Overnight Oats, 3 flavours

In an effort to make my life easier, I’m trying to bring more planned meals into the week. One of the things I’m trying are overnight oats.

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Now, I really didn’t know if I would feel okay eating oats in the first place as I am gluten intolerant, but I found that Bob’ Red Mill gluten-free quick oats are okay. More than okay actually: delicious!

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Because I wanted to make this more fun (it is oatmeal after all), I usually plan for different flavours and prepare everything on Sunday night. It usually takes me around 30 minutes, and breakfast for the WHOLE week is done! Oh yes!

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I basically use the same base recipe and add to it to give more flavours.

Here is what you need:

Base Recipe:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1-2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • dash vanilla
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

Add-ons:

  1. Tropical flavour: 1/2 diced mango, 2 tbsp coconut shreds
  2. Apple pie flavour: 1/2 shredded apple, dash of cinnamon
  3. Strawberry shortcake: 1/2 cup diced strawberries, 2 tbsp grounded almonds.
  4. Friday special: 2 tbsp coconut shreds, 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

Here is what you do:

  1. Mash the banana, add the lemon juice and mix in the chia and hemp seeds. Mix well.
  2. Add the oats and milk. Mix until the banana is well combined.
  3. Add fruits and other add-ons. Mix again!
  4. Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge. Let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours before eating.

I love overnight oats! It is delicious, easy to make, and so simple to prepare ahead of time. I also like how it keeps me full until lunch. It’s also great that I just need to grab a jar every morning. No fretting!

Let me know what your favourite flavour is, and what you like to add to your oats.

 

 

9 thoughts on “Overnight Oats, 3 flavours

  1. Jan Schaper says:

    I’ve read various recipes for overnight oats but have never tried them . . . but your description fills the opportunity with do-ability and good flavor, so I’m going to replenish my supply of oats (yes, I was out tonight when I wanted to make a blueberry crisp . . . turned it into a cobbler) and give it a go. Nice images, by the way!

    • The Lighthearted Kitchen says:

      Thank you! And I’m glad you changed your mind about this: I love how easy and good it is! 😀 Let me know how you like it!

  2. suzieheartsit says:

    Great idea! I have never tried overnight oats even though I planned to so many times – I will have to give it a try this week! I can´t imagine my oats without peanut butter, I like how it tastes together with a banana 🙂

    • The Lighthearted Kitchen says:

      Great! Let me know how you like it! and I’ll have to try out peanut butter; sounds delish! 🙂

  3. Emiesfoodforthought says:

    Love eating oatmeal for breakfast but I always cook them! What’s the benefit to overnight oats? Are they healthier for you since they’re raw? Or is it just the ease and convenience of being able to grab them in the morning without worrying about it? Also – my favorite oat topping? Unsweetened coconut flakes, blueberries, and raw pepitas!

    • The Lighthearted Kitchen says:

      For me the biggest benefit is that it is something I can prepare ahead of time and just grab in the morning. I’ll have to try out your toppings; they sound great!

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