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Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Posted by Courtney Schupp | June 30, 2020

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Refrigeration time: 6-8 hours | Servings: 2


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup 1% or nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or unsweetened frozen blueberries

Live Well Tips

  • Learn how to create this delicious recipe with this video!
  • Use low fat or fat free unflavored yogurt.
  • Instead of regular yogurt, try Greek yogurt to make this a protein-packed dish.
  • Any fruit works in this. Use whatever you have on hand!


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Mix oats, milk, yogurt, honey and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.
  3. Split mixture between two bowls or cups with lids.
  4. If fresh, gently rub blueberries under cool running water.
  5. Add ½ cup blueberries to each bowl or cup. Mix gently. Cover with lids.
  6. Refrigerate at least 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

Cook Together! Making Overnight Oats with Kids

These overnight oats turn blue or purple from the blueberries. This color makes it fun for kids to eat and help make. If you or your kids do not like blueberries, ask your kids for help picking the fruit and flavors for this.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment.
  • Wash fresh foods, drain, and pat dry.
  • Pick stems off blueberries, if they are there.

Intermediate Tasks

  • Measure and place all ingredients into big bowl.
  • Mix blueberries into individual bowls or cups.

Difficult Tasks

  • Divide oat mixture into two cups or bowls.
  • Wait patiently until the morning for the oats!

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 1 cups: Calories–330; Protein–12g; Carbohydrate–60g; Total Fat–5g; Saturated Fat–1.5g; Cholesterol–11mg; Fiber–6g; Sodium–95mg

Adapted from Eat. Move. Save. University of Illinois Extension