OVERNIGHT OATS 3 WAYS

Nicole Porter Fitness, Food, Health, Life 5 Comments

My normal breakfast is usually just a quick bowl of sugary cereal, but now that I’m on my new healthy fitness journey, I really wanted to ditch the cereal and replace it with something hearty, quick and delicious for breakfast. Enter overnight oats! These little jars of deliciousness are so easy and quick to make, making it the perfect addition and invention for my busy lifestyle. The possibilities and varieties are endless with overnight oats and I wanted to share my favorite 3 overnight oat concoctions with you all!

 

BANANA COCO OVERNIGHT OATS

1/2 cup quick rolled oats

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or substitute)

1/2 small banana mashed

1 tsp almond / coconut butter

1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut

1/2 tsp maple syrup / agave nectar / honey

 

STRAWBERRY DARK CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT OATS

1/2 cup quick rolled oats

1/2 cup dark chocolate almond milk (or substitute)

1/2 small banana mashed

2 tbsp diced strawberries

1 tbsp sliced almonds

1/4 tsp maple syrup / agave nectar / honey

 

APPLE PIE OVERNIGHT OATS

1/2 cup quick rolled oats

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or substitute)

2 tbsp diced apple

1 tsp almond butter

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp walnuts (or substitute)

1/2 tsp maple syrup / agave nectar / honey

 

I like to put mashed banana into each of my overnight oats for a creamy result. If you’re using quick oats, you can get to overnight oats status in just 30 minutes, rolled oats must soak overnight.

Directions : Pour your milk base and oats into your jar. Stir in your mix-ins and sweetener of choice. Cover and let sit overnight in the fridge, or for at least 30 minutes if you choose to use quick oats. In the morning, top with more toppings and fresh fruit and enjoy!

The beautiful thing about overnight oats is that you can make a large amount in advance as they keep in the fridge for a couple days nicely. I always love how easy it is to switch around your milk base, toppings and mix-ins and how convenient it is to grab and go in the mornings! What’s your favorite overnight oats concoction? Share in the comments below!

xoxo, Nicole

Comments 5

  1. I’m sad that I didn’t get to meet you in Colorado. Might have been my one and only opportunity! The great thing about this recipe is that I think I will be able to take a couple of packages of it on the road with me, and just add the wet ingredients at a rest stop. Hmm, I’ll get some dehydrated fruit, maybe. Then just add some almond milk, or whatever I can find, at the rest stop. Voila! Thanks!

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      Oh Linda, I am so sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet but I know there will be more opportunities! Looking forward to it!

  2. I love my overnight oats, a delicious and fun way to eat healthy.
    I even love to add peanut butter to my jars.
    Hugs Grace

  3. If you use Quick Oats, try an egg in them topped off with a few walnut pieces.
    Whip up the egg prior to adding it to the oatmeal, add milk of your choice, and it’s good w/ brown sugar.
    It’s a great way to add protein to your diet. The egg is the key.
    I’m no cook, you can tell. But my wife did it for me. Great!

    { Sorry if my response violates some online protocol }

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