Grab-n-Go Healthy

Overnight Oats

February 3, 2016
Overnight Oats are a simple and nutritious breakfast!

Overnight Oats are SUCH a trendy breakfast right now.

Well, overnight oats and smoothie bowls.

If your feeds are anything like mine, you might scream if you see another picture of a perfectly styled smoothie bowl or overnight oat mason jar.

Because I felt like overnight oat recipes were saturating the Internet, I got super irritated, decided I didn’t like them, and ruled out ever making them. Even though I’d never even tasted even one overnight oat before.

(Maybe you can see where this is going…)

I was an Overnight Oats hater until I tried this recipe!

I never gave them another thought – until the other day my fiancé J came home and said to me over dinner, “Why don’t you make a recipe for overnight oats on your blog? So-and-so at my office brings them into work every day and says they’re the best.”

And so it was my fiancé, who mispronounced the word chia up until a few months ago, who forced me try overnight oats.

And you guys, I am sold. Overnight oats are DELICIOUS.

What took me so long?!?!?!

Overnight Oats flavour customizations are endless!

I was mostly worried that they would taste like cold mush and I couldn’t fathom eating oatmeal that wasn’t warm. But let me tell you, they do not taste like cold mush – they taste like creamy, healthy, simple deliciousness.

Overnight oats are quick to prep the night before and then in the morning – you can just grab your convenient mason jar from the fridge and breakfast is ready faster than you can say chia seeds.

I was an Overnight Oats hater until I tried this recipe!

The options for customizing your jar are endless – I love to use coconut or cashew milk instead of regular milk, add flax seeds, a drizzle or honey or maple syrup, fresh fruit, dried fruit, ground cinnamon, or chopped nuts…

This time I made 4 flavours:

  • Peanut Butter and Jam (which J ate before I could photograph!)
  • Peanut Butter and Banana
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Coconut

If you’re an overnight oats hater like I was, GIVE IT A TRY!

You might just be surprised.

Simple Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats
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Overnight Oats
Prep Time
5 mins
Chill Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 5 mins
 

Overnight oats are quick to prep the night before - in the morning, you can just grab your convenient mason jar from the fridge and breakfast is ready faster than you can say chia seeds! Recipe yields one half-pint (8oz) mason jar.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Author: breakfast for dinner
Ingredients
Basic Recipe:
  • 1/2 cup milk (diary milk / coconut milk / almond milk / etc)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
Add in options:
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter & 1 tablespoon jam
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter & top with sliced bananas in the morning
  • 1 tablespoons coconut flakes & 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin butter & 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ...etc! The options are endless!
Instructions
  1. In a half pint (8 oz) mason jar, stir together milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Add oats and stir again, making sure all oats are moistened.
  2. Stir in any of your add in options!
  3. Screw on mason jar lid and set in refrigerator overnight.
  4. In the morning, gently stir, and eat!

 

Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker.

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