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.
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