If you keep up with me on social media, specifically on Instagram or Snap Chat, then you already know what’s been my recent regular indulgence for breakfast: Overnight Oats! Not too long ago at target, I picked up mini mason jars & have a new-found love for doing variations of oat recipes & yogurt parfait, on the go, in my handy trusty mini mason jars. They’re just so efficient for someone like me who has hectic mornings, always running around like a chicken with its head cut off, & on the go, go go. Can you relate? Either way, if you’re an oats, oatmeal fan, or really just a fan of efficiency on the go, that’s healthy, I think you’ll like this quick & easy recipe.
Why I love oats: they remind me of cereal in a way, just a healthier version. Regular oatmeal can be so basic at times so I like to switch it up even though I’m a creature of habit- I take how I start my day in all aspects, very seriously. There are so many benefits to eating over night oats, not just for breakfast, but throughout the day even as a snack. Old fashion oats can help prevent heart disease, reduce cholesterol, prevent cancer, reduce inflammation, & more that you can read up on from Dr. Health Benefits.
Mix in your desired amount of dry ingredients together:
Old fashion oats (I do 1 cup)
Chia seeds (I do 3 tbsps)
Coconut flakes (2 do 1 tbsp)
Cinnamon (I do 2 tbsp)
Then add your choice of liquids:
(You can use almond milk, coconut milk, whatever is your preference, or even yogurt)
I choose to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, I pour enough almond milk in to cover the oats.
(If you want your oats really creamy the key is to add more milk than oats)
Then I add:
Brown sugar (1 tbsp)
Honey (2 tbsp)
I stir the mixture together & leave in the fridge over night.
In the AM after the oats have had over night to absorb & become creamy, I pop open the mason jar when I’m ready to prep to eat.
First I add crushed almonds (as much as you desire), sometimes I’ll even add granola instead for an extra crunch.
Then I add my desires fresh fruits, I usually use strawberries & blueberries.
To top everything off, I drizzle more honey for sweetness!
It’s literally that easy!
Do you like overnight oats? Will you be trying the GGD overnight oats recipe? Let me know in the comments below or on any of my social medias! Don’t forget to tag me on social media if you recreate & try the GGD overnight oats recipe!