If you think your oatmeal has no place in the cold breakfasts of warm summer mornings, pull it back out! Cool and creamy overnight oats layered with frosty fruit purée is kind of like eating ice cream for breakfast, but with a lot less guilt.
In a medium bowl, whisk oats, coconut and flaxseeds. Add yogurt, milk, maple syrup and cinnamon and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (8 to 16 hours).
Meanwhile, in a small container, combine banana and blueberries. Cover and freeze overnight (8 hours minimum). If using frozen blueberries, add to banana mixture in Step 3.
In a food processor or blender, blend banana-blueberry mixture, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl, until smooth and creamy. In small bowls or clear glasses, layer oatmeal mixture and banana-blueberry mixture, dividing evenly.
Precise measurements ensure these grab-and-go breakfast bars are light and delightfully chewy. We love the balance of sweet blueberries and apricots with tart cranberries, but experiment with your own favorite fruits for a personal twist.
Store-bought granola usually contains a whack of refined sugar that takes your blood sugar on a roller-coaster ride. In our recipe, we eliminate the white stuff by making our granola from scratch using quinoa, oats, coconut and applesauce. Layered with fresh blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup, it’s a gluten-free breakfast that’s easy to grab and go.