Overnight oats are a big thing in our home—our refrigerator always has mason jars full of this grab and go breakfast/snack.
Overnight oats pack a wallop with regard to calorie density and fill you up power. In our house, it's common to find partially consumed jars that someone has taken a scoop out of while grazing-with-the-fridge-door-open. Our 16-year-old son Charlie is the only overnight oat eater who can finish a whole jar in one sitting—Darin could but these magic jars are not his thing.
Typically I line up 6 pint-sized mason jars on my counter and create our overnight oats assembly-line-style. I don't stir or shake the jars once I've dumped everything in—the only step where I'm
careful is the with the blackberries—just so I don't turn everything in the jar into purple mash.
My favorite recipe is pretty tame when compared to the others we've collected. I've never been too fond of breakfast—I'm more of a cup of coffee with the newspaper type. The idea of rich nummy peanut butter or decadent chocolate protein powders sounds super tasty for an after-dinner treat—but I would never grab something so rich so early in the day. My milder and breakfast-typical-recipe works well for my
time of day food rules.
Joleen's Overnight Oats (Dump in each Mason Jar)
1/3 cup Almond Milk (any milk will work)
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup Faya Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
If you're up for something a bit more adventurous and sexy in the wild world of oatmeal—check out these incredibly clever flavor combinations from around the web.
1. CHUNKY MONKEY OVERNIGHT OATS from Yahoo Sports
Make your breakfast exciting with a bowl of overnight oats made chunky monkey-style, filled with banana, coconut, peanut butter, and chocolate. They’re part breakfast, part dessert, and all things delicious!
2. MATCHA COCONUT CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS from Flavor the Moments
Matcha isn’t just for tea. Its earthy flavor plus the creamy sweetness of coconut milk are a perfect match in these overnight oats. They’re a delicious vegan and gluten-free breakfast/snack!
3. APPLE PIE OVERNIGHT OATS from Running on Real Food
These apple pie overnight oats taste like apple pie in a jar. Enjoy these year-round but especially in the Fall, when apples are in season and abundant.
4. PB&J OVERNIGHT OATS from Fit Foodie Finds
These 6-ingredient peanut butter and jelly overnight oats are the perfect way to start off your morning! They’re made with a peanut butter overnight oatmeal base and topped with your favorite jelly giving you tons of fiber, protein, and a whole lotta lovin’.
5. BLUEBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS from Alpha Foodie
Start your day with this delicious combo of blueberry and yogurt in your overnight oats. This quick, simple & healthy make-ahead breakfast is the perfect way to jump start your day.
6. STRAWBERRIES CREAM OVERNIGHT OATS My Darling Vegan
Wake up to this delicious grab-and-go breakfast. These vegan Strawberry Overnight Oats are a hearty, sweet, satisfying, and wholesome meal.
If you give any of these recipes a try be sure to snap a pic and tag us on social @bigravenyoga! We would love to hear how it tasted or what modifications you made!!
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