With a quick method and a delicious, creamy texture, these Blended Overnight Oats are a favorite make-ahead breakfast to share with the kids. We love them with berries blended right into the mix for extra yum!

Blended overnight oats in two containers with lids and spoon.

Blended Overnight Oats

I’ve been making Overnight Oats for my kids since they were babies. My recipe that uses applesauce as the base is a forever favorite and I am so happy to share a new one with you today that has a lot of versatility with flavor options.

These blended overnight oats are easy to make, work so well as a make-ahead breakfast, and can be made with any berry or many fruits that you like. Which means you can customize the flavor for your family or for what’s in season.

The texture of this recipe is smooth and it’s meant to be eaten cold, so it’s a great option to serve in a bowl with a spoon or in a reusable pouch for babies or toddlers.

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Ingredients

Below is a look at the ingredients that you need to have on hand to make this recipe. I hope it helps to see everything so you know what you need from the fridge, pantry, or store.

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  • Plain yogurt: You can use plain regular-style yogurt here or Greek. I prefer to use whole-milk yogurt since it has beneficial fats that kids need for brain development, and it helps us to stay full longer.
  • Strawberries: You can use fresh or thawed frozen strawberries here. It would also work with wild blueberries, ripe banana, or a fruit puree such as Apple Puree or Pear Puree.
  • Rolled oats: I use regular old-fashioned oats in this recipe to add complex carbohydrates, B vitamins, and fiber. They blend into the mixture and absorb moisture to soften, so you do not need to cook them.
  • Hemp seeds: I like to add hemp seeds to my overnight oats to add fiber, protein, and beneficial fats. They aren’t very noticeable in this mixture.
  • Maple syrup or honey (optional but recommended): You can sweeten the mixture to taste as you like. The sweetness of fruit can vary a lot.
  • Vanilla extract: A little vanilla enhances the flavor of the rest of the ingredients, so I like to add it here.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Below is an overview of how to make this recipe so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full amounts and timing.

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  1. Add the ingredients to a blender. Blend smooth. (If using frozen fruit, thaw it first so it’s easy to blend.)
  2. Add the mixture to individual storage containers or one larger container.
  3. Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours and serve cold. The mixture thickens and softens as it sits, so don’t worry if it’s a little liquidy when you add it to the containers.

Serve in a bowl with a spoon, or this is a great option to put into a reusable pouch.

How to Store

Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. This recipe is best served cold, so enjoy it out of the fridge or packed for breakfast, snack, or lunch, it’s best in an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack or two.

Blended overnight oats in two glass jars with lids.

Best Tips for Success

  • Substitute dairy-free yogurt if needed.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust the optional sweeteners as needed.
  • Use rolled oats, either as they are or ground up slightly in a food processor or blender in place of the instant oats.
  • I like to add the hemp seeds and coconut for added healthy fats, fiber, and flavor, but you can omit them if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Puree it smooth for a baby or toddler who prefers a smoother texture.
  • Plan to let the mixture sit in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
  • Serve this recipe cold, as you would yogurt.
  • If you use Greek yogurt and the mixture is very thick when you go to serve it, stir in a tablespoon or two of milk.

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Blended overnight oats in two containers with lids and spoon.

Blended Overnight Oats

With a quick method and a delicious, creamy texture, these Blended Overnight Oats are a favorite make-ahead breakfast to share with the kids.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 264kcal
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-milk plain yogurt (regular or Greek style)
  • 1 cup diced strawberries (trimmed of stems, or other preferred fruit)
  • cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (optional but recommended)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
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Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to a blender. Blend smooth.
  • Add to individual storage containers or one larger container. Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours and serve cold.
  • (If using Greek yogurt, you may want to stir in a tablespoon or two of milk before serving if it's very thick.)

Notes

  • Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Substitute dairy-free yogurt if needed.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust the optional sweeteners as needed.
  • I usually use rolled oats since that’s what I keep on hand, but instant oats or even oat flour work too.
  • I like to add the hemp seeds for added healthy fats, fiber, and flavor, but you can omit them if you don’t happen to have any on hand.
  • Plan to let the mixture sit in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
  • Serve this recipe cold, as you would yogurt.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 58mg, Potassium: 375mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 208IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 191mg, Iron: 3mg
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