These blended overnight oats are amazing! Whip them up in the evening, let them sit overnight, and you've got an easy healthy breakfast the next morning. This delicious breakfast will keep you full and it tastes like dessert!
These blended overnight oats make for a pudding-like breakfast that feels indulgent, even while being healthy. If you're not usually a fan of oatmeal's texture, this blended oatmeal recipe might be the perfect solution.
One thing we love about these oats is that they make eating a healthy breakfast so easy. Blend the oats the night before, let them set in a sealable container while you sleep, and when you wake up, your brekkie is already ready!
So ideal for those rushed mornings.
How are They Different From Overnight Oats?
If you've ever made overnight oats before, you'll notice that the process here is pretty similar.
The only difference with this recipe is that you blend everything before refrigerating.
It's like taking your morning bowl of oatmeal, blending it up and letting it sit overnight. The resulting pudding-like creamy texture feels so indulgent, even though it's just a new way to eat oats.
Ingredients and Substitutions
The beauty of this recipe is that the base of these blended overnight oats only requires a few simple ingredients.
- Oats: Oats are the base of this recipe, and we find that rolled oats work best. Quick oats and instant oats will also work, but avoid using steel-cut oats, as they have a different texture.
- Milk: Any milk will work here. Feel free to use regular dairy milk, but plant-based milk including unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or soy milk will also work.
- Banana: Half of a super-ripe banana brings sweetness to this recipe and gives the blended oats a bit of thickness. If you don't like bananas, ¼ cup of yoghurt is also a great option. If you use plain Greek yogurt, you might want to sweeten it with a dash of pure maple syrup. You can also use vegan yogurt if you don't eat dairy.
By adding extra ingredients to the base recipe below, you can make a few delicious different flavour combinations including berry vanilla, chocolate peanut butter, brownie batter, and chocolate chip. Depending on your preferences, you could even meal prep an entire week of blended oats for breakfast - all flavoured differently!
- Berry Vanilla Blended Oats: When making the base recipe below, also add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract before blending. After blending, stir ¼ cup frozen or fresh berries into your oat mixture before pouring into a bowl/mason jar/Tupperware to refrigerate overnight.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Blended Oats: When blending the base recipe below, add 1 Tablespoon of cocoa or cacao powder. After blending, dollop one Tablespoon of peanut butter on top of the oats before refrigerating overnight.
- Brownie Batter Blended Oats: To transform the base recipe into brownie batter blended oats, simply add 1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder and a pinch of salt to the base mixture before blending. Continue with the rest of the recipe as directed.
- Chocolate Chip Blended Oats: Make the base recipe as directed. After blending, stir through 1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips before pouring the mixture into a container to refrigerate overnight.
Since this is a variation of overnight oats, these blended oats are already made one night in advance. However, if you want to make them further ahead of time, we recommend you eat them within 2-3 days of making them.
Any blender will work! We love using a Nutribullet for this type of recipe since you're only blending a small amount of ingredients.
Blended oats are just like overnight oats, but blended. So in my books, yes - they are healthy! Of course, it will depend on what you put on top and how much sugar you use, but in general, this is a healthy breakfast.
Yes, but you will want to add extra liquid. To make the perfect blended protein oats, for every serving of protein powder, increase the milk by ¼ to ½ cup depending on the texture of the protein powder you use. Some protein powders have a thicker consistency than others, so you will need to test it out to see what works best for you.
Extra Add-Ins and Toppings
Feel free to customise your oats further with suggested add-ins and toppings including:
- Fresh fruit such as sliced bananas or fresh strawberries
- Whey or plant-based protein powder to increase protein content, see FAQ above if adding protein
- Chia seeds or hemp seeds for added texture and healthy fats/extra nutrition
- A little cinnamon for extra flavour
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