Overnight Oats Recipes | Make Your Mouth Happy
If you are looking for an easy and healthy breakfast idea I have compiled a few recipes that will feel practically effortless and bring a smile to your face when eating them. Oats when soaked overnight in milk, can become tender and creamy which tastes surprisingly great. Unlike oatmeal, the uncooked but softened oats retain a fresh flavor and, they taste delicious when cold especially mixed with a few additions. Soaking fresh or dried fruit — will give it that extra zing you may be craving so you can use your favorite healthy sweet tooth go to — alongside the oats you can stir in additional maple syrup or honey if you wanted an additional sweetness to your overnight oats. Then, just before you treat yourself, you can top it with nuts for some extra protein and additional favors.
Here are a few recipes I am sharing that you can serve for breakfast, snack, dessert or as your meal (yes, I will have two please).
1/2 cup rolled oats or quick oats
1/2 cup plant based milk of choice ( I love Ripple)
1/2 cup coconut yogurt or additional vegan milk of choice
Sweetener of choice, as desired (I like maple syrup or honey)
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1/2 cup fruit of choice (optional)
1-2 tbsp nut butter (optional)
1 tbsp chia seeds, or add-ins of choice
Chia Seeds or Hemp Seeds (optional) If you want extra protein
Combine all ingredients in a lidded container or mason jar. Shake well, then refrigerate overnight and your refrigerator will do all the work for you! The next morning, simply stir, add your toppings and enjoy! :)
Overnight Oatmeal Flavors
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Add 2 tbsp peanut butter to the recipe. Throw in a handful of mini chocolate chips if desired.
Chocolate Chip Cookie: Use vanilla yogurt or add 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract. Stir in 3-4 tsp chocolate chips, optional crushed walnuts, and a dash of cinnamon.
Blueberry Overnight Oats: Use fresh or frozen blueberries as the fruit. You can also use blueberry yogurt if you wish.
Monkey Oats: Substitute mashed banana for the yogurt. Add 1-2 tbsp peanut butter and a handful of mini chocolate chips.
Banana Bread: Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1-2 tbsp crushed walnuts or pecans with the dry ingredients. Use sliced banana as your fruit of choice.
Cinnamon Apple: Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice. Use diced apple as your fruit of choice, and add 1-2 tbsp raisins and some crushed walnuts if desired.
Pumpkin Pie: Substitute canned pumpkin for the yogurt. Add 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon and a few drops of pure vanilla extract.
Carrot Cake: Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 2-3 tbsp shredded carrot, and optional 1 tbsp almond or coconut butter. You can also stir in a handful of raisins, shredded coconut, or chopped walnuts.
Piña Colada: Use coconut yogurt and coconut milk. Add a few drops pure vanilla extract, and use diced pineapple as your fruit of choice (or skip the pineapple for plain coconut oatmeal).
Strawberry Shortcake: Use strawberry coconut yogurt, and replace the plant based milk of choice with some canned coconut milk. Use strawberries as your fruit of choice, and stir in some strawberry jam (added sugar free) at the end if desired. The same idea can be applied to raspberries, blackberries, peaches, or cherries.