Overnight oats for your perfect grab-and-go breakfast: 3 ways

As the weather heats up but life keeps going full speed ahead, you probably don’t have the time or desire to cook a hot breakfast every morning. With summer in full swing, chances are you wake up craving something cool, fruity, and delicious. Hot oatmeal gets a warm weather makeover with overnight oats, which are eaten chilled.

Overnight oats also make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast as they are prepared the night before, and are ready to eat as soon as you wake up. You can even prepare a few at once and store them in the fridge, so you can have breakfast ready to go for a few days at a time.

While tasting decadent, overnight oats pack powerful nutritional punch: you get filling fiber from the oats and chia seeds, antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals from fruit, and healthy fats and protein from nut butter and yogurt. This easy-to-make, and delicious to eat breakfast offers endless opportunities for flavor variations and healthy, nutritious, superfood add-ins. Here are 3 delicious ways you can make overnight oats for your breakfast!

Chocolate Peanut Butter

What you’ll need: (serves 1)

1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if needed)

2/3 cup almond milk

1/2 banana, mashed

2 tsp chia seed

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp cacao powder

2 tsp honey

1 tbsp natural peanut butter

Mix all ingredients together, and let sit in the fridge overnight. Top with desired toppings, such as shredded coconut, cacao nibs, and strawberries.

Raspberry Almond

What you’ll need: (serves 1)

1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if needed)

2/3 cup almond milk

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

2 tsp chia seed

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup raspberries, mashed

2 tsp honey

1 tbsp natural almond butter

Mix all ingredients together, and store in the fridge overnight. Top with desired toppings, such as granola, berries, or cacao nibs.

Banana Spice Coconut

What you’ll need: (serves 1)

1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if needed)

2/3 cup almond milk

2 tsp chia seed

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

2 tsp honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp shredded coconut

Mix all together, and layer with banana slices. Top with desired toppings, such as nut butter, granola, or berries.

Enjoy!

Author: Maggie Harriman

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