Not sure why it took me so long to hop on the overnight oats bandwagon, but now that I’ve discovered their brilliance, I’m fully hooked. For the uninitiated, making overnight oats requires little more than stirring together a few ingredients then letting them sit in the fridge overnight, and when you wake up in the morning, breakfast is served. No dicing, no blending, and most importantly, no cooking, which is deeply appreciated in the 100 degree July heat we’re experiencing in Austin right now.
For any of y’all that still think oatmeal is, well, oatmeal, you most definitely haven’t tasted my versions brimming with fruit, spices, zest, and nuts. For our latest collaboration with Blue Diamond Almonds (did you catch our smoothie bowl brunch and breakfast salad?) I’ve even pegged their flavors “tropical paradise” and “blueberry muffin,” and there is nothing boring about that. I think it’s so cool that Blue Diamond is sponsoring the USA Swimming team, and whether you’re an athlete, a busy mama, or climbing the career ladder (or all of the above) breakfasts like this one will fuel your own lane to greatness by providing energy that’ll last all day.
Let’s be honest: mornings are crazy, but it’s also really important to me that everyone in my family gets a healthy breakfast to fuel them through the activities of the day. Being able to wake up and have these waiting in the fridge is such a stress-reliever, and their nutritional qualities are off the charts. You’ll get a mega-dose of fiber (oats), protein (almonds and chia seeds), vitamins and antioxidants (blueberries, pomegranate seeds, mangos), and healthy fats (coconut.) Once school starts up again, I’m going to be packing a little mason jar of this in Phoebe’s lunchbox — and I’ll be taking mine on the go in my purse.
Keep reading for the Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats recipe… and click here to get the Tropical Paradise recipe!
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*photos by Laura Alexandra
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries and/or pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
- lemon zest
- 3/4 cup almond milk (I like to use vanilla-flavored)
pinch of salt
- top with: Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds
- Toast the oats on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes (this is a bonus step, but makes the oats so much better!)
- Combine everything in a jar, shake it up, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top with almonds, and your oats are ready!