I know I am like 4 years late to this overnight oatmeal party, but hey better late than never!
I really like the concept of being able to prep the oats the night before. I do not have much time in the morning so cooking oats wasn’t going to be an option. Plus, I tend to like colder things early in the morning, not warm. Is that weird?
Anyway, I have tried a few varieties over the last couple weeks and so far, I have loved them all! Took me a few tries to get my milk ratio right, I figured out I like them a little on the wet side not too thick.
But now that I have my base recipe down, the add ins are the fun part!
What you need,
For the Basic Overnight Oat recipe,
½ cup old fashioned oats (don’t use the quick oats here, they get too soggy!)
½ cup milk (I always use 1% because it is what we have in the house.)
1 heaping tablespoon of vanilla Greek yogurt (optional but I really like the added creaminess!)
1 tbsp. honey
Combine all the ingredients in a medium mason jar and stir to combine.
Now you could stop there and just eat them like that… or you can add in all the fun things!
Today I had what I think is my favorite,
Peanut Butter Banana,
Just add in one small banana sliced, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (whatever kind you like, mine happens to be Jif!), and 1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips, cause why not!
Stir into the base recipe and stash in the fridge!
SO SO good!
I have also tried,
½ and apple diced, 2 tablespoons of raisins and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
1 heaping tablespoon of pumpkin puree, ½ teaspoon raisins, ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, ½ tablespoon of brown sugar.
1 small banana, sliced, ¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), ½ teaspoon of vanilla.
All these variations have been very delicious! I have quite a few more recipes pinned to try, like Carrot Cake, Coconut Pineapple, Mixed Berry, and Cinnamon Roll…. Don’t those all sound amazing!
I find that one jar will last me for 2 breakfasts. I tend not to be a big eater in the morning, so half the jar is usually plenty. I have found that they are very filling, and they have been keeping me fuller longer in the day, which is great!
Are you guys eating Overnight Oats? If you are shout out your favorites flavors! I am dying to try many more!
Oh, and if you are wondering they keep perfectly well in the fridge for 3-4 days easily. I make mine up on Sunday and they are still totally perfect Thursday or Friday!
If you are like me and slow to the overnight oatmeal train, get on it today! You won’t regret it!