Breakfast

May 7, 2020

Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats

Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats are an easy and delicious way to eat lots of protein and fiber for breakfast. Plant-based and sugar-free!

Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats

Oats are such an incredible breakfast. They are so versatile -- you can heat them up, turn them into overnight oats, make muesli, bake them into granola -- the possibilities are endless.

And not only that, but you can flavor them however you want. Blueberry Orange, Purple Pear, and Banana Turmeric are some of my favorite flavor combinations!

You can pretty much pick any fruit, spice, seed, or extract you want and have a delicious bowl of goodness for breakfast. Or dessert if you're weird like me.

I used to track my macro-nutrient intake to make sure I was getting enough protein to sustain my workout regimen. Back then, eating oatmeal concerned me because it doesn't have buckets of protein.

Don't get me wrong, oats DO have protein. And fiber, which is actually more important than protein. But I digress...

I started thinking up creative ways to eat oats for breakfast while getting a hefty serving of protein. I tried plant-based protein powder, which worked well, but honestly I got tired of paying so much for a highly-processed food when I could eat protein naturally.

So I decided to use a super secret ingredient that gives oats an incredible thick, creamy texture AND tons of protein.

Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats

Okay... I'll tell you. I used tofu.

Don't freak out. Tofu has very little flavor. And when you mix it in with the oats, fruit, and other add-ins you cannot taste it at all. Instead, you get super duper thick oats.

Speaking of other ingredients, let's go through them.

Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats Ingredients

  • Rolled or Quick Oats: Either variety is fine, depending on your preferences. Just don't use steel cut!
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds absorb liquid and help the oats get nice and thick. Plus, chia seeds are a great plant-based source of Omega-3s!
  • Cinnamon: The sweet spice adds a delicious flavor to the oats.
  • Medium Firm Tofu: The "secret" ingredient. I like medium-firm for this recipe because it doesn't have a tofu texture, but it isn't super liquidy either.
  • Oat Milk: I've been loving oat milk lately, but any non-dairy milk will work!
  • Maple Syrup: A teaspoon of maple syrup adds just enough sweetness to make this dish sweet but not overwhelming.
  • Maple Extract: Optional, but it adds so much maple flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract: A layer of vanilla flavor is also optional but delicious.
  • Blueberries: I use frozen, because they release juices in the oats as they thaw, but fresh is just as delicious.

Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats

How to Make Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats

Step 1. In a small container or mason jar, mix the oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl mash up the tofu.

Step 2. Add the tofu, oat milk, maple syrup, maple extract, vanilla extract to the oat mixture. Stir in the blueberries.

Step 3. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with additional blueberries and maple syrup if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for giving us foods that fuel our bodies. Thank you for giving us the means to eat minimally processed foods that are so good for us. Amen.

Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats

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Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats

Blueberry Maple Overnight Oats are an easy and delicious way to eat lots of protein and fiber for breakfast. Plant-based and sugar-free!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

1

Prep:

240

min

cook:

min

total:

240

min

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Rolled or Quick Oats
  • 1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/5 Package Medium Firm Tofu
  • 2 Tablespoons Oat Milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Maple Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Blueberries (I like frozen!)

Instructions

  1. In a small container or mason jar, mix the oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl mash up the tofu.
  3. Add the tofu, oat milk, maple syrup, maple extract, vanilla extract to the oat mixture.
  4. Stir in the blueberries.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with additional blueberries and maple syrup if desired. Enjoy!

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography