 40 g.

  18. Sue January 8, 2018 at 3:38 am Reply

    This recipe looks delicious. I do have one question — if you cut up the banana at home, but don’t eat the oatmeal until you get to work, don’t the banana slices turn brown before you have a chance to eat them? (Or perhaps you just have a short commute!)

    • Christina January 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm Reply

      I actually DO have a short commute (10-15 minutes), so I haven’t noticed them browning in that amount of time. If you are worried about browning I would cut up the banana and stir them in well so they aren’t sitting on top exposed to the air. Hopefully that would help!

  19. Teoora January 16, 2018 at 3:27 am Reply

    Can I use steel cut oats? Thank you

    • Christina January 22, 2018 at 12:36 am Reply

      I haven’t used steel cut oats- but you can give it a try! I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  20. Sara January 17, 2018 at 3:16 am Reply

    Hey, thanks for this recipe. Can you use frozen blueberries in it?

    • Christina January 22, 2018 at 12:34 am Reply

      You can! You might want to thaw them first and drain off the excess juice, but if you don’t have time for that I would just reduce the almond milk a tad to make sure the oats aren’t too liquidy

  21. Ivory January 31, 2018 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Amazingly yummy, yeah!

  22. Rebecca April 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm Reply

    This look delicious. Could I use regular milk instead of the Almond milk?

    • Christina April 24, 2018 at 5:20 pm Reply


  23. Colin December 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm Reply

    I am very into trying this recipe, especially on mornings I go to the gym early in the morning. I see that the recipe calls for Almond Milk. Can Skim Milk be used instead? Also can I used instant rolled oats, or should I buy that non-instant oats?

    • Christina January 29, 2019 at 1:49 pm Reply

      Sorry for taking so long to reply to this– you can absolutely use skim milk and instant oats should also work fine!

  24. Christine December 15, 2018 at 6:06 am Reply

    Hi Christina,

    I just spent the afternoon with my dietitian, her first request was for me to start eating breakfast. I never seem to have time. Well I hit my pc when I got home and typed in healthy breakfast and you popped up! This oatmeal breakfast, along with many of your other recipes look perfect! I am so excited to jump in and eat healthy! Thanks for sharing and wish me luck!

    • Christina January 29, 2019 at 1:48 pm Reply

      Good luck!! I’m sure you will do great!

  25. Alicia June 25, 2019 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Hi! I loved your recipe, as written, and had never had overnight oats before. After making it a few times, I decided to change it up and try almond extract instead of vanilla. I loved the almond extract with this recipe, except I learned that 1tsp almond extract was too much, even though it’s just right for the vanilla. Next time, I’ll try just 1/2tsp almond extract, or revert back to your original, delicious recipe with vanilla!! ☺️ I also can’t wait to try your Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe!

    • Christina June 25, 2019 at 5:20 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for sharing!! The almond extract sounds amazing I will absolutely have to try that!

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