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Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

An easy recipe for delicious overnight oats that taste just like a blueberry muffin.

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats


WHAT ARE OVERNIGHT OATS?


Overnight oats are oats soaked in liquid, usually milk, yoghurt or a combination of the two. 

They are prepared in the evening, chilled overnight and ready to eat the next morning.

Unlike porridge, overnight oats are designed to be eaten cold.

They can be made with dairy or plant-based milk and yoghurt and served plain or perked up with other flavours and fruit into something a bit more special.


WHAT KIND OF OATS ARE OVERNIGHT OATS MADE WITH?


Overnight oats are best made with porridge oats, which are also known as rolled oats.

Oatmeal or quick oats are too fine and jumbo oats are too coarse. 

Yes it is a bit like Goldilocks and the three bears, the porridge oats are just right!

Porridge oats

HAMLYNS OF SCOTLAND


I use Hamlyn's of Scotland oats for breakfast and in my recipes.

Hamlyns are a family business who have been milling premium Scottish oats since 1888 and their products are sold in all good supermarkets.

They mill porridge oats, porridge oats with bran (10% wheatbran added), oatmeal and pinhead oatmeal.

Check out the Hamlyn's website for all their oat recipes for more inspiration.






Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats in a glass topped with yoghurt and more blueberries

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE BLUEBERRY MUFFIN OVERNIGHT OATS


  1. Oats - choose porridge oats, also called rolled oats.
  2. Milk - this can be dairy or plant-based.
  3. Yoghurt - this can be dairy or plant-based.
  4. Blueberries - you can use fresh or frozen berries to make these overnight overnight oats.
  5. Demerara Sugar - this helps to give you that comforting muffin flavour.
  6. Ground Cinnamon - another blueberry muffin flavour. If you have cinnamon sticks you can finely grate them instead of using ground cinnamon.
  7. Vanilla Extract - never, ever, ever use vanilla essence. It is an abomination and tastes disgusting.
  8. Salt - just a pinch.


HOW LONG WILL OVERNIGHT OATS KEEP IN THE FRIDGE?


Overnight oats can chill in the fridge happily for 3-4 days.

If you add banana they can start to discolour. You wouldn't want to keep overnight oats with banana more than a couple of days.

Of course if you add slices of banana or mashed banana in the morning when you are serving the oats, you won't have that problem.


HOW TO SERVE OVERNIGHT OATS


Overnight oats can be served in a glass, a jar or a bowl.

If you head over to Pinterest, you will see jar after jar of overnight oats and they do look bonnie, but believe me it is tricky to eat out of those jars.

The trick to eating overnight oats out of a jar is to only half or three-quarter fill them, then use a long dessert spoon to eat them.


WHAT TOPPINGS ARE GOOD ON OVERNIGHT OATS?


You can serve overnight oats plain, but it's quite nice to give them a bit of pizzazz and add some toppings. 

Here are a few overnight oats topping ideas:


  1. Oats toasted in a dry pan with a little maple syrup
  2. Muesli
  3. Yoghurt
  4. Chopped nuts
  5. Jam
  6. Fresh fruit
  7. Dried fruit
  8. Chocolate chips
  9. Whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa
  10. Peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
  11. Seeds
  12.  Ground cinnamon or ginger (just a pinch)


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HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY MUFFIN OVERNIGHT OATS

Scroll down for the full recipe


Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats - Step 1 Oats
Step 1 - Oats

Measure your oats into a large bowl. Remember porridge oats (or rolled oats) are best for overnight oats



Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats - Step 2 brown sugar
Step 2 - Brown Sugar

Demerara sugar gives that lovely caramel flavour of a blueberry muffin. If you don't have demerara, you could use a different brown sugar. Caster won't give that muffin flavour.



Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats - Step 3 Cinnamon
Step 3 - Cinnamon

Next add another important flavour of blueberry muffins and that is cinnamon. Add ground cinnamon or fresh ground cinnamon stick.



Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats - Step 4 Yoghurt and Vanilla
Step 4- Yoghurt and Vanilla

Add vanilla to help along the sponge cake flavour and yoghurt to add a luxurious creaminess.


Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats - Step 5 Milk
Step 5 - Milk

The next ingredients to add to the basic recipe is a pinch of salt and some milk. The milk can be dairy or plant-based.


Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats - Step 6 Mix
Step 6 - Mix

Mix well so all the ingredients are well blended.


Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats - Step 7 Blueberries
Step 7 - Blueberries

Now add fresh blueberries and mix. 

Divide the oats between 2 glasses or jars and top with a dollop of yoghurt and some more fresh blueberries and chill in the fridge until required.

Enjoy!


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Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats


Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats
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Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M
An easy recipe for delicious overnight oats that taste just like a blueberry muffin.

ingredients:

Overnight Oats
  • 100g Hamlyn’s Porridge Oats
  • 1 heaped tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt (vegan or dairy)
  • 200g fresh blueberries
Toppings (optional)
  • 2-4 tbsp yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh blueberries

instructions:

How to cook Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

  1. Pour the overnight oats ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Decant the oats into two short glasses or two small jars, cover with clingfilm and leave in the fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning, remove the film, give the oats a stir (if you feel they need a little more milk, you can add it now), top with yoghurt and blueberries (this is optional) and serve.
  4. Enjoy!

NOTES:

The overnight oats can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days.
You may use frozen berries instead of fresh.
If you don't like cinnamon, try a little ground ginger instead.
Calories
335.45
Fat (grams)
5.81
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.97
Carbs (grams)
61.09
Fiber (grams)
8.14
Net carbs
52.95
Sugar (grams)
16.98
Protein (grams)
11.72
Sodium (milligrams)
360.22
Cholesterol (grams)
9.13
overnight oats, blueberry overnight oats, muffin overnight oats, vegan overnight oats, porridge, cold breakfast, breakfast, blueberry muffin
Breakfast
Scottish
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Disclosure: I created this recipe for Hamlyns of Scotland. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

16 comments

  1. Your overnight oats are delicious! I loved making them and they were so easy. Thank you for a great recipe.

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    1. I am so glad you enjoy them Sisley, thanks for letting me know.

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  2. This is a delicious recipe and it does taste like a blueberry muffin! I love the ease and convenience of overnight oats, too!

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    1. It totally tastes like blueberry muffin. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. I love the ease and convenience of making overnight oats, and these are amazing!

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    1. Yes they are super simple and it really saves time in the morning, which is always a good thing.

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  4. Two of my favorites in one recipe----blueberry muffin flavor and oats! This looks so creamy and delish! Love it!

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  5. I always have oats in the house. I'll give this a go. Jill

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  6. I've been looking for a new easy recipe to make overnight oats, and here it is. Just what I need. And I love blueberry flavor, so this recipe is perfect.

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    1. Good timing then and yes you will love this one Danielle.

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  7. This is such an easy and delicious recipe! When I wake up in the morning I'm excited to enjoy my oats!

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    1. It's great when breakfast is already there and waiting. A good start to the day.

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  8. We love overnight oats and blueberry is one of our favourites. The kids love them too.

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    1. Yes it's a good breakfast for kids, although my son prefers his porridge hot.

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