Overnight Oats – 3 Ways

These overnight oats are a must-try for breakfast, especially if you want a super-easy and convenient meal on the go.  Initially my plan was to make one overnight oats recipe with tropical toppings. However, I realized that some people may appreciate other options so I decided to add the Banana Nut and Very Berry options. You’re welcome.  I can’t seem to choose which of the three combos I prefer. Maybe you can help me decide which one is the best.

The base for each of these recipes is the same.  They all use rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla extract and milk. Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, omega-3s, fiber and protein. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. If you like chia seeds, you would also probably enjoy my Black Forest Chia Pudding and my Peach Pecan Chia Pudding.

Overnight Oats Tropical Mango Pineapple Coconut - My Body My Kitchen

For this recipe I used a combination of almond milk and coconut milk.  However, you can use any type of milk that you prefer. I just love the flavor that the coconut milk adds.

Overnight Oats Very Berry Strawberries Blueberries Almonds - My Body My Kitchen

The recipe is written for 1 serving which you can scale up as needed. Also, you will notice that I do not specify how much sweetener to add to this recipe.  I will let you decide. I honestly enjoyed the natural sweetness of the fruit.

Overnight Oats Banana Nut - My Body My Kitchen

Prep Time: 5 minutes . Inactive: Overnight
. Yield: Serves 1

INGREDIENTS
Oats & Chia Base (per jar)
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats*
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk**
1/4 Cup Reduced Fat Coconut Milk**
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract to taste
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
0 to 1 Tbsp of a sweetener of your choosing

Toppings
Tropical (per jar)
2 Oz Fresh Pineapple, cubed
2 Oz Mango, cubed
1 Tbsp Unsweetened Toasted Coconut Flakes
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

Banana Nut (per jar)
1 Tbsp Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 Banana, sliced
1 Tbsp Walnuts, chopped

Very Berry (per jar)
1/4 Cup Blueberries, chopped
1/4 Cup Strawberries, chopped
1 Tbsp Almonds, chopped

* Use gluten-free oats if necessary
**
Feel free to use your preferred type of milk in place of the almond and coconut milk.

METHOD
  1. In a jar (or container) combine oats, chia seeds, milk(s), cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  2. Select the desired topping: Tropical, Banana Nut or Very Berry. Add the fruit and/or peanut butter to jar; omit the nuts and coconut flakes for now.
  3. Mix ingredients in jar. Sweeten to taste. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Add nuts, coconut flakes or additional fruit when ready to eat.
    Nutrition for Oats & Chia Base Only (no sweetener) per Serving: 298 Calories, 14g Fat, 35g Carbohydrates, 9g Protein; 10g Dietary Fiber
    Nutrition for Tropical Topping per Serving: 116 Calories, 9g Fat, 20g Carbohydrates, 10g Protein; 3g Dietary Fiber
    Nutrition for Banana Nut Topping per Serving: 171 Calories, 10g Fat, 19g Carbohydrates, 5g Protein; 3g Dietary Fiber
    Nutrition for Very Berry Topping per Serving: 84 Calories, 5g Fat, 10g Carbohydrates, 2g Protein; 3g Dietary Fiber

    Nutrition calculated using the MyFitnessPal Recipe Importer

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