I love oatmeal in just about every shape and form. The first time I tried overnight oats was on a girls trip. My friend volunteered to bring these for us for breakfast! I was so excited for a hot steaming jar of "overnight oats"...but when she handed me a chilled jar of oatmeal I was shocked!
My shock quickly turned into happiness as I devoured the entire jar that morning. Smooth creamy oats, sweetened with honey, vanilla almond milk and banana. Chia seeds + our favorite toppings make these overnight oats over the top!
The base recipe for these overnight oats I keep pretty close to the same for all these recipes. And you can absolutely make these overnight oats and eat them as is! You do not have to add extras, however we love to add a little something' somthin' to them. Often I'll sneak in a little probiotics, or protein powder to give my system a boost.
I like to start with oats, almond milk and greek yogurt. From there I'll add a little honey or ripe banana and a tablespoon of chia seeds! See how easy it is?
Now to take it stop further you've gotta try these 4 variations of overnight oats.
Peach Cobbler overnight oats is everyones favorite! It's the first one gone each time I make them. I mean really though, who doesn't love peach cobbler. Our peach cobbler smoothie recipe is one of our most popular recipes. If you are a peach cobbler fan try it!
Who doesn't love berries? and the best part is you can find them ripe and juicy year round so you can make this recipe for overnight oats allll year round.
This is my protein recipe. I like to use my favorite chocolate protein powder to give it a rich chocolate flavor. Throw in some dark chocolate chips and its got a little crunch too.
I love this recipe because its a sweet, but not overly sweet, perfectly balanced recipe.
One of my favorite reasons for making these, besides that they are quick to whip up, is that they are perfect for busy on-the-go people. You can grab them for breakfast in the car, lunch at work. Snack during a playdate, afternoon pick me up when you're feeling hungry and craving something sweet! Try them out, you'll be just as addicted as we are.
Overnight Oats 4 ways
- ⅓ cup quick oats
- ⅓ cup vanilla almond milk
- ⅓ cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt*
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1 +/- teaspoon honey
- 1 peach chopped
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup fresh berries
- ½ smashed ripe bananas
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ ripe mashed banana
- *sub greek yogurt for Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- +1 teaspoon honey or to your liking.
- Mix oats, yogurt, chia seed, almond milk, bananas, honey, spices or protein powder until well incorporated.
- divide into youre prefered size containers (mason jars or small plastic containers that will be air tight)
- Stir in fruit or chocolate chips.
- Store in airtight container overnight in refrigerator.