Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

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Looking for a refreshing breakfast that’s prepped ahead of time? Blueberry lemon overnight oats are a delightful, nutritious choice! This recipe combines the tangy zest of lemon with sweet bursts of blueberries, all soaked into creamy oats overnight. If you are looking for other delicious recipes like this you can view my full collection of Overnight Oats Recipes here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To make blueberry lemon overnight oats, you’ll need:

  • Oats: 2 cups rolled oats (Quick oats work too, but have a different texture)
  • Plant Milk: 2 cups of your preferred plant-based milk
  • Vanilla Protein Powder: 4 scoops (optional; if not used, add 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • Ground Flax Seeds: 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Zest: 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice: 2 tbsp (from 1 lemon)
  • Fresh Blueberries: 1 cup (plus extra for topping)

Chia Jam:

  • Fresh or frozen blueberries: 1 ½ cups
  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Chia seeds: 2 tbsp
  • Maple syrup: 1 tbsp (optional)

Helpful Tools

  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Jars for storage

How To Make These Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

Making Chia Jam:

In a saucepan over medium heat, add blueberries and gently mash them.

blueberry chia seed jam

Add lemon juice, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Cook for 2-3 minutes until combined and heated.

blueberry and chia jam

Allow the jam to cool; it will thicken as it sits.

blueberry chia jam recipe

Preparing the Oats:

  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, plant milk, protein powder (or vanilla extract), lemon zest, lemon juice, and ground flax seeds. Mix well.

Assembling the Oats:

In jars, layer oat mixture and chia jam alternately.

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Top with fresh blueberries.

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Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.

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Tips & Tricks

FAQs: Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones?

Yes, frozen blueberries work well in this recipe.

How long can I store blueberry lemon overnight oats?

They can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

Can I substitute oats with another grain?

Rolled oats work best due to their texture, but you can experiment with other grains like quinoa flakes.

lemon blueberry overnight oats

Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

Blueberry lemon overnight oats combine tangy lemon zest and sweet blueberries with creamy oats, ideal for a refreshing and nutritious vegan breakfast.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • 2 cups rolled oats (Quick oats work too, but has a different texture)
  • 2 cups plant milk of choice
  • 4 scoops vanilla protein powder (optional – if you don't use this add 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries for topping

Chia Jam

  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)


  • In a saucepan on medium heat, add blueberries, allow them to heat up and gently mash them to your desired consistency.
  • Next, add your lemon juice, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Cook on medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes until everything is combined and heated through.
  • Allow to cool for at least 5 mins, this jam will thicken as it cools.
  • While the jam is cooling, prepare the oats. In a large mixing bowl add oats, plant milk, protein powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, and ground flax. Stir to combine.
  • Using 4 jars, assemble them by layering first the oat mixture, then the chia jam, oat mixture, then chia jam again. Top with fresh blueberries, and leave in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
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Conclusion: Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

Blueberry lemon overnight oats offer a delicious way to start your day with a burst of flavors. With minimal effort, you can have a nutritious breakfast waiting for you every morning.

6 thoughts on “Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

  1. Chelsea says:

    5 stars
    Loved these overnight oats! Super delicious and easy to make.

  2. Kathy says:

    5 stars
    Yum this was a delicious flavour!! Keep putting out more like this please 🙏

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Hi Kathy! Thank you so much! so happy you loved the flavour. I will keep putting out more vegan overnight oats recipes for sure!

  3. Tina says:

    5 stars
    I made this last week with some fresh blueberries I also added some shredded coconut 🥥 which was so tasty

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