Customizable Overnight-Oats!

Hello my healthy people!

I know i have been totally M.I.A for the longest time, but I’m back! That means amazing recipes are coming to you weekly! Again, sorry for my absence but now is not the time for excuses, I have a recipe to show you!

 

This recipe is one of my ALL-TIME favorite’s because it is so customizable to whatever mood your in! Over-night oats are quick, simple and pack full of nutrients. They take no more than 3-4 minutes to make and are a great grab-and-go meal or perfect for those people who like to get that extra 10 minutes of sleep *guilty*.

Today i will be showing you the basic foundation for the recipe and 4 amazing versions that you can make, but pretty much anything could go in this thing (except maybe tuna fish *ew*).

You will need:

  • Mason jar ( size depends on amount desired), or any air-tight container
  • 1/2 cup Oats ( whole, rolled, fine oats, quick-cooking etc.)
  • 3/4 Choice of liquid ( almond milk {my personal favorite}, skim milk, water, coconut milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds

overnight oats

And voila! That’s your base! Just put in about 1/2 cup of oats ( again depending on the amount of oatmeal you want), and mix in about 3/4 to 1 cup of liquid. It is imperative that you do not add to little ,the mixture should be more on the liquid -y side because the oats will soak up majority of the liquid. In the morning the texture you want to imagine is almost like a rice-pudding, as in moist but not liquid-y. If you add too little liquid, you will get a texture so dense it will be a waste of the poor oats! Just set it in the fridge overnight, take it out in the morning, top with your favorite ingredients and enjoy!

You can add almost anything into these. My personal favorite ingredients that will be featured in the 4 variations below include : fruit ( berries, banana’s,apple’s), super-foods ( chia,hemp,goji berries,flax,cocoa powder,cinnamon,peanut butter, almond butter), dried fruits and nuts ( dates, prunes,almonds,walnuts).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COCOA CRAZY:

While making your base mix in 1-3/4 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1 1/2 tbsp of dark chocolate chips. Top with a sliced banana ( and some peanut butter if you want to be extra daring)  and enjoy!

Berry Lovers:

In the morning to your base mix in raspberries, blueberries,strawberries, and blackberries and top with a little hint of maple syrup!

EXOTIC DREAMS:

Top your base with chopped dates, almonds, goji berries and shredded coconut.

AUTUMN FALLS:

Top your base with some chopped apples, raisins, cinnamon, honey and some walnuts!

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*If you prefer to mix toppings with the base and leave it overnight that can be done as-well, its personal preference*

*I do not own the images shown above*

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One thought on “Customizable Overnight-Oats!

  1. Overnight oats are the best! It’s so nice to have breakfast ready to go in the morning. I always top mine with strawberries, bananas, and some sliced almonds. Your flavor combos sound great, I have to give them a try!

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