Call me crazy, but there are very few things that I enjoy more than the morning and these overnight oats are certainly one thing to look forward to. I love waking up early, brewing a cup of coffee, turning on the news and making time for a proper breakfast before heading out to start my day. Living in Manhattan, it seems that there is always somewhere to be and I understand that having a morning routine is not always feasible. Inevitably, it was in fact the constant hustle of this city that that made me want to start sharing my recipes and prove that cooking can be easy, save you time and money, and most importantly - that your health can come first.
Now, there is no doubt that overnight oats have been in the buzz the past couple of years. However it still seems to me, that people are afraid are unsure exactly how to make them. Given that October 29th is officially National Oatmeal Day (for real), I figured what better time to share my own recipe!
These overnight oats are a great on-the-go breakfast because they are packed with fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. You can prepare them the night before and just let them sit in the fridge overnight. On your way out the door in the morning and just grab them and enjoy! I promise they will keep you full through the morning and once you generally grasp the ingredient proportions, you can create your own variations to share.
The Break Down:
(Serving Size: 1)
- Old Fashioned Oats – ½ cup
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – ½ cup (can also use - soy, skim)
- Banana – 1 small, sliced
- Blueberries – ½ cup
- Dark Chocolate Chips – 1 tbsp (about 12-14 chips)
- Peanut Butter – 1 tbsp
- Protein – 1 scoop (whey, plant, soy – I use Chocolate, Vanilla or Cookies & Cream flavor)
- Cinnamon – 1 tsp
1. In a mason jar – add ½ cup raw oats
2. Add banana, blueberries, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter, protein and cinnamon
3. Pour ½ cup of milk of choice over the ingredients and seal
4. Let sit in refrigerator overnight, stir with spoon and enjoy
Tips & Tricks:
- Play around with the oats-to-milk ratio for yourself. It comes down to how you prefer your oatmeal. I may fall in the minority here, but I actually like my oats to still be a little dry – but for the sake of this recipe, made the proportions equal. If you like your oats a little soupier, simply add a bit more milk than oats.
- Mason jars are inexpensive and the perfect size for this recipe. Any comparably-sized sealable container will work!