(aka the recipe so simple you could make it in your sleep)
This is easily my favorite and most frequently made recipe. I am definitely a creature of habit and quite weirdly don’t get tired of eating the same thing day in and day out. But I start my day off with these oats nearly every morning, which is probably a bit extreme. Nevertheless, it’s a good one to have in your back pocket for busy weeks. These oats are so comforting and delicious that I still look forward to breakfast every night before I fall asleep.
They take about five minutes to whip up the night before; no additional time needed on super hectic mornings. I like to store mine in mason jars, (any jar will do – this is a great use for old glass peanut butter jars, apple sauce, etc), and then you can easily grab and go on your way out the door in the morning.
Below is my rendition of the overnight oat “recipe,” as it is truly more of a guideline that can be adapted in so many ways. I’ll also include a few different toppings that I like to add in for a little variety.
Let me know in the comments if you have any other fun toppings or methods for overnight oats as I love to try out new variations.
Hope you enjoy.
- ½ cup GF rolled oats
- ½ cup + 1 T Almond Milk
- ⅛ cup coconut yogurt
- 1.5 T chia seeds
- 1 t cinnamon
- ½ t vanilla extract
- 1 t maple syrup (optional)
- ⅛ cup pumpkin puree (optional, I love to add this in the Fall)
- Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter + drizzle maple syrup **my favorite
- Fresh raspberries + a couple drops of stevia/sprinkle Truvia
- Handful chopped fresh strawberries + cacao nibs + drizzle maple syrup or Truvia
- Finely chopped apple + sprinkle cinnamon + pumpkin seeds
- Place oats in jar and then stir in almond milk and coconut yogurt (and pumpkin puree if using)
- Stir in chia seeds and then cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup
- Ensure that everything is combined well and cover the container
- Place in the fridge overnight or for at least 5 hours.
- When ready to eat sprinkle in desired toppings