5 Minute Prep – Overnight Oats

I recently discovered the simplicity of preparing overnight oats. Things I love about this recipe:

  • Everything is in a mason jar which that alone makes it taste better…am I right?!
  • There is no cooking involved.
  • It takes less than 5 minutes to throw everything in the jar and stir.
  • You wake up smiling because breakfast is served.
  • You can modify the ingredients to your liking. I.e. Don’t like almonds? Use another nut, ya nut. Do you have honey on hand instead of maple syrup? Get your honey on. Doesn’t matter. The only thing that is crucial is that you use the 1:1 ratio between the oats and milk.

There are so many variations of overnight oats that can be dreamed up. I already have other combos in mind. Blueberries, pecans, honey and cinnamon. Peaches, pistachios, vanilla and honey. The potential is endless. Enjoy your oats!

overnight oats

overnight oats

 

5 Minute Prep - Overnight Oats
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 C. of rolled oats (I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats)
  • 2 C. of almond milk (you can use any milk you like)
  • 1 TBSP. of chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP. of shredded coconut
  • 1½ TBSP. of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • ¼ C. sliced or chopped nuts (I used almonds)
  • 1 C. of fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries (you will not need this until the next day)
Instructions
  1. In a large mason jar, combine all of the ingredients except for the fresh fruit. Stir well, cover with lid and place in refrigerator overnight.
  2. The next morning, remove from fridge, stir well and top with the fresh fruit.
Notes
This recipe makes enough oats for 3-4 people. I wanted leftovers so I made more than one serving. Feel free to reduce the measurements to accommodate only one serving if you'd like.

 

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18 Responses to 5 Minute Prep – Overnight Oats

  1. Mama Munchkin August 4, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    My family loves overnight oats and I love how fast it pulls together and how easy it makes the morning rush. Can’t wait to try your version!

  2. Diana August 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

    This looks great! I have never tried overnight oats so im curious to give it a shot. http://www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

    • Tia August 3, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

      I’ve never made them either until recently. It’s really easy and the best part is you don’t have to do anything the next morning when you wake up hungry:)

  3. Charlene Asay August 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    Mmm these look amazing. I will have to make this recipe.

  4. Brittany August 3, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    I LOVE overnight oats! I will definitely be trying this recipe out!

    • Tia August 3, 2015 at 9:45 am #

      Awesome! Glad to hear. Enjoy.

  5. Alyssa August 3, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    I’ve been meaning to try both overnight oats AND chia seeds, so I am definitely bookmarking this recipe.

    • Tia August 3, 2015 at 9:41 am #

      Cool! Chia seeds are flavorless therefore they can be thrown into anything. Let me know if you make this recipe 🙂

  6. Danielle @20dollardate August 3, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    Love over-night oats! Its amazing how easy they are to make and the prep makes the “no time for breakfast” excuse OBSOLETE! 🙂

    Danielle
    http://twentydollardate.com/

    • Tia August 3, 2015 at 9:40 am #

      Yes I love that….zero excuses people!!

  7. Aishwarya S August 3, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    I’ve never liked oats which come readymade. But, I might like this one. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Tia August 3, 2015 at 9:39 am #

      It’s a good recipe b/c you can make it however you like. Hope you give it a whirl.

  8. Bethany August 3, 2015 at 7:50 am #

    Yum!! I’m trying this tonight!!

    • Tia August 3, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      Enjoy!!!

  9. Ana Navarro August 3, 2015 at 7:36 am #

    I love overnight oats and the simplicity of these delicious recipe… I’m going to try soon!!

    • Tia August 3, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      I hope you do! It’s really a cinch to prep.

  10. Alison August 3, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    I never would have thought about prepping this the night before. My sons favorite breakfast. Such a great idea. Thank you!

    • Tia August 3, 2015 at 9:35 am #

      Alison, it’s so simple right? I hope you make it.

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