Breakfast can be good for you and also taste like dessert! The allure of creamy cheesecake with the wholesome goodness of overnight oats is combined into one delicious blueberry cheesecake overnight oats recipe! It’s great for meal prep and a breakfast you’ll actually look forward to waking up for!

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Overnight oat blueberry cheesecake in a glass with fresh blueberries on top.

I have a knack for making my breakfast taste like dessert. Overnight oats are the perfect canvas for making a truly delicious morning meal while also being full of healthy ingredients!

Just take my snickers overnight oats or these birthday cake overnight oats—you’ll be shocked at the decadent and indulgent flavors! I make no exceptions with this blueberry cheesecake overnight oat recipe. It tastes like cheesecake, but it’s secretly good for you!

Why You’ll love this recipe

  • Indulgent Flavor Fusion: Imagine the creamy richness of cheesecake paired with the vibrant burst of fresh blueberries, all in a convenient, wholesome breakfast bowl. This recipe flawlessly marries the luxurious taste of cheesecake with the nutritious goodness of overnight oats, boasting a balance of sweet and tangy flavors in every spoonful.
  • Super Convenient: Say goodbye to hectic mornings with this make-ahead wonder! By preparing your breakfast the night before, you’ll wake up to a ready-to-eat, grab-and-go meal that fits seamlessly into even the busiest of schedules. Plus, it’s portable, making it perfect for those mornings when you need to fuel up on the move.
  • Nutritious Start to Your Day: Loaded with fiber, protein, and antioxidants from the oats and blueberries, this recipe not only satisfies your taste buds but also nourishes your body. Healthy oats and wholesome blueberries make this a breakfast option that’s as good for you as it is delicious.
  • A Decadent Treat Any Time of Day: While perfect for breakfast, these overnight oats also double as a guilt-free dessert option. Whether you’re craving something sweet after dinner or need a satisfying snack to curb those afternoon cravings, a serving of blueberry cheesecake overnight oats is sure to hit the spot without derailing your healthy eating goals.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

This easy blueberry cheesecake oatmeal recipe only requires simple ingredients. It sounds (and tastes) indulgent but it’s an easy breakfast option for busy mornings that can be enjoyed often! Here’s what you need:

Gathered ingredients for this blueberry cheesecake overnight oats recipe in various bowls with labels.
  • Rolled Oats: Rolled oats work best in this recipe, providing a hearty texture and nutty flavor. If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can use quick oats instead, but adjust the liquid accordingly as quick oats tend to absorb more moisture.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: Opt for your favorite type of milk such as almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk to keep this recipe dairy-free. The milk adds creaminess to the oats while ensuring they soak up the flavors overnight. Feel free to use sweetened or unsweetened varieties based on your preference.
  • Non-Dairy Yogurt: Yogurt adds tanginess and extra creaminess to the oats. Choose a plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt to complement the other ingredients. Greek-style yogurt works well for a thicker consistency, but any non-dairy yogurt will do.
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are a key ingredient for thickening the overnight oats and adding a boost of nutrition. If you don’t have chia seeds on hand, you can omit them, but the texture may be slightly less thick. Alternatively, you can substitute ground flax seeds or hemp seeds for a similar effect.
  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup provides natural sweetness to the oats without overwhelming the other flavors. If you prefer, you can substitute agave syrup or even this apple honey for the maple syrup.
  • Vanilla Extract: If your milk and yogurt are already flavored vanilla, you can skip this—unless you like a lot of vanilla flavor!
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice adds a bright, citrusy note to balance the sweetness of the blueberries and maple syrup and really gives it that tangy cheesecake flavor. If you don’t have fresh lemon juice, you can use bottled lemon juice in a pinch. 
  • Blueberries: Fresh or frozen blueberries both work well in this recipe. Blueberries add bursts of juicy sweetness and a pop of color to the oats. Feel free to use other berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries as a substitute or mix different berries for variety.
  • Graham Crackers: Graham crackers are optional but highly recommended for that authentic cheesecake flavor and texture. Crushed graham crackers can be sprinkled on top of the oats before serving or mixed into the oats for added crunch. If you don’t have graham crackers, you can use crushed digestive biscuits, Biscoff cookies, or skip them altogether.

The full recipe with exact measurements can be find in the recipe card below.

How To Make These Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Step 1: Combine the rolled oats, non-dairy milk, non-dairy yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, fresh lemon juice, and a pinch of salt in a sealable container like a mason jar. Mix thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are well combined.

The ingredients for blueberry cheesecake overnight oats all mixed together in a bowl.

Step 2: If using frozen blueberries, you can either mix them in or place them directly on top at this stage. Cover the container and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or ideally overnight, allowing the mixture to soften and thicken.

The soaked and creamy blueberry cheesecake overnight oats in a bowl.

Step 3: When you’re ready to enjoy your breakfast, start by adding a layer of crushed graham crackers to the bottom of a glass jar.

Step 4: Next, spoon the prepared blueberry cheesecake overnight oats on top of the graham crackers. For an extra touch, top with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream or additional non-dairy yogurt like I did with this frozen fruit overnight oatmeal. If desired, garnish with fresh blueberries.

Blueberry cheesecake overnight oats in a glass.

Tips

  • To make this overnight oats recipe really feel like cheesecake, I highly recommend adding the crushed graham crackers. You can easily crush them by placing them in a ziptop bag and using a rolling pin or the back of a spoon to break them up into smaller pieces. I prefer to add the graham crackers right before serving to maintain the crunchy texture but you can also add it in when prepping the oats.
  • The next morning, if the oats have thickened too much to your liking, feel free to add a splash of milk and stir to distribute before serving.

Variations and Toppings

  • Berry Blast: Experiment with different berries to create your own fruity twist on this recipe. Substitute the blueberries with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a mix of your favorites for a burst of seasonal flavor to make it a berry cheesecake overnight oats.
  • Nutty Crunch: Add a satisfying crunch to your overnight oats by incorporating chopped nuts or seeds. Walnuts, almonds, pecans, or sunflower seeds not only provide texture but also boost the nutritional profile with healthy fats and protein. Sprinkle them on top just before serving for an irresistible nutty finish.
  • Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Indulge your sweet tooth by incorporating chocolate into your overnight oats. Stir in a tablespoon of cocoa powder or add chocolate chips to the mixture for a decadent treat. Chocolate chip cheesecake? Yes, please!
  • Protein Boost: Turn it into protein overnight oats by adding your favorite protein powder. I love making my own with this homemade pea protein powder!
  • Peanut Butter Power: Elevate the protein content and add creamy richness by swirling in a spoonful of peanut butter or your favorite nut butter. The nutty flavor pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the blueberries and maple syrup.
  • Granola Crunch: For an extra layer of crunch and flavor, sprinkle granola on top of your overnight oats before serving. Choose your favorite store-bought variety or make your own homemade granola with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and spices. The granola adds a delightful contrast to the creamy oats.

Get creative and mix and match these variations and your favorite toppings to customize your blueberry cheesecake overnight oats!

Storage

Once prepared, your blueberry cheesecake overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Keep the prepared overnight oats in sealable jars or airtight containers in the refrigerator. Mason jars work particularly well and allow for easy grab-and-go convenience.

While you can technically freeze overnight oats, the texture may become somewhat altered upon thawing. It’s best to enjoy them fresh from the refrigerator for optimal taste and consistency.

Before enjoying your overnight oats, give them a good stir to redistribute any ingredients that may have settled at the bottom of the jar. If adding toppings like fresh fruit or granola, consider keeping them separate until serving time.

FAQ’s

Are overnight oats as healthy as oatmeal?

Overnight oats and traditionally cooked oatmeal are both nutritious options. Both are made with whole oats that are rich in fiber. These whole grains also provide complex carbohydrates for sustained energy, as well as some protein and micronutrients like iron and magnesium. Some people find overnight oats easier to digest because the soaking process breaks down some of the starches and phytic acid present in oats.

Why are my overnight oats not creamy?

If your oats may not be as creamy as you like due to the ratio of liquid. If your oats are too dry, increase the amount of liquid. The type of milk you use can also affect the creaminess of the oat mixture. I prefer thicker milk, like oat milk or soy milk, instead of milk with a thinner consistency, like almond. The length of soaking time also impacts the texture. If you meal prep your oats several days in advance, your oats may have become thick from the extended soaking time. Simply add more milk and mix to get the best texture.

Overnight oat blueberry cheesecake in a glass with fresh blueberries on top.

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Blueberry overnight oats topped with fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

5 from 2 votes
Author: Rachel
Breakfast can be good for you and also taste like dessert! The allure of creamy cheesecake with the wholesome goodness of overnight oats is combined into one delicious blueberry cheesecake overnight oats recipe! It’s great for meal prep and a breakfast you’ll actually look forward to waking up for!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cup plain non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 graham crackers crushed

Instructions 

  • Add the rolled oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt to a sealable container and mix well to combine. If using frozen blueberries you can add them at this time either by mixing in or placing directly on top. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight to soften and thicken.
  • When ready to eat, add a layer of crushed graham crackers to the bottom of a glass jar, then top with the blueberry cheesecake overnight oats. If desired top with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream or more yogurt, and add your fresh blueberries on top if using. Enjoy!

Notes

Crush the graham crackers by placing them in a sealable bag and either rolling over with a rolling pin or using the back of a spoon to create crumbs.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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