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My Favorite Overnight Oats

I love overnight oats for many reasons. Mainly because they are so simple to make and your breakfast is ready to go for the next morning without any cooking required. All you need for this recipe are 8 ingredients and a jar with lid. Simply combine the ingredients in the evening, give it a really good shake, go to sleep, and grab and go on your way to work the next day.

I love recycling jars and reusing them for food storage and other various things. Jelly jars are wonderful for overnight oats. This particular jar is from Trader Joe’s and is their organic reduced sugar blueberry jelly, which is 15.2 oz. Overnight oats are much healthier than when they’re cooked. By soaking the oats and seeds, the nutrients are retained rather than released as they are when cooked.

Overnight oats are my go-to breakfast. If you don’t like cold oats, pop them in the microwave for 1-1.5 minutes or cook on low over the stovetop until desired temperature has been reached. If you opt for the microwave, I recommend heating in 30 second intervals and shaking up the oats throughout in order to avoid any messy explosions. These oats are packed with protein, omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and lots of other good stuff; which is great for us malnourished vegans {rolls eyes}. Anyway, give it a go and comment below with your favorite overnight oats recipe!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 heaping cup oats
  • 2 TBSP hemp seeds
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP ground flax seeds
  • 1-2 TBSP peanut butter
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/2 ripe banana, sliced and diced πŸ™‚
  • 1/2-1 cup of nut milk of choice
  • 2 TBSP granola (optional)

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients in a 14-16 oz jar with lid, adding the milk at the end.
  • Give the jar a good shake to combine ingredients.
  • Place in fridge and leave overnight.
  • Note: if you omit the seeds, you will want to add more oats. This is the recipe I use for myself. I add 1/2 cup of oats for my boyfriend. Milk will vary depending on what consistency you want for your oats. I fill my jar to the very top with milk, shake it, and top it off with more milk. The jar I use is 15.2 oz and works perfect for this recipe.
  • Enjoy!
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