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 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?!?!?!
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.
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
If you’re an overnight oats hater like I was, GIVE IT A TRY!
You might just be surprised.
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.
- 1/2 cup milk (diary milk / coconut milk / almond milk / etc)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 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!
- 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.
- Stir in any of your add in options!
- Screw on mason jar lid and set in refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, gently stir, and eat!
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker.