If, like me, you have limited time in the morning & find yourself skipping breakfast, then these overnight oats will have you starting the day well with a healthy, yummy breakfast that will seem like you’re indulging in a sweet treat.
They don’t take long to create (these 6 jars took me 30 minutes) & they keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days so they’re a great grab & go option if you have limited time.
I’ve made a few of these now & through trial & error have come up with what I think are tastier than those I first created.
I tend to stick to this basic recipe as I find it works well. When I first started experimenting with these, I used water to moisten the oats (I use traditional oats) then added the spices & fruit. However, I found the taste bland & uninteresting. The almond milk (coconut milk is also an option) gives the oats a creamy boldness in taste & texture & makes a huge difference.
The thing with overnight oats is that you can be as creative as you like when it comes to flavours. The base recipe is the same for all 6 of these (this is what makes them so quick & easy to make).
The glass mason jars I use are 300 ml.
Here are a few of my favourites:
Prep Time + Cooking Time : 30 minutes
1/2 cup oats2 tsp chia seeds1/4 cup almond milk2/3 cup plain yogurt (coconut yogurt makes a good dairy free alternative)
Place the 4 ingredients above into mason jars & mix well.
Now for the variety of flavours:
1. Merry Mixed Berry Delight
1 cup frozen mixed berries1 tbsp maple syrup1/4 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2. Cherry Almond Crunch
1 cup frozen pitted cherries2 tsp slivered almonds 1/4 tsp almond extract
3. Mango Tango
1 cup frozen mango chunks1 tsp honey1 tsp maple syrup
4. Banana High Fibre
1/2 banana mashed4 prunes chopped3 dates chopped1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp chopped pecans
5. Coconut Cherry Splice
1 cup frozen pitted cherries1 tbsp flaked almonds1 tbsp coconut flakes
6. Peanut Banana Crunch
1/2 mashed banana1 tbsp organic peanut butter (you can used almond butter)1 tbsp maple syrup1 tsp chopped peanuts