I love overnight oats. They are a quick breakfast to wake up to during a busy weekday. Combine a few wholesome ingredients, stick it in the fridge, and the next morning they are ready to pour into your cereal bowl. Overnight oats are also versatile – perfect for the picky eater! Topped with yogurt, nuts (or nut butters), dried (or fresh) fruits, chocolate and/or coconut, who knew breakfast could be both indulgent and nutritious? Overnight oats, plus the optional toppings, are packed with the right macro and micronutrients to curb your hunger in all the good ways.
While you can mix and match the ingredients any way you like, here is the recipe I fall back on regularly:
– 1 cup steel cut oats
– 1 cup coffee (usually leftover from the morning)
– 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk (plus more for serving)
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 TBS Let’s Go Chia! protein powder
– Toppings: dried blueberries/cranberries, frozen or fresh fruit (bananas, apples, mangos, berries, etc.), unsweetened coconut, yogurt, chocolate, etc.
Method: Mix steel cut oats, coffee, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and Let’s Go Chia! in a jar/bowl, cover and put in the fridge overnight. The next morning, stir the ingredients before serving either hot* or cold. Serve with your favorite toppings! This recipe yields 2-4 servings. It can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
*To warm up the overnight oats, scoop a serving with a splash of milk into a saucepan and heat on medium/low for ~15 minutes until desired doneness. Add extra milk if needed. Serve with your favorite toppings!
How do you like to make overnight oats? :)