Those of you who follow me on Instagram have seen me raving about my new favorite breakfast– Overnight Oats.
I had seen Overnight Oats on Pinterest a few times and wondered what the big deal was. I’ve recently been on the hunt for a healthy, quick, yummy and filling breakfast option that I could have before heading off to work and when I realized that I had most of the ingredients I would need to make Overnight Oats, I gave it a try. It’s now my go-to breakfast!
Why do I love it so much? Well, the biggest reason is that as soon as I started eating this treat for breakfast, I noticed a significant increase in my energy levels throughout the morning at work. I’m not a morning person and it’s pretty rare for me to wake up before 10am and not be sleepy throughout the rest of the day, so the fact that I feel more energized is a pretty big deal.
Another reason why I love Overnight Oats is that its ingredients are super filling– I never feel a pang of hunger until lunchtime when I’ve had them for breakfast.
Need one more reason? It’s delish! I’ve got a sweet tooth and this recipe cures it.
Ready for the recipe? I’ve adapted Skinnytaste’s recipe to my own liking– see the original or follow mine (which includes extra tips and suggestions.)
Healthy Overnight Oats
- 1/4ish cup rolled oats (put more if you tend to get hungry quickly)
- 1/2 cup almond milk (I recommend using unsweetened, there’s enough sweetness from the fruit)
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- A scoop of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- A bit of sweetener, if you feel you need it– Maple Syrup, Stevia, Honey, etc. (I’ve been leaving this out now to save a few calories)
- A pinch of cinnamon
- Pecans (to put on top in the morning)
To make your Overnight Oats, throw all of the ingredients besides the Pecans into a mason jar, shake it up, and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, put the pecans (or any other fruit or toppings you’d like to add) on top and enjoy!
Fruit-wise, I usually use bananas and blueberries because they a bit more filling than other fruit (and I love the antioxidant effect that blueberries have). But if you don’t have one or the other, the fruit you use is easily changeable– I’ve used apples instead of blueberries and it tasted a bit like I was eating an apple pie for breakfast! Apples also have lots of fiber in them so I was still super full when it came to lunch time.
So…have you ever tried Overnight Oats? If not, try this recipe and let me know what you think!