Easy Overnight Oats

This easy overnight oats recipe is a healthy simple breakfast that you can make ahead for busy mornings and customize with many add-ins and toppings!

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Ingredients
Base


  • ½ cup rolled old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Peanut Butter & Jelly


  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ¼ cup diced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts crushed

Apple Pie


  • 1/4 cup diced apples
  • 1 tablespoon pecans chopped
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Banana Nutella


  • ½ banana sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnuts crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Almond Joy


  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon almonds chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a large glass container and mix until combined.
  • Cover the glass container with a lid or plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Toppings can be added the night before or immediately before serving.
  • Uncover and enjoy from the glass container the next day. Thin with a little more milk or water, if desired.

Notes

  • Storage: Overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. This makes it an ideal breakfast meal prep to make on Sunday night for the week.
  • Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Make it vegan: Use plant-based milk, plant-based yogurt, and maple syrup for sweetener
  • Make it gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats
  • Make it sugar-free: Omit the sweetener all together or used mashed or pureed fruit in the base recipe

Tips for making the best overnight oats

  • Make it inside of a jar or a mason jar (with measurement lines on the side). This way you can measure, mix, chill, carry and eat the overnight oats all in one convenient container.
  • Use plain old fashioned rolled oats, not quick oats. Quick oats will get too soggy when soaked with milk. And do not use steel cut oats because they won’t soften enough to eat just with milk unfortunately.
  • Warm it up if you prefer warm oats in the morning. Although overnight oatmeal is typically served cold, you can definitely eat them warmer. Just place them in the microwave for one minute and be sure to use a microwave-safe jar. I do this for my daughter who hates cold food in the morning.
  • Make a bunch for the week. Because overnight oats typically stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days, I recommend making a batch on Sunday and having it on hand in the fridge for the whole week. Be careful if you’re adding fruit beforehand because they will typically not remain fresh for more than a couple days.



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