I feel like I have a personal chef in the kitchen when I wake up to this amazing breakfast.
There’s something truly magical about waking up to a delightful breakfast that’s not only delicious but also nutritious. If you’re on a quest for a morning meal that’s as easy to prepare as it is satisfying, look no further than our Homemade Overnight Oats. Whether you’re a busy professional rushing out the door or a health-conscious foodie seeking a scrumptious breakfast solution, this recipe is designed to make your mornings a breeze.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: refrigerate overnight
- Total Time: 57 minute
- Yield: 2 1x
3/4 cup whole rolled oats
3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Using either four six oz jars or 12 oz jars with lids place a few spoonfuls of the oat mixture in the bottom of each.
Combine oats, almond milk, chia seeds, Stir well to evenly mix. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or overnight, to set.
Remove from the fridge. Give it a good stir to redistribute the chia seeds throughout the oat mix.
Overnight oats are a versatile and convenient breakfast option that can be topped with a variety of ingredients to enhance their flavor and nutritional value. Here are several ideas for toppings you can try:
Fresh Fruits: Sliced bananas, berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), diced apples, peaches, or mango. Fresh fruit adds natural sweetness and a boost of vitamins.
Dried Fruits and Nuts: Raisins, dried cranberries, chopped dates, dried coconut flakes, sliced almonds, walnuts, or pecans. These add texture and a concentrated source of energy.
Seeds: Chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds. They’re great for adding crunch and are packed with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
Nut Butters: Peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter. A dollop of nut butter can add creaminess and a rich flavor, along with healthy fats and protein.
Sweeteners and Spices: Honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract. These can enhance the flavor of your oats without making them too sweet.
Yogurt or Dairy-Free Alternatives: A layer of Greek yogurt, coconut yogurt, or almond yogurt can add creaminess and probiotics for a healthy gut.
Chocolate: Dark chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, or grated chocolate for a treat. Chocolate can make your overnight oats feel like a dessert.
Granola or Cereal: A sprinkle of granola or your favorite cereal can add a satisfying crunch and extra flavor.
Jams and Preserves: A spoonful of your favorite jam or fruit preserves can add a burst of flavor and sweetness.
Protein Boosts: Protein powder or collagen peptides can be mixed in with your oats before soaking them overnight for an added protein boost.