Blueberry and Fig Overnight Oatmeal

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I am quickly turning into a one-trick pony: energy bite, overnight oatmeal, talk about Portland… okay, make that a three trick pony. Here is another recipe for breakfast – blueberry and fig overnight oatmeal.

blueberry and fig overnight oats | almost getting it together

Don’t you love waking up to an already-made breakfast?

Last year I discovered that I liked figs. No, make that I discovered that I loved figs. I had just finished a juice cleanse (Blue Print Cleanse, in case you were wondering) and was slowly reintroducing foods back into my diet. I think dried fruit was allowed day one or day two and I just so happened to be in Palm Springs on a photo shoot for work. For some reason there were bowls of dried fruit and I more or less ate probably a pound a day since I couldn’t have real sugar. How I didn’t have a sugar seizure, I’ll never know.

blueberry and fig overnight oats | almost getting it together

Figgin’ crazy.

Overnight oatmeal has been my go-to breakfast this summer. The worst part of my day is when I know I’m almost done with the jar. Overnight oats are insanely easy to make – I’ll make 3 or 4 days worth as a time – then just add toppings in the morning or the night before. They are really the only quick take-to-work breakfast I’ve found that actually keeps me full. As much as I love smoothies, I tend to be hungry pretty quickly after. My body just needs complex carbs like oatmeal in the morning. #runnerproblems, right?

blueberry and fig overnight oats | almost getting it together

Oats + Yogurt + Fruit = love.

blueberry and fig overnight oats | almost getting it together

This is a photo of blueberries. Does anyone read captions?

I actually ate this (and photographed it!) before my Saturday long run. Sometimes I get SO HUNGRY from the very get go, but I felt really good my entire run, so if you’re training for a fall race, maybe give this a shot for breakfast. Some people don’t eat before long runs (and I’m so jealous) but I seriously fuel up.

blueberry and fig overnight oats | almost getting it together

Blueberry and Fig Overnight Oatmeal

Blueberry and Fig Overnight Oatmeal
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup 0% fat Greek Yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk of choice
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 figs, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix protein powder into Greek Yogurt and set aside.
  2. Mix oats, chia seeds and cinnamon in a jar or airtight container.
  3. Add milk to oat mixture and mix well.
  4. Add Greek Yogurt to oat and milk mixture and mix well.
  5. Let sit overnight.
  6. In the morning, top with fresh blueberries and chopped figs.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 461 Fat: 7.9g Saturated fat: 1.0g Carbohydrates: 69.6g Sugar: 27.2g Sodium: 305mg Fiber: 14.3g Protein: 33.8g

Love figs and need more ideas on how to use them? Peep my energy bites recipes – I use them as a base!

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

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36 comments on “Blueberry and Fig Overnight Oatmeal

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Susie @ Suzlyfe on August 7, 2014 6:48 am

I’m not a big overnight oats person, but feel free to keep talking about figs and blueberries and Portland :D
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:09 pm

Girrrrl you need to try overnight oats again! They are love.

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on August 7, 2014 7:49 am

I’ve had figs maybe 2/3 times and they’re good but I never remember to get them when I go to the grocery :(
Overnight oats has been on my to do list for like 2 years but again, I never remember at the right time -_-
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:07 pm

do it tonight! eat them tomorrow! Seriously, you won’t be disappointed, promise! :)

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on August 7, 2014 8:43 am

HAHA I actually always love your captions :D Love me some figs–usually mixed in with things though and not by themselves.
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:05 pm

Thank you for reading them… and I think you inspired me with all things fig :)

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on August 7, 2014 9:18 am

At least you’re not a three-trick pygmy horse. Ponies are way more dignified.
You know I love overnight oats.
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:06 pm

2 words – lil’ sebastian.

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on August 7, 2014 9:35 am

3 trick, 10 trick, I couldn’t care less I just love you!!! I never read captions…except for yours ;) Can I eat this and not go for a long run?
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:05 pm

You can definitely eat this and not go for a long run.. because that’s what I do basically every morning.

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Christine@ Apple of My Eye on August 7, 2014 12:01 pm

Mhmm I love the blueberry and fig combo you’ve got going here! I’m actually not the biggest fan of overnight oats since the texture throws me off, but I might just have to reconsider and give this a try!
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:03 pm

Definitely retry… it took me a while but I have the ratios down pat :)

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Sarah Grace on August 7, 2014 12:29 pm

I have seriously been eating SO many dried figs, I’m in love too. Especially with this 21 day sugar detox I’m coming to an end with..dried figs have been my savior!
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:02 pm

Ooh, you could have figs on your 21 dsd? They definitely help… I think they are kind of chocolatey, too.

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Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut on August 7, 2014 2:29 pm

I’ve never had figs! I’ve always thought of them as something one eats at a super fancy party…I suppose I could try them in some oats!
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:01 pm

Figs are for the people! Definitely get some soon… I say try a small thing of dried ones from Trader Joe’s or something to start :)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on August 7, 2014 2:31 pm

I read captions for the most part ;)

I’m not crazy about overnight oats, but I’m loooooving the idea of a blueberry and fig combo… especially if almond butter is involved. And how I went at least 27 years of my life without eating figs is beyond me. Love those things and the little crunch that the seeds give.
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:01 pm

Yes! The crunch of the seeds is soooo good. This would be so good on warm oats (or room temperature oats ;)) too!

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Emily @ Zen & Spice on August 7, 2014 3:42 pm

I’ve never tried figs either! But I’ve been seeing them in so many recipes lately I know that I need to try them soon!
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 9:58 pm

Yes, definitely try! They are so yummy.

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on August 7, 2014 8:09 pm

Drool! Figs are my fav.
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Cassie on August 7, 2014 9:57 pm

Mine too!

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Lindsay on August 7, 2014 9:27 pm

You and your creations! They make me want to move in for breakfast alone! Love this combo

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Cassie on August 7, 2014 9:56 pm

Please do!! I’d love to make you breakfast every day!

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Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating on August 8, 2014 12:53 am

I’ve recently discovered a love for figs just this year! Thanks for the recipe idea, and I’m going to check out that Energy Bites recipe too.
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:37 pm

Hope you enjoy!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on August 8, 2014 6:00 am

Mmmm I’m on an oats kick too…although my version of overnight is sans yogurt. I’d tap that…fig.
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:37 pm

SANS YOGURT? HOW?

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Shashi @ runninsrilankan on August 8, 2014 10:35 am

I have been on an overnight oats kick too – have not tried dried figs with it though – but gotta now! Thanks for the tip!

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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:32 pm

Let me know if you try it!

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Stephanie @ StephanieRDN.com on August 8, 2014 9:49 pm

Good Lord! Blueberries, Oats AND Figs?! This flavor combination is out of control. Totally making this! Pinning!
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 9:55 am

Hope you love just as much as I do!

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