Overnight Oatmeal

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Overnight Oatmeal – learn how to make the perfect batch of overnight oats! It’s one of the easiest, no-cook breakfast options that will leave you with healthy grab-and-go breakfasts to enjoy throughout the week. Bonus – it’s endlessly customizable!

This recipe will teach you how to make a basic overnight oats recipe for beginners. You’ll also find some tips for meal prepping them in batches, and some topping inspiration with some popular overnight oatmeal flavors. Make it inside of a jar or a mason jar (with measurement lines on the side). This way you can measure, mix, chill, carry and eat the overnight oats all in one convenient container.

If you’ve never had overnight oatmeal, they’re basically a no-cook method of making oatmeal. So, instead of cooking oatmeal on the stove top or in the microwave, you soak the raw oats with milk. That soaking process allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften them enough to eat uncooked. You only need to let the oats soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours. But, it’s ideal if you soak it overnight…hence the name overnight oats!

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Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal – learn how to make the perfect batch of overnight oats! It’s one of the easiest, no-cook breakfast options that will leave you with healthy grab-and-go breakfasts to enjoy throughout the week. Bonus – it’s endlessly customizable!

  • Author: Downshiftology
  • Prep Time: :05
  • Refrigeration: 8:00
  • Total Time: 8:05
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Refrigerator

Ingredients

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Base Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk, dairy or dairy-free
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, or dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, optional
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Banana Bread

  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of ground flaxseed

Spiced Pear

  • 1/2 pear, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg

PB&J

  • 2 tablespoon raspberry jam or puree
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter , or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon chopped pistachios

Pina Colada

  • 1/4 cup small diced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • note: use coconut milk in the base recipe

Carrot Cake

  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Strawberry Protein

  • 1/4 cup small diced strawberry
  • 1 scoop protein powder or collagen powder
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into a sealable jar or bowl and give it a stir until it’s all combined.
  • Let it soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but it’s best to soak overnight for 8 hours. This will yield a creamier consistency.
  • Top your overnight oats with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you make a large batch in a bowl, once it’s set and thickened overnight scoop out 1 cup for a single serving.

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