Overnight Oats – Four Ways

A 5-minute Meal Prep Breakfast Staple!

Ever feel like you’re too busy in the morning to make time for breakfast? It’s so easy to get in the rut of grabbing a coffee and bar to go, or even skipping breakfast. But eating a poor breakfast (or no breakfast at all) can lead to energy crashes mid-afternoon and increased hunger throughout the day.

Overnight oats are great because they can be quickly prepped in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Plus, these recipes are full of nutritious ingredients that your body will love! After eating these you will feel satisfied, refreshed, and have the proper amount of energy to get you through whatever the day has in store. Continue reading to learn more about four of my FAVORITE overnight oat recipes!

Cashew Blueberry Overnight Oats

Carbohydrates 55g
Protein 11g
Fat 15g
Fiber 10g
Calories 395
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats dry
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 banana sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides optional
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter

Instructions
 

  • Mix oats, almond milk, blueberries, banana, chia seeds, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and collagen peptides in mason jar or meal prep container of choice. Stir well.
  • Store in fridge for at least 4 hours to let oats soak up liquid ingredients.
  • Serve cold or microwave for 1-2 minutes to warm up.  Top with cashew butter and extra blueberries.
  • Oats will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

*The nutrition figures above should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in foods, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.
Keyword breakfast, meal prep, no bake, oatmeal, overnight oats
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Strawberry Almond Overnight Oats

Carbohydrates 47g
Protein 11g
Fat 15g
Fiber 11g
Calories 367
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats dry
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries fresh or frozen, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeeds
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides optional
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Instructions
 

  • Mix oats, almond milk, strawberries, chia seeds, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and collagen peptides in mason jar or meal prep container of choice. Stir well.
  • Store in fridge for at least 4 hours to let oats soak up liquid ingredients.
  • Serve cold or microwave for 1-2 minutes to warm up. Top with almond butter and extra strawberry slices.
  • Oats will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

The nutrition figures above should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in foods, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.
Keyword breakfast, meal prep, no bake, oatmeal, overnight oats
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

Carbohydrates 384g
Protein 11g
Fat 16g
Fiber 11g
Calories 384
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats dry
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/4 banana sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp chocolate extract optional
  • 1 collagen peptides optional
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Mix oats, almond milk, banana, chia seeds, honey, chocolate extract, cinnamon, and collagen peptides in mason jar or meal prep container of choice. Stir well.
  • Store in fridge for at least 4 hours to let oats soak up liquid ingredients.
  • Serve cold or microwave for 1-2 minutes to warm up. Top with peanut butter, cacao nibs, and extra banana slices.
  • Oats will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

*The nutrition figures above should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in foods, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.
Keyword breakfast, no bake, oatmeal, overnight oats
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Cafe Mocha Overnight Oats

Carbohydrates 44g
Protein 11g
Fat 17g
Fiber 12g
Calories 373
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats dry
  • 1/2 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp coffee extract optional
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides optional
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs, espresso chocolate chips, or chocolate covered espresso beans
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Mix oats, cold brew, chia seeds, honey, coffee extract, cinnamon, and collagen peptides in mason jar or meal prep container of choice. Stir well.
  • Store in fridge for at least 4 hours to let oats soak up liquid ingredients.
  • Serve cold or microwave for 1-2 minutes to warm up. Top with peanut butter and cacao nibs, espresso chocolate chips, or chocolate covered espresso beans
  • Oats will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

*The nutrition figures above should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in foods, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.
Keyword breakfast, no bake, oatmeal, overnight oats
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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How to Make Basic Overnight Oats

  • Step One: Pour oats into a mason jar or meal prep container.
  • Step Two: Add all other “dry” ingredients. This may include nuts, seeds, spices, and/or protein powder.
  • Step Three: Fill with liquid of choice until oats are well-covered.
  • Step Four: Add all other “wet” ingredients. This may include fruit, flavorings such as an extract, sweetener such as honey, and nut butter such as almond butter.
  • Step Five: Mix all ingredients and seal container. Let sit overnight or at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Step Six: Enjoy cold or heat up in the microwave. Top with any additional ingredients such as chopped nuts, nut butter, or fruit of choice.

Plain oatmeal to me is what a blank canvas is to an artist…bland and unfinished. There are SO many different combinations of ingredients you can add to oatmeal depending on the time of year, flavor cravings, and your mood. Need some mix-in and topping ideas? See below and after experimenting I’d love to hear your favorite combo!

  • Fruit (frozen or fresh): The options are endless here. Berries, sliced banana, diced apples, diced pears, sliced peaches, and cherries are my personal favorites.
  • Nuts and seeds: These healthy fats help keep you full while also providing a source of fiber. Sliced almonds, pistachios, chopped walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and so much more. They help give oatmeal an extra “crunch” and change in texture.
  • Nut butter: My personal favorite topping of choice! When picking a nut butter, look for one that is mostly made out of just the nuts. My go-to’s are peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter. Allergic to tree nuts? Swap out one of these for a sunflower butter!
  • Extracts/spices: These can help give oatmeal more of a “sweet” taste without adding a lot of sugar. My personal favorites to add are almond extract, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. But don’t let me stop you there! Feel free to get creative by adding nutmeg, ground cloves, or more creative extracts such as coffee or chocolate.
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt can add extra creaminess to your oatmeal while also providing a great source of protein! Try to stick with plain Greek yogurt to avoid any unwanted added sugars. You’ll get enough flavor from the other mix ins above, I promise!
  • Protein powder: I personally like to stick with an unflavored protein powder to help avoid the “chalkiness” that many protein powders provide. Unflavored collagen peptides are a fan favorite because they mix well in both cold or hot foods/beverages. And at 9g per scoop you will feel just as satisfied as if you are eating a plate of eggs!

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