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Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats (made with frozen blueberries) is a super easy, high-protein breakfast that you can make ahead. Perfect for busy mornings!
Overnight oats are certainly nothing new. They’ve been around for quite some time, and they’ve exploded in popularity over the years.
The process of making overnight oats is pretty simple, basically you’re going to be soaking rolled oats in liquid (overnight), and this softens them and makes them delicious.
The idea of eating cold oats freaks some people out, and if this is you, don’t worry about it, you can warm them before eating! But if you haven’t tried cold oatmeal, please give it a try, you might be surprised to find that you like it. And it’s so simple and easy, that it's really worth a try!
Let’s discuss the ingredients that you’ll need to put easy blueberry cheesecake overnight oats together. You’ll need a few simple ingredients and of course you can feel free to modify (I will offer some suggestions further down the post).
- Whole milk - I used whole milk, but any milk of choice will certainly work.
- Whole rolled oats - these are so nutrient dense and filling, they’re the perfect breakfast to have on hand for busy mornings.
- Cream cheese - just be sure to soften it a bit so that you don’t just have one large clump of cream cheese floating around in your oats.
- Frozen blueberries - wild Maine blueberries are a great choice, but feel free to use whatever you have.
- Chia seeds - chia seeds help to thicken the liquid and give it a pudding-like consistency.
- Pure maple syrup - to sweeten.
- Vanilla extract - to add vanilla flavor.
- Graham crackers - to give it more of a cheesecake flavor.
Making overnight oats is simple, it goes like this:
Step 1: In a mason jar, add all of the ingredients except for the crushed graham crackers. Give it a stir until everything is combined and then place it into the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
Step 2: Before serving, add the crushed graham crackers and enjoy!
- Whole milk - you can use any milk that you like, feel free to use a plant-based milk like soy, coconut or almond. Or use a low fat dairy milk such as skim or 2%.
- Whole rolled oats - you can use quick oats, but if you do this reduce the amount of milk in the recipe (use ¼ cup of milk instead of ½).
- Cream cheese - you can swap the cream cheese for cottage cheese or greek yogurt.
- Frozen blueberries - feel free to use fresh or swap the blueberries for any other frozen berry that would make a good cheesecake flavor (like strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries).
- Chia seeds - I suggest you don’t skip these because they add flavor and texture to your overnight oats. But if you don’t like them or hate the idea of crunching on little seeds, just leave them out or swap them with an equal amount of flaxseed.
- Pure maple syrup - this is to sweeten the oatmeal, you can use honey or brown sugar as well.
- Vanilla extract - if you don’t have vanilla extract you can feel free to leave it out or swap it for almond or coconut extract for some additional flavor.
- Graham crackers - you can leave these out entirely or crumble a vanilla wafer. This ingredient isn’t super essential but it does add a nice cheesecake-y flare to the whole thing.
Variations to consider
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice - keep your personal preferences in mind, but you could add spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice to elevate these overnight oats.
- Coconut flakes - coconut flakes, if you like them, either sweetened or unsweetened, would make a great addition.
- Nut butter - for even more protein and flavor, consider adding almond or cashew butter.
Make it high protein - with a scoop of chocolate protein powder and swap the cream cheese for cottage cheese.
Do these overnight oats actually taste like cheesecake?
To be frank, no they are not going to taste like you’re biting into a real piece of cheesecake. They’re overnight oats with hints of flavors that will remind you of your favorite cheesecake and they’re really delicious in their own right!
They’re healthy, perfect for breakfast, and they feel like a slight indulgence but fortunately they’re a balanced breakfast choice.
Can you warm overnight oats?
Of course you can warm them up, simply place the oats into a microwave safe dish, cover it, and microwave on high for about 60 seconds, then enjoy.
Before writing off cold oatmeal, I urge you to give it a try! Not only is it easy and convenient but it’s now one of my favorite ways to eat breakfast (especially during the summer months).
Storage + leftovers
Overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. They’re best within the first day or two, though!
The exact shelf life may vary depending on the specific ingredients that you use, so just use your best judgment and be sure to check for any signs of spoilage if you are concerned about the amount of time they’ve been in the refrigerator.
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Yes, but I suggest using less liquid as quick oats are just thinner whole oats - they soak up less liquid and they do it much more quickly.
Yes, frozen fruit works just as well as fresh in overnight oats.
Yes, you can use any milk of your choice in overnight oats - particularly good choices are whole milk, almond milk, and soy milk.
They’re best enjoyed after 1-2 days, however they’re fine in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Pour out some of the liquid and give it a stir.
Add milk by the teaspoon and stir until the desired consistency is reached.
The Best Frozen Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- 1 mason jar
- ½ cup whole milk
- ¼ cup whole rolled oats
- 2 tbsp cream cheese softened
- 2 tbsp frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup or brown sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp graham crackers crushed
- In a mason jar, add all of the ingredients except for the crushed graham crackers. Give it a stir until everything is combined and then place it into the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
- Before serving, add the crushed graham crackers and enjoy!
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