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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.
Overnight Oats Base Recipe
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 3-4 drops liquid stevia or whatever sweeter you prefer
- 1/8th teaspoon cinnamon
- 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!
Karen Evans says
Where did you get your wide mouth jars.
Melissa Spranaitis says
I clean and reuse pasta sauce jars from the grocery! They work fabulous.
So smart and resourceful.