Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait from Flavor The Moments

Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Parfait is the easiest, nutritious way to start your day!  Rolled oats set in coconut milk overnight in the fridge, so in the morning they’re soft, rich, and creamy.  Layer them with a luscious blueberry compote, and you’ve got a breakfast that tastes more like a treat.   These oats are perfect for warm summer mornings, and for breakfast on the go.

Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait: Guest Post from Flavor The Moments | The Sweet {Tooth} Life

Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait: Guest Post from Flavor The Moments | The Sweet {Tooth} Life

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Even though I’m on vacation, the party keeps going!  I’m so grateful for friends like Marcie from Flavor the Moments, who is bringing you all some incredible blueberry oatmeal partfaits today.  I’ll let her describe the recipe to you and I’ll go ahead and introduce her.  I honestly don’t remember how I “met” her, but I think she commented on STL and I commented back and we’ve never stopped!  She just recently graduated from culinary school and I always enjoyed reading her weekly posts recapping all that went on.  She makes amazing recipes ranging from no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bars to mango tomatillo guacamole to meat sauce with red wine and mushrooms.  She’s been a treat to meet and you cannot read her posts or comments without smiling!

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Hello!  I’m Marcie from Flavor the Moments, and I’m so honored to be guest posting for our friend Mary Frances.  I’ve been following her blog for quite some time, and I’m in awe over how someone so young can be so knowledgeable about food!  I love her mix of healthy and indulgent recipes, and I’m really learning a lot from her about preparing dairy-free and vegan foods.  While I don’t follow dairy-free, gluten-free, or vegan diets, I enjoy preparing recipes along those lines because I feel like I can always use less dairy, gluten, and animal products in my diet.  Healthy eating is definitely in my repertoire, so Mary Frances’ blog is a great place to be. :)

Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait: Guest Post from Flavor The Moments | The Sweet {Tooth} Life

I wanted to bring a delicious recipe here today — one that’s simple, nutritious and absolutely delicious.  This Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Parfait is just that.  Have you ever made overnight oats?  It’s simply mixing a 1:1 ratio of old fashioned rolled oats with the milk of your choice.  Mary Frances told me I didn’t have to create a dairy-free recipe, but the truth is, I can’t get enough coconut milk.  The oats set in the coconut milk in the fridge overnight, and the next day you wake up to the richest, creamiest oats with a delicious coconut flavor.  Who needs dairy? ;)

Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait: Guest Post from Flavor The Moments | The Sweet {Tooth} Life

If you haven’t ever had overnight oats, maybe your skeptical about cold oatmeal?  I was, but I’m so glad I tried them.  There are some things I just don’t like cold as much — soup, coffee…and I was afraid oats would fall into that category.  The cold temperature didn’t bother me one bit — I loved them in fact — and they’re perfect for warm summer mornings.  I only made enough for one serving because I was trying them out for the first time.  I had no idea how much I would love them, and now I’m completely hooked.  I know Mary Frances enjoys creating recipes in single serving sizes on occasion, so I thought these would be right up her alley. ;)  I love that you can scale down the recipe, or make a big batch for the whole family to wake up to.

Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait: Guest Post from Flavor The Moments | The Sweet {Tooth} Life

I chose a dash of brown sugar to sweeten up my oats, and some cinnamon to spice them up a bit, but you can flavor yours up any way you like.  I could’ve stopped there, but I had some homemade blueberry compote in the fridge calling my name.  It was the perfect thing to take these oats over the top — parfait-style — and who doesn’t love a beautiful layered parfait?  The blueberries made these oats so indulgent that they seemed more like a treat than a healthy breakfast.  I topped the parfait off with fresh blueberries and toasted coconut flakes, to give this parfait freshness and crunch. It’s got everything you want in a breakfast without the guilt!

Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait: Guest Post from Flavor The Moments | The Sweet {Tooth} Life

These overnight night oats are great layered in a mason jar or container, so they’re perfect for that breakfast on the go.  The hardest part will be not devouring them immediately, and you may find yourself digging in at a traffic light before you get to work or school.  Make yourself a blueberry overnight oatmeal parfait, and see if you can make it out the front door without inhaling it.  I know I can’t. :)

Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait: Guest Post from Flavor The Moments | The Sweet {Tooth} Life

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Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait: Guest Post from Flavor The Moments
 
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Ingredients
  • Single Serving Overnight Oats:
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • Blueberry Compote:
  • 8 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • tiny pinch salt
  • Place the blueberries, lemon juice, brown sugar, water, and pinch of salt in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, and smashing some of the blueberries with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook until the blueberries have softened and the mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes. The mixture will thicken more as it cools. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Instructions
  1. For the overnight oats:
  2. Place the oats, coconut milk, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a bowl and mix until combined. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge to set overnight.
  3. For the blueberry compote:
  4. Place the blueberries, lemon juice, brown sugar, water, and pinch of salt in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, and smashing some of the blueberries with the back of a wooden spoon.
  5. Cook until the blueberries have softened and the mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes. The mixture will thicken more as it cools.
  6. Store in the fridge in an airtight container
  7. Assembly:
  8. Place half of the oatmeal in the bottom of a small mason jar or other container. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the blueberry compote over the oats, and layer the remaining oats over the compote. Top with fresh blueberries and toasted coconut flakes if desired. Enjoy immediately or keep cold until ready to eat!

Marcie, you were absolutely right!  This was just up my alley and I loved how it was single serve!  I tried it and was so impressed with how creamy and fruity it was.  I hadn’t had oatmeal with a compote before, but I’m convinced, its the only way to go!  It adds a nice texture change from the oats and is so fun and colorful, just what I need to start the morning with.  Find Marcie on Pinterest, Google +, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

 


Comments

  1. says

    Marcie, great guest post! Overnight oats are truly amazing, and then you don’t have to go crazy in the morning making breakfast while you’re not fully awake yet. Love the recipe!
    And you’re right, Mary Frances rocks. I love her balance of healthy and indulgent!
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    • maryfrances says

      Haha, I relate to the not being fully awake! Coffee grounds without a filter? Yeah … ;)
      Anywho! Thank you so much Mir, that means a lot. You are too sweet!

    • maryfrances says

      Thank you Amy! Its been a good trip so far :) I’m all about quick breakfasts in the morning, too – waiting for food isn’t on my agenda! ;)

  2. says

    Not only do I like the sound of waking up to a treat of a breakfast like this, but I love the idea of making oats with coconut milk, too. Blueberries are my favourite fruit, as well, so these wonderful overnight oats are right up my alley!
    P.S. Yes, Mary Frances rocks! (I’ve said that already this week I think, but I think it needs saying again.) ;-)
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    • maryfrances says

      Aw thank you Helen! You are so sweet, I love your comments. And I agree, next to strawberries, blueberries are my favorites!

    • maryfrances says

      Me and blueberries are pretty much BFFs … but I think they have a lot of BFFS! ;) Thanks Danielle!

    • maryfrances says

      Thank you for stopping by Deb! I’ve really enjoyed the overnight oats, although I may have overdone it a couple weeks ago ;) I’ve given them a break, but I can’t wait to get back to them after we get back home. This was a delicious recipe!

  3. says

    Love your overnight oatmeal parfait Marcie! It looks so pretty layered with the blueberry compote which sounds incredible too! Soaking the oats in coconut milk is such a great idea too – yum and pinning! Thanks for sharing Marcie and Mary Frances :)

    • maryfrances says

      Thank you for stopping by and pinning, Kelly! I agree, its such a pretty breakfast option; totally puts my oats to shame! :)

    • maryfrances says

      Thank you so much ladies! Its been a good trip :) And I’m so glad you like coconut milk, its been a great dairy free alternative!

    • maryfrances says

      Thank you Gloria! It has been fun, although I’ve got some stomach bug that’s got me out of action, BUT, I do get to catch up on blog stuff, so I’m not complaining too much :) Thanks for pinning!

    • maryfrances says

      I wouldn’t like having to spend a lot of time on breakfast either, if I had to get up and go every day! I hope he enjoys, thanks for stopping by and pinning!

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