Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats

Let’s have dessert for breakfast!

Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats | The Housewife in Training Files

As a kid, I had a few breakfast go to’s.

Honeycomb. I devoured it once it sat in a bit. Plus you had honey flavored milk. Double win.

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels. Cinnamon Sugar all the way.

Kix. Just can’t stop at one bowl.

Or everyone’s guilt pleasure – Pop Tarts.  Smore’s. Need I say more?

Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats | The Housewife in Training Files

Now that I look back at my childhood favorites, I realize how sugary (and comforting) my breakfast choices were.  What I would give to have that metabolism back! Oh how about a few pounds?  Oh I love aging. Kidding. Sorta…

Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats | The Housewife in Training Files

Oh how often I hear the phrase, “If I could go back to when I was 21 (or whatever age you choose)…those were the days!”

My only thought its – why would I want to go back? I am living life now. My best days are just ahead of me. I get to marry my best friend and start our lives together in short three months.

There is no part of me that would want to go back in time.   Plus, to go through the hassle of college, late night partying, hangovers and attempting to find my way in the real world again? Forget that.

Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats | The Housewife in Training Files

By no means do I have it figured out today, nor tomorrow, but I sure do have the greatest grip on catching my dreams more than ever; more than I did even a year ago.

So what does this sap session have to do with cheesecake oats?!  Well just as when I was little, breakfast still is, and always will be my favorite, meal of the day. What other meal  is so versatile?  From sweets to savory, and even including booze every now and then. You can’t tell me its not the ideal meal.

Over the past few years, oatmeal has become one of my favorite breakfasts. It is comforting and can be played up to take on a wide array of flavors! Take a look at a few of my favorites – Peanut Butter Cookie Overnight Oats from Dashing Dish and Crunchy Quinoa Bake Oatmeal with Caramelized Strawberries and Toasted Coconut. Jessica really outdid herself on that one.  I have to pinch myself to stop from thinking its a huge piece of cake that I get to stuff my face with.

Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats | The Housewife in Training Files

Overnight oats have become a savor in my world. My mornings are rather rushed – but whose aren’t?  Since I am morning bird,(you will be lucky to see my awake in the 9 PM hour…) I love to get my work out done first thing.  Yes it is possible people. When that alarm goes off around 5am, trust me I am not super perky and ‘up and at ‘em’ but after my morning coffee, I am a bit closer!   So between a morning workout and rushing to pull myself together before racing off to work, I have to stuff my face with a nutritious yet delicious breakfast to keep me fueled until lunch – something my childhood favorite cereal of Honeycomb usually falls short of.

Cheesecake + Oats + Blueberries + Lemon = ah-mazing.  Dessert. Yet, healthy and filled with protein and fiber to get you going in the morning.  I love to throw all the ingredients into a little mason jar the evening before, give her a good shake, then let her work her magic in the fridge overnight.  And then 12 hours later, she is sitting there, in all her glory and ready for me to curb my sweet tooth the next morning!

So spruce up your morning with overnight oats – add strawberries, cinnamon, coconut, chocolate! I am giving you permission to eat dessert for breakfast.

Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats | The Housewife in Training Files

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Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats
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Cheesecake flavored oats bursting with lemon and blueberries, all come together in a protein packed, make ahead breakfast!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup fat free plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • Stevia, Maple Syrup, Honey or Sugar, if desired
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp lemon extract
  • 2 Tbsp sugar free maple syrup
  1. Combine oats, protein powder and chia seeds. Stir in yogurt. Divide between two mason jars. Feel free to add in sweetener here, if using.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, lemon extract and maple syrup. Stir until fully combined and smooth.
  3. Top oat mixture with blueberries. Then top with cream cheese mixture.
  4. Seal mason jars with lid, then set in fridge to let sit overnight.
  5. In the morning, devour!
*Feel free to add milk in the morning to make the oatmeal liquidy and silky!

*Inspired by Taylor, from Food Faith Fitness


  1. says

    This looks so good I am not a big eater of blueberries but I am willing to give this a try we need something new and different around my household.

      • Mary says

        What if you don’t have the protein powder? What could substitute? I like my oatmeal thicker and not soupy. Did you add milk to the dish in your picture or is that the texture?

        • says

          You can leave the protein powder out; I just like the extra protein boost. You can add more oats in its place (1/4 cup). I did add milk and thinned the cheesecake sauce out a bit for picture purposes :) By adding more oats and chia seeds will make your oatmeal thicker!

  2. says

    Kix!! haha oh my gosh I forgot about Kix … my sister and I used to love that cereal! And your morning routine sounds just like mine! People think I’m nuts for getting up at 5 but it’s the only way I get a workout in during the week!

    So I have yet to try overnight oats … so silly because I love oats of any kind and I just never remember to do it. Lemon blueberry cheesecake? Sounds amazing!

    • says

      Ohh Kix is STILL one of my favorites! Dry, in a bowl, just for snacking is the way to go! And glad I am not the only one that sees the positive side of getting up at 5am. Then you have your entire evening just to relax!

      And get on this train, lady!! You will adore them!

  3. Colleen says

    Will this work with fresh blueberries? Should I shake to combine the ingredients? In the paragraph before the recipe you mentions shaking it…Seems like the oats will never get the moisture following the recipe with fresh blueberries… Either way I am excited about this recipe and hope I can get it to turn out right- just picked 37 lbs of fresh nj blueberries and this would be a perfect way to enjoy them!!

    • says

      Hi Colleen! I can’t say if fresh blueberries would work but I do not see why not. But you did bring up the one thing I believe the frozen strawberries provide – liquid/juice. You can always add more milk to give it more liquid – either before or the next morning before eating. And yes, do stir it up (or shake!).

      Hope you enjoy!

  4. Nancy says

    This looks like a great tasting recipe…I have one question the oats are dry when you put them in the jars? Is that correct? Does it matter what kind of oats you use?
    Your photos are very enticing.

    • says

      Hi Nancy…thank you! And yes, the oats are dry when you mix them with the remaining ingredients. And I use Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. I have not tested the recipe with other oats so I cannot say if it works with others. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. Kristin says

    This looks delicious!! I love the idea of having breakfast ready to go in the morning. It makes it more likely that I will actually eat breakfast instead of skipping it. My one question is what brand of protein powder do you use? I have been trying different vanilla ones out and they all seem to have somewhat of an odd taste.

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