As someone who consumes far too much muesli with yogurt, it's not surprising that bircher muesli (or "overnight oats," as it has popularly become known) is also a favorite of mine. Overnight oats are incredibly easy to make ahead of time, and they're perfect for on-the-go breakfasts.
This particular recipe is a fun variation on my usual overnight oats. It takes a bit of extra time to make the crumbly streusel topping but it's definitely worth it. Dessert for breakfast? Oh, yes.
You don't need to cook the oats at all for this recipe. Just layer your dry ingredients in a jar, pour the liquid ingredients over top, shake, and chill. Overnight, the oats absorb the liquid and soften, while the dried fruit becomes plump. I love mixing coconut yogurt into the oats, as it adds flavor and extra creaminess that overnight oats can lack when made with just milk.
The exciting part (for me, at least!) comes with the crumbly "pie crust" topping. It's caramelized and crispy, so it's a great pairing with the soft oats beneath. I find one spoonful of topping is just about right for me, so this recipe will stretch to last for several servings — which means at least four easy breakfasts, ready to go. If you feel like the topping is too sweet for breakfast or if you simply don't want the hassle of making it, feel free to leave it out altogether or just sprinkle your favorite granola over top instead.
Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats
For the "pie crust" topping:
2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon rice flour or all-purpose flour (see Recipe Notes)
1 tablespoon raw sugar
1 tablespoon coconut oil, softened to room temperature (but not liquid)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the overnight oats:
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 teaspoons chia seeds
6 tablespoons dried blueberries (or 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups almond milk or another non-dairy milk
1 cup coconut yogurt, homemade or store-bought
To serve (optional): Blueberry jam, fresh or frozen blueberries, and extra coconut yogurt
To make the pie crust topping: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place all of the pie crust topping ingredients into a small bowl. Rub the coconut oil into the other ingredients using your fingertips. Pour the mixture onto a cookie tray lined with baking paper and bake for 5 minutes. Stir the mixture, then return to the oven for another 2 minutes. Leave to cool before transferring to an airtight container.
To make the overnight oats: Split the oats, chia seeds, dried blueberries, vanilla, almond milk, and coconut yogurt between 4 jars or other containers with lids. Screw on the lids and shake well until combined. Chill overnight in the fridge or for up to 4 days.
In the morning, stir the oats, then swirl in any extra toppings, if desired. Sprinkle the pie crust topping over top just before eating. Eat while still cold!
- If you can tolerate wheat, then you can use all-purpose flour in the topping instead of rice flour.
- If you don't have time to make the topping, use granola instead.
(Image credits: Izy Hossack)