Overnight Oats

Back in the day my kids loved when I bought instant oatmeal. I thought I was doing the right thing by buying an organic version, but little did I know, it still contained ingredients such as natural flavors, evaporated cane juice or sugar, and preservatives. After switching to real food in 2012, I knew instant oatmeal was one that would never make it into my cart again.

Now I make overnight oats. Throwing this recipe together is so easy and makes mornings a breeze. It can be made up to one day ahead of time and is easy to grab and go on your way out the door to work or school. I even pack it in my kids lunch boxes since it doesn’t need to stay warm. It quickly has become a favorite in our house.

Overnight Oats
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1 serving
Quick and easy oatmeal that's waiting for you in the morning!
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • ⅔ cup almond milk
  • 1 T nut butter (optional)
  • nuts (optional)
  • sliced fruit (optional)
  1. Mash the banana in a bowl with lid.
  2. Add the oats, chia seeds, vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Pour milk over top and stir until all ingredients are mixed together. Seal with a lid and place it in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  4. In the morning, add 1 T of nut butter and stir.
  5. Top with chopped nuts and sliced fruit if using. Add a splash of milk if you like it more runny.
  6. *This is meant to be eaten cold or at room temperature.

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1 reply
  1. Caz
    Caz says:

    I love fruit and I always feel like baskafret should be a sweet meal so it works well for me. I haven’t tried too many nut butters, because I only like to buy 1 or two at a time so I make sure I use them. I really like Justin’s alot (the maple almond butter is awesome, and the chocolate hazelnut is really a dessert!) although it has a lot of added sugar. Next round I think I’m going to try to make some myself.


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