Blueberry Gluten-Free Overnight Oats
Here’s a recipe for gluten-free overnight oats that’s so simple and customizable I almost hate to even call it a recipe. It’s more of a blueprint. When it comes to overnight oats, it’s hard to go wrong as long as you stay somewhat within the “portion” guidelines…. but, even then, going off script a little isn’t going to hurt anything. If your oats ever turn out with a little more milk (almond, coconut, whole milk, oat milk…) than you’d prefer, simply add more fruit, flaxseed, chia seeds, or nuts.
If it turns out a little drier than you’d like, add juicy fruit or a little more of the milk you used in the first place. Customize the heck out of your overnight oats and use your favorite fruits and milk in the process.
The technique I used for the Blueberry Gluten-Free Overnight Oats are below. A few quick words, first. This makes two servings (possibly even three), so if you want one serving, simply use half the ingredients.
2 Cups Blueberries
2 TBS Maple Syrup
1 TBS Chia Seeds
1 TBS Flaxseed
1- 1/3 cup gluten-free oats (I use Quaker Gluten-Free Quick 1 Minute Oats)
1-1/4 Cups Almond Milk
Don’t stir or shake or anything crazy. Just put a lid on it and put it in the fridge overnight.
Very important… before serving, stir everything together! This way you’ll get something of everything in each bite… plus, you’ll be able to quickly decide if you need a little extra milk or fruit.
Substitution or Addition Ideas:
You can add or substitute fruit or nuts and experiment to find your favorite type of milk. My personal favorites are Almond milk, Oat Milk, or Cashew milk because they don’t rival the fruit or oats for taste supremacy. Coconut and rice milk (which I love in many things) can often try to dominate the conversation if you know what I mean. They’re often like Greta Garbo.. they don’t just want the spotlight, they demand it!
If you want a different fruit, you can try peaches, apples (peeled), blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc. Just be sure to keep the measurement at two cups (1 cup peaches + 1 cup blueberries, for example… hmm, that sounds good actually). Also, if you use frozen fruit for your overnight oats, let them thaw completely before using.
If you prefer honey to maple syrup, go for it. I alternate between these two sweeteners each time I make overnight oats.
I hope you give these a try – they’re quick, convenient, and so good for you.
Thanks for reading! ~ Joi (“Joy”)
Blueberry Overnight Oats