I am always looking for quick, simple and easy make-ahead breakfasts and protein rich workout snacks that I can also take with me on the go. This very basic recipe for creamy overnight oats is just that: a large batch can be made the night before in under a minute, popped into your fridge, and will last you through the entire week.
I love mixing granola, bananas, and nuts into my oats to mix up the flavor and to provide a heartier and more substantial meal. You’ll find some exciting add-in ideas below, but definitely feel free to experiment!
Basic Overnight Oats [makes 1 serving]
Note: Recipe can be doubled, tripled, quadrupled to accommodate your family, or can easily be prepared for a few days in advance to keep in your refrigerator for an easy breakfast on-the-go.
½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
½ cup/ 4 ounces non-dairy yogurt of choice
¼ cup almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice (+ splash more to loosen in the morning)
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined. Transfer to an air-tight Tupperware and store in refrigerator for 3+ hours, or overnight. Remove from fridge, add a bit more almond milk until desired consistency is reached (I like my oats on the thicker side), top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Nutritional Information [per serving]
260 Calories, 41g Carbohydrates, 7.2g Fat, 8.4g Protein, 6.7g FIber, 7.6g Sugar
Topping or Add-In Ideas [the possibilities are endless..]:
½ ounce raw chia seeds (+70 calories)
¼ cup maple vanilla granola crumble (+140)
½ ounce raw almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts (+80 calories)
1 medium banana, sliced (+100 calories)
½ cup pumpkin puree (+50 calories)
1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter (+100 calories)
¼ cup dried cranberries (+100 calories)
1 cup mixed raw berries (+50 calories)
1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup (+50)