How To Make Overnight Oats | 4 Yummy Flavors

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Overnight oats are a delicious, easy, and convenient way to enjoy your oatmeal.

Rather then steaming hot oats in the morning, overnight oats are made by combining a few ingredients ahead of time (oats, milk, chia seeds, and sweetener) so you can enjoy a rich, creamy, pudding-like oatmeal breakfast in the morning, no cooking required!

Once you have the base recipe for the oats, the flavor combinations are endless.  I have listed the base recipe down in the recipe card below and here are a few of my favorite flavors.

Double Chocolate Banana Oats

Stir in 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 of a banana (diced) and 1 teaspoon cacao nibs into the base recipe before refrigerating.  Chill and enjoy.

Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 248; Total Fat: 7.4g; Carbohydrate: 42.1g; Fiber: 9.3g Sugars: 5.9g; Protein: 8g

BLUEBERRY LEMON OVERNIGHT OATS

Stir 1/3 cup mashed blueberries and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest into the base recipe before refrigerating.  Chill and enjoy.

Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 220; Total Fat: 6.4g; Carbohydrate: 36.9g; Fiber: 7.4g Sugars: 5.8g; Protein: 6.9g

MANGO PINEAPPLE TROPICAL OVERNIGHT OATS

Stir 1/3 cup diced mango and pineapple (frozen works just fine) and 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut into the base recipe before refrigerating.  Chill and enjoy.

Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 262; Total Fat: 9.6g; Carbohydrate: 36.8g; Fiber: 7.2g Sugars: 8.8g; Protein: 7.6g

PEANUT BUTTER APPLE PIE OVERNIGHT OATS

Stir a dash of cinnamon, 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter, 1/4 cup diced apple, and 1 tbsp. raisins into the base recipe before refrigerating.  Chill and enjoy.

Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 374; Total Fat: 13.8g; Carbohydrate: 54.7g; Fiber: 9.3g Sugars: 21.1g; Protein: 11.1g

You can watch the step-by-step for all four recipes in this video here and check out the base recipe down below.

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Overnight Oats Base Recipe

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: Chill for 6-8 hours

Total Time: 6-8 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk ((or whatever milk you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 3-4 drops liquid stevia (or whatever sweeter you prefer)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small airtight container.  Add in your favorite mix-ins, pop on a lid, and leave in the fridge for at least 6 hours (and up to three days).  Enjoy it right out of the jar or transfer to a microwave safe dish and heat for 45 seconds or until warm. Enjoy!
Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 193; Total Fat: 6.2g; Carbohydrate: 30g; Fiber: 6.2g Sugars: 1g; Protein: 6.5g