Blueberry Overnight Oats (Lactation Promoting for Breastfeeding Moms)
This blueberry overnight oats recipe has excellent sources of fiber and healthy fats coming from chia and flax seed and can be made up to a week in advance for meal prep. Also includes lactation overnight oats option.
I remember when overnight oats hit the scene. They were as popular as chia and kale and for good reason. Overnight oats is a nutritious breakfast you can customize for whatever taste you desire or by using whatever fruit is in season.
They also can be made up to a week in advance and stored in the fridge in covered bowls or mason jars making them a perfect meal prep option for those on the go.
💭 What are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are an alternative way to prep oatmeal. Instead of adding a liquid or milk to your oats and heating them on the stove, they are soaked in milk, stirred and refrigerated overnight.
Because the milk fully soaks through overnight, they become soft and are able to be eaten cold. There are many different flavors of overnight oats you can customize.
📖 How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats
I’ve tried many combinations of overnight oats, but adding blueberries has always been my favorite. This recipe also contains chia and flax seed for extra nutrition and fiber.
1️⃣ To a 16 oz wide mouth mason jar add: old fashioned oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir until dry mix is fully combined.
2️⃣ Add in 1 cup of milk or dairy free milk and stir in with dry oat mixture until fully combined.
3️⃣ Top with blueberries (fresh or frozen). These can also be stirred into the wet oat mixture.
4️⃣ Cover mason jar and leave in fridge for at least 4 hours to allow enough time for milk to soak through the oats and for milk to absorb into the chia and flax. Leaving them overnight is ideal.
5️⃣ Once ready to eat, give everything a quick stir, adjust sweetness if needed and enjoy!
🍼 Lactation Overnight Oats Option
You can also make lactation blueberry overnight oats by tweaking this recipe just a bit. There are certain foods that help with milk production. Popular ones are oats, flax seed, coconut milk and brewers yeast.
What is Brewers Yeast? Brewers yeast is used in making bread, wine, beer and has a high vitamin B content. Brewers yeast is not the same as nutritional yeast, so make sure you are buying a quality brewers yeast that is unfortified. I purchase this one by SOLGAR on Amazon.
To turn this blueberry overnight oats recipe into a super food that could help your milk supply, simply make sure the milk you use is coconut milk and add 1 tsp brewers yeast.
📝NOTE: Make sure the coconut milk is not from a can! Purchase the ones in the refrigerated section that are half gallons next to almond, soy and cashew milk.
Typically for overnight oats, old fashioned rolled oats are best as they offer a good texture once soaked through. You can use quick cook oats or instant oats, but beware that it may be a bit mushy but still fine!
You could use any milk you prefer including cows milk, cashew milk, almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, hemp milk or even oat milk.
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. Fresh blueberries will have a different texture than frozen once they are thawed, but frozen blueberries are cheaper and can be found year round!
You can heat overnight oats in the microwave or stovetop. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Because the oats are soaked through already, it takes less time to heat up and cook the oats.
If you use a dairy free milk, your overnight oats will last 5-7 days in the fridge. This means you can make 5 days worth, portion them out into mason jars and have breakfast for every single day of the workweek in minutes.
I absolutely love using brown sugar as it gives it a comforting taste, but feel free to use your favorite sweetener such as stevia, monkfruit or whatever you enjoy.
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
- Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats
- Egg Free Mexican Breakfast Hash
- Prosciutto Egg Cup
- Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Casserole
- Instant Pot Breakfast Potatoes
- Ground Beef Breakfast Sausage Patties
Blueberry Overnight Oats (With Lactaction Promoting Option)Print Pin Rate
- ½ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- ¾ cup Milk or Dairy Free Milk of choice
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Ground Flax Seed
- 1 tsp Chia Seeds
- 2 tsp Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 pinch Salt
- To a 16 oz wide mouth mason jar add: old fashioned oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir until dry mix is fully combined.
- Add in 1 cup of milk or dairy free milk and stir in with dry oat mixture until fully combined.
- Top with blueberries (fresh or frozen). These can also be stirred into the wet oat mixture.
- Cover mason jar and leave in fridge for at least 4 hours to allow enough time for milk to soak through the oats and for milk to absorb into the chia and flax. Leaving them overnight is ideal.
- Once ready to eat, give everything a quick stir, adjust sweetness if needed and enjoy!
How long does this stay good for if using regular milk?
If kept in an airtight container in the fridge, these oats will last 4 to 5 days with regular milk. -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)
I accidentally bought ground flax seed. Can I use that inplace of the regular flax seed?
Hi! You didn’t make any mistakes! Flaxseed and ground flaxseed are essentially the same thing. Ground flaxseed is well …ground flax seeds 🙂 and has a flour-like texture. You’re good! -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)