Coconut Blueberry Overnight Oats Recipe
This recipe for Blueberry Overnight Oats with Toasted Coconut is the easiest breakfast you’ll ever make from scratch. A healthy way to start your day, this overnight oatmeal recipe can be packed up for the perfect grab and go breakfast treat.
I tend to skip breakfast….a lot. Which is a big no-no for so many reasons, one being…if I don’t eat in the morning I’m likely to eat something totally unhealthy before lunch. And since I work out first thing in the morning, the last thing I want to do is starve myself when my body is trying to recover. Even if I don’t workout, I still need to fuel up to be able to tackle my day without getting a case of the hangries.
So, I like to come up with breakfast recipes I can make in a big batch to have on hand for a quick meal in the morning. Like these Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches or THIS Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal that I freeze in Texas size muffin tins.
OR these Overnight Oats with Toasted Coconut and Blueberries that are so easy to make and one my favorite ways to start the day. Healthy, filling and so incredibly addicting….you’ll almost feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast!
HEALTHY OVERNIGHT OATS
If you’re wondering what are overnight oats, they’re simply oats that have been soaked overnight in a liquid to make them soft and creamy. They’re a healthy breakfast or snack that’s packed with fiber and protein to help keep you feeling full all morning long.
And, unlike a bowl of warm oatmeal, overnight oats are meant to be enjoyed cold so they’re perfect for a grab and go breakfast on busy mornings.
Super easy to make, they’re a great option to add to your weekend meal prep sessions since you just dump all the ingredients in a bowl, stir and let them sit overnight. You can then divide them up into portions to top your favorite toppings each day.
I love to save some for an afternoon snack….you know, that time before lunch and dinner when your energy starts to plummet and all you can think about is hitting the vending machine? Or McDonald’s drive through.
Having this Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats recipe on hand will help to curb your appetite and boost your energy so you can power through the rest of your day like a rock star!
HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS
This Blueberry Overnight Oats recipe is really simple to make in just a few minutes. Here’s how to make it:
Stir together the coconut milk, yogurt and oats and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Remove the oats from the refrigerator and stir again.
Add milk if you want a thinner consistency.
Layer the oats in a jar with blueberries and toasted coconut.
If you’re not a coconut milk fan, you can totally replace the coconut milk with soy milk, almond milk, oat milk or regular low fat milk. You’ll still be rewarded with a rich, creamy and cool oatmeal “pudding.”
AND, this overnight oats recipe is still fantastic if you leave out the coconut….but why would you do that?
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST
I like to make a big batch of overnight oats….sometimes even doubling the recipe. They last for about 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator but, seriously, I usually eat them in about 2 days all by myself…one for breakfast, one for an afternoon snack and then another for dessert.
VARIATIONS ON OVERNIGHT OATS
You can easily mix this recipe up with your favorite flavors! Substitute the coconut milk with another milk such as oat milk, almond milk or soy milk.
Or stir in a spoonful of chia seeds for added fiber and Omega-3’s!
They’re so creamy and rich….I could totally pass these off as dessert for a casual (and healthy) dinner party! And I’ve been sharing my favorite things to eat on Instagram….to see what I’m stumbling on in the grocery store or whipping up with the scraps in the fridge make sure you’re following me over there!
MORE HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS
If you love this Blueberry Overnight Oats recipe, you should also try this easy FREEZER Oatmeal! Another way to provide some portion control on the fly.
We also like this Energy Bite recipe, it tastes just like an Oatmeal Cookie!
Blueberry Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup low fat plain yogurt not Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes
- In a medium bowl, stir together the coconut milk, oats and yogurt. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight or for 8 hours.
- Remove the plastic wrap and stir the oats to combine. (If the mixture is thicker than you prefer, add 2 tablespoons of coconut milk or regular milk until the desired consistency.)
- Spoon about 1/4 cup of the oats into the bottom of four 4 ounce jars or resealable containers. Top the oats with a handful of blueberries and top with another 1/4 cup of the oats. Add a few more blueberries on top of the final layer of oats and sprinkle with the toasted coconut flakes.
- Seal each jar with a lid or plastic wrap if making ahead and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Or serve immediately.
- Overnight oats can be made up to 4 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.