Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats

Ugh, I know, this recipe is familiar (I’ve done this…AND this…in the past) and this genre of oat-based creations is a trifle overdone.

Truth: This recipe post was supposed to be my version of Spaghetti al Limone. I was looking through all of the photos I took of it last weekend and shook my head in defeat as I softly muttered, “…nope…nope…nope…nope…” Honestly, not one photo of the bunch was worthy of posting. The lighting on the day I took the photos of the dish was okay, but most photos turned out blurry. In addition, most looked awkward in plating / presentation.

The upside? I guess I’ll have to make…and eat…another batch of Spaghetti al Limone soon! There are certainly worse calamities to deal with in this wacky world of ours.

Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats

So…here’s a filler recipe. My opening sentence may make it seem as though I’m knocking overnight oats on the whole. I’m not. This recipe is my life saver and delicious to boot!  I doubled it last week, brought it to work, and had breakfast for two days!

After years of experimentation, I find that a nice healthy glob of peanut butter is what makes my overnight oats the most palatable and satiating. Yogurt makes them pasty, in my multiple experiences; peanut butter keeps ’em creamy.

Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats

If y’all catch me trying to post another blueberry and oat amalgamation in the future, please stop me from myself. Ha! I think I’ve reached my quota for this blog. πŸ˜‰

Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats
(Serves 1)

Ingredients:

– 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
– 1/2 cup milk of choice (dairy or non-dairy)
– 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
– 1 teaspoon honey (or sweetener of choice; omit honey if vegan)
– 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut butter)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 hearty dashes of ground cinnamon

Before We Get Started…

– If your peanut butter is too hard or creamy, microwave it until softened.

Directions:

1.) Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Transfer to container of choice and place in refrigerator. Allow to sit for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Oats will stay edible for up to three days.

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blueberry almond milk overnight oats

Blueberry-Infused Almond Milk Overnight Oats

‘Tis the season to make all of the cold foods!

‘Tis the season to also make bulk meals for the week because I don’t feel like making breakfast each morning.

I know I’ve mentioned my love / hate relationship with overnight oats in previous posts. Sometimes, they turn out spectacular. Other times, they turn into a pasty flavorless mess, even with fruits or nuts added in. I scored last year when I came up with a great combination for PB&J Overnight Oats. (Folks over at FoodGawker and the Feed Feed dug it, too!) But how could I not incorporate blueberries in this recipe? These favorite fruits of mine are currently quite abundant, be it at the farmer’s markets, grocery stores, or my favorite Manhattan street vendors. Still, there is something even better about having the oats steep in that vibrant blueberry flavor than to just have them plopped on top or mixed in.

I’ve played around for a couple of weeks, mixing fruits with milks and soaking my oats in them. Truth be told,Β there are many great combinations: mangos, strawberries, et al. I encourage you to experiment! Still, it was the easiest for me to experiment with my blueberry stash.

Seriously, I have three pints of bluebs in my fridge right now. I might turn into Violet Beauregarde.

Blueberry-Infused Almond Milk Overnight Oats

(Serves 1)

Blueberry-Infused Milk:
(Makes enough for two servings of overnight oats; use *one* serving of this milk for one serving of overnight oats and save the other serving for another batch…get it? Just checking. Ha!)

– 1/2 cup milk of choice (I use almond!)
– 1/2 cup blueberries

Overnight Oats:

– 1 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked
– Blueberry-Infused Milk (see above)
– Sweeteners and additional fruits, nuts, et al (optional; as seen in the photo, shredded coconut is a great option!)

Directions:

1.) To create blueberry-infused milk, combine milk and blueberries in blender; blend until thoroughly combined, approximately one minute. Add one serving of blueberry-infused milk to oats. Add any additional ingredients. Stir to thoroughly combine. Let sit for at least four hours, preferably overnight. Remove from fridge and devour.