Breakfast

Blended Overnight Oats

Blended Overnight Oats are a fun twist between having a smoothie for breakfast and having a bowl of oatmeal. It's truly the best of both worlds and it's made with simple and healthy ingredients!
a bowl of blended oats that are topped with chocolate frosting.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Blended Overnight Oats are quick and easy to make!
  • They are creamy, smooth and taste like pudding.
  • It’s like having dessert for breakfast!
  • These oats are high in protein and low in sugar.
  • If you love smoothies you are going to love eating your oats this way.
  • They’re made with oat flour, or just blended rolled oats.
  • You can customize them and make a ton of different flavors.
  • The perfect meal prep for the week.
  • They are plant-based, vegan and dairy-free.
  • Check out my cookie dough baked oats, basically this recipe but baked!
all the ingredients you need to make blended oats.

Ingredients and Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for this Blended overnight oats recipe. Scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post for full ingredient list and instructions.

Organic old fashioned rolled oats work best for this recipe, you don’t have to use organic but they must be old fashioned rolled. I have not tested this recipe with quick oats. To make this recipe gluten-free, use certified gluten-free rolled oats.

I use Ritual protein which is my favorite right now, but you can use any type that you like. I would recommend sticking to plain or vanilla for this recipe!

Ground flax adds fiber which helps keep you full. You can omit if you don’t have it or try adding in some chia seeds in replace.

Almond milk or any type of milk or nut-milk alternative such as cashew milk, coconut milk, hemp milk and so much more.

Cashew butter gives the best cookie dough taste, but you can use any other nut butter in replace. I’d recommend almond butter or peanut butter. To make this recipe nut-free, try using a seed butter like tahini, sunflower seed butter or oat butter.

Vanilla extract adds flavor.

You can’t have cookie dough without chocolate chips! You can use dairy or dairy-free!

For the frosting I did a mixture of coconut base yogurt like the one from Harmless, mixed with melted dark chocolate, my favorite right now is from Hu Kitchen.

a bowl of oats that are topped with frosting.

How to make

These blended overnight oats are insanely easy to make and they will for sure be your new favorite breakfast.

ONE: In a blender, add in all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and yogurt.

TWO: Then, blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth and creamy.

THREE: Pour blended oats into a bowl and mix in chocolate chips. Then, place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, or the freezer for 20 minutes to cool.

FOUR: In the meantime, mix together the melted chocolate and yogurt to create the frosting. If your chocolate hardens up due to the yogurt being cold, add it to the microwave for 15 seconds to melt. Then, spread the frosting on top and place back in the fridge or freezer to harden.

FIVE: When ready, remove from the fridge or freezer and enjoy!

Tips and tricks

Blend ingredients on high speed for 30-60 second or until mixture is smooth and creamy. I like to use my Nutribullet since it is a smaller cup and really ensure’s everything is blended together. If you are using a larger blender, you may need to stop to scrape down the sides a few times.

If you’re enjoying that day, throw the blended oats in the freezer for 20 minutes to get them nice and cold, or try adding ice!

the final blended oatmeal

How to serve and store

Serve these cookie dough blended oats with yogurt and chocolate “frosting” for the ultimate treat and enjoy with your cup of coffee!

Store these oats in an airtight container and enjoy within 3 days.

Frequently asked questions

How long do these oats last for?

When stored properly in an airtight container, these oats will last for three days.

Can I freeze these oats?

Yes you can, but you will need to let them thaw for 30 minutes before enjoying.

Can I bake these blended oats?

Absolutely! Add in a pinch of baking powder and either an egg or banana for moisture and bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.

Can I microwave these oats?

Yes you can! Try microwaving them for 20-30 seconds to warm them up and about 60-90 seconds to make them more of a cake consistency.

a spoon inside the blended oatmeal to show texture.

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Blended Overnight Oats

Blended Overnight Oats are a fun twist between having a smoothie for breakfast and having a bowl of oatmeal. It's truly the best of both worlds and made with simple and healthy ingredients!
4.3 based on 10 reviews
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PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
4 hours
TOTAL TIME:
4 hours
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Cookie Dough Blended Oats

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats.
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein, about 1/4 cup.
  • 1 tbsp ground flax.
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk.
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter.
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips.

Frosting

  • 3 tbsp coconut yogurt.
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, melted.

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

2 servings

Directions

  1. In a blender add in oats, protein, ground flax, almond milk, cashew butter, and vanilla extract and blend until smooth and creamy. About 30-60 seconds. 
  2. Pour batter into a bowl and mix in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or freeze for 20 minutes to cool. 
  3. When ready, melt chocolate chips and add to coconut yogurt. If your chocolate hardens again because of the cold yogurt, pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds and it should be good to go. 
  4. Then, spread this mixture over your blended oats and smooth out. Either enjoy as is, or place it back into the fridge or freezer to harden once more and enjoy! 

Notes

  • If you're enjoying that day, throw the blended oats in the freezer for 20 minutes to get them nice and cold, or try adding ice!
  • Make sure your oats are firm to the touch before adding on the frosting otherwise it will all mix together. If you don't care about aesthetics- it will still taste the same!

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Hi there! I like to enjoy mine cold, but if you wanted to warm them up you definitely can! pop then in the microwave for 30 seconds. If you do any longer they will cook and be more like baked oats!

Sitting here eating them right now, they are so good! I haven’t been a fan of overnight oats I have tried so far but these are delicious!! Definitely something up my alley! And the ingredients are super simple to follow!

Hi Lindsay! That’s amazing to hear!! The texture definitely makes eating oats more fun. Thanks so much for your comment and rating, I really appreciate it! I hope you have a great weekend. xx

Hi Jennifer! I’m so sorry but I do not provide nutritional value for personal reasons. You can read about it under my “lifestyle” tab if you are curious. However, you can easily plug the ingredients into a calculator on google, just add the serving size and it will tell you right away! xx

Hi! I’m curious how long these last if made in advance? I’m pregnant and would love to make some of these ahead of baby coming for a quick and easy breakfast!!

Hi Rebecca! These blended oats will last 3 days in the fridge! You can also freeze them for 30 days. Just let them defrost on the counter for about 1 hour prior to eating! Congrats on the baby! Let me know how it works out for you. xx