OVERNIGHT OATS – The 6 best types for easy + healthy breakfasts

OVERNIGHT OATS – The 6 best types for easy + healthy breakfasts


OVERNIGHT OATS – 6 WAYS

So for me there’s 6 main types of overnight oats I like to make.. I’m not talking about flavors, I’m talking about categories I like to make based on what I want and what I’m in the mood for …

So there’s..

Budget – Made with cheaper ingredients, but it’s still delicious.

Speedy – Super quick to put together, when you’re having a busy week.

Dessert – My favorite category!

Classic – These are timeless sort of flavors that will make you feel like a kid again!

Energy – For when you need an extra boost in the morning.

Calming – This might sound strange, but there are ingredients that can help to relax you.


pb & j overnight oats


SO EASY + HEALTHY

These overnight oats are all made with unprocessed healthy ingredients, plus they’re dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.

And they’re so easy to make! You basically just throw some ingredients into a jar, put them in the fridge overnight and then breakfast will be ready in the morning.

I’m gonna show you one of my favorite go-to simple recipes for each of these 6 categories

And if you need an energy boost, you’re gonna love this first one!

See how easy it is to make all of these in my video below!




ENERGY OATS – COFFEE DATE

Ingredients: Mix all ingredients together in a jar, cover and store in the fridge overnight

-1/2 cup rolled oats

-2 tsp chia seeds

-1/2 to 2/3 cup water (or any milk, I use almond milk if I don’t have the toppings)

-1 to 2 tsp instant coffee

-1 tsp maple syrup

-2 medjool dates (roughly chopped)

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Yogurt topping: optional

-1/4 cup plain yogurt (I use unsweetened coconut)

-1 tsp maple syrup

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

How to serve: optional

-1 tbsp almond butter (on top of oats, and under yogurt topping)

-coffee sprinkle (on top of yogurt layer



SPEEDY OATS – HONEY APPLE

Ingredients: Mix all ingredients together in a jar, cover and store in the fridge overnight

-1/2 cup rolled oats

-2 tsp chia seeds

-3/4 cup almond milk

-1 tbsp honey

-1/2 small to 1/4 large apple (cut into pieces)

-10 walnut halves or almonds (chopped)

Toppings: optional

-extra nuts

-extra honey



DESSERT OATS – DOUBLE CHOCOLATE

Ingredients: Mix all ingredients together in a jar, cover and store in the fridge overnight

-1/2 cup rolled oats

-2 tsp chia seeds

-1/2 to 2/3 cup water (or milk, I use 1/2 cup)

-2 tsp cocoa powder

-1 to 2 tsp maple syrup

-small pinch salt (to bring out chocolate flavor)

Topping: optional, mix together and pour over oats, let set in fridge overnight

-1 tsp cocoa powder

-1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)

-1 tsp maple syrup

-small pinch salt

Serve with: optional

-Raspberries or almond pieces on top



CLASSIC OATS – PB & J

Ingredients: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl before adding to a jar with jam and peanut butter, then cover and store in the fridge overnight

-1/2 cup rolled oats

-2 tsp chia seeds

-1/2 cup any milk (I use unsweetened almond)

-1 tsp maple syrup

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Jam layer: smash & cook on the stove in a small saucepan for 2-3 min, before adding to jar with oats

-1/2 cup raspberries frozen

-1/2 Tbsp water

-1 to 2 tsp maple syrup

Serve with: Gently swirl peanut butter into oats

-1 to 2 Tbsp peanut butter



BUDGET OATS – BANANA PB SWIRL

Ingredients: Mix all ingredients together in a jar, cover and store in the fridge overnight

-1/2 cup rolled oats

-2 tsp chia seeds

-1 ripe banana (smashed)

-1/2 cup water

-1 tsp maple syrup

-pinch cinnamon

Topping: swirled into oats

-1 to 2 tbsp peanut butter



CALMING OATS – MATCHA & GREEN APPLE

Ingredients: Mix all ingredients together in a jar, cover and store in the fridge overnight

-1/2 cup rolled oats

-2 tsp chia seeds

-1/4 cup to 1/3 cup water (I use 1/4 cup)

-1/4 cup plain yogurt (I use unsweetened coconut)

-1 tsp matcha

-1 to 2 tsp maple syrup

Topping: optional

-green apple (chopped up)

-maple syrup (just a drizzle)


Recipes and video by Liezl Jayne Strydom for liezljayne.com