We've all had those mornings when you don't have enough time to make breakfast before class, but you still want something. Not to mention, you want to eat healthy! These dorm room overnight oats are a great solution—they are simple, healthy, and something that you can make to grab and go in the morning. 

Oats are great to have before class because they will keep you full for a long time. Additionally, oats can lower your cholesterol, improve blood sugar control, and they are a great source of carbs and fiber.  Plus, with the addition of Greek yogurt and almond butter,  you can add some extra protein for your day.

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The nutrition facts for this meal are also exactly what you need—it will give you roughly 300 calories, 17 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber, 8 grams of fat, and 14 grams of sugar. Not to mention, most of the sugar is natural and comes from the blueberries.

Blueberries are also full of antioxidants, so this is great for boosting your immune system!  I like this recipe for a post-workout breakfast or snack, even if you're not running to class. It's nutrients will give you the necessary boost of energy to get you through your day. Don't worry about rushing to the dining hall when you can make these dorm room overnight oats. 

Overnight Blueberry Almond Butter Oats

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt- flavored works too!
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1 packet plain oats
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • dash cinnamon
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  • Step 1

    Combine the greek yogurt, almond milk, almond butter, honey, cinnamon, and oats in a mason jar (or any other toppings of your choice)

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  • Step 2

    Tightly seal lid and set in refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Best results if left overnight

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  • Step 3

    Remove from fridge in the morning and add blueberries and granola (optional: stir in additional almond butter and honey, or anything else you can think of)

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  • Step 4

    Stir and enjoy!

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Although this recipe is for blueberry overnight oats, there are so many ways to customize your oats to how you like them, simply by switching up the toppings! Some other topping ideas could include mixed nuts, goji berries, chocolate chips, bananas, shredded coconut, or other fresh fruits! There are enough combinations out there for you to have overnight oats every morning of the week

The best thing about overnight oats is that they are easy to tailor to your own tastes. Additionally, they likely will not require much effort in grocery shopping or preparation. I bought nearly all of these ingredients at Target, but most ingredients you would need for overnight oats can be found at any grocery store or even, on campus.

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I also love Trader Joe's for breakfast ingredients. They have a wide variety of granolas, and reasonably priced berries. My friends have also tried this recipe, and agree that it is extremely convenient and simple to make.

Overall, I would highly recommend adding these dorm room overnight oats into your breakfast routine. When you wake up to an already made, healthy, fresh breakfast, you feel ready to take on your day. It's quick, cheap, and delicious—what more could you ask for at Breakfast time?