Recipe: Blueberry Walnut Overnight Oats

updated Apr 30, 2019
Blueberry Walnut Overnight Oats
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If there was a prize for the breakfast that delivers the highest reward for the least amount of effort, overnight oats would be the clear winner. Stir a few ingredients together, let them mix and mingle in the fridge while you sleep, and come morning you have a satisfying breakfast all ready to go.

This one is sweet and simple. It’s dotted with juicy blueberries, crunchy walnuts, and protein-rich chia seeds, and can be made with either regular milk or dairy-free milk. It’s easy to make, easy to carry with you to work or school in the morning, and even easier to eat: Just grab a spoon, give it a stir, and dig right in.

A Quick & Simple Formula for a Feel-Good Breakfast

You’ll love how how adaptable this recipe is. The berry and nut formula can be mixed and matched depending on your mood or what’s in your kitchen. Swap in raspberries or chopped strawberries for blueberries, opt for pecans or almonds instead of walnuts, and even try flax seeds in place of chia seeds. Regardless of how you assemble it, the result is a satisfying breakfast that will give you the energy you need to get through the morning and take you to lunchtime without having your stomach grumble at 10 a.m.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Blueberry Walnut Overnight Oats

Serves 1

Nutritional Info


  • 1/2 cup

    old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup

    dairy or non-dairy milk

  • 1/4 cup


  • 2 tablespoons

    chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon

    chia seeds


  1. Stir all the ingredients together in a Mason jar, resealable container, or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir again in the morning before eating.