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Overnight Oats Recipes You Should Try for Breakfast

It doesn’t get much easier (or tastier) than this! For a simple, healthy, and fun way to start your day, try these unique recipes for overnight oats.

Overnight oats with blueberries and bananas and other recipe variations

 

Easy to prepare in just a few minutes, this make-ahead breakfast is filling and doesn’t require any cooking—just mix and place in the fridge overnight. You can stick to the basic recipe below, or kick it up a notch and try a new version each day of the week.

 

Related: Eggs Benedict with Light Hollandaise Sauce 

 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves one  

Basic recipe:

½ cup rolled oats

2/3 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)

1 tbsp. chia seeds

½ tsp. vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Honey or maple syrup (optional)  

Mix all ingredients well in a bowl, place in a jar with a lid, and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight.  

Now that you’re a pro at the basic recipe, you’re ready for some tasty variations. To try these, start by making the basic recipe and add in these ingredients for a delightful twist on the original. Here are a few of our favorites:  

Chocolate Coconut

2/3 cup coconut milk

¼ cup shredded coconut

2 tbsp. cocoa powder

¼ tsp. cinnamon  

Peanut Butter Banana

1 tbsp. peanut butter

¼ tsp. cinnamon

½ medium banana, diced into small pieces  

Tropical Sunrise

1/3 cup pineapple, cut into small pieces

1/3 cup ripe mango, cut into small pieces

½ ripe banana, cut into small pieces

2 tbsp. coconut flakes  

Pumpkin Spice

½ cup pumpkin puree

½ tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp cloves ¼ tsp. nutmeg  

Peanut Butter Chocolate

2 tbsp. peanut butter

2 tbsp. cocoa powder  

Mocha

½ cup coffee

¼ tsp. cinnamon

2 tbsp. cocoa powder  

Nutrition Facts (Basic recipe – variations will differ) Calories: 287; Carbohydrates: 39; Fat: 10 grams; Protein: 10 grams; Sodium: 600 mg  

 

 

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References: “Shake & Go Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats. Two Green Peas. Web. 13 Feb. 2018. “8 Classic Overnight Oats Recipes You Should Try.” Wholefully. Web. 13 Feb. 2018.

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