These overnight blended oats are made with simple ingredients, easy to prepare, and customizable. Ideal for busy mornings—perfect for both kids and adults with endless topping options!
Blended Overnight Oats
My kids absolutely love banana overnight oats, and I'm fully on board because i can prepare it the night before, making breakfast a breeze in the morning - yes please!
While my son enjoys the chewy texture of regular overnight oats, my three-year-old daughter prefers a softer consistency. Enter overnight blended oats - the perfect make-ahead breakfast.
The preparation is quite similar, with the only distinction being that for blended overnight oats, you blend the mixture BEFORE placing it in the refrigerator.
The result is a smooth and creamy texture, like a thick smoothie or oatmeal pudding.
It's definitely worth trying for EASY breakfast and snack (here are more healthy toddler snacks) for the whole family.
I am highlighting just the ones that need further explanation. The complete list is in the recipe card below.
- Oats - rolled oats or old-fashioned oats are my favorite for this but you can also use quick oats. Steel cut oats will not work
- Milk - I use whole milk because that's what my kids drink, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk...there are so many dairy-free milk options these days.
- Plain Greek yogurt - Adds protein and gives a creamy texture. You can use plain dairy or non-dairy yogurt. Flavored yogurt, like this vanilla yogurt, pumpkin yogurt, and blueberry yogurt would be delicious too!
- Ripe banana - adds natural sweetness to the blended oats. The bananas also make the oats smoother and more satisfying.
- Chia seeds - will give the oats a pudding-like texture while boosting nutrition. They're a great source of protein, fiber, iron, and healthy fats, which are essential nutrients for babies and toddlers.
- Pure maple syrup - for extra sweetness. You can also leave it out and drizzle it at the end.
Step 1: Add all the ingredients into your blender and blend and blend until smooth. It will be very liquid-y but don't worry!
Step 2: Pour the blended oats mixture into a jar with a lid or an airtight container and refrigerate overnight. When ready to eat, give it a good stir. Adjust the thickness (see below), if needed, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Tips for Success
- You can half the recipe if you want just one serving or double the recipe to enjoy for several days.
- If you prefer a thicker consistency, add an extra tablespoon of chia seeds or some nut butter and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. I would be careful as overly thick blended oats can taste pasty.
- If you prefer a thinner texture, add a bit more milk.
And now comes the fun part! You can easily invite fun and variety by adding any of these:
- Nuts and seeds (finely chopped or ground for babies)
- Peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter
- Grated carrots - our favorite blended oats combination is carrots, shredded coconut, and chopped walnuts, reminiscent of carrot cake.
- Fresh fruit - like strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, and apples
- Granola - (try this homemade no added sugar granola)
- Chocolate chips
You can either put the blended oats in one container or divide them before refrigerating for a quick and easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack.
If choosing the latter, I recommend storing in small containers or these overnight oats jars. For babies, these glass jars are wonderful. They’re so versatile and because you can stack them they don't take up too much space in the fridge.
If storing for more than a day, you will probably need to add more milk before serving as the oats continue to thicken over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
While these are meant to be enjoyed straight from the fridge, if you're craving something warm, then either: microwave for 45-60 seconds or transfer to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through.
Raw oats are safe to eat because they undergo a heat treatment process during milling, which eliminates potential contaminants. Additionally, oats contain a natural preservative, avenacin, which helps protect them from spoilage.
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Overnight Blended Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 medium banana
- ½ cup Greek yogurt (120g(
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- Add all the ingredients into your blender and blend and blend until smooth. It will be very liquid-y but don't worry!
- Pour the blended oats mixture into a jar with a lid or an airtight container and refrigerate overnight. When ready to eat, give it a good stir. Adjust the thickness (see below), if needed, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
- If you prefer a thicker consistency, add an extra tablespoon of chia seeds or some nut butter (or seed butter) and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. I would be careful as overly thick blended oats can taste pasty.