Life is pretty chaotic right now and my eating habits have totally gone down the tubes, so it’s time to start meal prepping. In addition to my new Sunday Meal Prep series, this week I decided to also meal prep my breakfasts. I really enjoyed my No Sugar Added Apple Pie Overnight Oats that I made last year, and I still had some blueberries in the freezer, so I decided to make a new flavor, Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats.
Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats
Applesauce Sweetens Naturally
Unsweetened applesauce proved to be the perfect sweetener once again and since apples have a fairly neutral flavor, it didn’t compete with the blueberry almond theme I was going for.
Can I Use Non-Dairy Milk?
Any type of dairy or non-dairy milk will work fine for this recipe. Just keep an eye on the sugar content of non-dairy milks, if you’re concerned about added sugars.
Is Chia Required?
I also added chia seeds to my Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats this time, only because I had them on hand and wanted to try to use them up. While they do add a lot of texture and fiber, these overnight oats are quite a bit less expensive without the chia. To skip the chia seeds, simply increase the amount of oats in each jar from 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup.
What Type of Containers Should I Use for Overnight Oats?
You don’t have to make these Blueberry Almonds Overnight Oats in mason jars. I used mason jars just because I have them, they’re pretty, and it’s my job to make food look good. Any resealable container will work just fine. :)
No Sugar Added Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats ($0.17)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds, optional* ($0.62)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds ($0.87)
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg ($0.02)
- 1 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce ($0.88)
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh ($1.20)
- 2 cups milk ($0.62)
- 1/2 tsp almond extract ($0.14)
- To each of four containers add 1/4 cup oats, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 Tbsp sliced almonds, and a pinch of nutmeg.
- On top of the dry ingredients add 1/3 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup blueberries to each container.
- Stir the almond extract into the milk, then add 1/2 cup milk to each container. Stir the containers well to prevent the chia seeds from clumping. Place a lid on the containers and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 4 days.
- When ready to eat, simply stir with a spoon and then enjoy!
Step by Step Photos
To each of four containers add 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 Tbsp sliced almonds, and a pinch of nutmeg.
Add 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce and 1/4 cup blueberries to each container.
Stir 1/2 tsp almond extract into 2 cups milk and then pour 1/2 cup of the milk into each container. Stir the contents of each container well to prevent the chia seeds from clumping. Close the containers and refrigerate overnight or up to four days.
You can eat the Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats straight out of the container in the morning for a super convenient breakfast, or pour it into a bowl to be a little more fancy. ;)