Different flavors for an easy breakfast!
I have seen lots of different recipes for overnight oats on Pinterest and finally decided to try some! I really like oatmeal, but wasn't sure about the cold overnight oats I kept hearing about. They are actually pretty tasty! They're totally different than regular, hot oatmeal but they are great and so easy to make...perfect for a quick, healthy, grab and go breakfast in the mornings!
The awesome thing is that there are so many different flavor options. I've only posted 4 different ones I've tried here, but there are tons more! And what is cuter than eating your breakfast out of a little mason jar?
I found a cool "Master Recipe" for overnight oats from the Cleveland Clinic (you can find it here)...I sometimes used this and just added to it depending on the flavors I was using. Just add all the ingredients to the mason jar, shake or mix, and place in the refrigerator overnight. Certain ingredients in these recipes I just estimated and eyeballed, so try them out and adjust ingredients to your own taste!
Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats
I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 a banana (sliced), about 1/4 cup blueberries, about 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. I sprinkled chia seeds (about 1 Tbsp or a little less) and sliced almonds in as well. Some recipes say to wait and add the bananas and other fruit until the morning. However, I added them with the other ingredients and I liked it (I think the flavors get into the oatmeal more that way). Mix and refrigerate overnight.
Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
This recipe I found from Making Thyme for Health (you can find it here). I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup Almond milk, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, about 1 Tbsp (or a little less) Chia seeds, and 1/2 fresh peach, diced. The original recipe says to add the peach in the morning, but I added it at night and it helped give it a nice peach flavor. Mix ingredients and refrigerate overnight.
Strawberry Almond Overnight Oats
I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup Almond milk, about 1/4 tsp cinnamon, about 1/4 tsp vanilla, a tiny bit of honey (recipes call for about 1 Tbsp but I used less), and I sprinkled sliced almonds and Chia seeds in it. I just diced strawberries and added them until it looked like a good amount. You could try between 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup of diced strawberries, to your taste.
Mix ingredients and refrigerate overnight.
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
I found this recipe from Quaker Oats online (you can find it here). I made a few changes to it. I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup Almond milk, about 1/2 cup chopped apple, about 1/8 tsp cinnamon (maybe a little more, to your taste), and about 1 tsp honey. Mix ingredients and refrigerate overnight.
An easy and delicious recipe!
A few weeks ago I tried this new recipe and it turned out delicious...so I wanted to share it on the blog! I found a similar recipe on Pinterest and another from the Pioneer Woman (you can find her recipe here). I made a few changes to simplify it. This is a perfect dish for a filling lunch or even a dinner. If you like BLTs and avocados, this is definitely a must-try! I will be making more of this one in the future! The recipe I used is below (it makes 4 servings, or avocado halves)...
1/2 cup sandwich bread, toasted and cut into cubes
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach or lettuce
1 Tbsp light mayonnaise
2 large, ripe avocados
Salt and pepper, to taste
Prepare all ingredients. Add the bread, tomatoes, spinach, and several shakes of bacon bits (to taste) to mixing bowl.
Add mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to season. Mix all ingredients until coated well in the mayonnaise.
Peel avocados and remove the pits. Sprinkle tops with salt.
Spoon BLT mixture into the avocados. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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