5-Minute Blackberry Pie Overnight Oats
These blackberry overnight oats are such an easy and healthy vegan breakfast! Featuring fibre-rich blackberries and oats, this is a great gut-friendly breakfast that helps to build a healthy microbiome. Perfect for meal prep so you can get an energizing start to the day, even when mornings are chaotic.
Breakfast that tastes like dessert? Yes please! Maybe blackberry pie is your thing…or maybe it’s tiramisu overnight oats but either way, it’s going to be yummy!
One of the things I’ve learned in all my years as a dietitian is that the only way you’ll consistently get healthy food into your body is if you find recipes that suit your tastebuds AND your schedule. As a mom of 2 and an entrepreneur, I know that time isn’t always on your side. It’s why most of the recipes on this blog, and in my Eat More Plants cookbook, are pretty quick.
And it’s why overnight oats are one of my secrets to successful mornings when time is tight. I’ve got plenty of quick vegan breakfasts on my website, like my 5 minute chickpea scramble, but sometimes, any amount of morning prep seems impossible, and you need to do it the night before.
Overnight oats are inherently flexible, so you can change up the flavours constantly so you don’t get bored. And, you can make them in five minutes before bed when you know the morning is going to be manic, so you can grab them and head out the door with almost zero effort.
It’s also a really nutrient-dense breakfast. Whole grain oats are rich in fermentable soluble fibre, to help soothe your gut and build a healthy gut microbiome. Plant-based milks offer calcium and B12, two nutrients that are critical on a plant-based diet. Chia seeds offer more fibre, minerals like iron, and omega 3 fatty acids.
Health Benefits of Blackberries
Blackberries are such an overlooked fruit but they’re a nutritional powerhouse! Here’s why you want to get more of these gems in your bowl:
- Blackberries are one of the highest fibre fruits with 4 grams of fibre per half cup.
- Blackberries contain trace amounts of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc as well as folate and vitamins A + C (important for healthy skin!)
- They’re also very rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals such as anthocyanins and flavonoid compounds such as ellagic acid.
Blackberry Overnight Oats Tips + Substitutions
Overnight oats are inherently customizable, so use what you have on hand! For the best results, be sure to taste your oats in the morning and then adjust the milk to your desired consistency — as well as sweeten to taste. You also want to think about texture: overnight oats are a LOT of softness! Add some kind of crunch like chopped nuts, seeds, or cacao nibs to create balance.
- Use any plant-based milk you like! Almond or macadamia milk will create a lighter texture, oat and soy will add creaminess.
- To make these oats nut free, just use a nut-free milk such as oat milk and try adding pumpkin seeds or cacao nibs for crunch instead of the almonds!
- To make these oats low FODMAP, use strawberries in place of blackberries.
- These oats make for a great breakfast meal prep! You can make enough for the whole week, and store in individual mason jars for a grab-and-go breakfast.
Overnight Oats FAQs:
Yes! Soaking oats in plant-based milk overnight softens them and makes them easily digestible.
Standard oats are cross-contaminated with gluten, but oats are inherently gluten free. Just look for certified gluten free oats! Learn more about oats and celiac disease.
Instant oats will make a very soft, porridge-like consistency while steel cut overnight oats will take a lot longer (and more milk) to break down, so I don’t recommend it without a hot soak!
Yes! Just warm up briefly on the stove or in a microwave (try 30 seconds!)
More Vegan Oat Recipes
- 15-Minute Apple Pie Oatmeal
- High Fiber Steel Cut Overnight Oats
- Plum Oolong Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Spice Oats
- High Protein Overnight Oats (vegan!)
Blackberry Pie Overnight Oats
- ¾ cup fresh or thawed blackberries, divided
- ½ cup hemp milk, or unsweetened plant milk of your choice
- ⅓ cup rolled oats, gluten free if desired (learn about the benefits of oats!)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ lemon, zest only
- 1 pinch salt
- Maple syrup
- Plant-based milk
- In a small bowl, smash ½ cup blackberries. Mix in milk, oats, chia, almonds, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon zest and salt. Place, covered, in fridge overnight.
- In the morning, taste and adjust milk and add maple syrup to your liking. Top with remaining blackberries.
14 Comments on “5-Minute Blackberry Pie Overnight Oats”
I actually ate this for dinner tonight! The flavor was sweet and absolutely wonderful! I thought there was the perfect amount of sweetness from the vanilla extract and cinnamon and didn’t need to add any additional sweetener. I really appreciate that you used your incredible cooking skill and experience to bring great flavor in a healthy way! Also, this was a complete cinch to make and a realistic option to incorporate into a busy routine because it took no time to make! 🙂 Thank you so much for creating this healthy, delicious, and easy recipe!! Jordanna
I love that you ate it for dinner, Jordanna! Breakfast for dinner is one of my favourite things 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
P.S. So sorry! The most important part of my previous review is : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars!
I loved this recipe so much that I want to eat it more frequently! However, the protein for 1 serving using unsweetened oat milk totals only 9.6 g of protein for this recipe. I try to eat at least 20 g of protein for each meal.
What I normally eat for breakfast is : 1 cup of unsweetened oat milk, 1/2 cup of old fashioned Quaker Oats, 3/4 cup of cooked, homemade lima beans, 1 serving size of fruit, 1/4 cup of nut/ seed that’s roasted, another 1/4 cup of nut /seed that’s roasted, and cinnamon. I add the lima beans, roasted nuts, roasted seeds, and fresh fruit after the oats and oat milk have been cooked in the microwave.
How much and when should I add the roasted nuts, roasted seeds, and lima beans to your recipe above to bump up the protein? Thanks so much!
You can stir them all in before putting in the fridge! And, if you’d like a simple way to get 10g of protein…just add 3 tbsp of hemp hearts to the recipe and you’re all set!
Oh, that’s right re: hemp seeds!!! I totally forgot about that! Thank you for that great tip!!! 🙂 Okay, will do. The first time I have ever tried overnight oats was for your recipe above so wasn’t sure. Look forward to eating this recipe a lot more often! Yahoo!!!
Let me know how it goes Jordanna!
I absolutely will, Desiree! I will try this recipe both hot and cold with the homemade lima beans and roasted nuts and seeds and report back to you on here! I will also ask my parents to try both ways and give you the average of our opinions- ha ha! I take cooking very seriously! 🙂
Good morning, Desiree!
We experimented and wanted to answer your question above!
We like your above recipe hot or cold with 2 kinds of roasted nuts and seeds. On the other hand, if beans are added to the above recipe with the roasted nuts and seeds, we prefer it to be made hot!
You have given great directions in the past to sort, rinse, and cook beans. I use an entire bag of dry large lima beans and cook it in 12 cups of liquid on a medium to low simmer for 55 minutes. It lasts us 4 days before we make a new batch. They become really soft. Using canned Lima beans in oatmeal totally grossed me out a long time ago so for this particular variety of bean, I highly recommend others to cook them homemade because the taste and texture is sooooo much better! Literally night and day difference!
I find that if we add beans with 2 kinds of nuts and seeds in our oatmeal, I easily meet the 21-25 daily fiber requirement already by breakfast! You have given us many ways in the past to meet our daily fiber requirement for any meal or snack to maximize our gut biome potential! 🙂
You are a fibre rock star Jordanna!!
2 more fyi’s on my above review:
1) Our serving size for homemade lima beans is 3/4 cup in oatmeal. We are getting 12 additional grams of protein and 10.5 grams of fiber just from the lima beans alone which is pretty darn awesome! I learned this quantity from you, Desiree! We have been eating this quantity for a year so our guts have adapted to the high fiber extremely well.
2) We roast the nuts and seeds every morning on 250 degrees F to avoid acrimilides. Even this very low temp. enhances the flavor of the nuts and seeds without causing cancer producing compounds from getting too dark of a color. The roasting temp. is probably not a biggie for most folks but because we eat nuts and seeds 7 days a week, it is important for us to use a low roasting temp. Okay, no more nerdy info. on this review from me, Desiree! 🙂
I forgot to mention we roast the nuts and seeds on 250 degrees F for 20 minutes!
I always check this website every week so I don’t miss any new recipes, articles, or podcasts! Love the new layout of your website!!! Very organized, gorgeous visuals, and extremely easy to navigate!
I usually have had trouble with starring recipes in the past and tried to leave big, yellow stars as a substitute. I am going to go back and see if I can give your website star ratings on all the past recipes I’ve tried to go with my comments! 🙂
I’m so glad you like the new look, Jordanna! I am really excited about it 🙂