Where have overnight oats been all my life? I know I’m late to this party because I just recently tried overnight oats for the first time but I have to say they are totally genius! Prep them the night before you want to eat them then wake up to a ready to eat, delicious, creamy bowl of oatmeal the next day. Overnight oats are so versatile and just like a classic warm bowl of oatmeal they are so easy to make. The mix in options are endless! I couldn’t pick just one favorite so I’ve picked five overnight oat recipes I use to share with you guys.
To make overnight oats all you have to do before you go to bed at night, just mix together oats, almond milk (or other milk of your choice), Greek yogurt, and other toppings you desire. Then you wake up in the morning and ta-da, breakfast is already ready and waiting for you to enjoy! I’m not much of a morning person so these are perfect for me.
First up there’s the banana almond flax. If I had to pick a favorite this may just be it. I just can never get enough of that delicious almond extract flavor and it’s so good with almond butter and bananas. It makes it taste more like a treat. Then that bit of flax in it just adds a little more nutrition.
Overnight Oats Five Ways
1/2cupold fashioned rolled oats
1/2cupunsweetened almond milk, plus more to thin if desired
1/4cupplain fat-free greek yogurt
1fair pinch fine sea salt or table salt
1 – 3tsphoney or maple syrup, to taste
1pinch each nutmeg and cloves
1Tbspdried cranberries, for topping
1Tbspraw unsalted pumpkin seeds, for topping
2 – 3tspcocoa powder, to taste
1Tbspcreamy peanut butter(optional)
1/2well ripened banana, mashed
1/2Tbspmini chocolate chips for topping(optional)
1Tbspshredded toasted coconut, for topping (optional)
Berry Chia Seed
1/2cupfresh berries such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries (chop strawberries)
1 1/2tspchia seeds
Banana Almond Flax
1small ripe banana, mashed
1Tbspcreamy almond butter
1Tbspground flax seeds
3drops almond extract(pour it in the lid first so you don’t add too much)
Apple Autumn Spice
1/2cupchopped crisp, sweet apples
1pinch ground nutmeg
1Tbspchopped pecans, for topping
Add oats, almond milk, yogurt, salt and honey or maple syrup to a 16 oz. jar or bowl. Add mix-ins listed for desired flavor (don’t add toppings until the next day). Stir then cover and refrigerate overnight. Thin with more almond milk if desired, add toppings if listed.