10 Healthy Overnight Oats Recipes You’ve Got To Try!
What are Overnight Oats?
We’ve all heard of regular oatmeal, but what about “overnight oats”? This beautiful breakfast idea is perfect for anyone who a) hates mornings, b) is usually rushed in the a.m., c) feels half asleep when preparing breakfast and always burn the toast, or d) just loves breakfas, period. So, overnight oats are for pretty much everyone (except my grain-free friends of course)! The great thing about overnight oats is that they do not need to be cooked, they literally take 5 minutes to prepare, and are ready-to-eat in the morning! To make overnight oats you simply add rolled oats into a mason jar or Tupperware container along with a wet ingredient such as almond milk or yogurt, some other optional add-ins like chia seed and maple syrup, and then pop it in the fridge to soak overnight. In the morning, you can eat the meal as-is, or warm it up and add extra toppings if preferred. Then, take it to-go! Overnight oats are also loaded with energizing complex carbohydrates, filling fibre, vitamins, minerals, and can contain an ample amount of healthy fats and protein with the right additions.
For this Wednesday Wellness post I’m sharing a great list of the best healthy overnight oat recipes from the Nutrition in the Kitch archives and around the beautiful blogosphere!
This delicious vacation of overnight oats is packed with protein and contains cooked quinoa along with oats for a blend of healthy complex carbohydrates. It’s topped with tons of fruit, nuts, and seeds for extra crunch and flavour.
This tasty overnight oats recipe is fruit-filled, topped with nut butter and filled with fibre-rich chia seeds to help boost digestion! Such an easy dish to make with so much flavour, it’s a definite must.
These gorgeous and healthy overnight oat jars are made simply with old fashioned rolled oats, almond milk, and maple syrup and are topped with the most delicious toppings including fresh figs and apple, apple chips, and your favorite granola!
You’ll feel like you are enjoying dessert for breakfast with this delicious cookie-dough inspired overnight oats recipe. One of my absolute favourites from the Nutrition in the Kitch archives that you’ve got to try!
This cute and delicious overnight oats recipe can be made two ways including a blended option and a regular option both with delicious and different add-ins including frozen fruit, toasted coconut, cereal, fresh fruit, and nuts!
This healthy overnight oats recipe has a sneaky addition of…zucchini! Yep, that’s right, there’s vegetables in this delicious breakfast and you wouldn’t even know it. With oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, and loads of blueberries you’d never know there’s a veggie hidden inside.
I still love the combination of peanut butter and jam as much as I did when I was a kid. It’s classic, delicious, and works wonderfully in this healthy overnight oats recipe topped with strawberries, raspberries, natural peanut butter, natural jam, and crunchy peanuts.
I’m drooling just by the sound of this – strawberries and cream!? Yum! This delicious recipe contains a homemade strawberry compote, yogurt, vanilla bean, maple syrup, and…you guessed it, loads of strawberries. You can easily make this recipe dairy free by substituting the greek yogurt for coconut yogurt or another dairy-free yogurt of choice!
Last, but not least, this delicious healthy overnight oats recipe is another one from From My Bowl (a gorgeous blog!) that contains warm and comforting flavours including pumpkin spice and brewed coffee, a perfect pick-me-up for busy mornings.
Seriously…how yummy do those all look? It’s hard to believe they are healthy, quick, and super easy to make. Less than 2 minutes in the morning to enjoy a breakfast like any one of those? I’m in!
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Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!