Continuing on with our recipes, this week let’s check out some easy overnight oat recipes!! This is a yummy way to eat your oats in the morning and super simple because you did it the night (or a few hours) before.

Basically you put one cup of oats in a mason jar (or something with a lid). Add one cup of almond milk, or whatever milk you want to use. Here is where you get to be creative and do whatever you want. You can add flax seed or chia seeds (or both) to boost the nutritional value. You can add a sweetener of your choice, try to avoid the refined sugars and stick with pure maple syrup, honey, or other whole food sweeteners. You can add in fruits, nuts, chocolate…really anything. After you have filled your jar put it in the fridge and let the milk soften the oats so they are ready to eat!!  Just go for it and see what you can come up with!!

Having trouble deciding what to do in it? Here are a few recipes to try:

Chocolate Peanut Butter:

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

 

Carrot Cake:

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

Banana Chocolate Chip:

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • ½ ripe banana, chopped or mashed
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

 

Strawberry Cheesecake:

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon

 

Pumpkin Spice:

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup plain pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

 

You really can do anything!! Try some out and see what you like!