Breakfast Overnight Oats Recipe

Breakfast Overnight Oats are the perfect grab and go morning meal. This morning make-ahead meal can be eaten cold or warmed up.

I’m at home in my office with the door shut trying to block out the dust and noise from the construction going on upstairs and I’M STARVING! As I sip my coffee I wish I had a jar of Breakfast Overnight Oats. I’m expecting several more days of construction so I’ve decided that tonight I’m going to make some Overnight Oats so that I can have something quick to grab this week in the morning to start my day.

It’s been awhile since I’ve made these concoctions but I do love them. If you have uncooked oats and any kind of milk, fruit, nuts, seeds, flavorings or basically anything you have on hand, can be added to the oats at night, refrigerated, and in the morning, voilà, you have breakfast!

Many years ago when I was still driving the kiddos to school, I would make several jars of Breakfast Overnight Oats for the week. The kids would grab a jar from the fridge and eat while they were getting ready or eat it in the car on the way to school. Joel and I enjoyed them as much as the kids did.

Of course there isn’t a right or wrong recipe as honestly you can add whatever you have and whatever you like. In a pint size jar, I usually start with 1/2 cup of uncooked old fashioned oats and then add 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of greek yogurt (A Gr8 source of protein). Next is any available fruits, seeds, nuts, etc.  I like the addition of chia seeds for the addition of fiber and convinced the kids that they were little black balls of energy.

Some of our favorite combinations to add to the oats are mango and almonds,

Breakfast Overnight Oats are the perfect grab and go morning meal. This morning make-ahead meal can be eaten cold or warmed up.

blueberries and chia seeds,

Breakfast Overnight Oats are the perfect grab and go morning meal. This morning make-ahead meal can be eaten cold or warmed up.

apples, raisins and cinnamon,

Breakfast Overnight Oats are the perfect grab and go morning meal. This morning make-ahead meal can be eaten cold or warmed up.

and cocoa and banana.

Breakfast Overnight Oats are the perfect grab and go morning meal. This morning make-ahead meal can be eaten cold or warmed up.

The choices are endless! Think of all the ingredients you could include; raspberries, peaches, nectarines or any fruit you love. How about flax seeds or wheat bran? I just thought of a Gr8 idea! How about adding crumbled bacon bits and maple syrup?! Go for it and let us know what combination you come up with!

Well I’m ready now for the rest of the week’s noise, dust and BREAKFASTS. I’m putting the jars to bed, and in the morning all I will have to do is grab, stir and enjoy!

Breakfast Overnight Oats are the perfect grab and go morning meal. This morning make-ahead meal can be eaten cold or warmed up.
Breakfast Overnight Oats are the perfect grab and go morning meal. This morning make-ahead meal can be eaten cold or warmed up.

Good Morning! Have a Gr8 Day!

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Breakfast Overnight Oats

Course: Breakfast
Author: Kyle

Ingredients

Mango and Almond Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup uncooked Old Fashioned Oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 mango, diced
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons slivered almonds

Blueberry Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup uncooked Old Fashioned Oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons agave nectar , or honey, or maple syrup
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Apple and Raisin Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup uncooked Old Fashioned Oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 apple, diced
  • 1 ounce raisins, one small box

Cocoa Banana Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup uncooked Old Fashioned Oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk, add 1 cup of milk and yogurt or no yogurt for a chocolate milk and cereal breakfast.
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 banana, diced

Instructions

Mango and Almond Overnight Oats

  • In a pint size jar or other container stir to combine the oats, salt, milk, yogurt, extract and honey and stir to combine.
  • Drop the mango on the top of the oat mixture and sprinkle with slivered almonds. Cover the container and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, stir the oats, fruit and nuts to combine and enjoy!

Blueberry Overnight Oats

  • In a pint size jar or other container stir to combine the oats, salt, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, and agave.
  • Drop the blueberries on top of the oat mixture. Cover the container and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, stir the oats and fruit to combine and enjoy!

Apple and Raisin Overnight Oats

  • In a pint size jar or other container stir to combine the oats, milk, salt, cinnamon, and honey. 
  • Drop the apples and raisins on the top of the oat mixture. Cover the container and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, stir the oats and fruit to combine and enjoy!

Cocoa Banana Overnight Oats

  • In a pint size jar or other container stir to combine the oats, salt, milk, cocoa, honey, and vanilla.
  • Drop the diced banana on the top of the oat mixture. Cover the container and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, stir the oats and fruit to combine and enjoy!

Notes

Gr8 Tips:
  • Do not use instant or steel-cut oats.
  • I use almond milk but any milk product will work. 
  • Where I have indicated the milk measurement, of course feel free to add more or less. 
  • If you don’t want to add the yogurt (although I highly recommend it!) try adding 3/4 – 1 cup of milk.
  • I use a pint size jar which many times is enough for two breakfasts. I eat what I want and put the lid back on and enjoy it again later or another day.
  • The oats are meant to be eaten cold but if you would rather eat warm oats, just pop them in the microwave.
Gr8 Make-Ahead Tip:
  • The oats can be made-ahead and refrigerated for up to 4 days.
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sm 7/28/18

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