Overnight Oats Recipe: 3 Ways

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Cambria Glosz

Cambria Glosz, MS, RD
Nutritional Reviewer

Overnight oats seem to have taken the world by storm and for good reason. 

It’s a quick, make-ahead, nutritious breakfast you can enjoy on the go. So we came up with 3 different ways to spruce up your overnight oats with really simple tweaks to keep your fridge stocked all week.

In ½ cup of oats (the serving size for our recipe), there are about 33 grams of carbs, 5 grams of protein, and 1 gram of sugar. Woah, that’s a lot of carbs! 

Yes, but unless you’re following a specific dietary plan or maintaining a keto diet, don’t let that scare you. 

Carbohydrates are a primary source of energy for our bodies and a great way to fuel yourself up for the day. Starting off with a carb-centric breakfast allows your body to stock up on fuel that has been depleted since you last ate and prepare for the day ahead. 

The beauty of overnight oats is that when you take it out of the refrigerator, they are ready to go and typically enjoyed cold. 

For those of you who prefer a warm meal in the morning, overnight oats can also be heated in a microwave (in a heat-safe container) in 30-second increments until its your desired temperature. You may need to add an additional splash of liquid midway if the consistency is drying out. 

We know that plain old oats aren’t all that interesting. So we chose three classic flavors that give off sweet breakfast vibes: vanilla, chocolate, and banana bread. 

We also encourage you to have fun with your toppings and switch things up so you don’t get bored mid-week. 

The bottom line is, overnight oats can be enjoyed in so many ways—hot or cold, vanilla or chocolate—the options are endless. Plus, make-ahead breakfasts are a great form of self care—a dedication to start your day off with a nutrient-packed meal. 

The prep time of this recipe is unbeatable. In just 5 minutes, they’re ready to go. We’re guessing that this is probably quicker (and tastier) than waiting at a coffee shop drive-thru for a processed meal. 

Give these a shot for one week and see what a difference they can make in how you feel throughout the day. Enjoy!

Overnight Oats Recipe

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Overnight Oats – 3 Ways

There’s nothing like waking up to breakfast in the morning. Here are 3 fun ways to dress up your overnight oats.

5 from 1 vote

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American

Servings 1 serving
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients

  

Vanilla Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp chia seeds
  • Toppings: fresh fruit, nut butter

Chocolate Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp cacao
  • Toppings: cacao nibs or fresh fruit

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ mashed banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Toppings: sliced banana, or nuts, and cinnamon

Instructions

 

Vanilla Overnight Oats

  • Add all ingredients to a jar. Stir until combined.
    combining ingredients into jar
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • Stir oats and garnish with desired toppings. Serve cold.
    vanilla oats topped with fresh strawberries

Chocolate Overnight Oats

  • Add all ingredients to a jar. Stir until combined.
    combining ingredients into jar
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • Stir oats and garnish with desired toppings.
    chocolate oats topped with raspberries

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

  • Mash the banana in the bottom of a jar that can be sealed.
    mashed banana in jar
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.
    combining ingredients into jar
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • Stir oats and garnish with desired toppings.
    oats topped with banana and pecans

Notes

The nutrition facts only include the base ingredients for each of the three options: rolled oats, almond milk, and honey. It can change significantly depending on the other ingredients you choose to add.

 

 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 servingCalories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 166mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 172mgIron: 2mg

Keyword banana, Chocolate, oats, vanilla
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