Overnight oatmeal for a healthy and simple breakfast

May 19, 2017

This simple overnight oatmeal recipe packs a ton of whole grains and antioxidants into a delicious, easy-to-eat meal.

Overnight oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cut old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt

How to make overnight oatmeal:

  1. Place oats, salt and chia in a glass jar or sealable plastic container.
  2. Add-in the chosen milk or water and any any add-ins.
  3. Shake to combine and refrigerate overnight (or at least four hours).
  4. Serve with additional fruits or toppings of your choice.

Try some of our favorite variations of overnight oatmeal:

  • Carrot cake oats
    Add 1/4 cup shredded carrot, 1 tbsp. maple syrup, 2 tbsp. chopped pecans, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.
  • Chocolate nut butter oats
    Add 1 tbsp. cacao, 1 tbsp. nut butter, 1 tsp. maple syrup. when serving, slice one banana on top.
  • Tropical morning
    include 1 tsp. honey, 1 tsp. shredded coconut, 1 tbsp. slivered almonds, 1/4 cup diced pineapple.
  • Banana bread
    Add 1/2 mashed banana, 1 tbsp. chopped nuts, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.
  • Berry bliss
    Add some frozen or fresh blueberries, blackberries or raspberries to the overnight mix. Top with extras when served.

Nutrition facts:

Yield: 1 serving
Calories: 367
Total fat (g): 10
Protein (g): 16
Total carbohydrate (g): 56
Total sugars (g): 20
Dietary fiber (g): 11
Sodium (mg): 268

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