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7 Exceptional Overnight Oat Recipes To Save Your Day

A health blog staple. Overnight oats. Soak raw oats for at least a few hours, if not overnight, and they go from chewy to tasty.

The common technique is to make this before bed and you'll have a breakfast present waiting for you in the fridge. As someone who is chronically unorganised, and who prefers smoothies for breakfast, I have my oats in the afternoon. They only need about two hours to be ready so I normally whip something together at lunch.

The method is simple:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a jar, cup or bowl
  2. Stir
  3. Wait 2-36 hours (you can apparently keep for longer than 3 days, but I don't) 
  4. Enjoy

The combinations are truly endless. I'm going to use rolled oats and almond milk as the base for every recipe here but you can use oat, rice, hazelnut, cashew or coconut milk. Or water or coconut water. A tablespoon of chia seeds normally goes good too.

My 7 Favourite Overnight Oats

1. Blueberry Muffin

  • Oats - 3/4 cup
  • Almond milk - 3/4 cup
  • Blueberries - 1 cup (I use frozen but fresh is great)
  • Raw honey - 1 teaspoon

2. Peanut Butter Choc Chip

  • Oats - 3/4 cup
  • Almond milk - 3/4 cup
  • Peanut butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Cacao nibs - 1 tablespoon
  • Maple syrup - 1 tablespoon

3. Turmeric Chai

  • Oats - 3/4 cup
  • Almond milk - 3/4 cup
  • Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Raw honey - 1 teaspoon
  • Optional - 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, cloves, cardamon and/or ginger

    4. Strawberry Pop

    • Oats - 3/4 cup
    • Almond milk - 3/4 cup
    • Strawberries - 1/2 cup, chopped thin
    • Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
    • Greek yoghurt - 1/2 cup
    • Maple syrup - 1 tablespoon

    5. Spirulina Mint

    • Oats - 3/4 cup
    • Almond milk - 3/4 cup
    • Spirulina - 1 teaspoon
    • Mint essential oil - 1 drop (or blend one handful of mint with the almond milk and spirulina)
    • Coconut or vanilla protein powder - 1/2 scoop
    • Cacao nibs - 1 tablespoon

    6. Moch Em, Sock Em

    • Coffee - 1/2 cup, should contain two shots of the good stuff
    • Oats - 3/4 cup
    • Almond milk - 1/4 cup
    • Cocoa powder - 1 tablespoon
    • Maple syrup - 1 tablespoon

      7. Lemon & Blueberry Pie

      blueberry and lemon overnight oats

      • Oats - 1 cup
      • Almond milk - 1 cup
      • Blueberries - 1 cup
      • Lemon juice - 1 lemon, hand-squeezed
      • Lemon zest - 1 teaspoon
      • Vanilla protein powder - 3/4 scoop

      Don't forget to garnish too. As your oats will be a soft moosh I like to go crunchy on top. Or add some more fruit. Some options include:

      • Granola
      • Chopped walnuts / almonds / pecans
      • Coconut flakes
      • Pumpkin seeds
      • Cacao nibs
      • Fresh strawberries
      • Diced banana

       

      Still need more inspo? We found this delicious Apple Cobbler Overnight Oats recipe online too. That combo makes it eight!



      image cred: food52 / Bojon Gourmet / Fit Foodie Finds

       

      About James

      I co-founded Green Press in 2013. I grew up in Alice Springs, the Australian outback, with absolutely no understanding of what healthy food is. Mum...




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