I love overnight oats! The cold, creamy taste of a nutritious bowl of overnight oats makes my heart sing. I like the fact that it’s so simple to make too.
The oats absorb the liquid you add and can be eaten warm or cold. I prefer cold. And each glorious bowl fills me up and takes me all the way to lunchtime.
I make my overnight oats in a plastic Rubbermaid container or a glass container but you can also make them in mason jars. Or if you’re at the end of a jar of nut butter, throw all the ingredients in there. I personally like to do that with warm oatmeal so the nut butter melts.
And you can choose to cover them or not. I like to cover them so I can shake them up and it helps to minimize the potential for a mess.
A Simple Grab and Go Meal
Overnight oats can be made in so many different ways. All you need are a variety of ingredients. No, you won’t use everything below but you can pick and choose to mix it up.
- Oatmeal (I have used old fashioned rolled oats AND quick oats)
- Almond/Cashew/Soy/Regular Milk
- Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
- Protein powder
- Any nut butter
- Greek Yogurt
- Chia seeds
- Cacao nibs
I personally make mine with oats, almond milk, chia seeds, protein powder, vanilla and cinnamon. I vary the fruits but like to put blueberries in overnight. Then in the morning, I top my overnight oats with 1/2 banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter. Of course I mix it up and vary the fruits too.
How to Make Overnight Oats
Step 1: Add 1/2 cup oats to container of your choice
Step 2: Add other dry mix in’s
Step 3: Add liquid
Step 4: Mix up all ingredients
Step 5: Cover and put in the fridge overnight
Step 6: Add any additional ingredients and stir it up.
Step 7: Grab a spoon and enjoy.
So simple yes?
The health benefits of overnight oats are plenty. It’s high in fiber, protein, calcium, whole grains and more. Overnight oats are perfect for someone who is constantly on the go!
Do you like overnight oats? What is your favorite combo?