Overnight Oats with Blueberry Chia Jam

Make your overnight oats better with this healthy blueberry chia jam! All you need is some lemon, maple syrup, cinnamon, chia, oats, and blueberries.

Overnight Oats with Blueberry Chia Jam in a jar held by hands

Before I tell you about this recipe, I wanted to make a quick announcement to our Chicago friends – this Saturday I’ll be attending the Renegade Craft Fair Chicago at the Quaker Oats booth. Stop by to say HI and enjoy a healthy snack of Overnight Oats. I’ll be doing the meet & greet from 11:30am – 12:30pm, hope to see you there! (click here for details)

Ok, back to the recipe! Last week, I was up to my ears in corn… this week, I’ve been eating blueberries until I’m blue in the face. They’re so good right now! Plus, they freeze well, so in my opinion there’s no such thing as too many blueberries.

The first thing I did with my market-load of blueberries was make this YUMMY blueberry chia jam that I scooped atop a few batches of overnight oats. I don’t know why I haven’t been making this breakfast combination all summer, it’s so delicious! We’ve been eating overnight oats with this blueberry jam all week.

Overnight Oats with Blueberry Chia Jam

If you’re new to overnight oats (hi, I am sort of too), they’re so easy to make because they don’t need to be cooked. The recipe I like comes straight from the Quaker Oats website. It’s a 1:1 mixture of oats to milk (I use vanilla almond milk). Overnight, they soften and they’re ready for you in the morning. Overnight oats are a great grab-and-go breakfast as well as a blank canvas for whatever toppings, fruits, etc, you like.

For my toppings, I made this Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats recipe and used my fresh blueberry chia jam – the perfect use for all of my extra blueberries!

Overnight Oats with Blueberry Chia Jam Overnight Oats with Blueberry Chia Jam

Once your jam is ready and has set (let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour), layer up your jars with oats, almond milk, chia jam, extra blueberries and lemon zest. Pop it in the fridge and enjoy your oats for breakfast the next morning!

Overnight Oats with Blueberry Chia Jam

I should add that I also like to top mine with some toasted sliced almonds (add a pinch of sea salt while you toast them). If I wake up with a sweet tooth, I drizzle on some extra maple syrup!

If you love eating oats for breakfast, try making steel-cut oatmeal, savory porridge, or baked oatmeal next!

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Overnight Oats with Blueberry Chia Jam

for the jam: (makes about 2 cups)
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • pinch of sea salt
for the oats: (amount for 1 serving)
  • ½ Cup Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats
  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon blueberry chia jam
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  1. Make the jam. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, simmer the blueberries, lemon juice, and vanilla for 3 to 5 minutes, gently mashing and stirring often. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt and remove from the heat. Stir in the chia seeds and tranfcer to a glass jar. Let cool slightly, then set in the fridge to chill for at least an hour. If your jam isn’t set enough, stir in more chia seeds.
  2. Assemble the oats. Add Quaker Oats to a glass jar, pour in the milk, and layer blueberry jam, blueberries, and lemon zest.
  3. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning.
Optional: add toasted sliced almonds for crunch (add a pinch of sea salt while you toast them), and an extra drizzle of maple syrup if you like sweeter oats.

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  1. Susie

    Would you recommend making a large batch of the jam and freezing it (I’m thinking in portions for topping oats) or do you think the texture would get funky?

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)

      Hi Susie, I think you could freeze this jam! It might separate a bit when it thaws, but I think you could stir it back together. Alternatively, you could make this blueberry compote. It freezes well.

  2. Danielle

    So i’m sitting here with a new 50 lb bag of organic oats and realizing i need to know how to make more than oatmeal (my palate demands it!). This looks and sounds amazing. Hopefully I will be enjoying this by tomorrow morning 🙂

  3. Diane

    Can you provide nutritional information for this recipe? Thank You

  4. Duna

    Hi I just made this! excited to try it tomorrow morning. the only problem is im going to sleep and i didnt put the jam on top of the oats to set overnight. is it okay to just add the jam in the morning?
    Thank you 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Yep, it’s ok if you add the jam in the morning 🙂

  5. Hi love,
    I like how you add flavours based on culinary attention to the depth and complexity of each mix of ingredients.

    I’m curious as to the lemon juice- I’ve seen it in a few different chia jam recipes. Do you have a reason for adding it?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Melanie, I like the flavor it adds – lemon and blueberries are really tasty together.

  6. cake lover

    nice recipe dear thanks for sharing with us

  7. Rebecca Voorhees

    This looks so delicious! I cannot wait to try it. I just recently tried out Healthy Help 4 U’s papaya pudding recipe and it is so good! I have added the youtube link below for the recipe! Check it out!

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