OVERNIGHT OATS // THE BASICS

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)

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