Overnight Oats

I am addicted to overnight oats and the sheer amount of different variants you can do with them! They were a staple when I was losing weight a few years ago for my breakfast before I went running and now I take them to work with me when I am on early shift. They take minimal preparation and then you just put them in the fridge overnight – what is even better is you can make them up in advance for a few days worth of breakfasts!

You will need a container whether it is a mason style jar like I use or a tall tupperware container that will be large enough to hold your overnight oats in.

  • 1/4 cup of porridge oats not the instant stuff
  • enough milk to cover – I use oat milk but have used almond and coconut

That is the basic recipe for the oats the rest really is down to your personal preference. You can add apple pieces and cinnamon for an apple pie flavour, or chocolate chips and cherries for a black forest taste. But the two I use frequently are a mocha and cookie dough. I use nuts and seeds in mine but they aren’t necessary at all.

For the mocha:

  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1 tsp of coffee powder brewed in a small amount of water
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of chopped nuts
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds such as sunflower, chia, pumpkin
  • 1 tsp desiccated coconut
  • enough milk to cover

Mix all the dry ingredients together with the syrup then add the coffee and milk and mix well. Pop an airtight lid on and leave in the fridge.

For the cookie dough:

  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1.2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chopped nuts
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds
  • 1 tsp desiccated coconut
  • enough milk to cover

Like above mix all the dry ingredients and the syrup together and add in the milk, mix well pop on a lid and into the fridge it goes.

Sometimes it may need thinning out with a little more milk but that is personal preference. I hope you enjoy making your own versions of overnight oats and don’t forget to tell me what you do so I can try it!

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