Overnight Oats

So last week I told you about my newest snack obsession…the roasted chickpeas. Now, I will share with you my latest breakfast craze! 

overnight oats

Overnight oats are perfect for week day, rushing out the door, on-the-go breakfasts. I love them for many reasons: They can be prepared on Sunday night, and are ready for your entire week of breakfast, they are healthy and packed with nutritional benefits, they keep you full and energized all morning, and they are delicious! I have experimented with variations of this recipe, and all of them are equally tasty.

Overnight Oats
Serves 5
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Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Ingredients
2 cups of rolled oats
1.5-2 cup of almond milk/soy milk or regular milk
1/8 cup of chia seeds
3 Tbsp of flax seeds
1 banana (smashed into oats) (If you prefer another sweetener 2 Tbsp of honey or brown sugar can substitute for the banana or in addition to)
Instructions
1. In a tupperware container (something with a lid), place all ingredients (except banana) and mix together
2. Add banana (if using) smashing it into the oat mixture. If you decide to use another sweetener, now is the time to add the honey or brown sugar and combine.
3. Place in the refrigerator and it will be ready for breakfast the following morning.
4. Serve 1/2 cup of oat mixture and top with your favorite berries, nuts or raisins.
Notes
So many options, and you can mess it up. You really don't even need a recipe, you can add as much or little chia and flax seeds as you like. Try your favorite toppings and enjoy it every way possible!
Adapted from Oh She Glows
Adapted from Oh She Glows
The Prepped Chef http://www.thepreppedchef.com/
This recipe is simple and requires minimal ingredients. Also, it is perfect for different dietary needs; it is gluten free, and if made with almond/soy milk, is also vegan. Another great feature of this recipe is that it is free of refined sugars. If you decide you would like a little extra sweetness, you can always add honey or brown sugar, but if you ask me, you really don’t need it. You also really don’t need a recipe, you can’t mess this one up..trust me! I use 2 cups of oats, which lasts me for 5 days of breakfast. But you can always half the recipe, or double it if you are making enough for the entire family. Also, add as much or little chia and flax seeds as you desire…the more the merrier! Get breakfast back..and enjoy a satisfying weekday breakfast without cooking anything!

overnight oats

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About Sheena

There are many different facets of interest in my personal and professional life. My passion for baking has developed over the past several years; I love the satisfaction of sharing my delicious treats with friends and family. My sweet tooth, and love of baking is quite contradictory of my profession. I am a dentist, and currently a post-doctoral student, studying a dental specialty. My other interest is health and fitness...again...quite controversial of my baked goods..but, I believe....all things in moderation. I enjoy running and working out, and even making healthy entrees for my husband and I. After following several other food blogs, I decided, that this would be a new hobby. I am passionate about everything I take part in, and hope that you enjoy this blog and that it inspires you to make each day delicious with homemade prepared meals....and desserts :)
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One Response to Overnight Oats

  1. Liz says:

    I love these oats! I have followed this exact recipe and it was so delicious. I also tried a few variations, the one that I thought came out pretty tasty was adding just a little bit of maple syrup before the fridge and added some walnuts on top in the morning. These will for sure be a staple in my breakfast rotation!

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