Single serving overnight oats made with plenty of chocolate and delicious blueberries.
It’s once again that either magical or hideous time of year: Valentine’s Day. I had a sneaking suspicion that Valentine’s Day was coming up when the stores began displaying chocolate, roses, and teddy bears holding toy hearts.
And my suspicion was confirmed while wasting time on my iPad, as the latest The Simpsons Tapped Out update involved a Valentine’s Day theme. (Hmm, I think my iPad may just explain why it takes me so long to get anything done).
I’m someone who has never celebrated Valentine’s Day, and I wouldn’t be that surprised if I never did. Now before you start accusing me of having sour grapes, I can assure you that I’m perfectly happy with my life in its current state. Really. Truly. Indubitably.
Besides, I’m not going on a rampage against Valentine’s Day. I’m not going to be like Jessica Biel’s character in the creatively titled movie, Valentine’s Day, and throw an anti-Valentine’s Day party complete with a piñata and baseball bat. Instead, I’m going to take Valentine’s Day as an excuse to make a ton of chocolate and berry breakfasts.
Everyone loves chocolate and berries, right? Even people who rue the day and think it’s a stupid made-up holiday that makes us single people feel alone? After all, none of that is chocolate’s fault.
So, as you would’ve noticed from the title of this post, my first Valentine’s Day themed recipe is Blueberry and Chocolate Overnight Oats.
Strawberries, raspberries or cherries generally considered the ‘romantic’ berries, and poor blueberries are often pushed aside. What’s wrong with blueberries? They may not be pink, but they’re sweeter than other berries and oh-so-delicious.
So I thought it was about time to show blueberries some love.
(Well that, and I simply adore the combination of blueberries and chocolate!)
This post was updated (with new pictures) in November 2015.
- For the overnight oats
- ⅓ cup frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup milk of choice
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ⅓ cup Greek-style yogurt
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 - 3 teaspoons maple syrup
- Chocolate sauce
- Chocolate chips
- In a blender, combine the frozen blueberries and milk. Blend until smooth. Transfer the blueberry mixture to a bowl or container.
- Add the rolled oats, yogurt, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Mix until well combined.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap (or put the lid on the container) and leave in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, stir in some extra milk if the overnight oats are too thick.
- Top the oats with chocolate sauce, chocolate chips and plenty of blueberries. Enjoy!