Blueberry season is almost over now and the kids are having Blueberry Overnight Oats every other day. Can’t believe how fast it’s gotten cold. I even had to fetch winter clothing from the attic. There are still a few flowers left but they won’t last for long. A few cold nights and they are gone for good (deep sigh). At least I was able to fill the freezer with the prettiest blueberries I could get, they were sold as jumbo bilberries and they are really huge!!
This recipe calls for ‘plant-based milk’ and ‘plant-based’ yogurt. You can use whatever you want – oat milk, soy milk, nut milk or even rice milk (though I always prefer oat and soy milk). There are not as many options when it comes to dairy-free yogurts. The cheapest option is soy yogurt, which comes in different varieties – plain, with coconut or even with almonds. And then there is coconut yogurt, which is a bit on the pricey side and higher in fat. My favorite is coconut flavored soy yogurt.
This is probably one of the last pictures with my beloved autumn asters…. most of them are withered. Unlike my cosmos, which bloom relentlessly. The roses are gone too, but a few straw flowers are still glowing. It’s the first year I seeded straw flowers myself to have a decoration for my pictures during the winter time. But it turned out they tend to overblow as soon as I pick them, even if they don’t have any water. Quite disappointing!
Blueberry powder became one of my favorite things lately (close to beet powder, my number one food coloring), the color is so intense and it contains so many healthy phytonutrients. If you want to create a nice effect, mix only a small part of your Blueberry Overnight Oats with the dark purple powder and layer it on top of the rest. I posted a recipe for a Blueberry Porridge lately using blueberry powder, just in case you prefere a warm breakfast.
In a few days, I am heading to the Baltic Sea with my 12-year-old son to treat his chronic headache. We are going to stay for 3 weeks and my daughter has to learn how to make her own Overnight Oats. I’ll pin this recipe on the fridge for her, it’s easy to follow and the blueberries can be substituted with every other fruit. Which kind of fruits do you like to add to your Overnight Oats? Let me know in the comments below – I would love to hear from you!
Blueberry Overnight Oats with Vanilla Bean
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats gluten-free
- ¾ cup unsweetened soy milk or any other plant-based milk
- ½ cup unsweetened soy yogurt
- 1 tbsp erythritol
- 1 medium banana
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 tsp blueberry powder
- edible flowers
- a few berries
- Combine plant milk, yogurt, blueberries, blueberry powder and rolled oats in a bowl and refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, add one diced banana (save a few slices for decorating).
- Transfer Blueberry Overnight Oats to a bowl or jar and decorate with banana slices, berries and edible flowers.
Feel free to substitute erythritol with a sweetener of choice.