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Overnight Oats Recipes to Get You Eating Breakfast Even if You’re Lazy

Overnight Oats Recipes to Get You Eating Breakfast Even if You’re Lazy

You might’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But when you’ve just woken up and you’re running late to work or some other responsibilities you have in the morning, eating breakfast can be such a drag. 

You have to cook or prepare the food, and then sit down for a couple of minutes to eat it. Some people put off eating breakfast by skipping it altogether, but breakfast really is important and not eating it can affect your productivity in the morning. If you last meal was dinner, then skipping it might mean not eating for 12 hours or more. 

Which is why you should consider quick and easy breakfast options. And one option that can make breakfast an easy meal for you is overnight oats. 

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Overnight oats are prepared the night before so that when morning comes around, you can simply eat it. Oats are one of the healthiest grains in the world so you’re actually doing your body a solid by switching to this easy breakfast food. 

To make a basic overnight oats recipe, simply combine 1/2 cup of oats with 1/2 cup of milk. Transfer to a jar or glass, refrigerate overnight, and then eat it in the morning. 

However, this basic recipe might be too bland for you. If you’re willing to experiment and stock up on a couple more ingredients, you can make almost any flavor combination out there!

Some flavors that are yummy but still easy to make include Chocolate & Banana, Apple Pie, and Peanut Butter & Jelly. 

These recipes are made by the Cooking Foodie.

Chocolate & Banana Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup Rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder 
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons Maple syrup, optional 
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk or any milk of your choice 
  • 1/2 Banana 
  • Chocolate shavings and banana slices for topping

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup Rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds 
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk or any milk of your choice 
  • 1/2 Apple, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1-2 teaspoons Honey/maple syrup, optional 
  • Walnuts

Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup Rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds 
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk or any milk of your choice 
  • 2 tablespoons Natural peanut butter 
  • 2 tablespoons Fruit jam of your choice 
  • Crushed peanuts and natural peanut butter for topping

Like the base recipe, simply combine all the ingredients in a contained and then transfer to a glass or jar to be placed in the refrigerator. If you’re in a hurry and want to eat it right a way, use quick oats instead. But if you’re doing it overnight anyway, then place it in the fridge for at least four hours.

The great thing about overnight oats is that you can put any toppings you want. Any fruit or nuts you have on hand will do, but if you like the base recipe as it is, then you can just eat that as it it. 

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Thumbnail photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash

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