Sunday, January 10, 2016

Ellie Krieger's Superfood Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats In Jars

These overnight oats are packed with lots of healthy superfoods: Greek yogurt, blueberries, almonds, oats, and chia seeds. Even better they are like eating an ice cream sundae for breakfast! Each bite is full of texture: creamy from the yogurt, crunchy from the toasted almonds, not to mention the fresh pop of the blueberries. These oats feel very decadent and are a great way to ease the pain of alarm clocks and busy schedules. The very best can make it the night before and it's portable so you can just grab and go on those busy mornings!

Worth mentioning is this jar of Smucker's Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread. I searched and searched for the blueberry jam called for in this recipe and this was the closest thing I could find. It seemed like a healthy option and I do love honey so I decided to give it a go and I absolutely loved it! I think it was absolutely perfect for these overnight oats and would be equally great served over yogurt with some granola, on any kind of breakfast bread, or perhaps stirred into oatmeal. It is lovely!

*I purchased the fruit spread with my own money and was not paid or compensated in any way to review it. Just felt the need to share it's deliciousness!

Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats in Jars
Adapted from You Have It Made
by Ellie Krieger
Serves 4

2/3 cup whole natural almonds, divided
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup all-fruit blueberry jam*
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 cups blueberries, divided

 Toast the almonds in a dry skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then chop them coarsely.

In a medium bowl, stir together the milk, yogurt, jam, and vanilla. Stir in the oats, chia seeds, and half of the almonds.  Then stir in 1 cup of the blueberries.

Divide the mixture evenly among four 12-ounce (1-1/2 cup) jars. Top each with the remaining blueberries and almonds. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours. Serve chilled or at room temperature. (Note: the nuts on top will soften a bit in the refrigerator. If you want them extra-crunchy, sprinkle them on right before serving.)

Will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Serving Size: 1 jar containing about1 cup oat mixture and 1/4 cup topping
Per Serving: Calories 410; Total Fat 15g (Mono 8.2g, Poly Fat 4.8g, Sat Fat 1.5g)  Protein 15g; Carb 57g; Fiber 9g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 90mg
Excellent Source of: Calcium, Fiber, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Protein, Riboflavin, & Vitamin E
Theme: Fresh Starts!


  1. Kim, I wanna do a pot of overnight oats tonight! :D

  2. I have never tried overnight oatmeal. Makes breakfast so much easier. Love the blueberries and almonds in this one.

  3. I am a fan of putting the entire breakfast in a jar. Convenient and get you ready for the day ahead. Blueberries are my favorite breakfast fruits. This is my kind of breakfast.

  4. I would love to have this for my breakfast! Looks good and with all the healthy nutritious ingredients, I would not mind having it as a dessert!
    Will keep a lookout for that Smuckers Blueberry Lemon spread. I love both blueberries and lemons, and already thinking having it on pancakes and scones! :)

  5. Kim, I make overnight oats all of the time and mine never look as good as these! ;-) I do love it served up in the jars and that topping looks delicious. I have several all-fruit jams and spreads and don't know why I don't think to stir them in with the milk. Yum!


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