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Quick & Easy Overnight Oats

For those of you constantly on the go, it can be a struggle to get up and make a healthy breakfast. Overnight oats are a great solution that are both healthy and tasty, and can be left in the fridge overnight so you wake up with a tasty breakfast ready to go. I’ve collected a few deliciously healthy overnight oats recipes to try out! There’s a flavor to fit anyone’s taste.

*Note that dietary swaps can be made for any of these recipes such as vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free options*

Overnight-Oats-FG-blurChocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Prep time: 5 minutes / Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened milk (cows, almond, soy, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup for taste

 

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  • Spoon into a jar with a lid
  • Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before eating
  • Serve cold

apple_pie_overnight_oats_1Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 10 minutes / Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Oats:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons natural sweetener
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup milk of choice (cows, almond, soy, etc.)

Apple pie “filling”

  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2″ chunks
  • 1 tablespoon cornflower
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon natural sweetener
  • ½ cup water

Instructions:

  • Place oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweetener into a bowl and mix
  • Add the applesauce and milk and mix Cover and place in fridge for 6 hours or overnight
  • Place chopped apples, cornflower, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, sweetener, and water into a saucepan on medium heat
  • Bring to a boil and continuously stir
  • Turn down the heat once boiling and cook for 5-7 minutes while stirring until mixture is thick and the apples are tender
  • (Make filling in the morning or the night before and heat up the next morning)
  • Serve warm or cold

21Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats

Prep time: 5 minutes / Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk of choice (cows, almond, soy, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons Truvia (or other sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (more if desired)

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients into a bowl or cup and stir until thoroughly mixed together
  • Cover and place in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight
  • Serve cold

matcha-chia5Matcha Overnight Oats

Prep time: 5 minutes / Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cups of old fashioned oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened milk of choice (cows, almond, soy, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon Matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Add oats, milk, matcha powder, and chia seeds together and thoroughly mix together
  • Add vanilla and cinnamon and stir until mixed
  • Leave in fridge overnight
  • Serve cold

raspberry-coconut-overnight-oatsRaspberry Cupcake Overnight Oats

Prep time: 5 minutes / Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee, chilled
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (cows, almond, soy, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar, honey, Stevia, or other sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:

  • Stir together the coffee, milk, Greek yogurt, sweetener of choice, and cocoa powder
  • Add in the oats, chia seeds, and raspberries and stir together
  • Cover and leave in the fridge overnight (lasts up to a few days)
  • Add in cacao nibs or chocolate chips and serve cold
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