It has been a while since I’ve written a Meatless Monday post – and I don’t know why! I’ve had a few meatfree meals lately, but I haven’t taken the time to truly capture them and write down a recipe and then post them.
So, today’s meatless post is a meal you can enjoy for breakfast. Overnight oats! I make these sometimes when I’m craving something other than my typical egg white and spinach and veggies for breakfast and have been asked how I make them. The answer? It’s always different. There are so many ways to make them. It depends on what ingredients I have. So here you go – a standard overnight oats recipe for you to enjoy and it’s adaptable so you can add or remove the toppings as you please!
Here’s what you need:
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ⅓ cup yogurt (for this recipe, I used plain Greek yogurt)
- ½ cup milk (unsweetened vanilla almond milk is my favorite, but I didn’t have any on hand so I used regular milk)
- 1-2 teaspoons your favorite nut butter (I love almond, peanut and sun butter!)
- 1-2 teaspoons Chia seeds
- 1-2 teaspoons honey
- To top your oats (wait until you’re ready to eat to add these): fruit (I like 1/2 banana, blueberries, nuts and more nut butter)
- Combine oats, yogurt, milk, nut butter, chia seeds and honey in a 10-12 ounce jar. Stir with a spoon or shake until everything is pretty combined.
- Let sit in fridge overnight or at least 7-8 hours. When ready do serve, add toppings! I love adding some freshly sliced banana, blueberries, a few nuts and even more nut butter.
- Enjoy a hearty and delicious breakfast. Or snack. Or dessert. I’m not judging!
Isn’t that easy? Some modifications I’ve enjoyed include:
- Adding more milk and less yogurt for a less tangy and less thick oatmeal.
- Adding some diced banana to the oats in the overnight version and peanut butter. Then topping with more banana and more peanut butter for a peanut butter and banana oats.
- Adding PB2 or another powdered peanut butter before mixing for a more peanut buttery flavor.
- Adding dried fruit or coconut to the top when it’s ready to serve
- Adding flax seed (1-2 teaspoons) for some extra fiber/grit/texture.
- Topping my oats with more oats (meaning: homemade granola) or a few mini chocolate chips if you’re feeling ambitious.
That’s one of the things I love about overnight oats – in addition to being super easy and not at all time consuming, the possibilities really are endless!
Some questions for you:
- Do you like overnight oats? What’s your favorite combination?
- What’s your go-to breakfast?
Disclosure: While I was not compensated for this post, some of the product (nut butter, oats) was provided to me by Swanson Health. My views and comments are solely my own and do not represent those of Swanson. AND I’ll likely be doing a giveaway so you can get some goodies too, soon 🙂